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Jun. 29 2020

30 in 30! Celebrate Great Composers In June With WBJC!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in 30 IN 30, Host Blogs, WBJC News | 16 Comments


Let’s be honest…There is nothing duller than the end of the fiscal year fundraising appeal!  Nevertheless, it comes to an end on June 30 and we would like to have our financial concerns taken care of.  First, if you have already pledged we cannot thank you enough!  If you haven’t you can always go to WBJC.com where it will take about 3 minutes of your time and as much of your hard earned cash as you please.  Second, I have devised something which I hope makes June a more interesting month than usual.  Every day for the 30 days in June we will have a biography of a different composer.  30 in 30 will be aired  Monday through Friday at 8 am, 12 pm, 5 pm and 9 pm.  Saturday at 8 am and 12 pm and 7 pm.  Sunday at 8 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm.  Here are links to the  programs we have done so far!  The whole beauty of the project is how random it is!  No one, including me, knows what’s coming next!  Just click and enjoy

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Jonathan Palevsky


Jonathan is WBJC's Program Director and host of many WBJC programs. His full bio can be read here.

16 Responses to 30 in 30! Celebrate Great Composers In June With WBJC!

  • Nick Brand says:

    Thanks for getting these on-line! Two Americans so far, neither of whom is the one on my list, but I like both of them as choices. Waiting for the woman, now….

  • THOM NEWLIN says:

    Thank you for posting these online! I can catch the ones I missed, and recommend them to friends. Thanks again, and thanks for straying from the “top forty”. I can’t wait to find out what thirty get picked NEXT YEAR…. It isn’t as if there’s any shortage of, um, interesting characters in the field. Hah!

  • Melissa says:

    Love your 30 for 30! It’s a great little break in the middle of my work day at home! And now I see I can listen to them all again- and also the ones I missed. Keep it up. Maybe August could be about performing musicians.

  • Leslie England says:

    I’m hoping these are as fun for you to put together as they are for us to listen to. They’re just terrific. Bravo!

  • Carol says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your 30 in 30 series. Your mix of information and humor can’t be beat! This is another reason why WBJC is always on at my house, day and night. Keep up the great work!

  • Wayne Sindall says:

    I know this is a risky statement that would appear to highlight my ignorance, but this may be the best thing I have ever heard on radio.

  • Michael Alexander says:

    The 30 in 30 stories are a pleasure to hear and to learn about classical music’s composers and performers. Thank you for your creativity.

  • Bert Katz says:

    I’ve love, love, loved these “30 in 30” bios of various composers!

    I’m also enjoying the second half of the Piano Marathon tonight.

    Just one small problem: it doesn’t seem to have allowed for the broadcast of today’s “30 in 30” at 7:00 PM, as described above.

    I heard it earlier, but my wife missed it and was hoping to hear it at 7:00 PM.

    I don’t think the first half of the Piano Marathon last week allowed the 7:00 PM broadcast of that Saturday’s “30 in 30”, either.

    Perhaps airing it just before “Face the Music” at 4:50 PM would work better.

    Or right at 6:00 PM before launching into “Music in Maryland.”


  • Bert Katz says:

    P.S.: I’m glad we’ll be able to catch today’s “30 in 30” when it gets posted to this page tomorrow.

  • Bert Katz says:

    Thanks for posting Saturday’s “30 in 30” (number 20) tonight!

    Are you sure you wanted to post Sunday’s (number 21) as well?

  • Julie McIntyre says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    I have thoroughly enjoyed your “30 in 30″ composer series and being to able to catch ones that I missed online at the WBJC website. I have learned so much and it just enhances the enjoyment of listening to the wonderful music on WBJC. Thanks so much for doing this – I hope you will try and do it again next year. Very well done – thank you and keep up the fantastic work! Love all the staff at WBJC. You guys are the best!

  • Catherine La Costa says:

    These 30 in 30 are just terrific! I am happy at the breadth of composers represented, it was such a pleasant surprise to hear Scott Joplin and John Williams in addition to the standards. I’m sad that the month is almost over! Have you considered a CD as a bonus for future fundraisers? Thanks.

  • Robert Kraft / Rebecca Goldfield says:

    At first, I was not so sure I wanted to divert my attention from the constant stream of beautiful music we are used to hearing from WBJC, but now my wife and I look forward to Jonathan Palevsky’s next installment of “30 in 30”. The presentations are artfully devised, educational and on occasion have a bit of Jonathan’s special wit thrown in as well. Totally enjoyable ! Thanks for the treats !

  • Philip Tasho says:

    Fantastic! Thank you Jonathan.
    It’s a great reminder why WBJC and it’s staff are the non pareil of classical radio.
    You loyal fan

  • Carole Thompson says:

    I heard just about all of 30 in 30. Thank you for including Florence Price and Mr. Dent. I didn’t know anything about him. I knew about Florence Price. I’m so glad that I hear her music on Performance Today on American Public Radio and their other venues as well as WBJC. I made sure everyday to be listening to catch the 8 AM broadcast of 30 in 30.
    Thank you again for this great programming idea. You even include lesser known items about more familiar composers.

  • Jeffrey Boutwell says:

    These are truly marvelous. I’m sharing them with my cousin, Rob, in St. Louis, and other family and friends. So far, # 11 on Stravinsky is my favorite.

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