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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Jim and Greg play tracks they think deserve wider notice on the latest installment of Buried Treasures. Plus, the latest from Nick Cave.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff is live in the Sound Opinions studio. Plus, guitar great Richard Thompson goes "Electric."

  • Added: Feb 14, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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This Valentine’s Day, Jim and Greg lend the recently-split a helping hand. They list rock 'n’ roll’s best songs to tell your sweetie “I Want You Ba...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Veteran power pop band The dB’s are live in the Sound Opinions studio. Plus a review of the new release from Solange and Greg's Desert Island Jukebox.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Trey Parker and Matt Stone are live in the Sound Opinions studio. The creators of South Park and The Book of Mormon talk comedy, music, and where t...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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No heartfelt crooning or solemn ballads this week – Jim and Greg run down rock n’ roll’s best Satirical Songs.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann is live in the Sound Opinions studio. Later hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review the latest from pop phenon Bruno M...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg dissect the British genre known as “Shoegaze.” Later, they review the new album from Outkast rapper Big Boi.

  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg share their favorite tracks of the year on their annual mixtapes.

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg explore the history of the supergroup. Plus, they review the new album from “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2012
  • Length: 59:00