Sound Opinions

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Sound Opinions is a 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 produced by WBEZ Chicago and 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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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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Have you ever listened to a song and loved it, only to find out it’s by an artist you can’t stand? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot will explore th...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Though originally panned by many critics, the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main St. is now considered a masterpiece. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: :00
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The family that plays together, stays together, right? If you‘ve ever traveled in a van with your mother, father, sister or brother, you know it's ...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Washington D.C. post-punk band Fugazi reshaped the definition of punk in America. Their 1990 debut album, Repeater, connected with a generation and...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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With an influx of new music, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot decide it's time for a review roundup. They share their opinions on records by Tool, ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are always on the lookout for buried treasures - newly released music that is flying underneath the critical and c...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by legendary funk and R&B bassist James Alexander of the Bar-Kays. They discuss his early da...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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While critical and commercially successful “soft rock” music is rare in 2019, the Chicago band Whitney found a way to make it work. This week, host...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes, all it takes for a song to go from good to great is the addition of a guest artist, whether it’s a rapper going in on the verse or a gui...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the course of 17 albums, The Mountain Goats have gone from a super lo-fi solo project to a polished four piece combo. We're joined by the whol...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00