Archive for the ‘Staff Blogs’ Category

May. 17 2015

Spring drive recap – success!

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

Thank you to each and every one of you who made this membership drive a success! From the 1,007 of you who pledged your financial support, to the generous food donors and dedicated volunteers, we really are truly grateful that classical music has once again proven to be of value to the Baltimore/Washington communities (and […]

May. 15 2015

Day 2 – Success!

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

Day 2 of the WBJC pledge drive went pretty well! Our total day goal was $25,000 and we made: $26,211! We hope to keep the momentum today for Day 3 with our goal of $27,000. Related posts: Website wrinkles June Newsletter! connectivity issues

May. 14 2015

Spring drive – Day 1

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

Wow!  Day One of our Spring Drive went fabulously well!  Our day-long goal was $30,000 and the total pledges for the day were $34,132!!   We need to keep the momentum going!  Today’s goal: $25,000 Haven’t pledged yet? You can do that right here! Related posts: New Transmitter Building Project New Booth Programming grid

Mar. 01 2015

3/1/15 Connectivity issues

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

Everything is down at the studios, so updates to the website/playlists are happening from my phone today folks. Sorry for the delay! Related posts: Website wrinkles June Newsletter! connectivity issues

Feb. 24 2015

What a month! Drive recap

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

Wow what a crazy month this has been! Between snowstorms, we managed to have a complete fund drive (applause!) Last winter, we got snowed out, so we had to hold a do-over drive. We are happy to report that not onnly did we meet our total drive goal this time around, we exceeded it!   […]

Feb. 08 2015

Engineer Bob’s Radio Gallery

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

RCA “Smoker’s Radio” This RCA AM table radio has the unique feature of a built in cigarette lighter! (click any image to view full-sized.)   It’s nothing high-tech, even by 1956 standards, but a standard cigarette lighter as would be found on the dashboard of any automobile of that time.   When found, the lighter element […]

Jan. 09 2015

Bowie Student connects with musical philanthropist thorough radio

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

Back in December, many of you received and responded to a letter from us about Daniel, a local middle-schooler who is advocating for his school’s music program and is a fan of WBJC. Daniel was recently interviewed by Gazette.net! Bowie student connects with musical philanthropist through radio Teen secures orchestra instrument donation for his school […]

Dec. 23 2014

WBJC offices closed for holidays

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

Just a quick note to say that the WBJC business offices are closed until after the New Year. If you need the membership or underwriting departments, please use the Contact Us form here on the website and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. If you have an urgent need (like you’ve accidentally […]

Dec. 17 2014

Another installment of Bob’s Radio Gallery

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 2 Comments

The Vogue Radio-Mike was the forerunner to the Mister Microphone and other devices that enabled the user to become a home broadcaster. You could amaze and mystify your friends by broadcasting your own voice over your own radio. It was sold by mail-order through ads that appeared in magazines, such as Popular Mechanics. This unit […]

Nov. 09 2014

Maryland Alpaca Festival

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

Usually when you hear about an appearance by someone from WBJC it’s one of the hosts, but this time around, it’s yours truly! The 5th Annual Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival is taking place this Saturday and Sunday, November 15th and 16th at the Howard Country Fairgrounds and I’ll be demonstrating how to spin textured yarns on […]

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