WBJC's monthly newsletter to keep you informed about programming highlights, upcoming local events and general station news. 
WBJC in 2016
WBJC continues its commitment to bringing you the music you want to hear.  We have striven to present the best in Classical Music programming in 2016.  We don't use playlists or computer algorithms; our hosts program their shows using their expertise and extensive musical knowledge.

This year, WBJC has:
  • Served nearly 200,000 listeners per week.

  • Broadcast the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Glimmerglass Festival, and the Bayreuth Festival.  WBJC is your place for opera year-round.

  • Presented several local specials this year, including a seven-part series on the history of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in honor of its 100th anniversary.  The series, produced for Music in Maryland by Jonathan Palevsky, featured historic recordings and discussions with Michael Lisicky, second oboist for the BSO.

  • Featured exceptional holiday programs like A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Christmas with Baltimore Choral Arts, the WBJC Klezmer Special and New Year’s Day from Vienna.

We hope you've found value in WBJC throughout 2016 and we are working on an even better 2017! 

Join WBJC in celebrating the Winter Holidays! 

  • 12/19/16 - Carols and Cheer - 10 pm
  • 12/20/16 - Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - 10 pm
  • 12/21/16 - Rose Ensemble: Christmas in Baroque Malta - 9 pm
  • 12/21/16 - A Chanticleer Christmas – 10 pm
  • 12/22/16 – Welcome Christmas! – 9 pm
  • 12/22/16 - Leroy Anderson Christmas - 10 pm
  • 12/23/16 - St. Olaf Christmas Festival - 11 pm

Christmas Eve/Hanukkah

  • 12/24/16 - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - 10 AM
  • 12/24/16 - WBJC’s 2-Hour Christmas Special - 4 pm
  • 12/24/16 - Christmas with Baltimore Choral Arts - 6 pm
  • 12/24/16 - Chanukah Celebration with Chicago A Cappella - 8 pm
  • 12/24/16 - WBJC Klezmer Special – 9pm

Christmas Day

  • 12/25/16 - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (rebroadcast) - NOON
  • 12/25/16 - Christmas with Baltimore Choral Arts - 2 pm
  • 12/25/16 - Hollywood Holiday - 7 pm

New Year's Day

  • 01/01 – New Year’s Day from Vienna – 11 AM
These fine programs are made possible by YOU, our supporting members! And as always, Christmas/Holiday music will be heard throughout the day beginning two weeks prior to Christmas. 

WBJC is proud to bring you the 86th season of the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts, made possible by you, our members. Join Jonathan Palevsky a half hour before the opera for the Opera Preview!

  • 12/10 - L'amore de Loin - Saarriaho @1pm
  • 12/17 - Salome - Strauss @1pm
  • 12/24 - Hansel and Gretel - Humperdinck @1pm
  • 12/31 - L'Italia in Algeri - Rossini @1pm
  • 01/07 - Nabucco - Verdi @1pm

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the WBJC Operafest Saturdays at 1pm throughout the year. 

This month, Booknotes takes a coffee break!

Award winning chef and restaurateur  Spike Gjerde ‘s latest venture is a new bookstore-café named  Bird in Hand  in Charles Village. It’s a delicious enterprise for book lovers.

Listen here!
  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!

Journey to the musical capitals of Vienna and Salzburg with WBJC. In the space of nine days, passengers will hear the powerful Berlin Philharmonic perform Mahler; the equally astounding Vienna Philharmonic play Beethoven’s

9th Symphony; a performance of Beethoven’s monumental late work, the Missa Solemnis, in one of the world’s greatest halls; a recital by the exciting pianist Yuja Wang; a performance at the Vienna State Opera of Rossini’s hilarious opera buffa L’Italiana in Algeri; and more!


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The 31st Annual Winter Solstice Reunion Concert reunites three world class musicians Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), Robin Bullock (piano, guitar, cittern, mandolin) and Chris Norman (wooden flutes, tin whistle, small pipes, piano) of Helicon for their annual holiday celebration. 

On December 17, 2016, Helicon will perform two shows, at 3:30 and at 7:30, bringing to life seasonal Scottish, Irish, French Canadian, Appalachian and other world music. This year's venue provides an intimate setting at Kraushaar Auditorium on the campus of Goucher College, Towson MD.

Click here for more information.