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 Opera Preview, our music review program Face the Music and the Music In Maryland.

My current off-air obsessions include cycling (mostly to work on the Brompton) skiing,  playing guitar and  hosting  Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre.

Jonathan can be reached at

recent posts:

  • 9-15-18 Face The Music Listings!

    This week our panel was Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide, Sheldon Bair from the Susquehanna Symphony and Julien Benichou from The Mid-Atlantic Symphony.  We didn’t care for the Rachmaninoff, loved the Stravinsky and the Chopin, the Tchaikovsky was nice to hear and well done. Here are the listings hope you enjoyed the show! […]

  • 9-15-18 Music In Maryland Bloch for the Holidays.

    On this Saturday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur I thought we would play some of the Baltimore Symphony’s recordings of music by Ernest Bloch.  I also added the Sacred Service in the Bernstein performance just because I think it’s a great piece of music and we haven’t played it in a year. Play Report […]

  • 9-11-18 Word On Wine 2 Scotches!

      Kati, Mary and I tasted both of these and here are the results.  Blended sometimes wins out!