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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352 Pieces

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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Bob Ezrin, the "producer's producer" talks about working on classic albums by Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss and Peter Gabriel. Plus Jim and Greg r...

Bought by WXPN, KPVL, and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In this FREE, EVERGREEN one-hour program, Sound Opinions explores Bob Dylan's life and music.

Bought by KMUW, WXPR, KHNS, KPIK-LP, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 77
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Legendary bassist Bootsy Collins talks to hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about James Brown, George Clinton and the meaning of Funk. Later Jim and...

Bought by WXPN, KPVL, Marfa Public Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 15, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Arcade Fire is in the studio to perform live and talk about their rise from small indie band to chart topping Grammy winners. Plus, hosts Jim DeRog...

Bought by WXPN, KPVL, and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3