It’s a joyous week on The AIR and that means it’s time for a new  Radio Free Charleston and a new edition of The Swing Shift on Tuesday! You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay here, and  listen to the cool embedded player found elsewhere on this page.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.  This week we have three full hours of glorious free-format radio with lots of local acts mixed in with independent artists from around the world and a few classic tracks from major artists, just to keep you on your toes.

We open with a newly-remixed song from the legendary first group that Todd Burge was in. He’s retooled a 1980s album by his legendary first band, 63 Eyes.

We also feature new releases from Hello June, Trevor Rabin, The Anchoress, The Paranoid Style, Guitarmy of One, Klaus Nomi, Sgt. Van and the Highway Dogs, Duck City Music, Sideshow Villians, Buni Muni and more.

Sideshow Villains come to us courtesy of our friends in Chicago and they have a big show coming up on October 22.  It’s Sideshow Villains’ Deviant Cabaret as the band and their nefarious friends will be performing live in Chicago on Sunday, October 22nd at 6 PM at the ALHAMBRA PALACE Restaurant Main Hall, 1240 W Randolph St, Chicago. If you are in the area, stop by and indulge in the deviated spectacle.

As usual, our show is all over the map, musically, with new music, old music, local acts, independent acts, former Beatles and more. It’s three hours of quality music, crammed into three hours!

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Live links will take you to the local and indie artist’s pages (where possible)  so you can find out more about them, buy their music and find out where to see them perform live…

RFC V5 149

hour one
63 Eyes. “9th Grade Child”
Hello June “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
Astrodot “Damage Over Time”
Trevor Rabin “Oklahoma”
Roger Waters “Breathe”
The Anchoress “Enjoy The Silence”
William Matheny “Bird of Youth”
The Paranoid Style “I Love The Sound of Structured Class”
Jerks “M.I.A.”
Guitarmy of One “Kolchak Meets The Sea Mobster”
Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns “Hoot Owl Blues”
John Entwistle “Drowning”
Ann Magnuson “This Nothing Life”
Duck City Music x CHJ x NdaKut X DiagNosis “In My Veins” ft. DoItAll, Duke Johnson

hour two
Todd Burge “Don’t Listen To This Song”
Denny Laine “Go Now”
Brian Diller “Last Goodbyes”
Sean Richardson “Cerulean”
The Wearing Hands “This Box of Mine”
Milla Jovovich “Bang Your Head”
The Rolling Stones & Lady Gaga “Sweet Sounds of Heaven”
Klaus Nomi “Nomi Song (Vince Clarke Remix)”
New Dance Orchestra “Rainbow’s End”
Buni Muni “Paper Doll”
Galen and Paul “Mi Camino”
Steven Wilson “The Harmony Codex”
Puddles Pity Party “Everybody Hurts”

hour three
Sideshow Villains “Suitcases”
Miniature Giant “Circlejerk”
Suicide “Rocket USA”
Red Audio  “Robotomy”
Payback’s a Bitch “The Devil’s Advocate”
Kerosene Stars “Single Self”
The Konks “TV’s Killing Me”
The English Beat “Twist And Crawl”
YES “Don’t KIll The Whales”
The Pixies “Monkey Gone To Heaven”
Golden “Defeated”
Paul McCartney “Slidin'”
Hellblinki “Sanjula’s Junk”
Sgt. Van and the Highway Dogs “Things That Smell Like Fish”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM,  Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can also hear a different classic episode of RFC every weekday at 5 PM, and we bring you a marathon all night long Saturday night/Sunday morning.

I’m also going to  embed a low-fi, mono version of this show right in this post, right here so you can listen on demand.


After RFC, stick around for encores of last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This we bring you a mixtape without a cause. It’s a random, yet exquisitely-curated collection of Swing Music from the last century that jumps and jives and hops out with a few surprises.

Check out the playlist…

The Swing Shift 149

Quincy Jones “Boogie Stop Shuffle”
Joe Jackson “He’s A Shape In A Drape”
Fletcher Henderson “King Porter Stomp”
Duke Ellington “Stepping Into Swing Society”
Adrian Raso ” Beelzebaby Swing”
Swingaria “Dirty Club”
Don Redman “Reefer Man”
Dinah Washington “Big Long Slidin’ Thing”
Woody Herman “Woodchopper’s Ball”
Lavern Baker “St. Louis Blues”
Casa Loma Orchestra “Limehouse Blues”
Louis Jordan “Run Joe!”
Raphael Fays “Menilmontant”
Marvin Gaye “My Kind Of Town”
Mickey Jupp “Some People Can’t Dance”
Misty Blues “This Life We Live”
Nina Simone “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Paul Carrack “I’ll Always Be In Love With You”
Jimmie Lunceford “What’s This Thing Called Swing”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 8 PM and Saturday afternoon, only on The AIR . You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.