WBJC's monthly newsletter to keep you informed about programming highlights, upcoming local events and general station news. 
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Thanks to everyone who called in pledges or donated through the website, we had a very successful Fall pledge drive ! Starting out our fiscal year strong ensures that we're on track to meet our overall budget. And to that end, WBJC is working towards more cost-saving measures!

In September, we began sending out renewal notices via email. The costs associated with sending out paper reminders to our members will be whittled down over time and applied to the programming you all love.

At the bottom of any of our emails there is a link where you control which emails you'd like to receive from WBJC. Simply click "Update Profile" and follow the instructions. You can choose any combination of the lists:

  • WBJC General Mailing List (Newsletters, renewals, special contests, occasional surveys, occasional appeals)
  • WBJC Newsletter Only
  • WBJC Renewals Only
  • WBJC Tour Info
  • WBJC Volunteer Mailings

So if you ever decide you'd rather not get this newsletter, rather than click "unsubscribe" just select "Renewals Only". If you unsubscribe, we won't be able to send you ANY renewal notices or volunteer opportunities!

We're also using email to deliver digital premiums! Right now, we've got the New York Times digital subscription , and are considering adding downloadable music content to the premium list.

And down the road, we're looking at a feature where you can log into your own membership account at any time and see your giving history, print on-demand tax receipts, update your contact info and an assortment of other things.

Exciting stuff!
Programming Notes

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:


Memoirist Marion Winik is about to launch her tenth book. It’s a sequel to her highly successful Glenrock Book of the Dead from ten years ago.

LA Opera On-Air
10/20 - Moby Dick - 1pm

San Francisco Opera
10/27 - Andrea Chenier - 1pm
11/03 - Barber of Seville - 1pm
11/10 - Don Pasquale - 1pm

Opera Delaware
11/17 - Semiramide - 1pm

Opera Southwest
11/24 - William Tell - 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. 
Getting a new car? Don’t trade it, donate it!

Before you head to the dealer, plan on donating 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.

Call 855-WBJC-CAR or donate securely online.    Click here to see how easy    it is!

Is there a piece of music that takes you back to a special time of your life?

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 and we'll make sure John gets your request!
Word on Wine
It took a while but Fall is actually here…Here are some of our ideas for Fall beverages.

SUSTAINERS - We apologize for the incorrect thank you letters sent out from Membership after the pledge drive.

For some reason, your one-off additional gifts got tagged as 'sustainer', and the wrong letter was generated. Rest assured your gift during the pledge drive will not be monthly unless you specifically upgraded your sustainer gift.

We are working to get corrected letters out to you later this week. Thank you for your patience!

If you have any questions about your account, please contact us 410-580-5800 or membership@wbjc.com
Student Composer of the Month

John Scherch talks with a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area. This month’s composer is Quinn Dizon, our first composer not associated with Peabody Conservatory. He has been commissioned by various soloists and large ensembles to write works for a myriad of occasions and special events... listen here

Previous podcasts can be found by clicking here .
Sponsor Spotlight

Ballet Chesapeake presents The Nutcracker, December 8 th and 9 th, at Towson University. 

Ballet Chesapeake is the premier classical and contemporary dance company in Harford County and the Northern Maryland region. Formerly known as The Harford Ballet Company, the company is composed of dedicated pre-professionals who audition each year and commit to a rigorous schedule of technique classes, rehearsals, and ballet performances. The Mission of Ballet Chesapeake is to provide the highest quality dance education around Bel Air and performance opportunities to members and exceptional dance entertainment and enrichment to the community.

For more information, call (410) 877-0777 or visit online at https://balletchesapeake.org/