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Hello 2021!
In just a few weeks WBJC will host the first On-air Fund Drive of the New Year to convince more listeners to financially support the station. This Winter Drive will be low key like our previous few drives. Before that happens, I am asking you to support WBJC, not during our upcoming drive, but through an early response to this letter.

Because of your past support, we know you already value WBJC, and for that we are truly grateful! Like you, we believe there is a place in radio for classical music and opera presented in complete form and curated by our excellent on-air staff, not computer algorithms. In fact if you add up the years of classical music broadcasting experience possessed by the WBJC on air staff, there is well over a century of on-air excellence!

Great music that is undisturbed by commercial interruptions. So, while other stations throughout the country continue to abandon classical music, we’ve remained true to our mission since 1951. We can only stay on the air with the continued financial support of our listeners. Nearly 70% of our funding comes from you.

So, if it’s time to renew your membership, or if you simply want to give an additional gift, please support WBJC now! You can charge your pledge on our secure website.

Consider becoming a Sustaining Member; just select how much you want to give each month and your contribution automatically comes to WBJC securely from your credit card. Sign up once and you can change or even cancel your monthly contributions anytime. You’re in full control. Your monthly gifts won’t make a big dent in your budget, but they will have a huge impact on the future of Classical Music on your radio.

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,

Jonathan Palevsky
Interim General Manager

P.S. Donate now to keep Maryland Classical!
**Tax Receipts**
We are still experiencing unprecedented delays in moving our mail. We have sent our cumulative tax receipts at the end of January to Sustainers and anyone who gave over $250 in 2020, but please anticipate delayed delivery.

If you need your tax receipt sooner, please sign into your MyWBJC account and you can generate an on-demand tax receipt PDF.

If you do not already have an account, sign up for one by clicking here.
MyWBJC is the online Membership Portal that allows WBJC members secure access to their own membership account. Members can view several years of giving history, update contact info, edit/adjust Sustainer pledges, add/delete/update credit cards, and print on-demand tax receipts
Programming Notes
On Saturday, February 6, the Metropolitan Opera will present its first-ever Listeners’ Choice broadcast: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor starring Maria Callas. This performance from December 8, 1956, is Callas’ only Met radio broadcast. Radio listeners from around the world voted in December, selecting this performance from among ten historic broadcasts drawn from the Met archives.

The Metropolitan Opera returns for its 90th consecutive broadcast season. And while it might be a little different this year, you can rest assured that the archival performances the Met brings to the airwaves will be ones you don't want to miss!

  • 02/06 @1pm - Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, performance from 12/8/56
  • 2/13 @1PM - Massenet’s Cendrillon Performance from 4/28/18
  • 2/20 @1PM - Puccini’s La Rondine Performance from 1/10/09
  • 2/27 @1PM - Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier \Performance from 5/13/17
  • 3/6 @1PM - Bizet’s Carmen Performance from 11/1/14

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.

The ever-versatile Baltimore writer, Eric D. Goodman, has taken to exploring the genre of literary thrillers. He’s created Clive Allen, a suave private eye, who ventures throughout China in search of an ancient jadeite tablet from the Ming dynasty.

On Friday, February 26 at 7pm, WBJC midday host and mezzo-soprano Dyana Neal will perform "American Songbook and Stage." This is an online-only event that will be streamed from An die Musik Live in downtown Baltimore.

Ms. Neal will be joined by her husband, baritone Jim Knost, and pianist Robert Hitz. The program features original works by Robert Hitz as well as music by Lerner and Loewe, Jule Styne, Kander and Ebb, and more. Information is available at andiemusiklive.com. 
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!
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!