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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 […]

Oct. 10 2014

ENGINEER BOB’S RADIO GALLERY IS BACK!

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 2 Comments

This radio is a GLF model F-770, circa 1948.  GLF stands for Grange League Federation, which was a farmer’s co-op in upstate New York.  In the late forties, the Grange League Federation founded six FM stations in upstate New York and formed the Rural Radio Network to serve farming communities.   They marketed these well-built 10 […]

Oct. 04 2014

All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

Oct. 03 2014

Apple devices and Streaming Issues

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

WBJC was contacted by the company that provides our online streaming: “StreamGuys has been receiving numerous reports of streaming issues regarding Apple iOS devices. It has been confirmed that Apple devices running iOS 8.0.0, up to 8.0.2, are experiencing wi-fi connection issues. Whether using Safari, Chrome or even a dedicated app, streams are disconnecting. For more information […]

Sep. 03 2014

WBJC website construction

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

Hi folks, please bear with us while we move the WBJC website to a new server. This was attempted a few weeks back, but it needed more tweaking before it could be tried again. If the playlist is missing, or not up to date, please try refreshing your browser. Things should get back to normal […]

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