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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361 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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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dive into "Shoegaze." In the late '80s and early '90s, this sound developed in the U.K. and was typified by lots o...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There's a long tradition of blues and folk troubadours writing about subjects that are downright criminal. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This is a special fundraising edition of Sound Opinions hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. Hosts Jim and Greg explore the art of songwriting. Th...

Bought by Colorado Public Radio and WDET Detroit Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 39:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Sarah Shook is an artist expertly bridging the worlds of punk grime and honky tonk played on sawdust floors. But it's her smart, pithy lyrics about...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the years, Sound Opinions has seen many great performances from the talented artists and bands that appeared. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot unearth some Buried Treasures, musical gems that you may not have heard, but certainly should. Plus, the host...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In a Classic Album Dissection, Jim and Greg examine The Stooges' Fun House record from 1970. The album brought together garage rock, rhythm and blu...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history and legacy of the almost 50-year-old Chicago blues label, Alligator Records, with i...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore literature’s influence on popular music and how famous scribes like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde an...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Geoff Edgers about his 2019 book Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed Ame...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00