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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!
Everything is down at the studios, so updates to the website/playlists are happening from my phone today folks. Sorry for the delay!
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]