Program Host Dennis Bade
Dennis Bade has served on the staff of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1993; he
currently holds the post of Associate Director of Publications. Before joining the Philharmonic
staff, he served as Editorial Director for the American division of the French record label,
Harmonia Mundi, where he supervised the preparation of liner notes, vocal texts, translations,
and graphics for recordings by such artists as Anonymous 4, conductor Nicholas McGegan, lutenist
Paul O'Dette, Paul Hillier and Theater of Voices, and pianist Frederic Chiu, among others. From 1984-1990, Mr. Bade was on the staff of public radio station KUSC, 91.5 FM, where he programmed and hosted morning and afternoon drive-time broadcasts, in addition to stints as programming coordinator and executive producer of records programming.He has hosted Sundays Live broadcasts
William Vestal, Executive Producer
William Vestal is the Artistic Director of Sundays Live, LACMA’s weekly chamber music broadcast now featured on KCSN 88.5 FM.
A native of Redlands, California, he started his singing career at the Webb School of California in Claremont.
He received his BA in Music from Whitman College and his MA in Voice from the University of Southern California,
where his teachers included William Eddy and Gwendolyn Koldofsky.
A thirty-year veteran of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs,
Vestal was instrumental in acquiring Sundays Live for that department from the Museum of Natural History in 1985,
and has since shepherded the series through four broadcast venues in the last 20 years.
Vestal continues to oversee all aspects of Sundays Live, including artist relations and selection,
production, program annotation, and supervision of all broadcasts and live streaming.
Engineer Peter Sutheim
Peter Sutheim has been involved with sound recording and radio broadcasting since his college days.
His 20-year tenure with Sundays Live goes back to its broadcasts from the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Park.
He was for almost 20 years the Director of Audio-Visual Services at Occidental College, and before that was
Operations Director at KPFK radio in Los Angeles. He is an acoustical consultant and designer-repairer of sound systems.
He lives in Eagle Rock with his wife Betsy (a musician!), a kid who writes and acts, and has
another kid in college becoming a singer. Peter loves music and ribbon microphones.
photos: D'Lynn Waldron