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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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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366 Pieces

Weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.

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

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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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When candy, flowers, and love notes fail to woo your sweetie back, there's only one thing left to do: stake out under a window, hold up that boom b...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to author Ray Padgett about his book Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time. They ...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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On his debut record, The Autobiography, Vic Mensa raps about his life growing up on the South Side of Chicago. With a confessional tone, he explore...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg talk to Lori Majewski about her book Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and the Songs That Defined the 1980s, co-written w...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Sam Beam has been releasing his signature indie folk records under the moniker Iron & Wine for over 15 years. His 2017 effort, Beast Epic, returns ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Few filmmakers have embodied the punk aesthetic like Alex Cox. He joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to discuss the classic LA punk soundtrack ...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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As 2017 comes to a close, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot present DJ sets full of some of their favorite songs of the year. They'll also pay tribu...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Bob Ezrin, the "producer's producer," has been behind the boards for many blockbuster epic albums over the years. He shares stories with hosts Jim ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by avid music collector Andy Cirzan for the annual Holiday Spectacular featuring seasona...

Bought by KUPR low power FM and WUGA (part of GPB)


  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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It's time again for the annual Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular! Each year, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by holiday music collecto...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:00