Sound Opinions

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Sound Opinions is a national 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 an independent production, 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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488 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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Special fundraising episodes and segments for stations

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30 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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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview singer and songwriter Adia Victoria about her stunning 2021 album "A Southern Gothic." They also review ...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a classic album dissection of John Prine's debut album with author Erin Osmon. Her new book is a deep dive on t...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: :00
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For much of his life, Robert Finley's musical talent was a buried treasure, but with "Sharecropper's Son" he made one of the best albums of 2021. H...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Some songs can define our memory of a year when we look back. Host Jim DeRogatis and production staff share the songs that defined 2021 for them. P...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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We revisit author Dawnie Walton’s talk with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about her inspiration for her debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal a...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their classic album dissection of Carole King's "Tapestry" for its 50th anniversary.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Black women haven't been celebrated enough in rock music. Author Dawnie Walton talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about how that inspired ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's the most wonderful time of the year: Andy Cirzan has a bag full of fresh festive tunes for everyone to enjoy. The Sound Opinions Holiday Spect...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It's the most wonderful time of the year: Andy Cirzan has a bag full of fresh festive tunes for everyone to enjoy. The Sound Opinions Holiday Spect...

Bought by KUHF and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Dec 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Music critics and hosts of Sound Opinions Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their picks for the best albums of 2021.

Bought by KUCB, WGZS, KLCC, and WVPE


  • Added: Dec 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4