Zap Niles

is creating Producing and Hosting Prog-Scure Radio Show.

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1-Star Patron

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- Request one artist (song of my choosing) or one specific song per month.

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$10
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- Request two artists (songs of my choosing) or two specific songs per month.

- Your name mentioned on the radio. That's right, receive a shout-out whenever your requests are played.

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- Request three artists (songs of my choosing) or three specific songs per month.

- Your name mentioned on the radio. That's right, receive a shout-out whenever your requests are played.

- Be the first to learn which artists I'll be playing on upcoming shows.

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About Zap Niles

Hello Music Lovers,

My name is Zap Niles, and I'm the producer and host of Prog-Scure: Obscure Bands on the Prog-Rock Scene (Past & Present).

Not only am I a former professional musician, songwriter, and recording artist, having spent more than twenty-five years in the music business before retiring, but I'm also a lifelong fan and collector of music. Since purchasing my first LP way back in the early '70s, I have accumulated more than 10,000 albums. Perhaps my all-time favorite genre is Progressive Rock, yet I also crave Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, AOR/Melodic Rock, Glam Rock, even some Country Rock, Punk Rock, Jazz, Jazz-Fusion, and (on occasion) pure Pop and Power Pop.

In 2019, learning of my obsession with music and my knowledge of obscure bands, the fantastic owners of ProgRock.com, an Internet radio station, invited me to produce and host my own show. Each three-hour episode focuses on artists (mostly in the Prog-Rock genre) that time has forgotten, as well as current artists who still remain shamefully underexposed and ignored by the masses. In nearly 240 episodes, I have played nearly 3,500 unique artists, adding (on average) 7 or 8 new artists to Prog-Scure on each episode in a setlist containing approximately 18 artists.

Additionally, I also produce and host various "special episodes," such as playing only epic tracks, playing the entire side of influential albums, playing songs from a single year in music history, playing only Krautrock artists -- well, you get the idea.

The problem is, producing and hosting Prog-Scure takes many man hours, plus being disabled and unable to find permanent employment means that the bills are piling high as I scramble to find any part-time work. Therefore, I decided to build an exclusive community on Patreon. All pledges and support will directly finance my activities as I prepare episodes for your listening pleasure, introducing you to dozens of outstanding artists -- both long-defunct and current -- you may not discover elsewhere.

Moreover, becoming a supporter gives you an opportunity to suggest content for future episodes. Depending on your level of support, you can request that specific artists be played, or request specific songs you'd like to hear. The higher your level of support, the more requests you can make each month. I'll also reward higher-level patrons with other treats, including advanced knowledge as to what artists I'll be playing on future shows -- usually many weeks in advance -- and what special episodes are in the works. Plus, I'll be giving a shout-out whenever I play your requests. How cool is that?

To hear Prog-Scure live, visit http://ProgRock.com every Wednesday morning from 8-11 AM (CST) and Saturday afternoons from 1-4 PM (CST). Or you can listen to podcasts of my shows or download them by visiting https://archive.org/details/@zap_niles.

Thanks for taking the time to view this page, and special thanks to those willing to keep Prog-Scure afloat, thus allowing me to shine a spotlight on an endless array of talented artists who delight each and every single one of us with their music.

Keep Rockin'!


Goals
$109.66 of $1,000 per month
Meeting this goal will allow me to keep my website afloat and continue producing & hosting Prog-Scure Radio Shows each week.
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