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.

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recent posts:

  • 2-10-24 Face The Music Listings

    This week we had some really fine recordings.  The Finlandia with chorus was great as was pretty much everything else!  Our panel was the late Ed Goldstein former tuba player from the Annapolis Symphony and WBJC’s Kati Harrison.  I almost forgot…the Cuban music was fabulous! Here are the listings! PLAY DATE: Sat, 2/10/2024 5:00 PM […]

  • 23-24-24 Face The Music Listings!

    This week our panelists were Mike Mermagen and Victoria Chiang from the Aspen String Trio.  We liked the Mozart and really loved the Beethoven.  We were over the moon about the Janacek!  Here are the listings…hope you enjoyed the show. PLAY DATE: Sat, 2/24/2024 5:00 PM            227 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart       Violin Concerto No.  4 in […]

  • 2-24-24 Music in Maryland: A Musical Thank You!

    How fabulous are WBJC’s listeners…the answer is VERY!  Here is my musical thank you with some of my favorite recordings by local musicians…past and present. PLAY DATE: Sat, 02/24/2024 6:00 PM 6521 Jerome Kern All the Things You Are Bridge 9429 SOLO Leon Fleisher, piano LEE-on FLY-sher 4:50 C 1 9-9 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:06 PM 1287 […]