WDEL is Wilmington's leading source for news, traffic, weather, local talk, and sports. WDEL covers Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey with content that is LIVE and LOCAL. WDEL features the area's largest staff of broadcast journalists.<br/><br/>WDEL is regularly recognized by its peers for outstanding news and talk programming, including the 2014 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence and Newscast, the 2011 Marconi Award for "Medium market station of the year" from the National Association of Broadcasters, the 2004 Crystal Award for public service from the National Association of Broadcasters, and numerous News Operation of the Year awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association and Best of Delaware awards from Delaware Today.<br/><br/>WDEL also airs Philadelphia Phillies baseball, Philadelphia Eagles and NFL football, Wesley College football and numerous Delaware high school football and basketball games, including the state championship games for both sports.<br/><br/>WDEL first signed on in 1922 and is one of the first 100 broadcast radio stations licensed in the US. Broadcasting a news/talk format since the mid-1990's, WDEL is privately owned and operated by Delmarva Broadcasting Company, which owns 11 radio stations in the region. Delmarva is a subsidiary of Steinman Enterprises, a family-owned Lancaster, Pennsylvania newspaper company.
January 13th 2017