It’s the Fourth of July, and for the first time I can recall, we’re bringing you our regular programming on The AIR that means it’s time for a new  Radio Free Charleston and a new edition of The Swing Shift. 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.

Our first hour is all new and loaded with great local and independent music. We have new tunes from The Tom Batchelor Band, TAFKAVince Band, Jeff Ellis, Galen & Paul, Inception In Black, Speedsuit, Love Interest Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns and more.

Our second and third hours revive a prog-heavy episode of Radio Free Charleston International that hasn’t been heard in over five years. This show dates back to when Prognosis had not yet made its debut, so loading up one of my shows with prog made sense. I have to admit, while I love progressive rock, Herman Linte does it better.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. 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…

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hour one
Tom Batchelor Band “Toe Truck”
TAFKAVinceBand “Magazine Pages”
The Humans “Pipeline”
Jeff Ellis “The Destroyer”
Galen and Paul “Room At The Top of The Stairs”
Scarlet Revolt “Ghost Town”
Inception In Black “The Misty Eyed”
Speedsuit “Never Take You Back”
Elvis Costello “My Science Fiction Twin”
Golden “I Want To Run”
Love Interest “Motherwound”
Sean Richardson “Cerulean”
The Wearing Hands “Eyeball”
The Anchoress “Martha’s Harbour”
Novelty Island “Turn To Me”
Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns “Aurelian”

hour two
Tubes “White Punks on Dope”
Nektar “Burn Out My Eyes”
Dream Theater “The Gift of Music”
Robert Fripp “Breathless”
Tame Impala “Let It Happen”
Floyd Acapella “Us And Them”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Pirates”

hour three
Steve Hackett “The Steppes”
Roger Waters “Amused To Death”
Alan Parsons Porject “I Robot”
Progessive Experience “The Storm”
Steven Wilson “Don’t Hate Me”
King Crimson “21st Century Schizoid Man”
Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe “Roundabout”

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, a new episode of The Swing Shift presents a career retrospective of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. This seminal Retro Swing Revival band is marking thirty years of  kicking it and spreading the Gospel of Swing to new generations.

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.