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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475 Pieces

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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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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Sound Opinions presents a Christmas special like none other. Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan is back with “Rock 'n' Pop Xmas”—Select...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • 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 RadioFreePalmer, KSYM, Harford Community Radio, KRPS, KBYS 88.3 FM and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Music fans and critics love making lists: Top 5 Driving Songs, Top 5 Bass Lines, and so on. But this is the list that really counts: The Best Albu...

Bought by WOUB, KLCC, KPVL, KSRQ, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 27
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Hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis present the Best Albums of 2013, and they hear nominations from guest critics in the listening audience.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give us the business...the music business, that is. They play the best songs written about the record industry. An...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute to the late, great New York rocker, Lou Reed. The Velvet Underground founder and rock pioneer died las...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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Jim and Greg take aim for the annual Sound Opinions Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot: The biggest disappointments of 2013.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Art punks Parquet Courts join hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a special live recording of Sound Opinions.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot conduct a Classic Album Dissection of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. The landmark release celebrates its 45th annive...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Neko Case returns to her old Chicago stomping grounds for a special live Sound Opinions recording at The Hideout. Then hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 59:00