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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407 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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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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Bill Withers is beloved for writing classics like Lean On Me, but Greg Kot has long contended that Withers’ best album is Live at Carnegie Hall. Th...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time for another edition of Buried Treasures, where Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis share some under-the-radar new music you need to hear.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: :00
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Sometimes current events inspire urgent art. This week Jim and Greg share their favorite instant commentary tracks, songs that were published in a ...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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While the year is only half over, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot couldn’t wait until December to share their favorite albums. This week, Jim and ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the roots of the term “cover song" and dig into the surprising stories behind some of rock's mo...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Looking for new music that you won't hear on the radio or almost anywhere else? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some recent songs they're lo...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In a time when many independent concert venues have a doubtful future, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot relive their favorite moments experienced at live...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes musicians double as historians, documenting the world around them. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favori...

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are going on a virtual vacation via music. Tour guides including Kraftwerk, Spoon and A Tribe Called Qu...

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a conversation about the history of women in hip-hop, and how amazing MCs have been chronically un...

  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00