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Mar. 26 2020

A few thoughts during an uncertain time.

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs | 11 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things for many of us.  some are staying indoors, others have little choice but to go to work, and many of things we have been taking for granted are sorely missed.  It has changed the way many organizations have to do business, as well.  Some are operating in a very limited way (curbside, takeout, etc) others are closed completely.  Fortunately, our state and federal government are working on assistance packages for those hardest hit.   Although you may not notice it on your radio, a few things are different around WBJC.  For one thing, Baltimore City Community College has ordered all non-essential personnel to stay home and “tele-work.”  The college is conducting classes on line for the students.  What that means for WBJC is that for the most part, there will rarely be more than one person here at the station, and that will be the on air announcer.  Our membership department may come in from time to time, but the office will be empty for the most part.  Additionally, it looks like our May fundraiser will not be taking place, at least not in the normal sense.  Our conference room doesn’t allow for “social distancing,” and bringing in a group of volunteers at this time would be ill-advised, at best.  We will be doing some online fundraising, and you may hear announcements from time to time about that, and we all certainly hope you can get involved with that.  We here at WBJC have great faith in you, our listeners and members, and feel confident that all will be well.

On a personal level, I am of a certain age and have a chronic lung condition (COPD), which puts me in the “high risk” group.  I am being careful whenever I go out, and never travel without my pre-packaged alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer.  I hope that you are taking all the precautions necessary, as well.  Take care of yourselves and each other, and remember, if you have an elderly relative or neighbor, check in on them from time to time.  Sometimes a simple phone call can make all the difference.  Thanks for your continuing support, and thanks for listening!



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Mark is WBJC's morning host. His full bio can be read here.

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