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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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and guitarist Wayne Kramer of the MC5. They’ll revisit their...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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What role do drums play in Rock? Should that be keeping the beat or leading from the front? Who are some of the greatest drummers in rock music? Th...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are taking a sonic vacation from another dreary winter by sharing their favorite songs about getting away! They al...

  • Added: Feb 07, 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: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are taking a sonic vacation from another pandemic winter by sharing their favorite songs about getting away! They ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with artist, singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods about her third album, Water Made Us. They a...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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What role do drums play in Rock? Should that be keeping the beat or leading from the front? Who are some of the greatest drummers in rock music? Th...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share favorite songs that they loved as TV show theme songs. Plus the hosts review the new album from Peter Gabriel.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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In 1975, Bob Dylan released "Blood on the Tracks," an album about relationship conflict that has since become a benchmark in his illustrious discog...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Every year, host Greg Kot makes a mixtape of new songs to express his feelings about the past year. Greg shares a selection of that mix and the res...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2024
  • Length: 54:00