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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3 Pieces

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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This is an Evergreen episode of Sound Opinions that can air at any time during the year.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Our very own Kris Kringle, Andy Cirzan, joins us for a special soul music edition of our Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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In this FREE one-hour program, Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by avid music collector Andy Cirzan for the annual Holida...

Bought by WEMU, WVPE, WYAP, KUAF Public Radio, WXPR and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
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The big moment has arrived! Jim and Greg reveal the Best Albums of 2012 and hear some of your nominations.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Divine Fits – the duo of Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner – is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg celebrate power pop innovators Big Star. Plus they review King Animal, the new record from grunge godfathers Soundgarden.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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In this FREE, EVERGREEN one-hour program, Sound Opinions celebrates one of the most significant years in rock and roll history. 1977’s punk explosi...

Bought by WXPR, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KISU, KZYX and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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In this FREE, EVERGREEN one-hour program, Sound Opinions celebrates one of the most significant years in rock and roll. 1967 was the year that the ...

Bought by WRGY, WCQS, WVPE, KRCU, KUAF Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 63
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The Rock Doctors Clinic is open for business. And this time Drs. Kot and DeRogatis have their first appointment with a Nobel Prize winner. They tal...

Bought by WXPN, KPVL, and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Bob Ezrin, the "producer's producer" talks about working on classic albums by Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss and Peter Gabriel. Plus Jim and Greg r...

Bought by WXPN, KPVL, and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3