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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489 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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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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Along with the warm weather each year comes record release season with exciting new albums put out from major artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Passion Pit first broke through via MySpace with its danceable electronic sound. But beneath the bright synth-pop are often tortured lyrics about f...

  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The legend of Joy Division continues to grow decades after the death of frontman Ian Curtis. Peter Hook, founding bassist for both Joy Division and...

  • Added: May 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Custom promos and tags for WCAI featuring Sound Opinions hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis

  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:18
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After coming out as a trans woman in 2012, lead singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! candidly addressed her experience in the punk band's critica...

  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Even the hardest rockers can take a moment to pay tribute to the people most responsible for getting them to where they are: their mothers. To cele...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Jazz is one of America’s greatest cultural contributions. But with more than a century of music to explore, it can be hard for rock listeners to fi...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s been 45 years since Paul McCartney broke away from The Beatles to release his first solo album. To mark the occasion, hosts Jim DeRogatis and ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Riot grrrl pioneers Sleater-Kinney have reunited after a decade-long hiatus to release a blistering new album. They stop by the studio for a perfor...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Drummer Hal Blaine has played on countless hit records as part of the famed group of studio musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. He speaks with ho...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00