WBJC's monthly newsletter to keep you informed about programming highlights, upcoming local events and general station news. 
Time to balance the budget
Dear WBJC Member

Where other Classical Music Stations play their top 40, WBJC-FM brings you our top 4,000 (and then some). Yes we play the classic Classics, but we also play the less-heard, but no less great, music from 450 to the present. While other stations are dropping or reducing their classical formats, we are committed to bringing you Classical Music 24-hours a day, seven days a week. As a Public Radio station, we rely on listener support for nearly 70% of our revenue.

WBJC’s fiscal year closes on June 30th and we are still short of balancing our budget. You can help by making an additional gift today.

We are the official station of the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. And we bring you programming that can only be heard on WBJC. All of the music that we originate is programming chosen by our own on-air staff; we never use computer algorithms or fixed playlists to determine what you hear.

But all of this comes at a price. By making an additional gift to WBJC before June 30th, you will help us meet our budgetary goals for the year. You can charge your pledge on our secure websiteor if you prefer the personal touch, you can call our Membership Office at 410-580-5800 and we will be happy to take your pledge at your convenience.

This is really an investment in your future and the future of Classical music broadcasting. A gift now of $500, $250, $100, $50, or whatever you can afford, will ensure that we keep Maryland Classical.



Joseph Hutchins
WBJC General Manager

P.S. Once again, thank you for your generous support of WBJC. Classical radio can be heard on the airwaves only because you care … and you give.

Roman Holiday!
Join Jonathan Palevsky and other WBJC friends for a week of music and art in Rome this fall. This trip includes opera, concerts, museums and a rare semi-private tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums.

Click here for all the details!                                 
Blog Highlights
In Stitches

Two years ago, I got into historical reenacting and docent work. I owned a lot of vintage clothing at the time – still do – but nothing remotely appropriate for Georgian or Regency events. I found a couple of gowns that will just barely pass muster for the latter period (they have zippers! Quel dommage!) on etsy and eBay, respectively, but a good quality 18th century-style dress isn’t so easy to come by... read more here

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has an exciting season planned for their 15th anniversary – but first, they’re offering their annual summer outdoor shows in-the-ruins Founding artistic director  Ian Gallanar  came in to talk about it all. Listen here
  Getting a new car? “Don’t trade it, donate it!”  Before you head to the dealer, plan on donating 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.

Call 855-WBJC-CAR or donate securely online.  Click here to see how easy  it is!
Programming Notes
The WBJC Choral Hour   Though ancient in tradition, choral music is alive and transcendent now more than ever. Whether it’s choral music by Palestrina, Bach, Mozart or Rutter, there’s something for everyone. Join Kati Harrison  for some of the greatest music ever written every Sunday morning from 8:00 to 9:00.
San Francisco Symphony concerts begin this Wednesday at 11pm!

  • 06/18 - Merry Widow - Lehar @1pm
  • 06/25 - Nabucco - Verdi @1pm
  • 07/02 - Der Rosenkavalier- Strauss @1pm
  • 07/09 - Romeo & Juliet - Gounod @1pm
  • 07/16 - Rusalka - Dvorak

Your continued support for opera keeps these and other live performances on WBJC Operafest Saturdays at 1pm throughout the year! 

Sponsor Spotlight
Stevenson University presents Summer Serenades in the Valley , an outdoor concert series, June 22rd through July 13th. 
  • On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Greenspring Valley Orchestra performs Summertime Classics, 7:15 p.m., at Stevenson’s Greenspring Valley campus. 
  • A special event, 7:15 p.m., Thursday, June 23rd, at the Irvine Nature Center, features the Lexington Brass Quintet. 
  • The Occasional Greenspring Valley Ukefest begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 9th, at the Stevenson Campus. 
  • The series concludes Wednesday, July 13th, 7:15 p.m., at the Greenspring campus, with the Greenspring Valley Orchestra performing a salute to the Olympic Games. 
Click here for more information.