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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36 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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Bill Withers is beloved for writing classics like Lean On Me, but Greg Kot has long contended that Withers’ best album is Live at Carnegie Hall. Th...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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The year 2023 is more than halfway over, and there has already been a plethora of exciting, inspired and relevant new releases. Hosts Jim DeRogatis...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute to the late Cynthia Weil, one half of the songwriting duo Mann & Weil, famous for writing t...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a classic album dissection of the best-selling album of 1973, War’s “The World Is a Ghetto.” They talk wit...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with director Lisa Cortés about her documentary, "Little Richard: I Am Everything." The film is full of elect...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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On the occasion of his new documentary and album with the 400 Unit, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk to guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome author RJ Smith back to the show to discuss his new book on Chuck Berry. The hosts also pay tribute to Tin...

  • Added: Jun 08, 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: Jun 01, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot host blues singer Shemekia Copeland for a live performance and interview. She performs stripped down arrangements ...

  • Added: May 25, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Since 2003, Numero Group has championed talented, overshadowed artists across genres by reissuing their albums with care and creativity. Hosts Jim ...

  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 54:00