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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The Replacements never had a hit song, but few bands have inspired such a deep personal connection with their fans. Bob Mehr, author of the biograp...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The 1967 debut from The Velvet Underground didn't sell many records, but arguably no album in the past half century has had a greater influence on ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In a world becoming increasingly digital, Galaxie 500 co-founder and author Damon Krukowski says we need to hang on to aspects of analog media. Dam...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz about his new book, Remain In Love. They ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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From the late 1950s through the 1980s, the Chicago Soul musical movement was thriving and inspiring listeners with its diverse sounds. From Curtis ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In these confusing and anxious times, we could all use the occassional helping hand. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite son...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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It's time for another edition of Buried Treasures, where Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis share some under-the-radar new music you need to hear.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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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 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes current events inspire urgent art. This week Jim and Greg share their favorite instant commentary tracks, songs that were published in a ...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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While the year is only half over, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot couldn’t wait until December to share their favorite albums. This week, Jim and ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00