Great local music that you haven’t heard in years is on the agenda Tuesday on Radio Free Charleston on The AIR.

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Last week due to a combination of outside assignments and yours truly having a very weak voice, I ran encore presentations of all of our specialty music shows on The AIR. This week my voice is still pretty shot, and I need to rest up before my annual ToyLanta excusion next week. I didn’t want to resort to reruns two weeks in a row, so I instead took to the archives and stitched together the first episode of RFC Volume Four, from July 2016, and the 28th episode, from October of that year to create a new show that will debut Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM. Both of these shows were bumped from the server and have been out of circulation for three years now.

There is some light editing, mainly to remove references to other shows that are no longer on The AIR, or plugs for events that already took place. To mind the gap created by this trimming, we inserted the band Luna Park, doing their cover of Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry.” That’s at the end of our first hour.

From time to time the plan is to repackage previous incarnations of RFC into this new format, and that includes some of the original broadcast shows from 1989 and 90.

This is another three-hour show that’s almost entirely local music.  I slipped in a couple of regional ringers, and the mystery bonus cut at the end is sort of European, but this is still way more local than most of the new RFC V5 shows will be. I promise that next week will bring a mix of local and non-local artists, plus we’ll salute a great local artist who’s leaving town (but not the state).

But for this week, check out the playlist…


hour one
Jordan Andrew Jefferson “White Light”
The Smoky Room “Pie Chart”
No Rain “Don’t Come Around”
Jack Griffith “Everything It Takes”
Dina “Pie Chart”
The Laser Beams “Eden By The Fire Escape”
Sheldon Vance “Don’t Walk Away”
Miss Mousie and The Rigamarole “Dumpsters and Divebars”
Neil Zaza “Take On Me”
Under Surveillance “Rachel”
The Nanker Phelge “Meerkat and Wombat”
Trielement “Ultra Violet”
The Company Stores “Pocket Change”
Wolfgang Parker “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head”
Luna Park “Voices Carry”

hour two
Superfetch “Suck My D*ck ISIS”
Mark Wolfe “Gypsy Rant”
The Heydays “Shady Grove”
Bud Carroll “Mistaken Identity”
Out of Nowhere “Rise Above”
Tape Age “Worst Night Of My Life”
J Marinelli “The Great Negation”
Joe Vallina “Humble Days”
Renaissance “So Blase”
Stark Raven “It Never Goes Away”
Clownhole “Old Man Jumping A Fence”
Under The Radar “All Along The Watchtower”
Bobaflex “Pray To The Devil”
Syphter “No Laughing Matter”

hour three
The Defectors “Nightlife in Tokyo”
Whistlepunk “Outshine”
Feast of Steven “Falling”
Ovada “Church of Paranoia”
Three Bodies “Shingles and Tar”
Mad Scientist Club “Save The Whales”
The Nanker Phelge “Making The Wheel To Turn”
69 Fingers “How To Get A New Life”
Ouralias “Daydream”
The Science Fair Explosion “Kornchipz”
Hellblinki “Sanjula’s Junk”
The Liquid Canvas “Spirit Molecule”
Mother Nang “Fade”
Strawfyssh “Graveyard Shift”
Go Van Gogh “Shut Up, I Love You”

plus a mystery bonus track

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.

The rest of today’s programming on The AIR will be encore presentations, but you should still listen in because they’re pretty damned good. We intend to return to fighting trim next week, with a full line-up of all-new editions of all of our music speciality programs, including those from Haversham Recording Institute in London.  Herman Linte, Sydney Fileen, Nigel Pye and crew tell me that they’re looking forward to being quarantined in the studio so that they can return to their labors of love, the fruits of which we are glad to share on The AIR.