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.

Jonathan can be reached at

recent posts:

  • 2-13-16 Face The Music Listings!

    This week our panel was made up of Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts, Julien Benichou from the Mid Atlantic Symphony and John Bowen who is visiting us from Chicago!  (Welcome Back Dr. Bowen!)  We could have lived without the Gorecki, loved the Chopin and the Vasks.  We adored the Jongen…Go Felix Hell!   […]

  • 2-13-16 Music In Maryland. The Early Days of the BSO!

    This week my guest is Michael Lisicki second oboist of the BSO.  Michael has written a book about the history of the orchestra and we talk extensively about its early days.  You get a chance to hear a scratchy LP performance of the Rachmaninoff Second Symphony from the late 50’s with Massimo Freccia conducting!  Also […]

  • 2-6-16 Face The Music Listings!

    This show was recorded on the last day of the February fundraiser.  Our panel was Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide (who pledged later!  Thanks Phil!) Ed Goldstein…Tuba player extraordinaire and amazing Bassoonist Bryan Young!  (Bryan is up to his ears playing in the pit of Phantom Of The Opera and was sweet to […]