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:

  • 9-26-15 Music In Maryland BSO plays Gershwin while Ronn McFarlane plays the lute!

    This week Music in Maryland (affectionately known as MiM) combines the two most different genres ever.  We have the noisy but spectacular music by Gershwin on his birthday.  We also have the fabulous delicate lute performances by Ronn McFarlane in honor of his upcoming concert with Mindy Rosenfeld at Strathmore Mansion.  Here is a link […]

  • 9-26-15 Face The Music Listings!

    This week our panel was made up of Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts, Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide and Ernie Green from the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra.  WE LOVED EVERYTHING!  Here are the listings…all winners! PLAY DATE: Sat, 09/26/2015 5:00 PM            49726 Leo Brouwer                   Triptico (1958)                         Naxos      573336 ORCH Brasil […]

  • 9-19-15 Music In Maryland…Where in the world is David Zinman?

    Last week Kati and I went to the BSO centennial gala and it was as if David Zinman had never conducted the orchestra!  Frankly his  years with the BSO as Music Director (1985 – 1998) were among the orchestras greatest.  In this centennial year it is truly ridiculous that he still refuses to conduct the […]