Jonathan Palevsky

Host - Jonathan Palevsky

Jonathan plays guitar and rides a bicycle, but not at the same time.

Greetings, I’m Jonathan Palevsky, Program Director here at WBJC. I have had the pleasure of working for the station since 1986 when I became a part-time announcer. I have been the station’s Program Director since 1990. I am originally from Montreal and came to Baltimore in 1982 to study classical guitar at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. I have hosted just about every conceivable time slot at WBJC, but can regularly be heard hosting the WBJC Operafest, our music review program Face the Music and the CD reissue program Past Masters.

My current off-air obsessions include skiing,  playing guitar and  and being the host of Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre.

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recent posts:

  • 8-22-16 Word On Wine. Mary Is Back And We Have 2 White CDR’s To Review!

    Mary Zajac and I have had the hardest time getting together to taste wine!  However my lovely wife Kati Harrison did an excellent job standing in for her these past few weeks.  This week we reviewed 2 white Cotes Du Rhone wines.  Both were 2015 vintage and both cost around $10. 1)Charles Thomas White Cotes […]

  • 8-20-16 Music In Maryland. Baltimore Symphony…The Zinman Years Part 1

      This week I continue my discussions with Michael Lisicky 2nd Oboe of the Baltimore Symphony and author of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra A Century Of Sound.  Here’s a link! This week we focus on the years with David Zinman.  Both the music and the commentary are fabulous.  Part 2 of the Zinman years next […]

  • 8-20-16 Face The Music Listings!

    This week our panel was Phil Greenfield of the American Record Guide, Tuba player and soon to be faculty member of Towson University Ed Goldstein and Jed Gaylin Music Director of the Hopkins and Bay Atlantic Orchestras.  We liked pretty much everything…though the Bartok String Quartets still elude my grasp…my loss.  Here are the listings […]