30 Jim DeRogatis Pop music critic, Chicago Sun-Times
The Sun-Times columnist, co-host of syndicated radio talk show "Sound Opinions" and author of several books, including "Milk It: Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the '90s" and "Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma's Fabulous Flaming Lips," continues to be the recognizable face of Chicago's music criticism, and his consistent newspaper pieces that question the motives of major corporations like Live Nation and Ticketmaster reinforce his dedication to music fans more than anyone else. "Sound Opinions" reaches seventy-five radio stations nationwide, expanding DeRo's message weekly.
It would have been an honor just to be nominated...
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