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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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with New York Times reporter Ben Sisario about the latest developments in the long and winding saga of Ticket...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with musician Chris Connelly about his new tribute to German singer Nico, best known for her work with the Ve...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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In 1992, Sinéad O’Connor was at the peak of her commercial success when she spoke out against the Pope on Saturday Night Live. After that, she enco...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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As a member of her family group The Staple Singers and as a solo artist, Mavis Staples has used her huge voice to power the Civil Rights Movement a...

Bought by KECG, Baltimore Public Media, KASU, CHSR-FM 97.9, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 18
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As a member of her family group The Staple Singers and as a solo artist, Mavis Staples has used her huge voice to power the Civil Rights Movement a...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by their production staff to highlight new music that listeners may have missed: musical buried treasur...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history of the Chicago indie label Kranky Records, which has been home over the years to ar...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with longtime music photographer Marty Perez about his new career-spanning book. They also share their favori...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Post-punk tunes topped with dadaist deadpan lyrics are an unlikely formula for popularity in music, but that's the secret to Dry Cleaning's success...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot catch up with longtime friend, screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe. They discuss his films, most notably Almos...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2023
  • Length: 54:00