College Offers New Proposal For Future Of Delmarva Public Radio
February 15, 2013 at 4:30 AM (PT)
A resolution to the controversy over the transfer of DELMARVA PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial News-Talk WSDL and Classical WSCL/SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY, MD from SALISBURY UNIVERSITY's fundraising arm to the school itself may be at hand, as the SALISBURY DAILY TIMES reports that a new proposal by the school's President JANET DUDLEY-ESCHBACH would preserve WSCL's classical programming while the school seeks a partnership to operate WSDL to lower costs.
The plan continues to include moving the stations' studios from their present home at the school's Caruthers Hall, which is being torn down, to new facilities on the east side of the campus.
The transfer of the stations has been opposed by a listeners' group, FRIENDS OF DELMARVA PUBLIC RADIO, but the head of that group, TOM HEHMAN, told the TIMES that he was "very pleased" that parts of his group's proposal for the future of the stations were incorporated into the new plan, although he added that his group would need time to respond.