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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Alice Cooper invented shock-rock in the 1970s, sparking controversy with his ghoulishly theatrical live shows and hard rock hits like "School's Out...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • 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 discuss the often overlooked maste...

Bought by WABE, WNIJ, WKSU, KCPW, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 39:45
  • Purchases: 8
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PJ Morton is an indie soul artist that just happens to be in Maroon Five, one of the biggest pop groups in the country. But his solo sound is light...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time yet again from Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to open their treasure chests and reveal relatively unknown new albums YOU need to hear! They'l...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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So many talented musicians perform on Sound Opinions, but we don't always have time to air every song. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of the...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The year is half over and we think it's time to share some of our favorite albums of 2018 so far! Find out what albums hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two members of the Spanish women rock band Hinds about their unique take on punk rock and how they've re...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by country singer-songwriter Margo Price. Price is signed to Jack White's Third Man Records,...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Almost 50 years ago, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell released what became her signature album, Blue. The record is full of complex lyrics, gorgeous...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Forget “Keep Calm and Carry On.” This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot play their favorite Anxious Anthems. Then, they chat with some listene...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00