Sound Opinions Show

Dec 21, 2016

SOUND OPINIONS WEEKLY RUNDOWN, 12/23/2016, SO_0122316


ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up…the punk music collective The Mekons have been carving their own path for almost 40 years. They join Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a live in-studio performance. Plus a review of the new album from R&B singer Dawn Richard (ree-shard).

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

FEATURE:


The Mekons have been a band for nearly 40 years and while they haven’t achieved mainstream success they’ve done something better -- creating their own sound. Beholden to no one, The Mekons mix sounds of country and folk with their English first-wave punk roots to create unique albums and famously raucous live performances. Jim and Greg are joined by three of the members; Jon Langford, Tom Greenhalgh and Lu Edmonds. They perform an acoustic set and discuss their long career, brief stint on a major label, and their unusual way of recording a live album.


ALBUM REVIEW:

The hosts review the new record from genre-bending R&B artist Dawn Richard (ree-shard). Her latest album REDEMPTION, is the final installment in a trilogy of albums.


DESERT ISLAND JUKEBOX:

Greg pays proper tribute to the late jazz pianist and singer Mose Allison, who died earlier this year at age 89. Allison inspired countless artists, including Pete Townshend and John Mayall. Greg takes the track “A Young Man (Young Man Blues).”

YOUR SOUND OPINIONS:

At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.

TIMINGS AND CUES:

Total Program Length: 59:00

(0:00 - 1:00) Program Billboard

In Cue: [music]

Out Cue: “…on Sound Opinions.”

(1:00 – 19:00) Program Segment 1

In Cue: [music] “Sound Opinions is…”

Out Cue: “…Chicago and PRX.”  [music]

(19:00 – 20:00) Program Break

Vocal music bed for local announcements

(20:00 – 40:55) Program Segment 2

In Cue: “Sound Opinions is…”

Out Cue: “…WBEZ Chicago and PRX.” [music]

(40:55 - 41:55) Program Break

Vocal music bed for local announcements

(41:55 – 54:00) Program Segment 3

In Cue: [music] “Welcome back…”

Out Cue: “...and Alex Claiborne.” [music]

(54:00 – 59:00) Program Segment 4

In Cue: [music] “On Sound Opinions…”

Out Cue: “…and distributed by PRX.”

NEWS HOLE: Optional news hole can be inserted at 1:00. Program Segment 4 would be omitted.

PROMOS: Weekly and evergreen promos are available for download at PRX.org.

PROGRAM CONTACTS:

Sound Opinions is a production of WBEZ Chicago and is distributed by PRX.

Brendan Banaszak: brendan@soundopinions.org, 312.893.2911 (main), 202.329.9473 (cell)

Evan Chung: evan@soundopinions.org, 312.893.2908 (main), 630.408.0692 (cell)