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:

  • 5-13-22 Maryland Lyric Opera Don Carlo Interview with Maestro Louis Salemno

    I love Verdi’s Don Carlo and spending a few minutes speaking with Maestro Louis Salemno about his favorite opera was time very well spent.  Don Carlo is at the Music Center at Strathmore 5/13 & 15.  For information  The recording I used is the amazing Giulini EMI recording…You can hear more on the Opera […]

  • 5-14-22 Music In Maryland. Amit Peled, The Mount Vernon Virtuosi and the Peabody Cello Gang!

    I just received a new recording from cellist Amit Peled which I am looking forward to sharing and we should also re-broadcast some of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi and Peabody Cello Gang recordings.  It’s a fun show with great music. PLAY DATE: Sat, 05/14/2022 6:00 PM 4074 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quintet No. 2 in […]

  • 5-7-22 Face The Music Listings!

    This week…an all new show.  Our panelists Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide, Tuba Player Ed Goldstein and Ernie Green from The Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra.  The Wagner was particularly good! PLAY DATE: Sat, 05/07/2022 5:00 PM 37244 Joseph Haydn Notturno No. 1 in C HOB 25 Orfeo 246922 ORCH Wiener Concert-Verein 13:15 […]