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:

  • 2-16-19 Music in Maryland. Parker Quartet.

    This week we are airing a Candlelight Concert from October of 2017 that commemorated the centennial of the Soviet Revolution.  The Parker Quartet performed Stravinsky’s Concertino and 3 Pieces for String Quartet, Prokofiev’s 2nd Quartet and Shostakovich’s Third.  To fill I used Marin Alsop’s recording of Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony (a masterpiece we rarely hear) which […]

  • 2-16-19 Face The Music Listings!

    This week mes petits amis our panel featured the return of Phil Green of the American Record Guide…Welcome Back, Author and Pianist Kris Faatz and Jack Fishman, Executive Director of Baltimore Choral Arts and a bass player in his former life! PLAY DATE: Sat, 02/16/2019 5:00 PM 135 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 39 in […]

  • 2-9-19 Music in Maryland … Thank You!

    Just a few pieces of music performed by local artists as a thank you for the amazing response to the latest WBJC fundraiser!  We had a great drive.  If you still want to pledge you can do so securely at Thanks again. PLAY DATE: Sat, 02/09/2019 6:00 PM 6744 Hugo Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No. […]