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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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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30 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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It's time again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share their latest buried treasures: recently released, under-the-radar albums you need to ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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John Carpenter directed and composed the music for some of the most iconic horror films of all time, from Halloween to They Live. Hosts Jim DeRogat...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the life and career of Frank Zappa with actor and documentarian Alex Winter, director of ZAPPA. They also ...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Two of the best selling albums of 2020 were from Taylor Swift. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music critic Kristin Stahlke about Swift'...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about mistakes. They also review new albums from Paul McCartney and Steve Earle.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved music movie Almost Famous. They revisit Jim’s interview f...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Greg Kot shares the latest installment of his series of annual mixtapes and host Jim DeRogatis shares a new batch of buried treasure songs. We...

  • Added: Dec 30, 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...

  • Added: Dec 21, 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...

  • 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