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:

  • 12-8-18 Music In Maryland Messiah and Klezmer Show!

    In one of the strangest and best juxtapositions ever two of my favorite things!  In the first hour we have part 1 of Handel’s Messiah with Concert Artists, The Baltimore Symphony and Edward Polochick conducting.  We tacked on the Hallelujah chorus from part 2 on for good measure.  Messiah is being performed live at the […]

  • 12-1-18 Face The Music Listings!

    This week we had a great panel.  The Bassoon Duo of Bryan Young from the Poulenc Trio and Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts.  Also on the panel Jose Luis Novo from The Annapolis Symphony.  Great job by everyone with some fine music and performances. PLAY DATE: Sat, 12/1/2018 5:00 PM 60 Ludwig van […]

  • 12-1-18 Music In Maryland Lute Mania!

    Saturday night (12/1) two of the greatest lutenists Ronn McFarlane and Paul O’Dette, are performing together at Towson University.  The concert is part of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society’s series and you can find more information at  I played lots of performances by each.  I’m planning on being there…hope you can make it. PLAY […]