We welcome the new year in style this week on The AIR  as we premiere an all-new episode of Radio Free Charleston! 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 elsewhere on this page.

This three-hour show, hot on the heels of our latest video episode, brings you two hours of our usual mix of local, independent and downright nifty music, plus a special third hour.  You can hear it at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.

You can hear Radio Free Charleston  every Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.

We open the show this week with a newly-released live track from The Settlement, then we run the gamut from unreleased 40-plus year-old music by New Wave legend, Skafish, to killer local music from Hello June, Todd Burge, Buni Muni and more, and then we even sneak it a very rare not-too-offensive song by GG Allin.

Our third hour is a fresh-out-of-the-oven bootleg recording (used with permission) of an hour of Brian Diller’s show last Friday night at The ROQ, below the old Quarrier Diner. I believe Brian is playing at the Bridge Road Bistro this weekend,and I’ll have full details of that this week in STUFF TO DO.

It was great seeing Brian again in Charleston, and in this recording you’ll get to hear his introductions to the songs and lots of cool stories from his 45-year career making music.

You can also see Brian, along with The Velvet Brothers, Trielement, Elektro Biscuit and a movie trailer by Jake Fertig in our latest video episode, which I’m dropping right here…

Full details on that show can be found HERE.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages where possible)…

RFC V5 157

hour one
The Settlement “Gotta Have You”
Skafish “Barbie Doll Dream House”
Novelty Island “The Club”
Ann Magnuson “Some Kind Of Swinger”
Hello June “California”
Julian Lennon “Saltwater (Lo Fi)”
Seal and Trevor Horn “Steppin’ Out”
Todd Burge “It’s A Squirrel’s World Too”
Buni Muni “Dickies”
Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns “Homesick”
Sean Richardson “Give”
Jeff Ellis “L.D.R.”
Astrodot “Pay No Mind”
GG Allin “Cheri Love Affair”

hour two
63 Eyes “Rabbit Run”
The 3 Clubmen “Green Green Grasshopper”
Scrap Iron Pickers “Swamp Thing”
Lady D and Ron Sowell “Lay It Down”
The Bloody Beatroots featuring Peter Frampton “The Beat”
Duck City Music x CHJ x NdaKut X DiagNosis “Big Dog DCM Remix FREESTYLE”
Peter Gabriel “Road To Joy (Dark Side Mix)”
Jerks “Taillights”
Miniature Giant “Not My Way”
The Tom McGees “The Choice”
The Dollyrots “Can’t Tell You Why”
Test Subject 17 “Saturation”
Shake The Dead  “From Fury”
Wall of Voodoo “Country of Man”
The Church “An Interlude (live)”
Sgt. Van and the Highway Dogs “325”

hour three
Brian Diller at The ROQ 12-29-23

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 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.


Then at 1 PM we have MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call. At 3 PM  we bring you two one-year-old episodes of The Swing Shift.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 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.