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Virtual Noise is Austin's only music broadcast focusing on Progressive Rock from around the world. Blending many progressive musical styles (typically with rock-and-roll) spanning the last 45+ years all the way to the present day in intricate, musically intense and experimental ways, Virtual Noise is a mind-bending experience!

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).

For playlists, click on the Playlists tab above or, for the most up-to-date posting, go to Radioactivity.


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Gary Brooker

The Angler

Lead Me to the Water

Mon, 12/25/17 - 12:09 am Album | Track


Working Man


Mon, 12/25/17 - 12:02 am Album | Track

London Symphony Orchestra

Can-Utility and the Coastliners [excerpt]

We Know What We Like

Mon, 12/25/17 - 12:00 am Album | Track

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

I Believe in Father Christmas


Sun, 12/24/17 - 11:57 pm Album | Track


The Coming of Kohoutek


Sun, 12/24/17 - 11:46 pm Album | Track

London Symphony Orchestra

Horizons [excerpt]

We Know What We Like

Sun, 12/24/17 - 11:43 pm Album | Track

Steve Hackett



Sun, 12/24/17 - 11:35 pm Album | Track

Steve Hackett

Out of the Body


Sun, 12/24/17 - 11:33 pm Album | Track

At War with Self


Acts of God

Mon, 12/18/17 - 12:51 am Album | Track

Jordan Rudess

Revolving Door

Feeding the Wheel

Mon, 12/18/17 - 12:41 am Album | Track

Fates Warning


Inside Out

Mon, 12/18/17 - 12:34 am Album | Track

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso


Come in Un'Ultima Cena

Mon, 12/18/17 - 12:23 am Album | Track




Mon, 12/18/17 - 12:16 am Album | Track

The Watch

Two Paces to the Rear


Mon, 12/18/17 - 12:07 am Album | Track


Open Sky/None the Wiser

Out of Our Hands

Mon, 12/18/17 - 12:03 am Album | Track

Anti-Depressive Delivery

End of Days

Feel, Melt, Release, Escape

Sun, 12/17/17 - 11:54 pm Album | Track

Sir Robin & The Longbowmen

I Would Like to See

Sir Robin & The Longbowmen

Sun, 12/17/17 - 11:49 pm Album | Track


Perfect Place

I / [Time]

Sun, 12/17/17 - 11:40 pm Album | Track

Jethro Tull


A Passion Play

Sun, 12/17/17 - 11:31 pm Album | Track

Seven Circles

Who What Where When Why

Imaginal Cells

Mon, 12/11/17 - 12:57 am Album | Track


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