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Thank you each and every one of you who called in a pledge of support, both in the pre-drive ‘buy back’ campaign and during the official pledge drive. YOU have truly made the difference!

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Thank you so very much to our generous food donors! We ask our members to support them in return and to mention you heard about them on WBJC!

Atwater's Catering
Blue Pit BBQ
Culligan Water
Dangerously Delicious Pies
Honey Baked Ham
The Omelette King
Orchard Market and Cafe
Village Square Cafe
Zeke’s Coffee and cafe

A very hearty thank you to our hardworking volunteers!

Membership is hard at work processing all the pledges and getting the “Bill Me’s” out in the mail. Later this week, we will begin sending out acknowledgements and then shortly after that, we will begin mailing out the premiums.

Thank you again everyone for supporting the music you Love on WBJC!!

Diana Ross
Membership & Operations Asst.,
Web Admin, Traffic Director,
Party Hat Wearer, WBJC 91.5FM
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Blog Highlights

It’s February, and as you might expect, there has been an increase in the programming of composers of color here on WBJC. Particularly when I’ve been on the air, it’s been my intent to give you the music of a different black composer each day in February that I myself program, which means 25 different composers for each day that isn’t a Friday (when you, the listeners, dictate the programming). Here is the running list of different composers, not counting the repeats (if you look at our playlists, you’ll see a fair amount of Still, Coleridge-Taylor, Joplin, and Price), and I encourage you to look further into each one’s music. .. Read more here

We call a spade a spade, right? But what if we look at it differently? The Mitchell Gallery on the campus of St. John’s College in Annapolis is hosting an exhibition called Retooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection. Here is the gallery’s Art Educator, Lucinda Edinberg. LISTEN HERE

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” now through February 23. CSC’s Managing Director and Producer, Lesley Malin, and the Director of this production, Lise Bruneau give some insights into the timeliness and humanity of Shakespeare’s play. Listen here
Programming Notes

Feb 22 - Le Nozze Di Figaro - 1pm
Feb 29 - Agrippa - 1pm
Mar 07 - Cosi Fan Tutte - 1pm
Mar 14 - Der Fliegende Hollander - 1pm
Mar 21 - La Cenerentola - 1pm
Mar 28 - Werther - 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 possible by YOU, our members.

This month:


C. Fraser Smith‘s new book The Daily Miracle is a memoir of nearly 50 years in the newspaper business.

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!
Listener's Choice

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!
On 2/22, John Scherch will be performing on new vocal chamber works by Peter Dayton at Studio 5N in Station North. Here's the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/993750457655849/

On 2/23, John will be moderating a panel discussion with IN Series's Timothy Nelson and Maryland Opera's James Harp about Bizet's Carmen, IN Series's production Le Cabaret de Carmen, and the virtues and challenges of abridging and adapting such a monumental work.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1243703905827996/

Starting 3/7, he'll be premiering the role of Man from the City in Frances Pollock and Bob Misbin's new opera Briscula the Magician with Bel Cantanti Opera.  https://www.facebook.com/events/904727566644837/  http://belcantanti.com/

Starting 4/11, he'll be performing the roles of Marullo and Sparafucile in IN Series' circus-themed and orchestrated production of Verdi's Rigolettohttp://www.inseries.org/event/5614204b47c38b4e4747d2ee6ac2247a/Susanna-OR-Rigoletto

And finally, starting 7/12, John will be singing the Sergeant of Police in Young Victorian Theatre Company's The Pirates of Penzance for their 50th anniversary.

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