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Mixed Company is written by Saint Paul Sunday staff, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the show and the classical music they love. We welcome your online comments.

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April 18, 2005

Job One

This column is quite a change for the Saint Paul Sunday staff…usually we work hard to stay out of the spotlight. Job One for us is making our musician guests sound as good on the radio as they do in the studio!

I’ve been lucky enough to work on Saint Paul Sunday since the first session and have probably done every job associated with the show except for engineering and hosting. If you’re interested, I’ll tell some fun stories from past programs in this space, as well as tell you about what’s going on now.

In the meantime, I’m curious to hear how long you’ve been listening to Saint Paul Sunday?

Posted by Mary Lee at April 18, 2005 3:02 PM



Hello Mary Lee,
Saint Paul Sunday has been a favorite in our family for well over 20 years, if I recall correctly. Sometimes I get albums made by the performers, after hearing an ensemble that is new to me. I like the general tone of the broadcast. It always cheers me up and inspires me to tackle the week ahead. A breath of fresh air...

By Elizabeth Babb at April 18, 2005 4:21 PM


I really enjoyed the April 10th program, Seattle Chamber Orch. I'd love to hear more programs of unusal or less heard music. I've been a listener for about a year. Thanks for reading.

By Tom Gale at April 18, 2005 5:22 PM


Dear Suzanne,

I have been listening to Saint Paul Sunday here in N.Z. over the past few months. Very much like the style of interviewing that Paul Mclaughlin has, so relaxed. Interesting people are being interviewed, and particularly enjoyed the Enso Quartet, a fortnight ago. Hopefully we will hear them again.

Yours sincerely,

Jill Belcher

By jill belcher at April 18, 2005 11:09 PM


We love being on in New Zealand and get some wonderful mail from that part of the world...

By Vaughn Ormseth at May 3, 2005 9:17 AM


Bill McLaughlin appeared some few years ago in Eugene OR as their symphony conductor -- the first in a newly organized group. We were all amazed! Then the local volunteer classical FM station started up the ST Paul Sunday Morning show, and I was hooked for sure. Combining the sounds of the virtuoso instrumentalists and their personal interaction on a program seems ideal, since I don't get to visit their multifarious venues. Plus ideal range of repertory! I'll shut up now -- and thanks.

By Brian-Paul McSwingle at June 11, 2006 11:42 AM