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Night Music Finds Welcoming Ears In Paradise

Engineer Dave Cullumber had only one intention when he set up some sophisticated sound equipment and began broadcasting a few carefully selected Christmas songs this month from his home in the hills west of Paradise. He wanted to bring solace to members of the community during these difficult times.

For one resident, the sweet strains of “Silent Night” drifting through the evening air couldn’t have been more perfectly timed.


Laura Whitney had just lost a beloved pet and was sitting with a housemate on her deck trying to cope with the loss when the music started. It seemed meant just for them. Later, she went on a community Facebook page to say thank you, not knowing exactly where the music was coming from. Read the rest of this story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.