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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362 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 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
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Forget about the guitar, bass, and drums. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore some of the weirder instruments of rock from the theremin t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Looking for some exciting new music to augment your 2019 playlist? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their latest buried treasures: favorite...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot sit down with artist and musician Klaus Voormann. Klaus shares his unique vantage point to rock and roll history: ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes songs make a strong, memorable statement from the very first note. This week, to start off the new year, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There’s something about two performers, sometimes from different styles and points of view, coming together and creating a musical moment. This wee...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions closes out 2018 with the year in song. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot present a mixtape of tracks that tell the story of the the p...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Famous for its instrumental virtuosity and heady, sci-fi influenced lyrics, the Canadian prog-rock trio Rush has amassed an obsessive cult followin...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This is a Christmas special like none other. Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan scours record stores, dustbins, and basements to find t...

Bought by KHNS, KUPR low power FM, RadioFreePalmer, WCAI / WNAN, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Whether you've been naughty or nice, Sound Opinions has a new sack full of holiday music for you. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome back record cr...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00