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Progressive rock music on the radio

Progressive rock is a genre that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, characterized by its complex and ambitious compositions, virtuosic instrumental performances, and experimental approaches to music. It often features long-form compositions that incorporate elements of classical music, jazz, and world music. Progressive rock also emphasizes technical skill and musicianship, with extended instrumental passages and frequent time signature changes.

Some of the most popular progressive rock bands include Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Rush, and Jethro Tull. Pink Floyd's concept albums like "The Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here" are considered classics of the genre, while Yes' "Close to the Edge" and King Crimson's "In the Court of the Crimson King" are also highly regarded.

There are several radio stations that specialize in progressive rock, including ProgRock.com, Progzilla Radio, and The Dividing Line Broadcast Network. These stations play a mix of classic and contemporary progressive rock, as well as related genres like art rock and neo-progressive. Many progressive rock bands continue to release new music today, with a focus on keeping the genre fresh and relevant while honoring its storied history.