Archive for the ‘Staff Blogs’ Category

Oct. 16 2016

Hooray! It’s fall!!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | 11 Comments

I love Fall. Let me just state that categorically… To me, Fall is the colors of the changing leaves, a smell in the air of crispness, baked apples and campfires, the snuggly feel of  flannel clothes and the taste of pumpkin pie. It feels like the start of things, getting back to school or getting […]

Sep. 25 2016

Fall Drive wrap-up

By Diana Ross | Posted in Membership, Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 1 Comment

Yvonne and I went to an industry conference this year for Public Radio Membership staff and we were feeling very much like fish out of water. Everything was geared towards the NPR station, or mixed format, and the few times classical radio stations got a nod, it was about the loyalty of its members. Yvonne […]

Jun. 12 2016

Baltimore Floatilla 2016

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

Saturday morning, the 1st Annual Baltimore Floatilla took place. Kayakers from all over the state converged on the Baltimore Inner Harbor and paddled from Canton to Federal Hill to draw attention to cleaning up the waterways of Charm City. Full story at the Blatimore Sun page: Even Mr. Trash Wheel was in attendance! If you’re unfamiliar with […]

May. 16 2016

May newsletter!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

Here you go folks: To the new WBJC members from the drive, we’re working on getting everyone in the system. You’ll be on the June mailing for certain!

May. 15 2016

Spring Drive recap

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

Wow, four days of end-to-end pledge pitching and we are exhausted! We’re so glad to get back to what you love… THE MUSIC! Really folks, we couldn’t do this without all the outstanding support from YOU, the classical music-loving community.   For the number crunchers: goal for the entire drive: $124,500 total made: $129,523 total […]

Apr. 24 2016

The Nightmare… and Unrequited Love

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As I was running the operations shift for Reed Hessler’s Sunday show, I grabbed the CD case for Raff’s Symphony No 5. “Lenore” and saw the terrifying cover art. I was mesmerized by this creepy horse and flipped through the liner notes to see who had painted this. “The Nightmare” by Henry Fuseli. What followed was me falling down (yet another) […]

Mar. 15 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

The March newsletter is here! View online:   If you signed up for the e-newsletter during our recent pledge drive and you did not receive it, please contact us at It’s very likely that we’ve miss-spelled your email address and we’ll need to update our records. If you haven’t subscribed and would like to, […]

Mar. 09 2016

Clara Rockmore’s 105th birthday – Google Doodle

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

Today’s interactive Google Doodle celebrates the 105th birthday of musician Clara Rockmore. from the Google Doodle blog: “Clara Rockmore made music from thin air. Trained from a young age as a violinist, Rockmore ultimately gave up the violin due to physical strain. This led her to discover the theremin, a gesture-controlled instrument named after its […]

Feb. 28 2016

Mystery solved!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

On Reed’s Sunday show, he played the Waldteufel’s Estudiantina Waltz and mentioned that it was associated with a beer from ‘before his time’ but couldn’t recall which beer. A helpful listener called in and identified the beer as Rheingold Beer, and even sang us the jingle! See if you can’t stop yourself from singing along…   […]

Feb. 07 2016

2016 Winter Drive Recap

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 1 Comment

What a FANTASTIC drive! Thanks to each one of you who called in a pledge, we had an AMAZINGLY SUCCESSFUL drive! Goal for the total drive: $88,500 total made: $116,415 Total number of pledges: 936 New members: 262 75 online pledges made up $7,710 Over the next several weeks, the membership department will be hard […]