Tuesday, February 05, 2013

SALISBURY, USA: Delmarva Public Radio station fate still undetermined

SALISBURY — This summer’s planned demolition of the academic building that houses the headquarters of Delmarva Public Radio may not spell its demise after all.

“We are exploring various options to continue operations from another location,” said Jason Curtin, the assistant director of the Salisbury University Foundation, the university’s fundraising arm and owner of DPR’s broadcasting license.

Salisbury University has planned for years to raze Caruthers Hall to make way for a new library. In September, foundation officials surprised the radio outlet’s fans by disclosing they had hired a consultant to help chart its fate.

Many fans interpreted the move as a first step toward shutting down DPR’s two stations or jettisoning them.
Their fears were at least partially realized as the report suggested turning over both stations to a new operator, likely an existing public radio broadcaster in the region. Colorado-based Public Radio Capital also recommended replacing WSDL 90.7’s National Public Radio format with adult album alternative music and WSCL 89.5’s locally produced classical content with a syndicated feed.
(Source : delmarvanow.com via SCOOPWEB)

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