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 Cassius At Best. I believe this is a harbinger of a forthcoming album, which will be quite a long-awaited treasure.

Elsewhere we have a first hour that contains brand-new music from Aristotle Jones, Buni Muni, Brian Diller, Jeff Ellis and The 3 Clubmen, which is Andy Partridge’s laest project.  We close out our first hour with a new single from Chicago musician/actor/playwright Matt Tiegler. His song “Dreams” will be released on all major streaming platforms on Friday, and it’s a teaser for his upcoming album, Hands Free Down Hill.

Our second and third hours bring back a Ska-centric episode of Radio Free Charleston International from 2019 that acted as both a tribute to the late Ranking Roger and a quick primer on cool Ska music. Roger’s on every tune in the second hour of this week’s RFC, and he also kicks off the third hour, which is a Ska-filled treat for the ears.

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 140

hour one
Cassius At Best “Kiddo”
Aristotle Jones “You”
Garland Jeffreys “Rough And Ready”
The Earl Slick Band “Games”
The Amazing Delores “Ship of Slaves”
Sheldon Vance “Same Old Story”
Brian Diller “Carnival”
Buni Muni “F-”
Toccata Nosferatu “Anubis”
Ann Magnuson “Whatever Happened to New York”
Novelty Island “Eureka, I Can See”
The 3 Clubmen “Aviatrix”
Jeff Ellis “Home 2”
Matt Tiegler “Dream”

hour two
The English Beat “Ranking Full Stop”
The Beat “A Good Day For Sunshine”
Ranking Roger “One Minute Closer (To Death)”
General Public “General Public”
The English Beat “Doors Of Your Heart”
Ranking Roger “Wingmaker Dub Pt 3)
The Beat “Long Call Short Talk”
The Beat “Skank Away”
Ranking Roger “They Know”
General Public” As A Matter Of Fact”
The English Beat “Spar Wid Me”
The English Beat “Stand Down Margeret/Whine & Grind”
The Beat “Public Confidential”

hour three
The English Beat (2018) “Redemption Time”
The Specials “A Message To You, Rudy”
Desmond Dekker “The Israelites”
The Skatalites “Lucky Seven”
Madness “Night Boat To Cairo”
The Toasters “Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down”
Bad Manners “Lip Up Fatty”
Save Ferris “Lies”
Operation Ivy “Take Warning”
Goldfinger “You Think It’s A Joke”
Reel Big Fish “It’s Not Easy”
No Doubt “Blue In the Face”
The Selecter “Big Badoof”
The Aquabats “Idiot Box”
The Science Fair Explosion “Before It Ends”
Gogo 13 “House Ape”

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 classic 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.