Progtology 101 is a radio show that called KSCU 103.3 FM in Santa Clara, California home for nearly 7 years. From that little college station it grew into a Progressive monolith and spread to stations in Europe, Africa and Asia, and numerous internet radio stations before it was said and done. Prog 101 was the name in Prog music for a few years before going on hiatus for numerous reasons. The show has now landed in Central Pennsylvania and is looking to spread it’s wings and dominate from the east coast as it did on the west coast, spreading the word of Progressive Music throughout the musical landscape.
Progtology 101 is a magazine style radio show that spotlights all styles of progressive music. It covers every style of Progressive music from its roots (Zappa, Yes, RUSH, ELP, etc.) to current day Prog metal (PTH, Devin Townsend, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria, BTBAM, Opeth, etc.). From Avant Garde Prog (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Avatar, Stolen Babies, etc) to Power Metal (Sabaton, Symphony X, Evergrey, DragonForce, etc.). We even dive into Progressive Folk Music (O’Death, Gunfire & Sodomy, etc.) and Pagan Metal (Tyr, Amon Amarth, Huntress, etc), we really explore the Progressive genre from every angle.
To help us in our relentless pursuit of understanding the Progressive genre, and exposing it to the world, we have interviews most weeks .We have interviewed new, up-coming artists (Beardfish, Stealing Axion, The Agonist, Huntress etc) and some of the genres biggest artists from today (Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater, Travis Stever and Josh Eppard from Coheed and Cambria, Bjorn Gelotte of In Flames, Amon Amarth, Steven Wilson and Devin Towsend). We’ve even had a legend or two join us (James JY Young, Rod Morgenstein, Geoff Tate and Arjen Lucassen).
Progressive Music has always been the best kept secret in music, and our goal is to bring it into the forefront where it belongs by spotlighting the music, and the artists that make the music. Music is all about image these days, but in our opinion, Prog music is truest form of music around because it can take any shape and sound like any style with any apologies. Bands like Rush, Genesis, Coheed and Cambria, Steven Wilson, Opeth, and Toehider, blur the lines musically with every release and even though they get their recognition from their loyal fan base, which is ever widening, there is still this stigma that comes with the label “Prog.” Prog 101 aims to smash that stigma by not only interviewing the artists that make this genre so great, but even those who don’t fit into the genre, but have been influenced by it or vice versa. We’ve had members of Avenged Sevenfold, VolBeat, BuckCherry, Otherwise, In This Moment and much more on the show to discuss music as a whole, and the Progressive Music genre.
Progtology 101 is dedicated to answering the question “What is Progressive Music?” We hope you join us and help us in spreading the music.
Chris “The Progtologist”
Produced by Chris Elio for ISKC Rock Radio