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Apr. 19 2020

A New Normal

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC News | 2 Comments

Four months ago, we started planning our Spring On-air Drive for May 6 to 9. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, business-as-usual is a thing of the past. We cannot put volunteers, staff, and food donors at risk to help us in our fundraising efforts. We have to do something we have never tried before.

So instead of a Buyback, we are attempting a Buyout. We need to raise $200,000 by May 9. This money will pay for everything from the vast power to run the transmitter to our music and streaming costs; everything that is essential for the operation of WBJC.

We will not have long fundraising breaks interrupting the programming. There will be no volunteers answering phones or end-of-the-hour drama. We are committing to maintaining the calmness and sanity we all need in these times.

Please think about what WBJC means to you. We are dedicated to bringing you the finest classical music and opera presented in complete form and programmed by people, not computer algorithms. Great music that is undisturbed by commercial interruptions. And we bring you more of this music than any other station in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area.

As we stay at home during this pandemic, you will probably rely on WBJC more than ever. We are in this together, and we are doubling down on our commitment to bringing you the music that means so much to you. As we come together as a community in this time of extraordinary need, please do your part in sustaining this service to everyone in our area.

So give an additional gift or gift membership today. You can charge your pledge on our secure pledge form.

Thank you for your continuing belief in, and support of, WBJC.

Sincerely yours,
Host - Jonathan Palevsky
Jonathan Palevsky
Interim General Manager

P.S. Above all else, stay safe and well.


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

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