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:

  • Remembering Leon Fleisher

    Sunday night was a sad evening for anyone who loves classical music in Baltimore and beyond.  Leon Fleisher, the man who was the classical music soul of our fair city died at age 92.  38 years ago when I first came to this country to pursue guitar studies at Peabody, he was already there and […]

  • 8-1-20 Face The Music Listings!

    This week we have a fabulous panel!  Pianist Lisa Weiss, Bassoonist Bryan Young from the Poulenc Trio and critic Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide.  The Ravel was definitely the star this week! PLAY DATE: Sat, 08/01/2020 5:00 PM 3809 Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 87 in A HOB 87 CBS/Sony 47550 COND Leonard Bernstein […]

  • 7-25-20 Music in Maryland…Leon Fleisher @ 92…All the Things You are!

    Leon Fleisher turned 92 on 7/23/2020!  We celebrate this essential Baltimore and world renowned  musician with some great recordings and an interview that I did 2 years ago at the Meyerhoff on the ocassion of Leon Fleisher’s 90th birthday.  I took the interview and added the music that we talked about during the interview.  All […]