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Since 2004 Virtual Noise has been Austin's only music broadcast focusing on Progressive Rock Blending many progressive musical styles (as well as related genres like jazz-fusion & art-rock) from around the world spanning the last 50+ years all the way to the present day in intricate, musically intense and experimental ways, Virtual Noise is a mind-bending experience!

Orignally founded and hosted by "Yer Progressive Cowboy" Mark Boyden, Virtual Noise began it's weekly broadcast in January 2004.  Co-host "The Perfessor" (a.k.a. "Perfessor Ted"), came on board in 2008.  In late 2018, Yer Progressive Cowboy decided to take a break and is currently on hiatus.  We hope for his eventual return, however The Perfessor continues the weekly mission of Virtual Noise and has taken on appentice (and soon-to-be official co-host, "Baron Mind" who brings his own related influences to further expand the palette of Virtual Noise.

Each Sunday at 5:30-7:00 pm (central time) Virtual Noise exposes the listener to the many forms of adventurous music collectively known as Progressive Rock (a.k.a. Prog). This includes a wide variety of sub-genres such as Symphonic prog, Proto-progNeo-progHeavy progPsychedelic (a.k.a. psych)/Space-rock, Eclectic progCanterburyAvant-prog/Rock-In-Opposition (a.k.a. RIO)Zeuhl, KrautrockChamber-progRock Progressivo Italiano (a.k.a. RPI). We also venture outward, playing music from related genres such as Crossover progJazz-Rock/Fusion, Progressive Metal, Experimental/Post-MetalArt-Rock/Prog-related, Progressive Folk-rock, Ambient/Progressive Electronic, Post-rock/Math-rock, and more including occasional excursions"outside the box" such as these categories we just made up: "New Directions" (possible futures of prog), "Nu-Jazz/Not-Jazz" (trad. jazz styles mixed with electronics), "Pop goes the Prog" (Is it pop or prog?), "WtF?" (head-turning, unclassifiable weirdness), "Local Yokels" (Austin artists of interest), and the beloved category "It's Prog Jim, just not as we know it." (prog influences where you might not expect).

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Your humble host, "The Perfessor"

Co-host in training "Baron Mind" will soon join the team!

"The Progressive Cowboy" is currently on hiatus.

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