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Update your streaming links please
Years ago when we began streaming WBJC on the internet, we approached the endeavor with a mindset of "WBJC is a terrestrial radio station and we happen to stream". Streaming didn't seem like that big of a deal.

Well times change, and technology has irrevocably altered the way many of us consume our media, myself included! I now listen to WBJC at home on my Amazon Alexa.

So we are finding that more and more, listeners are maxing out the stream, which is currently a 64Kbps mono stream. We are in the midst of upgrading everything involved to provide a better service to our listeners.

To that end:

  • After a critical failure, we have decided to end the legacy Shoutcast stream and moved that user allocation to the main MP3/iTunes stream. If you are using a media player or smart speaker with a saved link that has "SC" in the middle, you need to update your link to http://wbjc-ice.streamguys1.com/live.m3u

  • In a few months, we will be adding a pop-out media player to the website for Windows and non-iTunes users. This player should also work for anyone listening on a tablet or phone, any operating system.

  • We will be adding even more to the number of users that can connect to the MP3 stream if we continue to hit the new cap

  • We will be replacing hardware and explore pricing for adding a 128Kbps stereo stream!

So frustrated Streaming Listeners... we've heard you! Thank you to all of you who've helped me troubleshoot, reported outages, or were just generally patient while we explored our options.


Diana M. Ross
Membership & Operations Assistant,
Tech Whisperer and Web Maven

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Programming Notes

03/16 - Falstaff - 1pm
03/23 - Samson et Dalila - 1pm
03/30 - Die Walkure - 12:30pm
04/06 - Tosca - 1pm
04/13 - Siegfried - 1pm
04/20 - La Clemenza de Tito - 1pm
04/27 - Gotterdammerung - 1pm

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 possibly by YOU, our members.

This month:


play+work = plork is the ethos of the creative writing MFA program at the University of Baltimore. Yet, despite its playful name, there is a serious commitment. On Booknotes this month: Director, Betsy Boyd and alumnus, D. Watkins, whose latest book, We Speak for Ourselves is forthcoming from Atria Books.

Blog Highlights
GUEST BLOGGER DRINAH HACK : The Two Women Behind The Strings

Margaux Whitney and Jasmin “Charly” Charles, the two women behind the classically trained string instrument duo Chargaux, haven’t known each other for a lifetime. The two met by chance less than four years ago when Charles, who was studying at the Berklee College of Music, was playing viola in Copley Square. Whitney, who was working a corporate job at the time, was on a lunch break when she saw her performing and suggested they jam together... READ MORE HERE

The Art of Fugue, a suite for solo cello, choral motets, and more will be on the bill for the annual Bach Marathon at St. David’s in Roland Park this Sunday March 17th . Douglas Buchanan is the Director of Music Ministries for the Music Series at St. David’s came in to speak with Judith about the marathon. Listen here!

Many of the ensembles I write about on this series are also underwriters of WBJC, which means you get to hear about their performances on our air. You’ll be hearing about a decent few of them this month; in fact, if you get to read this on its publishing day, the first of March, you’ll find some new music to see this evening! Other ensembles and music series that you hear on the radio pop up several times this month. Click here for the good stuff!
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!
Judith Krummeck will be collaborating with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company once again as the company presents Shakespeare’s history plays Henry IV Parts I and II in repertory.

Under the auspices of the Odyssey program at Johns Hopkins University, they will pair an introductory lecture on Monday March 25 with a matinee and evening performance of both plays, including a talkback and prix-fix supper between the two shows, on Saturday, Mach 30.
John Scherch will be a soloist in Bach in Baltimore’s A Spring Fete on April 7, performing Bach’s Cantata 49.

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