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Year after year, WBJC brings people together through the inspiring power of classical music—offering serenity, exhilaration, joy, and comfort, ensuring that the restorative pleasures of this timeless legacy are available to everyone every day. 

That’s our mission of public service—one that’s been all the more essential this year.

2021 has been a dizzying time for everyone—we’re all trying to restore balance and harmony in our lives as both fresh possibility and new uncertainty greet us almost every day. For so many of us, the confusing quest for a comfortable new normal has meant that the reliable refuge of beautiful music on WBJC has been more essential and stabilizing than ever during our long rollercoaster ride out of the pandemic.

That’s why you count on warm and knowledgeable hosts like Mark Malinowski, Dyana Neal, Judith Krummeck, Kati Harrison, and Jonathan Palevsky to offer inspiring and enlightening playlists and to take you on a musical journey filled with pleasure and delights.

In 2022, you can count on WBJC to be your musical oasis. You can count on the fact that we’ll continue to play the world’s best classical music, sharing its immeasurable riches with everyone across this region, over the air and online.

With gratitude and appreciation for all your support,

Richard Miles
WBJC General Manager

P.S. If you have already made your gift of support, we thank you! We truly couldn't do this without you!
  • Jewish Music for Hanukkah Podcasts run 3 times a day from 11/29 until 12/06 (Made possible by Eddie’s of Roland Park)
  • 12/04- Klezmer Show- 7pm (Made possible by Eddie’s of Roland Park)
  • 12/11- Annual Beecham Messiah Celebration- 6pm
  • 12/12- The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays- 7pm
  • 12/13- All is Bright- 10pm
  • 12/14- Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir-10pm
  • 12/15- Welcome Christmas- 10pm
  • 12/16- A Chanticleer Christmas-10pm
  • 12/17- Baltimore Choral Arts Christmas- 8pm
  • 12/17- St. Olaf Christmas Festival- 10pm
  • 12/18- Maryland State Boychoir Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols- 6pm
  • 12/19- Hollywood Holiday- 7pm
  • 12/20- Hygge Holiday- 10pm
  • 12/21- Music of the Baroque: Brass and Choral Holiday Concert-9pm 2hours
  • 12/22- Beethoven 1808 Concert-6:30pm
  • 12/23- Maryland State Boychoir Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols-9pm
  • 01/01 – New Year’s Day from Vienna – 11 AM
  • 01/01 – New Year’s Day from Vienna (rebroadcast) – 7 PM

The Metropolitan Opera returns for their 91st season! All broadcasts at 1 PM Eastern Time except as noted

Aucoin’s Eurydice – Network Broadcast- Premiere

Puccini’s Tosca

Mozart’s The Magic Flute – abridged English-language version

Aida at the Met
Highlights from great Met broadcasts of Verdi’s Aida in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Met broadcasts and the 150th anniversary of Aida

Massenet’s Cinderella – abridged English-language version

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.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are behind us, and the season of goodwill is here! I spoke with Emily Miller, Manager at Greedy Reads, about her excitement list.

Listener's Choice

Kati Harrison 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 Kati gets your request!
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!

By Judith Krummeck 

December 2nd is the four-month anniversary of Richard Miles‘s tenure as WBJC’s General Manager, and I caught up with him about his thoughts for and about the station.

By Kati Harrison

“Hope for a Healthy Tomorrow” is the theme of this year’s Fibroid Foundation Un-Gala. Sateria Venable, founder of the Fibroid Foundation, spoke with Kati
about her work, personal journey, and the mission of the foundation. 

By Dyana Neal 

Medical bills can put a strain on anyone’s finances, but they’re particularly hard on low-to-moderate income households. Recently, I spoke with Marceline White, Executive Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, about our state’s new medical debt protections for eligible patients, which are the strongest in the US. LISTEN HERE
mother handing key to daughter

Leave a legacy that will keep classical music radio alive for years to come. Consider a bequest or trust to WBJC. Speak to your financial planner today and help secure WBJC's future for the next generation of classical music lovers.
By Judith Krummeck

Two gorgeous exhibitions—A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore and Color and Illusion: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris—are on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art through early January, both of them co-curated by Katy Rothkopf.


Dyana Neal and her husband will be performing in the upcoming BSO Messiah concert on December 8th.
Member stories

Many times when we talk to members on the phone, we hear the best stories... memories of a beloved relative introducing classical music to their life, a family tradition of gathering around the radio to listen to the Saturday opera, or a first date to a concert hall... we've often thought these great stories should be shared!

If you'd like to write down your story, we'd love to feature your personal experience or reflections on classical music and the fine arts in our newsletters and on the WBJC blog.

Contact us at membership@wbjc.com for more information!
By Steve Elville 
Here on the east coast when a hurricane or tropical storm is first identified in the Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico, what do we do? If you are like my wife, you know about this immediately because like her, you’re on top of the weather situation at all times, you read about weather daily (if not more frequently), and you even watch the Weather Channel as you (and they) ask the obvious but unspoken question:  is this the big one that’s going to develop into a large storm, track up the coast or possibly an inland route, and have a tremendous effect on me, barreling straight into Maryland causing massive flooding, power outages, lines at grocery stores, property damage, or worse? Or, if you are like me, you often hear about weather through osmosis as you go through your busy daily routine, and you ask the same unconscious question about the potential for a looming disaster. But you tell yourself – it won’t happen; it never does... READ MORE