We welcome our 2023 overlords this week on The AIR  as we premiere an all-local and partly-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.

We’ve created another new/old hybrid for you this week that you can hear at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday. The first hour is filled with new, local music. Hours two and three bring you a couple of our one-hour, all-local episodes of RFC Volume Four, from February 2017.

We open with just-released music from the Maestro, Chuck Biel. If you saw the latest video episode of Radio Free Charleston (it debuted Saturday and you can see it HERE) then you saw Chuck with one of his old projects, Doctor Curmudgeon. Chuck dropped me a message via FB to let me know that he had new music out, and we not only open the show with it, but I’m posting the video Chuck made for it right here…

And that nifty! You can see more of Chuck’s recent videos at his YouTube page.

Also in our first hour we have brand-new music from Zeroking, Byzantine, The Carpenter Ants, Blue Twisted Steel and making his RFC debut, Patrick Lawrence.

For our second and third hours I went back and dug up two episodes of Radio Free Charleston from February, 2016. These shows haven’t been heard for over five years, and I didn’t want to let them languish any longer. Note that hour two is all-instrumental. I don’t have current links for every artist after the first hour, but I’ll drop in a few.

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)…

hour one
Chuck Biel “Xenoglossy”
The Carpenter Ants “Shakin’ Hands With Charlie Tee”
Patrick Lawrence “Dandelion Wine”
The Paranoid Style “Moveable Feast Blues”
Blue Twisted Steel “Austin”
Heavy Set Paw Paws “Girl With A Mandolin”
The Long Lost Somethins “Voyeur”
Zeroking “Back Off”
Byzantine “God Shame”
David Synn “The Island of Gorgo”
The Red Book “Inside/Outside”
The Company Stores “Fathers”

hour two
Chuck Biel “Thufir Hawat”
Scrap Iron Pickers “Iron Bucket”
Frank Panucci “A Call To Inaction”
Deni Bonet “BBC2”
A Flying Fortress “When In Rome”
Ryan Kennedy “Three Pieces by Franciso Tarrega”
Beat To Death “I Can’t Breathe”
The Fat N Sassy Band “Breathe”
David Synn “Harlequin’s Last Dance”
C2J2 “The Fallen”
The Panucci Brothers “Dancing Midget Spider-man Fantasia”

hour three
Speedsuit “Gwendoline”
Wren Allen Band “Portside”
Bon Air “Tell Me Why”
The New Relics “Good Night”
NRVS LVRS “2 Young 2 Know”
Ona “Tornado Rider”
Sasha Collete “Rock of Ages”
Tofujitsu “Mutants”
The Wild Rumpus “Columbus Stockade Blues”
Red Audio  “Money Tree”
Vinna Bee “Snowglobes of a Dustbowl”
American Minor “Buffalo Creek”
Anna Bo “Gone”
Bedowyn “Leave The Living For The Dead”
The Amazing Delores “Rats In My Trailer”

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 two great recent episodes of The Swing Shift arrive.

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.