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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8 Pieces

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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422 Pieces

Weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.

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4 Pieces

These generic promos can air anytime throughout the week or year and highlight different elements of Sound Opinions.

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4 Pieces

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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0 Pieces

These are 30 second promos for weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.


Pieces

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Jim and Greg explore the 25-year history and influence of Chicago’s Chess Records. Then they review the debut solo album from Damon Albarn and the ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Tearjerkers: Jim and Greg list the top songs that make you cry. Later, they review the new album from indie rock pioneers, The Afghan Whigs; their ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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40 years of ABBA! "ABBA Gold" author Elisabeth Vincentelli and Eurovision expert John Kennedy O'Connor speak with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot speak with influential producer, songwriter, performer and disco godfather, Giorgio Moroder. Later, they review th...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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The post-metal quartet Pelican brings its thundering instrumentals to the Sound Opinions studio. Later hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review the ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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For 45 years The Allman Brothers have survived murder, mayhem, death, and addictions. Jim and Greg speak with Alan Paul, author of "One Way Out: Th...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Back from their trip to SXSW in Austin, TX, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite bands from the annual music conference. Later, th...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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This is an Evergreen episode of Sound Opinions that can air at any time during the year.

  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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With his classic album "Double Nickels on the Dime" about to turn 30, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot speak with Mike Watt of The Minutemen. Later...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Legendary piano man Allen Toussaint brings a little New Orleans to the Sound Opinions studio. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot also speak with Morg...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00