TVRDO 428 Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of March

TVRDO presents a Mellotron Special with songs in which that musical instrument played a significant role, and it's not all prog! There are plenty more songs in which the mellotron played a vital role, this is just the beginning of more specials to come. The tracklist will be on our website ( this Saturday. We are on air this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on and on this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00. 

TVRDO 427 Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of March

The late and very talented Kevin Gilbert kicks off our show with A Long Day's Life from his posthumously released album "The Shaming of the Truth" 20 Years ago. Kevin is perhaps better known as co-writer of Sheryl Crow's debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club" (He co-wrote a.o. the blockbuster "All I Wanna Do"), he died in 1996 at the age of 29. New releases by US proggers Elder (Omens), former Curved Air and founder violinist Darryl Way (Destination), Canadian band The Arc Light Sessions (Chromatic Overture), from France Chromb! (Le Livre des Merveilles), from the UK Novena (Eleventh Hour) and Zopp (Zopp). The Live act this week is by Ayreon (The Electric Castle and other stories) featuring the great voice of Damian Wilson. We have Debbie Harrie in the Vault together with her first band The Wind in the Willows bringing some sixties folk in the show. The last time Pendragon as our album of the Month, since next week we have a special feature as it is the 5th weekend in March. The 2nd hour we play the "Dune" film score by Toto in its entirety. Next weekend (28 and 29th of March) we feature a Mellotron special. A musical instrument linked to Prog but also often used in mainstream music. 

Broadcast schedules:

210320 21:00-22:00

220320 20:00-22:00 (full show)

All times: GMT+1


TVRDO 426 Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of March

This weekend on TVRDO: Twelfth Night Live from their "A Night to Remember" concert at the Guildhall School of Music in 2012, released November 2019. Tony Banks is in the Vault getting warmed up for his Genesis reunion later this year (UK only) emphasizing in this track that he and Phil Collins are musically not far apart. Pendragon is our album of the Month. Jeff Beck released "You Had It Coming" 20 Years ago, and that's our show starter. Furthermore, new releases by Argentinian band Bad Dreams, German outfit Cryptex, from the USA Strange Obversations, some prog folk from Dave Brons (UK) from Italy Runaway Totem and Ireland is represented by M-Opus delivering us a glance in the future. The 2nd hour in our Overdrive show a classic from British band Nektar from 1973 and a solo-outing from Flower Kings' Tomas Bodin. Tune in this Saturday to between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday to between 20:00 and 22:00.

TVRDO 425 Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of March

Nightwish (featuring Tarja Turunen) takes us back 20 years when they released Wishmaster, Al Stewart is in the Vault together with Jimmy Page taking on a Yarbirds song and Pendragon's "Love over Fears" is our album of the Month. Big Big Train is in our Live Act with a recording of their 2018 visit to the Night of The Prog in Lorelei/Germany. New releases by Swedish band The Night Flight Orchestra (with a guest appearance of BBT violinist Rachel Hall), Belgian band Transport Aerian, from the UK Castanarc with a kind of sampler from their back catalogue, from the Netherlands new band Realisea and from France Lazuli and Orion 2.0. The 2nd hour long tracks in our Overdrive show with new band M-Opus (ft. Jonathan Casey) from Ireland and from Italy, experimental Runaway Totem. This weekend on your dial at Glassrock Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM.

TVRDO 424 Saturday the 29th of February and Sunday the 1st of March

A new month, a new album of the Month. We chose the new (3CD) Pendragon "Love over Fear", and what a beautiful album it is. Another track from the Enid's "U" which was released last year, a rock opera by Rope and Ladder from Boston/MA, Godsticks with their new release, Swedish band Hällas from their new album and Mathcore band Thybeaux from Dresden/Germany. Furthermore Lifesigns, the band of John Young, who released the single "Impossible" recently and the new album by Blind Ego. We start with a track from the album "Lightbulb Sun" by Porcupine Tree ft. Steven Wilson which was released 20 years ago. The Vault this time is the band Seatrain and their 13 Questions released in 1969 and produced by George Martin. The 2nd part of the show is as you know our Overdrive section where we play songs lasting 15 minutes or more. This time we go back to Boston again with the band Collegium and their 2019 release "Of a Thousand Faces" which is a 2019 look by four College Students on 70's prog, and what a good job they do. We have a Dutch half hour with the band Finch from their 1976 album "Beyond Expression" and from 1981 Flairck's "Circus" who are currently recording new music but with a total new line-up of musicians.

