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22 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30- MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 NFWS Cape Gazette Salisbury University looking at alternatives By Henry J. Evans Jr. been in doubt since July, when a hevans@capegazette.com report submitted in by a consult- ing firm, Public Radio Consult- At the request of Salisbury ing, indicated the stations are University Foundation, Friends losing money and listeners. Sails- of Delmarva Public Radio Inc. bury University Foundation has submitted a proposal outlin- commissioned the repo ing how the university's two The consultant recommended public radio stations might re- WSCL switch to a 24/7 classical main on-air, keeping formats in- music live feed that originates tact. elsewhere, and WSDL's pro- Salisbury University Founda- gramming would change to tion owns Federal Communica- adult-oriented music. tions Commisson licenses for Both stations would continue both stations, carrying National Public Radio The continued existence of news, but significantly less than Delmarva Public Radio stations they do now. WSDL's coverage WSCL-FM and WSDL-FM has and production of local news Legislature ContinUed from page 21 Speaker of the House; Rep. Va- lerie Longhurst, D-Bear, as Ma- jority Leader; and Rep. John Vio- la, D-Newark, as Majority Whip. Senate The Delaware State Senate Re- publican Caucus selected Sen. Gary Simpson, R-Milford, to re- main Senate Minority Leader. He has served as Senate Minori- ty Leader for the past four years. Simpson said the top priority for his caucus - and the entire Legislature - is the economy. "I think the greatest challenge we'll face this year is balancing the budget, We've got some taxes that are due to sunset this year," Simpson said, referring to in- creases in state personal income, gross receipts, franchise and es- tate taxes. "We've got to make sure those taxes are not extend- ed in order to put more money in the hands of Delaware's people." Also during the caucus' first meeting since the election, Lavelle, R-Sharpley, was selected to serve as Minority Whip. Lavelle, the former House Mi- nority Leader, said he looks for- ward to working with his new caucus members, the governor, and the entire building to move the state forward. "We are facing a lot of signifi- cant issues," he said. "Such as is- sues of finance, and we have ex- piring tax increases that need to be dealt with. We continue to have an economy that needs to be improved." Hocker, R-Ocean View, the for- mer House Minority Whip, also joined the Senate this year, along with Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R- Georgetown, and Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes. In the Senate, Republicans picked up one seat in the elec- tion to cut the Democrats' lead to 13-8. Senators will meet Wednes- day, Dec. 5, to consider guberna- torial appointments requiring Senate approval. Both chambers will convene Tuesday, Jan. 8. 0 1977 Come check out our PANTRY - Filled with Fabulous... Preserves, Dressings, Toppings, Sauces & Morel Mon. - Fri. 11 - 5, Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. 11 - 4 A Whole New EXPERIENCE! THE W(IDDEN INDIAN LTD J Fine China, Cryst.al, Silver & Gifts for Over 35 Years J ;][i]IP,~IP~JlP~FAJ[eI(II~]J m~l)l ;11~1 ~"1 i I i [o] I[;~'-'l'li','leXeXe ~ ~ i ~ ~ g~'] I J would cease. Hehman said he was surprised not going to rush to a decision," The friends organization by the request for a proposal, but Curtin said in a Nov. 29 inter- maintains that the consultant's the organization submitted its view. report is flawed, and the stations proposal to the foundation Nov. He said the six-person radio are still viable; they say loss of 20. committee comprises founda- the stations would culturally di- "We're trying to come up with tion board members who have minish Delmarva. The friends al- a practical and workable ap- no deadline to comment on the so say the stations have lost nei- proach. The request is in, and proposal. ther money nor listeners but in- we're trying to make it happen," However, Caruthers Hall, the stead have been poorly managed. Hehman said in a Nov. 29 inter- building housing the stations, is Thomas Hehman, chairman of view. scheduled for demolition in May Salisbury-based Friends of Del- Jason Curtin, Salisbury Uni- to make room for a $90 million li- marva Public Radio Inc., said the versity Foundation interim exec- brary complex. foundation's Radio committee at utive director, acknowledged re- Hehman said Delmarva Public a Nov. 15 meeting asked the ceiving the proposal. "The pro- Radio needs studio and office group to submit a proposal, posal is being reviewed; we're Continued on page 23 16727 ;tal Hwy. 1, Lewes, Located behind The Surfing Crab 112 mile north of Nassau Bridge DE Shrink Wrap Winterization Pressure Washing Full Service Facility Lighted & Secure Storage Up The Savings! Many Models to choose from. All including FREE delivery & FREE installation. (Some exclusions apply. See store for details.) 35465 Wolfe Neck Rd. 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