Tuesday on The AIR we deliver brand-new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, NOISE BRIGADE and The Swing Shift plus we replay last Friday’s MIRRORBALL special. While you recover from the extended election results, you can still support the local scene here on The AIR.  You simply have to move your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to this excitable little embedded radio player…

We have a special Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with the new single from Boldly Go!, our local Star Trek Punk Band, and the first hour is filled with a mix of new and old and local and international music. We have new tunes from AC/DC and Sierra Ferrell (not working together), plus we have some classic glam-rock from T. Rex and Roxy Music. Our second and third hours revive an episode of RFC, filled with local music, that hasn’t been heard for nearly four years.

Check out the playlist to see all the goodies we bring you this week…

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hour one
Boldly Go! “No Win Scenario”
Rockwell’s Ghost “Heckler’s Last Stand”
The Dollyrots “Time Will Stop”
T. Rex “Dandy In The Underworld”
Roxy Music “Do The Strand”
AC/DC “Rejection”
Sierra Ferrell “Why’d Ya Do It”
Take Vibe “Walking On The Moon”
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands “Fall of the Seraph”
The Fall “Strangetown”
The Bounty “Watershed”
Bon Air “Western Skies”
Andy Partridge “Apples and Oranges”

hour two
Kenneth Brian Band “Goodbye, West Virginia”
HarraH “Blood Moon”
The Big Bad “See You In The Shadows”
Tofujitsu “Winged Cyclops”
Doctor Curmudgeon
Spencer Elliott “Battle of Wonderland”
Eduardo Canelón y su Comparsa “La Nueva Comparsa”
Stark Raven “Irrational People”
A Story Told “Fall Back”
Crack The Sky “Maybe I Can Fool Everybody”
Bongwater “Mystery Hole”
The Tom McGees “Country Roads”
Weedhaven Laughing Academy “Glue”
Astromoth “Son of a Vampire”
Ona “World At War”

hour three
World Without Fear “Here’s To You (I Love You)”
Highway Jones “Another Man”
Hitchcock Circus “Jealousy Pill”
Underdog Blues Review “Come Back Baby”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “You Wiped Your Ass With My Heart”
Foz Rotten “Ordinary Guy”
The Science Fair Explosion “Kornchipz”
Time And Distance “That Girl”
Bobaflex “Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away)”
Superfetch “28 Punks”
The Company Stores “Street Corner Blues”
Linnfinity “Holy Rain”
DEVO “Satisfaction”
The Renfields “Invisible Man”

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 11 AM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 1 PM we’ll replay the latested edition of Mel Larch’s Disco showcase, MIRRORBALL.

At 2 PM Steven Allen Adams, fresh from a grueling tour of duty covering the local political races, graces us with a new edition of NOISE BRIGADE that’s chock full o’ punk/ska crunchy goodness. Check out the playlist to see what Steve’s got up his sleeves…


Billie Joel Armstrong “That’s Rock ’n’ Roll”
The Inevitables “The Weight of Worry”
Less Than Jake “Dear Me”
Less Than Jake “Lie to Me”
We Are The Union “You’re Dead/Vampire Ska”
Millington w/ Emily Mitchell “The Ghost of You”
Millington w/ Half Past Two “Look What Happened (Cover)”
Half Past Two “Love Me Dead (Cover)”
Bite Me Bambi “Carried Away”
Bad Operation “Bagel Rooks”
Millie Manders and the Shutup “Silent Screams”
Skatune Network w/ Max Boiko “Determination”
Mad Caddies “Strange Days”
Goldfinger “Wallflower”
Big D and the Kids Table “Doctor D”
Dancehall Crashers “Enough”
The Bombpops “Notre Dame”
The Donnas “40 Boys in 40 Nights”

NOISE BRIGADE alternates weeks with Psychedelic Shack Tuesdays at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 10 PM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 1 PM, Saturday at 8 AM, Sunday at 9 AM and Monday at 7 PM.

At 3 PM it’s a new mixtape edition of The Swing Shift on The AIR. This compillation of classic Cab Calloway tunes pays tribute to the master maestro, who we inexplicably left out of our recent “100 Years of Swing” series. We do our penance in the sweetest way possible with nearly a solid hour of incredible Cab Calloway music. Check this playlist, Jack…

The Swing Shift 105

All Songs by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra

“Minnie The Moocher”
“Kickin’ The Gong Around”
“Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day”
“(Hep Hep) The Jumpin’ Jive”
“Hey Now”
“I Ain’t Got Nobody”
“Hoy Hoy”
“Some of These Days”
“St. James Infimary”
“Three Swings And Out”
“Hard Times (Topsy Turvy)”
“”Do You Wanna Jump, Children”
“Floogie Walk”
“San Francisco Fan”
“I Want To Rock”
“Hi De Ho Man”
“You Rascal You”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 PM,  Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Be sure to check back for The 2020 PopCult Gift Guide, beginning around 11 AM.