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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480 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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28 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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Jim and Greg sit down with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco for a candid conversation and special live performance.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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As film audiences “Get On Up,” hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at James Brown’s classic album Live at the Apollo. Later they review two...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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After a relaxing Labor Day, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get back into the swing of things by playing the best songs inspired by work. Then the...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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New Orleans singer-guitarist Benjamin Booker talks about his blues influences and opening for Jack White and plays songs from his self-titled debut.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Get out your skinny ties and don your best Flock of Seagulls hairdo. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate Duran Duran, A-Ha and the best of 1...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Forget about Carmen or Madame Butterfly. Sound Opinions' own divas, Jim and Greg, share their favorite Rock Operas.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer Kelis talks music, cooking and “Milkshakes” and performs songs from her aptly titled album Food. Then, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revi...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Custom promos for KCUR featuring Sound Opinion's hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis.

Bought by KCUR


  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Jim and Greg conduct a Classic Album Dissection of The Ramones’ 1977 release Rocket to Russia, including a 2006 Sound Opinions interview with the l...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash performs songs from her recent album The River & the Thread and talks about carrying on her family’s legacy and why ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00