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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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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Weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.

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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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36 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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It's been more than 50 years since Carole King's Tapestry was released to critical and cultural acclaim, and the record is still as impressive toda...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2024
  • 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: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Ira Robbins, founder of Trouser Press magazine which inspired a generation of underground music writers....

  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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More than 50 years ago, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell released what became her signature album, Blue. The record is full of complex lyrics, gorge...

  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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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: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate for a deep dive into his early career. The hosts also review new a...

  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some new music that’s flying underneath the mainstream radar - buried treasures! They’ll also pay...

  • Added: May 15, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Mary Timony about her illustrious career spanning more than 14 studio albums and her past projects along...

  • Added: May 09, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are sharing their favorite songs about babies! They’ll also hear selections from the production staff. ...

  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk all-things college radio with Dr. Katherine Rye Jewell, author of Live from the Underground: A History of Col...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 54:00