TVRDO 423 Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of February

A final song from Clannad before they call it a day, this is to coincide their 2020 farewell tour and their boxset "In a Lifetime", the new Nightwish with Floor Jansen (winner of the Dutch popprijs 2019), the new single by Tame Impala, the crowd funded album by Dutch progressive metal band Scarlet Stories and the new album by Fernando Perdomo. Two re-releases: on Blue Vinyl the epic Albedo 0.39 by Vangelis and Dutch band Like Wendy from their "Lost Songs" album filled with unreleased material which Bert Heinen found in his attic. For the last time Different Light as our Album of the Month, UK Symphonic band Haze in the Vault and 20 years ago King Crimson had a remedy what to do when you're depressed. The 2nd hour, TVRDOverdrive, Ash Ra Temple,  Camel and the longest track of our album of the month by Different Light. Joins us this Saturday on Glassrock between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM. 

TVRDO 422 Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of February

We start the show with Kayak, who released their album Close to the Fire 20 Years ago, with original singer Max Werner back in their ranks, we play "Forever" and hope Ton Scherpenzeel has a speedy recovery and that he will be with us "Forever", another track from our album of the Month by Different Light and in the Vault we find Keith Relf, vocalist of Yarbirds and founder of Renaissance, with his catchy Shapes In My Mind. He died in armor whilst on stage by an electric shock from his guitar in 1976 at the age of 33 (!). New releases by Pendragon, Zio (ft. That Joe Payne and Haily Griffith), David Cross and the late Peter Banks and Orbinaut. Furthermore a possible hit by Jeff Lynne's ELO, Kaprekar's Constant and a previously unreleased track by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks. The 2nd hour in the Overdrive section we have Italian outfit Il Balleto di Bronzo, Dutch band Like Wendy and from the UK New Horizons. We are live this weekend on Glassrock (Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00) and on PopRockFM (Sunday between 20:00 and  22:00). 

TVRDO 421 Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of February

The new Wishbone Ash from their upcoming "Coat of Arms" album to celebrate their 50th. Abraham Sarachi introduces his new EP "Kaleidoscope of Dreams", The Oneira a multicultural project across Greece, Italy and Germany lead by the Greek multi-instrumentalist Filippos Gougoumis with a track from their upcoming 3rd album "Injection". From Athens, Georgia there is Universal Sigh in the show, French prog artist Frank Carducci and from Italy Ramrod giving us some Southern Rock, Italian style. The Intelligent Music Project is also on the show to coincide their appearance in "The Waterhole", Amsterdam the 27th of February. Different Light is our album of the month, in the Vault we find UK Band Nirvana with "Tiny Goddess" and we start with Japanese band Gerard who released their album "The Ruins of a Glass Fortress" 20 years ago. In the Overdrive section, the 2nd hour, Kaprekar's Constant is featured with a track from their latest album "Depth of Field" followed by two 2000 releases, first of from Germany Everon with their epic "Fantasma" and from Italy Il Castello Di Atlante and from their album Come Il Seguitare Delle Stagioni we play "Stava Scritto".We are live this weekend on Glassrock (Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00) and on PopRockFM (Sunday between 20:00 and  22:00). 

TVRDO 420 Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of February

To start the show we go back 20 years when the Dutch neo-prog band Triangle released their debut album "Square the Circle". New releases by Ms. Amy Birks (Beatrix Players) with some classical guitar provided by Steve Hackett, Welsh band Times Up with their new single, David (Anathema) Cavenagh, another Dutch band Into The Open, ft. Jan Willem Ketelaers (Ayreon, Knight Area) and Sander Heerings (Wane of Summer, Dust Connection) from their upcoming album Destination Eternity and Sonic Divide with their new single. Our album of the month February is by Maltese/Czech proggers Different Light and their "Binary Suns (Part 1-Operant Condition)". Furthermore Polish band Moonrise with guest vocalist Lukasz (Millenium) Gall and Tangerine Dreams revisits their Phaedra album from their new box set "Recurring Dreams". The Vault this time is for US outfit Automatic Man with Pat Thrall in their ranks whom later joint Asia on a world-tour when Steve Howe left the band. 

