WBJC's monthly newsletter to keep you informed about programming highlights, upcoming local events and general station news. View as Webpage
We are on our way...finally!
After months of trial and tribulation brought on by outside forces, we are in fundraising mode. Our experiment continues as we use the same quiet on-air technique that we used in our Spring Drive of regular programming and no long interruptions. This is what you enthusiastically responded to and asked us to repeat.

So far, our Quiet Year-End Drive has kept us on track to reach our $300,000 goal by the end of the year. But we can't be complacent. This goal keeps us on course to raise the money needed for everything from the power to run the transmitter to our music and streaming costs; everything that is essential to bringing you the music that you love.

The next two days are our Challenge Days. A number of listeners have gotten together to challenge members and non-members to give during certain times. These matching challenges will mean that your gift will mean that much more to us.

Please think about what WBJC means to you. We are dedicated to bringing you the finest classical music and opera presented in complete form and programmed by your favorite hosts, not computer algorithms. Great music that is undisturbed by commercial interruptions. And we bring you more of this music than any other station in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area.

So give an additional gift or gift membership today. You can charge your pledge on our secure website at www.wbjc.com.

Best wishes!

Jonathan Palevsky
Interim General Manager, WBJC

P.S. Together, we can keep WBJC strong and the great classical music playing.
Programming Notes

The Metropolitan Opera returns for its 90th consecutive broadcast season. And while it might be a little different this year, you can rest assured that the archival performances the Met brings to the airwaves will be ones you don't want to miss!

  • 12/19 @1pm- HANSEL AND GRETEL (Humperdinck) Performance from 1/6/18
  • 12/26 @1pm- THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart) Performance from 12/21/10
  • 01/02 @1pm - Satyagraha (Glass) Performance from 11/19/11
  • 01/09 @1pm - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) Performance from 04/26/07

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the WBJC Operafest coming to you on Saturdays throughout the year. 

Join Judith Krummeck for an interview series on WBJC devoted to the world of books — from different genres, to book awards, to local and national authors — everything to do with books. Booknotes is made possible by our members.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library has made a point of being there for the Baltimore community during the Covid-19 response, and this holiday season is no different. I spoke with their Director of Marketing & Communications, Meghan McCorkell.

Listener's Choice

John Scherch plays your requests every Friday evening during our long-running request show, Listener's Choice. You can request your favorite music anytime by emailing listenerschoice@wbjc.com or by visiting us on Facebook. You can even call in during the week (410-580-5800) and we'll make sure John gets your request!

  • 12/15 – Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – 10 pm
  • 12/16 – Welcome Christmas! – 10pm
  • 12/17 – A Chanticleer Christmas – 10 pm
  • 12/18 – Baltimore Choral Arts Christmas – 8pm
  • 12/18 – St. Olaf Christmas Festival – 10pm
  • 12/19 – Maryland State Boychoir First Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - 6pm
  • 12/20 – Hollywood Holiday – 7pm
  • 12/21 – Hygge Holiday – 8 pm
  • 12/22 – Beethoven 1808 Concert - 6:30pm (see below)
  • 12/23 – Maryland State Boychoir First Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - 9pm
  • 12/23 – Music of the Baroque – 9pm

  • 12/24 – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from Kings College– 10 AM
  • 12/24 – Handel's Messiah Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 11pm

  • 12/25 – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from Kings College (rebroadcast) – NOON
  • 12/25 – Baltimore Choral Arts Christmas – 2 pm

  • 01/01 – New Year’s Day from Vienna – 11 AM
  • 01/01 – New Year’s Day from Vienna (rebroadcast) – 8 PM

To mark Beethoven's 250 birthday year, Jonathan and Kati will present the "Monster" "Mega" concert from 1808 at 6:30PM on December 22.
More info on the historic concert:
By John Scherch

2020 can’t stop Handel Choir from performing Messiah! This year, due to the pandemic, some of the performers will be live from Grace UMC in North Baltimore, and others have recorded from home. Brian Bartoldus talked with us over the phone about what to look forward to, which you can find on handelchoir.org. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE
MyWBJC is the online Membership Portal that allows WBJC members secure access to their own membership account. Members can view several years of giving history, update contact info, edit/adjust Sustainer pledges, add/delete/update credit cards, and print on-demand tax receipts
By Dyana Neal 

Baltimore actress Kay-Megan Washington has scored something most performers only dream about – a major role in a movie! “The Christmas Lottery” begins airing on BET, BET Her, and streaming services on December 12. Ms. Washington is a fabulous singer-actress and I recently spoke with her about her role as the family matriarch as well as what types of music bring her joy. LISTEN HERE
Getting a new car? Don’t trade-in, donate!

Before you head to the dealer, plan to donate your older vehicle to WBJC. Usually the value you'll receive for your donation will meet or exceed what the dealer will offer you as a trade-in and is fully tax-deductible. We also take boats and RVs!

Call 855-WBJC-CAR or donate securely online.  Click here to see how easy it is!