We have once again arrived at Tuesday on The AIR  and 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.  This week it’s yet another of our hybrid shows, combinging a new hour with classic episodes from the archives.

In order to hear this show, you simply have to take your cursor over and point it at the website, or you could just stay right here and  listen to the cool embedded player found elsewhere on this page, Either way you get three full hours of Radio Free Charleston loaded with cool new local music and cool new independent music and some really interesting recycled material from 2018.

Our first hour is mostly recently-released music, some of it less than a week old. We open with brand-new music from Huntington’s Buni Muni, and heap on the new local and indie stuff with fresh tracks from Corduroy Brown, Joe Rian, Sierra Ferrell, Nixon Black, Ian Hunter and more.  We also spice things up a bit with music from John Lennon, Ann Magnuson, Payback’s a Bitch, Easy All-Stars and others.

I have to be honest. I’d planned to do a full three-hour show this week, but my prep and recording time got upended by the news that Tucker Carlson was fired from FOX News. My phone started ringing off the hook, and my inbox filled up. When it came time to record the show my throat was raw and my face was contorted into an intense grin. So I just did one new hour, then plundered the RFC Archives.

That means that our second and third hours resurrect two of our one-hour, all-local editions of Radio Free Charleston from the Spring of 2018.  Among thes two gems you’ll find a long-lost live set by Blue Million, recorded about thirty years ago at The Empty Glass.

Again, I warn you that over the course of our three hours we jump around many different musical genre and styles, because RFC is free-format radio, and we sorta do that by definition.

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)…

RFC V5 128

hour one
Buni Muni “TAZ-BBY”
Joe Rian “Daddy’s Head Hurts”
Sierra Ferrell “The Sea (Alternate Version)”
Corduroy Brown “Survivor’s Guilt”
John Lennon “Old Dirt Road (rehearsal)”
Tyler Childers “Old Country Church (Jubilee Version)”
Todd Burge with Joseph Hale “Moonshiner”
Peg Bundy “Down”
Dave Strong “I Would”
Nervous Twitch “You Never Let Me Down”
Payback’s a Bitch “Go Johnny”
Nixon Black “Fragile”
Model Citizens “You Are What You Wear”
Easy All-Stars “Moonage Daydream”
Ann Magnuson “I’m A Man”
Ian Hunter “I Hate Hate”

hour two
Holden Caulfield “Open For Business”
Blue Million – Live At The Empty Glass 1993
“Real Life Baby Doll”
“Tangled Up In Blue”
“What Would It Take”
“Blueberry Jam”
“That Was Then, This Is Now”
“Folsom Prison Blues”
“Flesh Blood and Bones”
Three Bodies “Gardens of Hope”
Go Van Gogh “Shut Up, I Love You”
Two Watts of Power “World”
Whistlepunk “Falling Down”
Raymond Wallace “Shine On Harvest Moon”
Mark Bates and the Vacancies “Spiral Down”
Under the Radar “Mothman”
The Amazing Delores “Rats In My Trailer”

hour three
Sheldon Vance “Play On”
Farnsworth “American Dream”
Burt Reynolds Death Metal Experiment “Finding Emo”
Science of the Mind “Taste My Fist”
The Renfields “Mars Attacks”
Under The Radar “Mothman Prophecy #1”
Radio Cult “Man Made Monster”
Linnfinity “Martian’s Bloom”
Hawthorne Heights “Hope”
Stone Ka-Tet “Here It Comes Again”
Stark Raven  “It Never Goes Away”
Wolfgang Parker “Blood Red Water”
Pepper Fandango “Make-out Bandit”
John Radcliff  “Company Song”

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 3 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.


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 a couple of early episodes of The Swing Shift. Every week yours truly strives to bring you the best of over 100 years of Swing Music on one of our most-listened-to programs. This week we’re going to encore some of the formative episodes. These two shows orignally aired in 2017.

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.