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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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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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get grisly with their favorite Murder Ballads for Halloween.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot sit down in the studio with former street artist turned folk-soul balladeer Willis Earl Beal.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get critical with five new record releases from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Elvis Costello, Franz Ferdinand, T...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to British quartet Savages during a live performance for a Sound Opinions audience at Lincoln Hall in Chicago...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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This is a 15 second custom fundraising promo for WFPK. There are two versions of the promo: one with music, the other without. The language in both...

Bought by Louisville Public Media


  • Added: Sep 24, 2013
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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Jim and Greg dissect The Replacements’ classic album Let It Be in honor of the band getting back together after a 22 year hiatus.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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35 years ago Cheap Trick were "Live at Budokan". This week they do it all again live on Sound Opinions.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg are the Rock Doctors. They prescribe an epic workout playlist for a martial arts instructor in need. Later they review new albums by N...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg bring the Sound Opinions World Tour to South Africa, and Jim drops a quarter in the Desert Island Jukebox.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Jim and Greg discuss the Music of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00