Please come out and support DPR

November 12, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., there will be a public meeting to discuss the future of Delmarva Public Radio at the Lewes Public Library.

The future of DPR is at a critical crossroad and it is important for all citizens to express their desires.

Delmarva Public Radio has provided a critical outlet for local and regional issues in addition to being our local source of NPR programming.  While there may be other sources of NPR broadcasting in our area, no one else provides the coverage of regional issues that DPR does.

DPR has provided coverage of the local election issues, the ongoing struggle between the rights of developers verses the needs of the citizens, the difficulties in maintaining a vibrant framing community in an environmentally sensitive area and much more.

Regardless of which side of the issue you support, it is critical that we maintain an outlet that all sides of these local issues may be heard and the issues be debated in a rational manner.

There are several proposals that are currently being considered by DPR and its owner the Salisbury University Foundation.   None of the current options continues the regional coverage service that DPR currently provides.

I urge you all to come out and let your views be heard and help influence the future of our public radio station.

Thomas S. Panetta
Richard W. Scalenghe

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