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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383 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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25 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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Motown Records helped create the soundtrack for a generation. And no group at that famous label was more iconic than The Supremes, both for their s...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: :00
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Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys elevated pop music to new artistic heights with the band's 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds. With its ingenious orchestra...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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A new year calls for new tunes. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are back with a new batch of Buried Treasures. They're always on the lookout for great n...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As of January 1, 2020, Illinois joins several states in legalizing recreational marijuana. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot acknowledge the numerou...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot close out 2019 and the 2010s by sharing some of their best albums of the decade. Then, Greg will share ...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • 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 KDUR, WLPR, WCAI / WNAN, and WYSO


  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It's a holiday tradition on Sound Opinions to welcome weird wax aficionado Andy Cirzan to share his annual mix of tinsel-time tunes with us. He sha...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As 2019 comes to a close, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reflect on the best albums of the year. They also hear from Sound Opinions producers and...

Bought by Capital Public Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KHNS and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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As 2019 comes to a close, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reflect on the best albums of the year. They also hear from Sound Opinions producers and...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Beat writer William S. Burroughs had a profound impact and interaction with rock and hip-hop music from the 1960s through his death in the late 199...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00