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:

  • Pandemic Diaries on Booknotes

      During the months of quarantining that have morphed into so many other destabilizing events in the country, Passager Books has been inviting contributors to join in the conversation by sending in a diary entry about what has been happening in their lives. (If you’d like to submit a diary entry, you can do so here, […]

  • Booknotes gets into the holiday spirit with the Pratt Library

          The Enoch Pratt Free Library has made a point of being there for the Baltimore community during the Covid-19 response, and this holiday season is no different. I spoke with their Director of Marketing & Communications, Meghan McCorkell.      

  • The McGill-McHale-trio for Shriver Concerts

      The McGill-McHale-trio—an intriguing combination of clarinet, flute, and piano—is presenting a virtual program of French and American works for the Shriver Hall Concert Series. It was my pleasure to speak by phone with flutist Demarre McGill.