Judith Krummeck


Judith Krummeck — broadcaster | writer | immigrant


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, where she also presented live symphony concerts for SABC-TV. Judith 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 was a drama and history of art major at the University of Cape Town, and she was a professional actor in Cape Town before turning to broadcasting. She also holds a history of music qualification 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 biographical memoir, Old New Worlds, which intertwines her immigrant story with that of her great-great-grandmother, was a finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards.  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, a musician and attorney.

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 seeks out The Lost Weekend

      Since the Covid-19 pandemic, literary events have nearly disappeared. The Lost Weekend—hosted by Baltimore independent bookstore Greedy Reads in partnership with production friends The Stables—is reigniting the spark by bringing together the best of Baltimore’s literary voices and creative talent with the city’s most celebrated food and drinks vendors, May 13—15. I spoke with Greedy Reads […]

  • One of the members of the stellar Kanneh-Mason musical family

        Siblings, Isata Kanneh-Mason, pianist, and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist, will be on the Shriver Hall Concert Series stage this Sunday, following their sensational Baltimore debut in 2019 on the Discovery Series. I spoke with Isata by phone.        

  • Baltimore’s brand new art fair

    The Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair, the only all-contemporary print fair in the country, will be at the Baltimore Innovation Center in the Pigtown neighborhood on the last weekend of April, bringing together 24 galleries, dealers, and print publishers from across the country. I spoke with Vice President, Content and Programming, Ann Shafer.