Beacon 3883 launched in February of 2023 to allow the expansion of Shore News Beacon (SNB) concept.
SNB started in late 2016 covering breaking news in the Delaware and Maryland region. SNB has grown a following of over 94,000 on social media by 2023.
Beacon 3883 will be the parent network of all future regional expansions. New Castle News Beacon joins the Beacon 3833 family as of February 2023. New Castle News Beacon will cover New Castle County Delaware and the surrounding area of Cecil County MD. Shore News Beacon will continue to cover Sussex and Kent Delaware and the Maryland counties of Worcester, Wicomico, Dorchester, Caroline, Talbot, and Queen Anne’s. Shore News Beacon will also start covering more incidents in Kent County MD.
Our mission at Beacon 3883 is to provide timely and accurate news and information with respect.
Many will ask what the 3883 stands for in the name. In Delaware tag numbers especially lower tag numbers is a commodity. Our founder Dave Beacon’s dad’s first tag was 3883 and the number 88 was the station number of the first fire department he joined. Dave’s dad died in 2022 and the name Beacon 3883 will be a lasting tribute to him.