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:

  • 11-21-15 Music In Maryland Violin Extravaganza!

    This week I had the pleasure of seeing BSO concert Master Jonathan Carney play a very nice recital at First and Franklin.  He was kind enough to donate some recordings to WBJC and we are delighted to use them on Music in Maryland.  We combined Jonathan Carney’s recordings with some by Hilary Hahn who is […]

  • 11-21-15 Face The Music Listings

    This week our panel was tuba player Ed Goldstein from The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, Dave Donovan from Pratt Library and Pianist Lisa Weiss from Goucher College.  (Great to have you back!)  We liked pretty much everything…I think this is our first show ever to feature two Canadian String Quartets!  Here are the listings…hope you enjoyed […]

  • 11-16-15 Word On Wine 2 Chiantis!

    This week Mary reviewed 2 Chiantis.  These were Chianti Colli Senesi which is an area worth looking into if you want to try something other than Chianti Classico. 1)2013 Chianti Carpineta Fontalpino.  This was brought as a gift and very much appreciated!  Here is a link to their website!  We should all have such good […]