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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377 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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0 Pieces

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


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Indie quartet Wild Belle brings its brand of reggae-inspired psychedelic pop to the studio. Plus, the robots are back: Jim and Greg review the new ...

  • Added: May 23, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Legendary bassist Peter Hook remembers Ian Curtis and Joy Division. And later in the show, Jim and Greg review the new release from up-and-coming C...

  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala perform live in the studio. Later, Jim and Greg review the debut album from buzzed-about post-punk band, Savages.

  • Added: May 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions is “Big in Japan.” Jim and Greg get an education in J-pop and the Japanese underground in the next installment of our Sound Opinions...

  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Producer Joe Boyd remembers making studio magic with legendary UK songwriter Nick Drake. Plus, Jim and Greg review the new album from Canadian shoe...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Philly-based songwriter and guitar wizard Kurt Vile performs live in the studio. Later, Jim and Greg review Bankrupt!, the new album from Sound Opi...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg remember a critical hero: Roger Ebert. In 2006, the three critics sat down to discuss the best and worst music movies and Ebert's own ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Roger Ebert on Sound Opinions, Credit: Jason Saldanha
These are two excerpts of a 2006 Sound Opinions interview with Roger Ebert. The legendary critic died on April 4, 2013.

Bought by KPVL, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 10:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome Scottish soul singer Emeli Sande to the studio for a live performance.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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These general evergreen promos can broadcast anytime. They highlight different elements of the show including Jim's enthusiasm, passionate fans and...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, Nevada Public Radio, KWIT, WKMS, WRIR and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12