Tuesday afternoon happens again this week, and on The AIR that means it’s time for a new  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 found elsewhere on this page.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.  This week we have one all-new hour, and two hours of a 2019 episode of RFC International that hasn’t been heard since the week it originally aired.

Kicking off this cool edition of our show is a new song from Astrodot, which is the musical brainchild of an old friend, Stephen Schmidt. I ran into Stephen Sunday night at the premiere of Douglas Imbrogno’s A House In The Clouds documentary about the artist, Robert Singleton (and you’ll read more about that later this week), and he told me that he’d been releasing music through Bandcamp, so I rushed to get it to bring to you. It does indeed, kick the ass.

Also leaving asses kicked is Sgt. Van and the Highway Dogs, a musical project from Chuck Van Voorhis, a buddy from the GI Joe collecting community.  He was going for an 80s vibe with this track, and I think he pretty much nailed it.

The remainder of our first hour is filled with killer stuff like new music from The Pretenders, Buni Muni, William Matheny and Jerks, plus a mini set of strange cover tunes and other goodies.  In the set of cover tunes, I mistakenly say that the group, Pink Turtle, are Italian. They are actually French. I’m sorry. I have a cold.

Our second and third hours go back to early 2017 for an episode Radio Free Charleston International that runs the free-format gamut from Chuck Berry to DEVO, with stops at Prog, Blues, Swing and even The Beatles along the way. It is cool to have such a vast library of old shows that have been offline for years to dip back into, since it’s not always easy to find the time to do a three-hour show every week.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Where possible in the first hour, live links will take you to the artist’s pages so you can find out more about them, buy their music and find out where to see them perform live…

RFC V5 146

hour one
Astrodot “The Victor”
Sgt. Van and the Highway Dogs “Nothing Can Hold Me Down”
The Pretenders “Domestic Silence”
Spurgy Hankins Band “Nature’s Rhythm”
Brian Diller “To Win Her”
Buni Muni “Wild Boys”
William Matheny “Grand Old Feeling”
The Cleverlys “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
Pink Turtle “Don’t Stop”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “Natural Woman”
Big Daddy “Addicted To Love”
Jerks “Nowhere”
Rasta Rafiki “Mistaken Man”

hour two
Chuck Berry “Big Boys”
Bob Dylan “Stardust”
Jamiroquai “Dr. Buzz”
Mastadon “Roots Remain”
Body Count “This Is Why We Ride”
Blink 182 “Misery”
Goldfrapp “Everything Is Never Enough”
The Blues Swingers “By Friday”
Aimee Mann “Good For Me”
Postmodern Jukebox “Roxanne”
The Jesus and Mary Chain “Los Feliz (Blue and Green)
Depeche Mode “Going Backwards”

hour three
UK “Carry The Cross”
The Beatles “I’m Only Sleeping (Mono)”
The Beach Boys “God Only Knows”
Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers “Who Do You Think I Am”
Delta 88 “Boppin’ Little Witch”
Mike Oldfield “Return To Ommadawn part one”
Todd Rundgren “Bang On The Drum All Day”
The B-52s “Party Out of Bounds”
DEVO “Mechanical Man”

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 classic 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.


After RFC, stick around for encores of last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.  You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 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.