Sound Opinions

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Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions-the world's only rock and roll talk show.

Based in Chicago, Sound Opinions is hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, two of the finest and best-recognized pop music writers in the nation. For over a decade they were dedicated competitors at Chicago's two daily newspapers-Jim at the Chicago Sun-Times and Greg at the Chicago Tribune. Today, Jim writes about music for WBEZ.org and teaches criticism at Columbia College. 

Every week, Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from indie rock to classic rock, hip hop to R&B, and every genre under the sun.

Sound Opinions' consistently informed, engaging, and controversial dialogue makes it a unique and essential source for the top stories, albums, and trends in music. This is cutting-edge criticism and journalism presented in the great tradition of Siskel and Ebert. The discussion is as indispensible to the hardcore music fan as it is to the casual music fan who feels out of touch. 

Sound Opinions is a direct result of the experience and credibility of its creators. Jim and Greg are both critically acclaimed authors who also write for some of the nation's most prestigious rock magazines, including Rolling Stone, Spin, and Vibe.

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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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Jim and Greg explore the history of the supergroup. Plus, they review the new album from “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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This is an Evergreen episode of Sound Opinions that can air at any time during the year.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Our very own Kris Kringle, Andy Cirzan, joins us for a special soul music edition of our Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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In this FREE one-hour program, Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by avid music collector Andy Cirzan for the annual Holida...

Bought by WEMU, WVPE, WYAP, KUAF Public Radio, WXPR and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
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The big moment has arrived! Jim and Greg reveal the Best Albums of 2012 and hear some of your nominations.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Divine Fits – the duo of Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner – is live in the Sound Opinions studio.

  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Jim and Greg celebrate power pop innovators Big Star. Plus they review King Animal, the new record from grunge godfathers Soundgarden.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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In this FREE, EVERGREEN one-hour program, Sound Opinions celebrates one of the most significant years in rock and roll history. 1977’s punk explosi...

Bought by WXPR, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KISU, KZYX and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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In this FREE, EVERGREEN one-hour program, Sound Opinions celebrates one of the most significant years in rock and roll. 1967 was the year that the ...

Bought by WRGY, WCQS, WVPE, KRCU, KUAF Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 63
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The Rock Doctors Clinic is open for business. And this time Drs. Kot and DeRogatis have their first appointment with a Nobel Prize winner. They tal...

Bought by WXPN, KPVL, and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3