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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470 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 hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome our crate-digging Kris Kringle, Andy Cirzan to share great holiday songs that aren't played...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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It’s the show we look forward to all year long. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums released in 2020.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Following up the guitar masterpiece of OK Computer, Radiohead threw the music world for a loop with Kid A. Twenty years after it's release hosts Ji...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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It's time for another review roundup. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give their opinions on new records by AC/DC, Beabadoobee and more. Plus, a c...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Since his days fronting Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould has been one of hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot's favorite politically-minded artists. His latest alb...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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This has been one of the most challenging years ever for the music industry. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with people working in digital m...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Prairie Public, RADIOLEX, KHNS, KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A tribute album is a way for musicians to pay homage to an artist they love. While not all of them are good, the great ones let the music shine thr...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome our crate-digging Kris Kringle, Andy Cirzan to share great holiday songs that aren't played...

Bought by KSPB Pebble Beach, KHNS, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KSFR, WWNO and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 22
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It's that time yet again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share some new music they're digging that's underneath the mainstream radar. Plus,...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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The hosts of Sound Opinions Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot count down their favorite albums released in 2020.

Bought by KSPB Pebble Beach, Prairie Public, WGZS, RADIOLEX, WJFF and more


  • Added: Nov 05, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 16