Judith Krummeck


Judith Krummeck has been WBJC’s evening drive time host since 1998. Before immigrating to the United States, she was the arts editor for SAfm at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Judith was a drama and history of art major at the University of Cape Town, and she was a professional actor in Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg to join the SABC, where she worked in both radio and television. She was given the Praise Singer Award for her arts programming from South Africa’s Foundation for the Creative Arts, and she has twice been named Baltimore’s Best by Baltimore Magazine. Judith has history of music qualifications from the University of South Africa, and an  MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. She is the author of Beyond the Baobab, a collection of essays about her immigrant experience. Her new book, Old New Worlds, intertwines the stories of her great-great grandmother’s immigration from England to South Africa in 1815, and Judith’s from Africa to American almost 200 years later. As a teacher, Judith has lectured at the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, and for the Odyssey and Osher programs at Johns Hopkins University. Judith lives in Baltimore City with her husband, Douglas Blackstone, Director of JHU’s Odyssey Program.

Judith can be reached at jkrummeck@bccc.edu

You can link to Judith’s website here: http://judithkrummeck.com


Judith’s Articles:

Music is Life
The Food of Love

Different Eyes and Ears
“In sweet music is such art…”

recent posts:

  • Booknotes investigates self-publishing

          Michelle Madow, who grew up in Maryland and now makes her home in Florida, is a bestselling author of fast-paced, young adult fantasy novels. She has realized her dream of making a career as a full-time writer by self-publishing the multiple books she puts out a year. She still has a 410 phone […]

  • Booknotes and one of the driving forces behind Folger Shakespeare

      Janet Alexander Griffin, who has shaped the vision and strategy for all of Folger’s cultural programming including theater performances, music concerts, poetry readings, talks, and other humanities programs, will retire on March 31st. It was my pleasure to reflect on her tenure of 44 years.  

  • Anatomy of Wings at the Slamdance Film Festival

        Black and white, young and old, a group of women risk their personal identities to build a second family while creating a documentary-film across the inequities of their Baltimore City neighborhoods. Twelve years in the making, this powerful documentary is being shown at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival, February 12-25. I spoke with Co-Producers, […]