WBJC's monthly newsletter to keep you informed about programming highlights, upcoming local events and general station news. View as Webpage
By Mark Malinowski

I think that public broadcasting, radio and television is more telephone oriented than any other broadcast media. We have, for years, relied on the telephone to ask for the funds it takes to run our operations. Where would pledge drives be without the phone? Well, we are finding out, thanks to the pandemic. It wasn’t possible to have a room full of volunteers to answer phones, so we found that we can also rely on our website for our fabulous listeners to provide the support needed, and it certainly worked. We conducted two very successful “quiet” drives, relying completely on our website for support. When we started the third one, the response wasn’t quite the same. We were certainly getting support, but not to the extent that the previous “quiet” drives saw. Then our Interim General Manager, Jonathan Palevsky gave out our business phone number. The response was immediate. The drive, which started off “quiet” and ended “no so quiet,” was a huge success.

This just proves that while we all like our technology, there is no substitute for human contact... READ THE REST HERE
Programming Notes

Royal Opera (UK)
JULY 3 @1pm - Don Giovanni / Mozart
JULY 10 @1pm - Tannhäuser / Wagner
JULY 17 @1pm - Der Rosenkavalier / R. Strauss
JULY 24 @1pm - Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Shostakovich

JULY 31 @1pm - Il Trovatore / Verdi (Archival, 1960)
AUGUST 7 @1pm - Elektra / R. Strauss (Archival, 1965)

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.

Jessica Anya Blau‘s fifth novel is a coming-of-age story set in Baltimore. The author is as much of a delight as her protagonist.

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!
By John Scherch

If you’ve listened to the afternoon show today, or perhaps Listener’s Choice this past Friday, you will have heard that today, June 27th, was my last day on WBJC. Some of you have likely already heard that I’m only going up two hours on I-95 to Philadelphia, to take over the morning slot on WRTI. I apologize if this time change interferes with your listening habits if you made a point of listening to me, which I have heard from some of you is the case, and I couldn’t be more grateful for your support over the past few years (and I assure those who have emailed me over the past few days that I will get back to you in short order)... READ THE REST HERE

All of us here at WBJC wish John a fond farewell and wish his wife Michele and him the very best in their new city!

A hearty WELCOME to our newest team member, Kim Chase!

Kim joins the WBJC family as the new Business Manager and will be an integral part of the behind-the-scenes operations that keep the station up and running. Kim was the business manager at WEAA for 9 years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge of public radio and a love of Baltimore.

Judith Krummeck will be at Bethany Beach Books on August 28th at 7pm for a meet and greet signing of Old New Worlds. More information available here.
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!

By: Stephen R. Elville – Managing Principal and Lead Attorney with Elville and Associates, P.C.

At the outset, you should understand that my purpose here is to alert clients, professional advisors, and others that the following information should be given credence and thoughtful consideration for the protection of assets, inheritances, and your general legacy, all of which may now be considered to be under attack (for all practical purposes) in 2021. Let’s begin with the following alert... READ MORE HERE