During FY 2012, CPB gave no grants to any public media organizations in Delaware, but the founders of WDDE-FM have been working toward making the new Delaware station eligible for a Radio Community Service Grant and are in communication with CPB.

Public broadcasting in Delaware touches the lives of residents daily in their homes, schools and communities. The state’s one public radio and two public television stations play a vital role in Delaware education through their services for teachers and classrooms, parents and caregivers. In partnership with schools in the state and nationwide, public broadcasting continues to pioneer technology to build the classrooms of tomorrow, today. Among other programs, projects and services, public broadcasting in Delaware:

  • Began broadcasting on Aug. 17, 2012, with the first and only public media news service founded in Delaware and dedicated to covering the unique issues, events, personalities and culture of Delaware: WDDE-FM. The station presents high-quality statewide news in a rich combination of audio, video and text, available on-air and online, including links to 24/7 live streaming audio coverage, archived stories from WDDE and its online predecessor, DFM News, and timely coverage of special events from political debates to concerts.
  • Provided instruction in multimedia production through several courses and programs to 861 students, teachers and community members in 2012 with WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons. Sixty high school students participated in the WHYY Young Journalists Summer Camp and WHYY Film Academy, and more than 100 high school students participated in the WHYY Afterschool program. More than 150 teachers learned skills to improve their performance in the classroom, and almost 200 community members enrolled in Hamilton Commons courses.
  • Produces numerous local, regional and state programs including:
    • WHYY-FM’s Fresh Air, a Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with a weekly audience of nearly 4.5 million people, broadcast on more than 450 NPR stations as well as in Europe on the World Radio Network. NewsWorks Tonight, a 30-minute newsmagazine featuring regional reports; and Radio Timesa 60-minute show that tackles wide-ranging issues of concern to listeners in the Delaware Valley, the nation and beyond.
    • WHYY-TV’s First, a public media newsmagazine; Flicks, a program that provides up-to-the-minute coverage of top films, stars and moviemakers; and Friday Arts, a 30-minute arts, culture and entertainment magazine that features the segments “Art,” “Art of Life” and “Art of Food.”
Courtney B. Vance, National Ambassador

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