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Listeners Voice Displeasure Over Future Of Delmarva Public Radio

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SALISBURY, Md. - Emotions ran high at tonight's public meeting to discuss the fate of Delmarva Public Radio.

A good showing of listeners of Delmarva Public Radio took to the Wicomico Room at Salisbury University to voice their concerns and displeasures with a recent recommendation about the station's future.

"I read half the consultant report before I decided it was drivel and if they follow the report of the consultant, they'll gut the station and it's too important for the community," said Chip Winters, an avid listener of the current WSDL and WSCL formats.

A consultant for the Salisbury University Foundation spoke to the audience about their findings, telling them that the AAA music format is the best "financial option."    

But still, a foundation member gave station supporters hope.

"I've received a lot of input from people in my community," said Charlie Capute, chairman of Salisbury University Foundation. "Public radio advocates are anxious."

Winters, who drove over an hour to come to the meeting made once last effort to persuade the board members.

"There's something you can't put a dollar sign on.  This station with it's caring staff and local news, which I think should be increased and the community involvement is priceless."

Capute said that the next step will be to schedule an executive committee meeting.  Then, members will set a Salisbury University Foundation board meeting, considering all the information, before deciding on the station's future.

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