We offer up two new episodes of our speciality music shows Tuesday on The AIR with fresh editions of Radio Free Charleston and Psychedelic Shack. You can hop over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and listen to this swell little embedded radio player…

Tune into this week’s Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday for a special show loaded with the music of Bill Withers, interspersed with new local music from Jay Parade, Boldly Go and Bottle & Burst, plus new tunes from The Boomtown Rats, Green Day, and more, mixed in with classic songs from local and international artists. We even include a couple of artists covering the music of Bill Withers.

We lost West Virginia Music Hall of Famer, Bill Withers last week, as the Beckley native succumbed to heart disease at the age of 81. His genuine, everyman soul music touched millions, and he never forgot his roots, returning to West Virgina many times to perform, visit family and mentor young musicians. Even just meeting him fleetingly made a huge impression. He was a great man, and an amazing singer and songwriter. We had to salute the man in this week’s show, and mixing his music with music made by others is what I think he would have wanted.

Check out the playlist…

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hour one
Bill Withers “Lean On Me”
Christopher Harris “Just The Two of Us”
Hightail Home “Lamplight”
David Bowie “Space Oddity”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Wandering Star”
The Boomtown Rats “Rock n’ Roll Ye Ye”
Bill Withers “Railroad Man”
Jay Parade “Destroyer”
Boldly Go “First Contact”
Misery I Melody “Stormy Weather”
Bottle & Burst “Waste Me”
Profane Existence “Crust Is Back In Town”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Bill Withers “Better Days”
Captain Catfeesh “Christmas In Prison”

hour two
Bill Withers “Lonely Town, Lonely Street”
Bon Air “Like You’re Still Here”
The BrotherSisters “Damn The Torpedoes”
Alan Parsons Project “Damned If I Do”
The B 52s “Eyes Wide Open”
Mika “I Went To Hell Last Night”
Bill Withers “I Wish You Well”
M Opus “Find My Way Back Home”
Tarja “Serene”
Ovada “Serene”
Karen O “Turn On The Light”
Marcie Bullock “Maybe Just Crazy”
Bill Withers “Use Me”

hour three
Bill Withers “Lovely Day”
Stevie Wonder “Earth’s Creation”
Liquid Canvas “Spirit Molecule”
Flare Baroshi “The Vampire Mafia”
dog soldier “Blanket”
Green Day “I Was A Teenage Teenager”
The Overlooked “December”
Bill Withers “The Best You Can”
Hybrid Soul Project “Ain’t Nobody”
Howard Jones “The One To Love You”
Lady D “You’ll Live In Bliss”
Roger Waters “The Tide Is Turning”
PP Arnold “I’ll Always Remember You”
Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 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 2 PM we bring you a brand-new episode of Psychedelic Shack. Nigel Pye returns to The AIR with a show that is jam-packed with the type of trippy music that keeps you delightfully disoriented as you look askew at that troublesome thing we call reality. Nigel has thoughtfully provided us with a playlist for this week’s show…

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Andy Partridge and Robyn Hitchcock “Got My…”
David Cross and Peter Banks “Upshift”
David Bowie “Cygnet Committee”
Jimi Hendrix “Foxey Lady”
Mannfred Mann “L.S.D.”
Pink Floyd “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun”
13th Floor Elevators “Roller Coaster”
Jefferson Airplane “Wooden Ships”
Golden Earring “Sound of the Screaming Day”
Janis Joplin “Piece Of My Heart”
Yard Birds “For Your Love”

Psychedelic Shack alternates weeks with NOISE BRIGADE Tuesdays at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM and 10 PM, Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at Noon, Saturday at 8 AM, Sunday at 4 PM and Monday at 7 PM.

At 3 PM your PopCulteer begs off from producing a new episode of The Swing Shift this week, and instead brings you encores of episode 50, where we play all our favorites, and episode 60, which was a birthday salute to Brian Setzer. We’ll be back with a new episode next week.

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.