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John Scherch

John Scherch

About John

The newest announcer and WBJC's evening and Listener's Choice host, a former heavy metal program director and erstwhile enthusiast, and Peabody graduate in voice and pedagogy, both of which he still practices. Full bio here.

Sep. 13 2018

Educated and Not-So-Educated Perspectives on New Music

By John Scherch | Posted in Host Blogs, New Music | 4 Comments

At least one of you has noticed that, contrary to my “mission statement” I posted when I first started working here, I haven’t gotten around to playing a lot of new music on the radio. That’s largely because I remembered that radio is a medium on which you can’t skip past what you don’t like, and […]

Sep. 12 2018

Student Composer of the Month – September 2018: Daniel Sabzghabaei

Welcome to Student Composer of the Month, where we talk with a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area. This month’s composer is Daniel Sabzghabaei, who finished his Master’s at Peabody in 2017 and is currently pursuing his Ph. D. at Cornell University. In this edition, […]

Jul. 31 2018

Student Composer of the Month – August 2018: A Call for Composers

Hello, friends! Normally around this time, you’d be seeing a clip on our site featuring a talk with a composer in the Baltimore area who studies or has recently studied in the area, and who also usually has some other interesting things going on in their career. Instead of clamoring to find another composer who’s […]

Jul. 02 2018

Student Composer of the Month – July 2018: Peter Dayton

Welcome to Student Composer of the Month, where we talk with a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area. This month’s composer is Peter Dayton, who finished his Master’s at Peabody in 2016, has many published recordings, and continues to consult with various prominent composers regarding […]

Jun. 01 2018

Student Composer of the Month – June 2018: Steven Crino

Welcome to Student Composer of the Month, where we talk with a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area. This month’s composer is Steven Crino, who recently completed his Master’s and will pursue his doctoral studies at Peabody Conservatory. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Visit […]

May. 01 2018

Student Composer of the Month – May 2018: Elliott Grabill

Welcome to Student Composer of the Month, where we talk with a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area. This month’s composer is Elliott Grabill, a recent graduate of Peabody Conservatory. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Visit Elliott’s website, http://elliottgrabill.com/

Apr. 03 2018

Student Composer of the Month – April 2018: Nicholas Bentz

Welcome to Student Composer of the Month, where we talk with a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area. This month’s and our inaugural composer is Nicholas Bentz, co-founder of Symphony Number One, a current student at Peabody Conservatory, and who will attend the USC Thornton […]

Dec. 18 2017

Hello, friends old and new!

By John Scherch | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Listener's Choice | 7 Comments

Hi there! If you haven’t met or heard of me before, I’m John T.K. Scherch, the newest announcer at WBJC and your new evening host. In the past month or so, I’ve gotten to cover for Dyana Neal for the better part of a week and a couple of Reed Hessler’s shows (and only the […]

Oct. 23 2017

Who’s that new guy?

By John Scherch | Posted in Host Blogs | 16 Comments

If you’ve tuned in lately to a non-symphony or Met broadcast and you’ve heard a voice you didn’t recognize, it is likely that you heard me. I’m John T.K. Scherch, the new guy, the freshman, or whichever other nickname(s) my colleagues or our dear listeners decide to give me. I also understand I’m the first […]

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