Normally the month of November is one for reflection and gratitude. 2020 has been trying in so many ways, and as I write this, it doesn't look like it's letting up any time soon. But now it's even more important to focus on what we can be grateful for.
All of us here at WBJC appreciate and value your ongoing support of your classical music station. We are grateful that you allow us into your homes, cars, and offices... that you share WBJC and your love of classical music with your friends and family... and that you find comfort and serenity in WBJC.
The Current State of Things at WBJC:
We still do not have the ability to process credit cards.
We ARE making progress and are still shooting for a mid-November deadline... which hopefully will allow us to do some form of a Pledge Drive. The sooner we get set up, the 'quieter' our Drive will be! We've selected a processor that connects to both our membership database and the new bank as stipulated by the State of Maryland. WOOT! Unfortunately, this whole thing has been bogged down in bureaucratic red-tape. (If you're out of the loop, here's a blogpost about the issue
We did not process your October Sustainer gifts. Once we have the new credit card processor in place and tested, we will begin processing again. If you would like to switch your sustainer pledge over to checks for a little while, you can send them to:
WBJC-FM, PO Box 22342, Baltimore MD 21203-4342
Your check payments are being counted on your sustainer pledges, so if you made October and November, you won't be charged until December. We will NOT automatically back charge any sustainer payments! You'll get an email once we're back up and running and you can instruct us to back charge then if you choose.
We're caught up on premiums! (I actually have one left in my car I need to deliver). We do not have new premiums yet....and we may not until the Winter or Spring pledge drive. This is another casualty of the college shut-down and the extraordinarily long process to get a vender contract.
Finally, this too shall pass. WBJC is strong and we will survive this inconvenience. We’re just embarrassed that this is all taking so long.
All of us here at WBJC-FM
P.S. You can still make pledges on the WBJC.com website, but the only selectable option is "Bill Me" pledge. We will then mail out a pledge form and envelope for you to send in your check.