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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475 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.


Pieces

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Philly-based songwriter and guitar wizard Kurt Vile performs live in the studio. Later, Jim and Greg review Bankrupt!, the new album from Sound Opi...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg remember a critical hero: Roger Ebert. In 2006, the three critics sat down to discuss the best and worst music movies and Ebert's own ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Roger Ebert on Sound Opinions, Credit: Jason Saldanha
These are two excerpts of a 2006 Sound Opinions interview with Roger Ebert. The legendary critic died on April 4, 2013.

Bought by KPVL, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 10:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome Scottish soul singer Emeli Sande to the studio for a live performance.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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These general evergreen promos can broadcast anytime. They highlight different elements of the show including Jim's enthusiasm, passionate fans and...

Bought by WNPR Connecticut, NPR Illinois, North Country Public Radio, KGLT, WBHM and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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These general evergreen promos can broadcast anytime. They highlight different elements of the show including listener interaction, Jim and Greg's ...

Bought by WNPR Connecticut, KGLT, WBHM, Boise State Public Radio, Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 16
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Sound Opinions celebrates baseball's Opening Day with musical Grand Slams: Four knockout albums in a row. Plus, they review the new record from New...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg share their favorite musical finds from the 2013 SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX. Plus, Justin Timberlake is back with a "20/20 Ex...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Bowie is back! Jim and Greg review the new David Bowie album The Next Day, and speak with longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer-songwriter and alt-country pioneer Lucinda Williams is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00