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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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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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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With Thanksgiving upon us, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about giving thanks. They also hear selections from ...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with rapper Vic Mensa, whose sophomore album, Victor, just came out. They discuss his activism and entreprene...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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From his musical innovation to whimsical creativity, Biz Markie altered the future of hip hop forever. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with f...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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With Thanksgiving coming up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about giving thanks. Plus they review highly antic...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Every Halloween, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot like to celebrate with music. And this year they focused on monsters. From vampires to werewolves...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with the leader of the band Wednesday about the group’s country shoegaze sound and their latest al...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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There are plenty of songs about the promise, mystery and darkness of the night. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their fav...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute to their late colleague and friend, Mary Gaffney. Mary was a pioneer in audio engineering, ...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some new music that’s flying underneath the mainstream radar - buried treasures! They’ll also hea...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Brian Koppelman makes his living as the showrunner, co-creator and writer for the Showtime series Billions. Jim and Greg revisit their conversation...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 54:00