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April 19, 2005

Who is listening?

When I first came to Saint Paul Sunday several years ago, I knew I loved classical music, but hadn't quite realized how lively and widely appreciated it is. Soon enough the job hooked me, and in one role or another Iíve been here since, now past a decade!

I love the stealth quality of radio; it can be friendly and intensely intimate. Crafting each program so it reaches hundreds of thousands of people with music that inspires or eases or speaks to them is a great privilege and a lot of fun. SPS has always believed that classical music is truly for everyone — it's always been about who's listening. I hope this column extends that spirit.

When we produce the program, it's a lot like sending a message in a bottle. We don't know where or how it finds you. But we want to know! And here's your chance to tell us.

Posted by Vaughn Ormseth at April 19, 2005 1:52 PM



Hello Vaughn and the entire crew at SPS.
SPS is one of my musical highlghts of the week. I appreciate your efforts to bring outstanding musicians and commentary from Bill M. to my home. I even love the reruns. There is so much to learn that I hope the show can expand, perhaps 2 hours?
Thanks again,
Lowell Neff

By Lowell Neff at May 1, 2005 12:50 AM


Hi Lowell, Thanks for the kind words. I don't know how long you've been listening, but for about the 1st half of our 25 years, we were a 90-minute program. It allowed us the great luxury of programming longer works, but was increasingly hard for stations around the country to schedule...With the brave new world of the web at hand, though, who knows what possibilities lie ahead. Feel free to suggest whom and what you'd like to hear. Thanks again.

By Vaughn Ormseth at May 2, 2005 4:34 PM