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


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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: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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After their third album went double-platinum, Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast let their creativity run wild on 2000's Stankonia. Hosts Jim DeRogatis an...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Outside of their natural habitats, you'll find animals all over music. From hound dogs to blackbirds, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some o...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Let's "Rock Around the Clock" like Bill Haley told us to! 2020 is another leap year, Daylight Savings is around the corner and this week, Jim DeRog...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot answer listener questions in a segment called Ask the Critics! They’ll give responses on subjects like ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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King Crimson is a legendary progressive rock band that has evolved through the decades in innovative, and sometimes surprising ways. This week, Gre...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the years, several notable musicians have tried their hand at acting in movies, whether it’s playing a character or playing themselves. While ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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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 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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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