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THANK YOU to all the listeners who participated in our Fall Member drive! Your contributions to both the “buy back” and on-air campaigns have helped secure the financial well being of the service you love.  

In addition to donations from members in our broadcast area, we heard from fans from places such as New Hampshire, Florida, Arizona, and Washington State just to name a few.  

And, making it even more exciting, you brought the drive to a close almost two hours early. 

A huge thank you from all of us!

Richard Miles
WBJC General Manager
Streaming Upgrade!
This Saturday night (10/2) at midnight, WBJC engineers will be upgrading our streaming audio service. In addition to improving the overall sound, this new system will allow us to serve for more listeners at peak streaming times during the day.  If you are using a smart speaker or the pop-up player at WBJC.com to stream WBJC, you shouldn’t see any disruption in service.

If you have a web bookmark for our current MP3 stream, you will need to refresh it on Sunday morning. As always, feel free to call us during regular business hours at 410-580-5800 for assistance, and thanks for listening!
By Diana Ross

WBJC had a massively successful Fall Campaign thanks to each and every one of you who donated in the Buyback (chopping two full weekdays off the drive), matching challenges (pledging $19k to motivate other donors) and those who gave during the Drive itself. We remain humbled and grateful by your support of this station and our mission to serve you the best of classical music programming!

October 2 @1pm
La Clemenza di Tito (in Italian) - Mozart
LA Opera

October 9, 2021 @1pm
Billy Budd (in English) - Britten
LA Opera

October 16 @1pm
La bohème (in French) - Puccini
LA Opera

October 23 @1pm
Orlando (in English) - Handel
LA Opera

October 30 @1pm
La Fille du régiment (in French) - Donizetti
LA Opera

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.

In honor of World Food Day, sponsored by the United Nations and commemorated annually on October 16th, the guest on Booknotes this month is poet, Hiram Larew, founder of Poetry X Hunger.

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!
From the Blogs
by Jonathan Palevsky

I was asked to do this podcast by the Candlelight Concert Society for their upcoming concert on October 9 at the Linehan Concert Hall at UMBC in Catonsville (top of the food chain according to my colleague Mark Malinowski) featuring violinist Kristof Barati and pianist Roman Rabinovich.

This should be a fabulous concert…Kristof Barati has recorded all the Beethoven Sonatas and they are excellent performances!

And so Mes Petits Amis…What do Rodolphe Kreutzer, George Bridgetower, Beethoven, Tolstoy, Janacek and a very sharp tuning fork all have in common? The Answer is Beethoven’s amazing Kreutzer Sonata. It’s a fabulous piece and an amazing story. I thought it would be a nice way to say thank you to all the amazing WBJC listeners/members who helped us buy back these two days.
It is my delight to share it with you and I hope you enjoy the podcast, the concert on October 9 and also these two fabulous days of music you have bought back! LISTEN HERE
By Dyana Neal

Fort McHenry’s Defenders’ Day celebration took place Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18. Various activities were planned including a parade, musical performances, and living history re-enactors. I spoke with Ranger Shannon McLucas about this year’s remembrance of an important period in Baltimore’s history. LISTEN HERE

In collaboration with the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Greedy Reads Judith Krummeck willl be in conversation with Richard Antoine White about his life, work, and new book, I'm Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream.

Richard is the first African-American to earn a doctorate in music for tuba performance, and he will become the first ever Black tenured professor of tuba performance—a job that has 15 positions in the entire country. You can join us for this virtual event—from anywhere in the world— CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
The University of Baltimore MFA program in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts invites you to an anniversary event celebrating the accomplishments of its alumni (of whom Judith Krummeck is one.)

There will be performances, books sales by The Ivy Bookshop, and open mic.

Sunday, October 24, 2-6pm
Racers' Café, 7732 Harford Road, Parkville, Maryland
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.