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


Pieces

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Jim and Greg take aim for the annual Sound Opinions Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot: The biggest disappointments of 2013.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Art punks Parquet Courts join hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a special live recording of Sound Opinions.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot conduct a Classic Album Dissection of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. The landmark release celebrates its 45th annive...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Neko Case returns to her old Chicago stomping grounds for a special live Sound Opinions recording at The Hideout. Then hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get grisly with their favorite Murder Ballads for Halloween.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot sit down in the studio with former street artist turned folk-soul balladeer Willis Earl Beal.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get critical with five new record releases from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Elvis Costello, Franz Ferdinand, T...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to British quartet Savages during a live performance for a Sound Opinions audience at Lincoln Hall in Chicago...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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This is a 15 second custom fundraising promo for WFPK. There are two versions of the promo: one with music, the other without. The language in both...

Bought by Louisville Public Media


  • Added: Sep 24, 2013
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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Jim and Greg dissect The Replacements’ classic album Let It Be in honor of the band getting back together after a 22 year hiatus.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00