WBJC's monthly newsletter to keep you informed about programming highlights, upcoming local events and general station news. 
Are you ready to give the perfect year-end gift to yourself? A gift you will be thankful for every day of 2017?

Dear Friend of WBJC

It’s the gift of wonderful classical music that you can hear every day of the year at the touch of a radio button or mouse. Music that transcends place and time.  Music that is getting harder and harder to find around the United States. Now is a great time to make a year-end gift to WBJC.

Yes, there are other sources of classical music on the radio and Internet. But many of these are just individual snippets of music, incomplete symphonies, or programmed together by computer algorithms.  On WBJC, you hear complete works programmed for you by Mark Malinowski, Dyana Neal, Judith Krummeck, Reed Hessler, Kati Harrison, and Jonathan Palevsky. This is programming that brings out the subtly of the music by the juxtaposition of different works, genres, composers and performers. No computer can do that, or give you small tidbits of information that come from years of experience.

As I’m sure you know, this service is quite costly to bring you. But we know that you, as a listener, value it. As other classical public radio stations around the country go off the air, eliminate their local announcers, or do away with classical music completely, WBJC has committed itself to bringing you the music you want to hear. But that commitment truly depends on you.

Your year-end, tax-deductible gift today of $360, $240, $120, $50, or whatever is significant to you, will ensure that we maintain the musical standards that you have come to expect from WBJC. Please click here to donate now, or call us at 410-580-5800.


Joseph M. Hutchins
General Manager

    PS.  Any donation sent by December 31 will be deductible for 2016.  Please give today.

Join WBJC in celebrating the Winter Holidays! 
    • 12/20/16 - Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - 10 pm
    • 12/21/16 - A Chanticleer Christmas – 10 pm
    • 12/22/16 – Welcome Christmas! – 9 pm
    • 12/22/16 - Leroy Anderson Christmas - 10 pm
    • 12/23/16 - St. Olaf Christmas Festival - 11 pm

    Christmas Eve/Hanukkah

    • 12/24/16 - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - 10 AM
    • 12/24/16 - WBJC’s 2-Hour Christmas Special - 4 pm
    • 12/24/16 - Christmas with Baltimore Choral Arts - 6 pm
    • 12/24/16 - Chanukah Celebration with Chicago A Cappella - 8 pm
    • 12/24/16 - WBJC Klezmer Special – 9pm

    Christmas Day

    • 12/25/16 - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (rebroadcast) - NOON
    • 12/25/16 - Christmas with Baltimore Choral Arts - 2 pm
    • 12/25/16 - Hollywood Holiday - 7 pm

    New Year's Day

    • 01/01 – New Year’s Day from Vienna – 11 AM

These fine programs are made possible by YOU, our supporting members! And as always, Christmas/Holiday music will be heard throughout the day beginning two weeks prior to Christmas. 

  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!

WBJC is proud to bring you the 86th season of the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts, made possible by you, our members. Join Jonathan Palevsky a half hour before the opera for the Opera Preview!

  • 12/24 - Hansel and Gretel - Humperdinck @1pm
  • 12/31 - L'Italia in Algeri - Rossini @1pm
  • 01/07 - Nabucco - Verdi @1pm
  • 01/14 - La Boheme - Puccini @1pm

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the WBJC Operafest Saturdays at 1pm throughout the year. 

From the Blog

By Judith Krummeck

The historic building that houses Center Stage has been undergoing a massive renovation, and they are now poised to begin unveiling the changes in a series of openings. Artistic Director  Kwame Kwei-Armah  OBE,came in to WBJC to give us a preview.   Listen here!

By Dyana Neal 

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale are presenting their annual performances of Handel’s  Messiah  December 2-4, with concerts at both the Meyerhoff and Strathmore. Maestro Edward Polochick has conducted  Messiah  with the BSO since 1982, and I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of singing it with him many times since the late 1990’s. Recently, we got together to chat about his interpretation of the piece, finding clues to what Handel wanted in a “skeletal” score composed in just under three weeks, and great news regarding a collaboration with Naxos Records.

This month, Booknotes takes a coffee break!

Award winning chef and restaurateur  Spike Gjerde ‘s latest venture is a new bookstore-café named  Bird in Hand  in Charles Village. It’s a delicious enterprise for book lovers.

Listen here!
Local Appearances
  •  Women’s Club of Roland Park

Mark the Music – a presentation by Judith Krummeck of music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays January at 5th at 1.15pm

  • Friends of Pikesville Library Guest Lecture Series

Transitions: from Africa to America, from broadcaster to writer, with Judith Krummeck January 11th from 2.30-3.30pm

Sponsor Spotlight

Bach in Baltimore

Bach in Baltimore presents “A New Year's Day Baroque Celebration!” Sunday, January First, 4 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 140 North Gay Street, in Baltimore. 

Beloved instrumental soloists from the Bach In Baltimore Orchestra will present their favorite chamber and solo instrumental works by Bach, Telemann, Handel and Vivaldi.  Ronald Mutchnik, violin, Sandra Lisicky, oboe, Gretchen Gettes, cello, Bozena Brown, harpsicord, T. Herbert Dimmock, organ.  

Click here for more information.