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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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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0 Pieces

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


Pieces

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In honor of Father’s Day, Jim and Greg celebrate rock’s best Family Bands.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg reveal the Best Albums of 2013…So Far. Plus they review the new record from stoner rockers Queens of the Stone Age.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg reveal their favorite albums of the year at this midway point. They also say goodbye to a legendary New Jersey Club and review the lat...

Bought by WCBE, KUOW, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WGBH Radio Boston, KISU and more


  • Added: Jun 06, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This is a 5-minute segment on Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison" album.

Bought by WRIR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WHQR, and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 04, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Johnny Cash’s "At Folsom Prison turns" 45 this month, and Jim and Greg celebrate with a Classic Album Dissection. Plus they review new records from...

  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Indie quartet Wild Belle brings its brand of reggae-inspired psychedelic pop to the studio. Plus, the robots are back: Jim and Greg review the new ...

  • Added: May 23, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Legendary bassist Peter Hook remembers Ian Curtis and Joy Division. And later in the show, Jim and Greg review the new release from up-and-coming C...

  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala perform live in the studio. Later, Jim and Greg review the debut album from buzzed-about post-punk band, Savages.

  • Added: May 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Sound Opinions is “Big in Japan.” Jim and Greg get an education in J-pop and the Japanese underground in the next installment of our Sound Opinions...

  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Producer Joe Boyd remembers making studio magic with legendary UK songwriter Nick Drake. Plus, Jim and Greg review the new album from Canadian shoe...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00