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.


Pieces

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett and Kanye West & Paul McCartney surprised music fans by teaming up. But they are only the most recent example of “Strange ...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Mary J. Blige, the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation about her two decades in music, keeping it re...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Revered indie rock band Spoon joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a conversation and live performance of songs off their eighth studio album.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This is an Evergreen episode of Sound Opinions that can air at any time during the year.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the New Year by crafting the perfect year-end mixtape featuring their favorite songs of 2014.

  • Added: Dec 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot turn control of the Desert Island Jukebox over to some of their favorite guests, including Robert Plant, Kelis and...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at 20 years of Bloodshot Records with founders Nan Warshaw and Rob Miller. Bloodshot is a pioneering ind...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular: Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy ...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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In this FREE one-hour program, Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by avid music collector Andy Cirzan for the annual Holida...

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WUGA (part of GPB), KDUR, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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The end of the year is nigh! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at The Best Albums of 2014. What did 2014 sound like? What are the albums y...

Bought by WJFF, RadioFreePalmer, KHNS, WMMT, KZYX and more


  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26