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CPR's OpenAir welcomes "Sound Opinions" to our airwaves starting Dec. 17. It's a respected radio show from WBEZ with a similar mission of music discovery. 

Music critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis interview artists, talk about pop culture and music industry news, review new releases and give trends a historical context. Their engaging thematics truly line up with our format. 

Recent offerings have included a one-on-one hour with Jack White and an in-depth recap on the anniversary of the first Velvet Underground album.  

"Sound Opinions" will be an intelligent brunch offering. It will air Sundays at 10 a.m., then we'll repeat the previous week's offering at 11 a.m.