Tuesday finds another partly-new Radio Free Charleston on The AIR.  Our first hour of  Radio Free Charleston is accompanied by part one of a classic two-part episode of Radio Free Charleston International, that dates back to, 2016 and served as the pilot for Beatles Blast, which can now be heard Wednesdays on The AIR.

To listen to The AIR, 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.

Our first hour is a collection of cool local, independt and brand-new music. We open with Sierra Ferrell’s take on the Sam Cooke classic, “Cupid,” which can be heard on the new video show, Cake & Tea, from the Mirror Mirror Network.

Next up we have Custard Flux, from Detroit (but brought to us via the Chicago pipeline). “Right Now Here in Time” is the first single from the band’s upcoming album Einsteinium Delirium to be released on Friday, June 7 via the label Friends Of The Fish (a subsidiary of Fruits de Mer Records, UK). You can check out a cool animated video for this tune HERE.

The remainder of our all-new first hour has new music fro Andy Prieboy, The Paranoid Style, The Broken Relics, Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates, Duck City Music and loads more cool tunes to which you may well groove.

Our second and third hours are an early episode of Radio Free Charleston International, that acted as the pilot for Beatles Blast. This is the first of two parts, and you’ll hear the second part next week, because you can never have too much Beatles.

The links in the first hour of the playlist will take you to the pages where you can learn more about each artist and buy their music or find out where to see them.

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hour one
Sierra Ferrell “Cupid”
Custard Flux “Right Now Here In Time”
Andy Prieboy “Tits and Ass (Ass and Tits)”
The Paranoid Style “The Return of The Molly Maguires”
The Broken Relics “Crosswalk”
63 Eyes “Two Lives”
Hybrid Zero “20 Steps”
Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates “Telecaster”
Hello June “Honey I Promise”
Big Daddy “Graceland”
William Matheny “Down at the Hotel Canfield”
Buni Muni “Smoke”
The Cleverlys “Milkshake’
Duck City Music “What It Do”
The Dollyrots “Valentine’s Day”

hour two
The Beatles “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)”
John Lennon “Serve Yourself”
Paul McCartney “Return To Pepperland”
George Harrison “When We Was Fab”
Ringo Starr “I Don’t Believe You”
The Wedding Present with Amelia Fletcher “Getting Better”
Sonic Youth “Within You Without You”
Michelle Shocked “Lovely Rita”
The Fall “A Day In The Life”
Tina Turner “Help”
Phil Collins “Tomorrow Mever Knows”
Annie Lennox “Don’t Let Me Down”
The Rutles “Get Up And Go”

hour three
The Beatles “What’s The New Mary Jane”
Mash Up “Only of a Lonely USSR”
Men Without Hats “I Am The Walrus”
New Musik “All You Need Is Love”
Paul Weller “Sexy Sadie”
Adrian Belew “Blackbird”
Kansas “Eleanor Rigby”
Alan Holdsworth “Michelle”
Golden Earring “I’ll Be Back”
Thompson Twins “Revolution”
Cheap Trick “Day Tripper”
Heart “I’m Down/Long Tall Sally”
Ben Harper “Strawberry Fields Forever”

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 classic episode of The Swing Shift. Next week The Swing Shift returns with the first of three new episodes devoted to Boogie Woogie, the exciting sub-genre of Swing that moves the spirit and heals the soul.

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.