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.


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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson from Sly & the Family Stone.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030. Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala perfo...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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With the Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, the Sound Opinions World Tour touches down in Russia. Music critic Artemy Troitsky guides hosts Jim DeR...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Rockers in Love: Sound Opinions celebrates Valentine’s Day with selections by great musical power couples. Later hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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D.C. indie rockers The Dismemberment Plan are back from a break-up with their first new album in over ten years. They join host Greg Kot in studio ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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In this calls-driven segment, Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot ask listeners to chime in on great bands that have disappeared into t...

Bought by WHQR


  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 1
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On February 7, 1964, The Beatles took their first steps on U.S. soil, setting Beatlemania into motion. Now 50 years later, Sound Opinions hosts Jim...

Bought by WHQR, KSRQ, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), Georgia Public Broadcasting, WGLT and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:25
  • Purchases: 6
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The Bermuda Triangle: Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot remember bands they thought were destined for big things, but which disappeared with barely ...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Upon the anniversary of The Beatles stateside debut, definitive Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn, talks about the Fab Four before they were legends...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela showcases its guitar virtuosity at a special recording at Goose Island’s barrel-aging warehouse in Chicago. Plus, ho...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00