WBJC's monthly newsletter to keep you informed about programming highlights, upcoming local events and general station news. 
We have good news and not-so-good news…
First, the not-so-good-news: Our Spring On-Air Drive begins on May 7 th . The good news: You can shorten the drive!

We know you don’t like on-air fund drives! Truthfully, we don’t like them much either. We would much rather bring you the classical music you enjoy without interruptions. But 70% of our budget comes from our listeners, and the drives are a necessary way to raise the money we need to bring you the classical music you love.

So, here’s the deal:  For every $65,000 we raise by Wednesday, May 1 st , we will shorten the Spring On-Air Drive by one day.  We are counting renewals, additional gifts, new and gift memberships in this attempt to lop off a day or two. This is your chance to get us to our regular 100% classical music schedule faster. Of course, if you really do like the drives

So give an additional gift or gift membership today to shorten the Drive.  You can charge your pledge on our secure website at www.wbjc.com . Or you can answer the recent mailing you may have received. Or if you’re more comfortable with our traditional method, you can call our Membership Office at 410-580-5800 and we will be happy to take your pledge!

Thank you for your continuing belief in, and support of, WBJC. With your help, non-commercial classical music will be heard on WBJC for many years to come.

Sincerely yours,

Joseph M. Hutchins
General Manager
Music From Movies
Could you imagine the type of movie Jaws would have been without that iconic music? And did you know that Spielberg credits half the success of the movie to the score?

If you enjoy films, you should check out Music from Movies with Kati Harrison every Sunday at 7pm. Kati takes you to the movies with interesting behind the scenes info about the music that makes or breaks a film.

04/13 - Siegfried - 12pm +*
04/20 - La Clemenza de Tito - 1pm
04/27 - Gotterdammerung - 12pm +*
05/04 - Aida - 1pm
05/11 - Dialogues des Carmelites - 1pm

+the Opera Pre show will air at 11:30am
*due to the length of the opera, there will be no Face the Music

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 YOU, our members.

This month:


The CityLit Project, whose mission is to create enthusiasm for literary arts in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, is presenting its 16th CityLit Festival this month. Writer and Board Member, Lisa Lance, has more.

Listener's Choice
What's your favorite piece?

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!
Blog Highlights

I’m more going for the trite, groan-inducing April Fools’ Day joke than accusing anyone of calling new music a joke, but just in case anyone had any doubt! Merle Hazard  poked good fun  at atonal music, and who knows, maybe people were introduced to it by that song. I will say, though (and straighten my music nerd hat), that the line “modern was his style” casts (perpetuates?) a rather large wet blanket over the idea of new music; while many composers today continue to be inventive... Click here for the good stuff!

Mark Malinowski recently s poke with Michol Bobb, with the Notary Public Training Network. .. LISTEN HERE

Four years in the making, the extraordinary exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s has been curated by Oliver Shell, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Associate Curator of European Art. He shares his thoughts with Judith Krummeck.. . 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!
On April 28, John Scherch will be the bass soloist in Bach’s Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4, as part of Handel Choir’s final major concert of the season, Lux aeterna.

John will be also playing the role of Vasily Sobakin in Bel Cantanti’s production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, opening May 11.
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