Sound Opinions

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Sound Opinions is a weekly music talk radio show and podcast out of Chicago. Hosted by two long-time music critics, the show’s objective is to entertain and educate music fans through discussions about different genres, all-time great albums and new music.


In addition to conversations about music history, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview artists and industry professionals as well as recommend recent under-the-radar music they call “Buried Treasures.”


Sound Opinions is produced by WBEZ Chicago and distributed nationally by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.


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8 Pieces

These are custom promos and fundraiser audio voiced by Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. To submit a request: http://tinyurl.com/SO-promo-request

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365 Pieces

Weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.

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3 Pieces

These generic promos can air anytime throughout the week or year and highlight different elements of Sound Opinions.

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3 Pieces

Special fundraising episodes and segments for stations

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23 Pieces

One-hour specials from the weekly public radio program hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. These are available free to all stations with current PRX memberships, even if they aren't signed up to get the show weekly. Learn how to get the show weekly at prx.org/soundopinions.

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These are 30 second promos for weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.


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With an influx of new music, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot decide it's time for a review roundup. They share their opinions on records by Tool, ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: :00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are always on the lookout for buried treasures - newly released music that is flying underneath the critical and c...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by legendary funk and R&B bassist James Alexander of the Bar-Kays. They discuss his early da...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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While critical and commercially successful “soft rock” music is rare in 2019, the Chicago band Whitney found a way to make it work. This week, host...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes, all it takes for a song to go from good to great is the addition of a guest artist, whether it’s a rapper going in on the verse or a gui...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the course of 17 albums, The Mountain Goats have gone from a super lo-fi solo project to a polished four piece combo. We're joined by the whol...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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For decades, the myths surrounding Robert Johnson overshadowed his contributions as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. From the legend that he sol...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Back in the 1970s, punk was shorthand for a subculture that took pride in breaking the mainstream’s mold. And at the vanguard of punk rock was The ...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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While Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin’s voice has a soft vibrato and sweet tone, her lyrics are laced with a dry sense of humor and unfl...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share their latest buried treasures: recently released, under-the-radar albums you need to ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00