Broadcast schedules see our "ON AIR" tab.

TVRDO 419 Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of January

20 Years ago Big Elf released their Money Machine, Ozzy Osbourne teams up with Elton John, new releases by Mariana (iamthemorning) Semkina, Jean Pierre Louveton, aka JPL,  Flaming Row, Rise of the Artisan, Opus Symniosis and Moon Halo. In the Vault this time The Velvet Underground from their 1970 album "Loaded", which was to be the last album with Lou Reed in their ranks. Honestly if you would say this was a song by The Mama's and Papa's I would have believed you.... and we play a piece from the Album of the Month by Karfagen. In the Overdrive section (the 2nd hour) The Flower Kings from their album Space Revolver and Le Orme plays their magnum opus "Felona e Sorona" live at NEARfest in 2005.

TVRDO 418 Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of January

We go to Mongolia this hour with throat singing band The Hu (for me it sounds like Peter Gabriel meets the All Blacks, they play a sold-out Melkweg on the 5th of February), from Italy I Modium and Latte e Miele taking on Niccolò Paganini furthermore Brighteye Brison and Elegant Simplicity from the UK, Rise Twaine from the US and the new band The Bardic Depths from the US/Spain. To start the show we go 20 years back in time with some sunny sounds by Bozzio, Levin and Stevens another track from our album of the Month by Karfagen and in the Vault this time an acoustic and radio friendly song by 70's band Ghost.
Neil Peart is remembered in our Overdrive section with the "longs" from Canadian band Rush. Our selection of songs comes from their albums "Caress of Steel", "2112" and "Hemispheres".

Broadcast schedules on the "ON AIR" tab.


TVRDO 417 Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of January

In the vault we pay tribute to Neil Innes who died 291219 and has penned this remarkable song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band which was produced by Sir Paul McCartney (they also appeared in the Magic Mystery Tour TV film, shot in Devon). Later fame Neil got with his collaboration with Monty Python and the Rutles (in which Monty's Eric Idle was also a member). Spock's Beard released their album V 20 Years ago, from the Pallas a track from their new anthology remix album called The Edge of Time, from Italy we have Alice's Mirror and their 2018 album Through the Mirror with some Japanese influences, then Italian born but UK based Maria Chiara Argirò with some jazzy moods, in fact she was described in the press as "A significant new voice in creative music" and from Germany Crayon Phase which has a reminiscence of Saga. Dutch band The Nits are back with "Knot" and Thieves' Kitchen released their new album "Genius Loci" in 2019 and UK band Guranfoe with their latest release "Sum of Erda". The Album of the Month is by Ukraine band Karfagen. The 2nd hour we play long songs in our Overdrive section by Transatlantic (who are teaming up for a new album) and Ash Ra Tempel.

TVRDO 416 Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of January

To all,  best wishes for 2020

20 Years ago Salem Hill released their album "Not Everybody's Gold" and we chose the appropriate track "January" for this show. In the Vault this time Patrick Moraz and his first band Mainhorse (yes, Refugee was his 2nd band!) having a go on a Soundtrack for the Swiss film "La Salamandre" from 1971 (with Bulle Ogier and Jean-Luc Bideau, directed by Alain Tanner). Our album of the month is by Karfagan from the Ukraine, released only 2 days ago. Furthermore new tracks from Novena ft. Ross Jenning from Haken, the Neil Morse Band from his live at BRNO album, Jakko Jakszyk teams up with Eden House singer Louise Patricia Crane for her new single "Deity", Jana Draka from Italy and Overworld Dreams from the USA completes the line up for the first hour. The Overdrive section this time is for Dutch band Trace lead by the late Rick van der Linden with the story of the White Ladies featuring Hetty Smit (aka Cherry Vangelder Smith) and the classic In The Garden of Eden by Iron Butterfly better known as In-a-gadda-da-Vida.