We only offer up one new episode of our speciality music shows Tuesday on The AIR with a fresh edition of The Swing Shift at 3 PM (all times EDT). Radio Free Charleston brings you the show that debuted last Thursday, and we’ll have details on that below. Meanwhile, you can naviagate your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and listen to this embedded radio player…
At 10 AM and 10 PM you can hear the special episode of RFC that I told you about in this space last week. It’s the show featuring Battleship Battleship! and you can read all about here HERE. This show wasn’t ready last Tuesday, so we’re going to run it all this week in our regular replay spots to give everyone a chance to catch it. You can also listen to it on demand at the Podcast tab at The AIR website. Just click on the tab and look for”Radio Free Charleston V5 015.”
Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 1 PM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.
At 1 PM today, we’ll replay last week’s edition of Rudy & Mel’s Shut-in Show. 2 PM sees an encore of a great episode of Steven Allen Adams’ NOISE BRIGADE. Steven is still being held hostage by the governor’s daily Coronavirus briefings, but we’re hoping he’ll return with new shows soon.
Speaking of new shows, we do have a new episode of The Swing Shift at 3 PM Tuesday, as yours truly indulges in his love of the music that means a thing, indeed. This week we take our slogan, “Bringing You The Best Swing Music of the last 100 years,” seriously, as our newest song is six days old (our show-opening number from Mike Batt) and our oldest, “The Fives” by Hersal Thomas is 99 years old. What they have in common is that they, and every song recorded between them on this show, really swing!
Our opening track is a charity single that Batt composed and debuted last week incorporating words suggested to him via Twitter. It’s being sold at iTunes, and there’s an animated video at YouTube. You can find out more about the NHS Charities at this link. It opens up a pretty swingin’ show, as you can tell by this playlist…
The Swing Shift 090
Mike Batt “Welcome To Wormtown”
Eyal Vilner Big Band “I’m On My Way To Canaan Land” (Brianna Thomas)
The Puppini Sisters “Groove Is In The Heart”
Bobby Darin “The Right Time”
Gustav Brom “Contraband”
Benny Goodman “After You’ve Gone”
Gary Moore with B.B. King “The Story Of The Blues”
Tyler Pedersen “Solar Molar”
Hersal Thomas “The Fives”
Stehane Grappelli “Chicago”
Diana Krall “I’m Confessin’ That I Love You”
Erskine Hawkins “Hawk’s Boogie”
Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald “Who Walks In”
Atomic Fireballs “Calypso KIng”
Colin James & His Little Big Band “Something’s Going On In My Room”
You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 5 PM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.