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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23 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 are ready and raring to go with some new buried treasures: recent, under-the-radar albums that you need to hear.

  • Added: May 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the digital age, most of us assume that every piece of music that ever was is available at the push of a button. But this week, hosts Jim DeRoga...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In early '80s Southern California, a new kind of music was brewing that blended the psychedelic sounds of the ‘60s with the modern day punk ethos. ...

  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Edgy folk-rocker Sharon Van Etten is busier than ever. After quitting the music industry four years ago, she’s now back and experimenting with new ...

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Summer is coming…and that means a slew of music festivals and arena concerts around the country. Many bands hit the road for reunion tours, often t...

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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For Sound Opinions' 700th episode, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are taking the show to outer space! They'll share some of their favorite songs ...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Moby became the face of techno with the blockbuster success of his 1999 album Play. He’s since made several successful albums and put out his first...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As music critics and connoisseurs, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot always have new under-the-radar tracks that you need to hear! This week, they’ll shar...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dive into "Shoegaze." In the late '80s and early '90s, this sound developed in the U.K. and was typified by lots o...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There's a long tradition of blues and folk troubadours writing about subjects that are downright criminal. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00