Membership

Programming on WBJC is made possible by your membership support. More than 60% of our operating budget comes from our members, so we cannot do it without you. This is a truly member-supported station—it is our members who make it possible to keep classical music on the air twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Just as composers like Haydn and Beethoven had patrons, we rely on our members to be patrons of the arts, to make it possible for us to continue to bring you the music of all the great composers. Thank you for your support.


All donations are tax deductible less the value of any goods or services received

Joining WBJC has never been easier. Membership Director Yvonne Allen has several convenient ways for you to join. You can simply click on the Pledge Now button above to make your secure contribution with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. You may also telephone the station at 410/580-5800 or mail your contribution to:

WBJC-FM
6776 Reisterstown Road
Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21215

Please make checks and money orders payable to WBJC-FM.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

“Is my donation tax-deductible?”

Yes, your contribution is fully deductible, less the value of any selected thank you gift benefits. You will receive an acknowledgement of your gift in the mail about three weeks after each donation is paid. Cumulative donations over $250 and all Sustainers will receive a comprehensive tax receipt by January 31st which will include all gifts paid in the previous calendar year. For more information, please consult your tax attorney.

“When will I receive my thank you gift?”

Your thank you gift will be sent to you 6-8 weeks after 100% of your pledge has been paid. WBJC must place an order for thank you gifts with our fulfillment company after each pledge drive, when we have an accurate inventory of how many items we need to order. Because we must pay the full amount for the items (the items are not donated to WBJC), it is important to cover the costs associated with purchasing the items and shipping to our members. Requiring 100% of the pledge be paid before we send thank you gifts ensures that WBJC’s costs are covered up front. It generally takes 6-8 weeks for our order with the fulfillment company to process and ship. (This time begins after 100% is paid and the order is placed).

Sustaining Members: as appreciation for your continuous support every month, your thank you gift will be sent to you 6-8 weeks after the first payment is processed.

“Why does WBJC have pledge drives?”

WBJC relies on listener support to fund our operations, not commercial revenues. Reaching our listeners over the radio is the most effective and efficient way to contact our audience and fundraise.

“What percent of WBJC’s operating income comes from BCCC?”

WBJC does not receive any funding from BCCC. We raise our own operating funds through membership support, major giving, car donations, foundation support, and underwriting.

“Can I purchase a CD directly through WBJC?”

No. FCC regulations do not allow WBJC to sell recordings. A good source for purchasing recordings is Amazon. If you need help locating a recording, we’re happy to help! Email jpalevsky@wbjc.com

“When does my membership expire?”

You can find your expiration date above your name and address on any of our mailings. All memberships at WBJC last for 12 months. For example, if you donate in October, your membership will expire the following October.

Some members make multiple gifts within 12-month period, known as additional contributions. Additional gifts above and beyond your annual membership support enable WBJC to do more than just cover our costs, they allow programming to grow.

“What volunteer opportunities exist at WBJC?”

WBJC needs volunteers to assist the membership staff during on-air pledge drives. WBJC is located in Northwest Baltimore, near Pikesville. Email your name, address, and telephone number to membership@wbjc.com to receive information about volunteering.

“How can I submit a matching gift from my company?”

Please see your human resources manager and pick up a matching gift form. Fill the form out and send the form to WBJC 91.5FM, Membership Services, 6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21215 and we’ll take it from there! Companies will double, or sometimes triple your donation. WBJC’s Federal Tax ID number is 52-6002033.

 

Thanks for your support!

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