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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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 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
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the eclectic garage-rock duo who recently released th...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview producer and composer JLIN, a former steelworker from Gary, Indiana who features Björk, Phillip Glass and...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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While there have been no shortage of Led Zeppelin biographies over the years, Bob Spitz’s book is the most in-depth and expansive yet. This week, h...

  • Added: Apr 04, 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: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Over the long tenure of Sound Opinions, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot mentioned Brian Eno countless times. They think it's time to tackle a clas...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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While there have been no shortage of Led Zeppelin biographies over the years, the latest from Bob Spitz is the most in-depth and expansive yet. Thi...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter of The Roots about his memoir. The hosts also review the new alb...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot take the show out of the recording studio and into the karaoke bar as they share some of their favorite...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Jim DeRogatis talks with Chicago alt-rock legend, Louise Post, a guitarist, singer, and cofounder of the band Veruca Salt. The hosts also revi...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 54:00