WDDE Dedication Day ceremony to be held Dec. 3

November 28, 2012

Gov. Jack Markell, Attorney General Beau Biden, Delaware State University President Harry Williams, University of Delaware President Patrick Harker, Dover Mayor Carleton E. Carey Sr., NPR VP Joyce MacDonald and other guests will be on hand Monday, Dec. 3, for WDDE Dedication Day, a ceremony marking this year's launch of WDDE 91.1 FM, Delaware's first-ever public radio news station.

Dedication Day will feature an open house with studio tours from noon to 6 p.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. All activities are open to the public and press.

WDDE 91.1 FM went live on Aug. 17, serving Delaware on air at 91.1 FM, online at and on social media.

In its first three months on air, WDDE News produced Delaware's premier statewide candidate debates, provided round-the-clock statewide coverage of Hurricane Sandy and presented live Election Night coverage from Delaware's Democratic and Republican headquarters.

WDDE presents daily 24/7 coverage of Delaware news along with high-quality national and international programming from NPR, the BBC and other popular sources. WDDE-FM is the first Delaware-based NPR News station, and is designated by NPR as both a minority-service and rural-service station.

WDDE News is a service of Delaware First Media Corp., a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization. For more information, contact Susan Swan at 302-236-2890 or