We have a stellar line-up of great programming all day Wednesday on The AIR. All-new episodes of Life Speaks with Michele Zirkle Marcum, The Gibby Hunters, The Comedy Vault. Curtain Call and The Swing Shift are joined by a special replay of the very first RFC Interview with Mark Wolfe, which now includes the song he recorded in Wales as part of the band, Deadknot.
Wednesday is loaded with great talk, comedy and music. Listen at the website or on this sweet little radio widget…
At 1 PM we kick things off with an encore of On The Road with Mel‘s guide to traveling for West Virginia football. At 1:30 PM Life Speaks with Michele Zirkle Marcum presents an interview with Chad Lindberg, star of the movie October Sky. You can read more about this very special episode (and Michele’s book signing on Thursday) HERE. A repeat of this show will air this evening at 6 PM.
At 2 PM, instead of running The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe, we will bring you the RFC Interview from July where your PopCulteer turns the tables and puts Mark on the other side of the microphone to talk about his trip to Wales to record as part of an international supergroup.
This interview has been newly-edited to include the song, “Losing My Dreams” by the band, Deadknot.
You can hear this interview again tonight at 9 PM, following a special replay of this week’s Radio Free Charleston, where we debuted the song, at 8 PM.
At 3 PM on Curtain Call Mel Larch presents a one-hour salute to Stephen Sondheim, bringing you music from several of his shows, as well as the voice of the man himself discussing his music and introducing some of the tunes. You will hear performances by Sondheim, as well as Nathan Lane, Chita Rivera, Madonna, Bernadette Peters and more. The full playlist appears at the bottom of this post.
Not to be outdone, yours truly brings you a one-hour salute to Duke Ellington on The Swing Shift at 4 PM. In this show you will hear Duke Ellington and his orchestra, along with performances of his compositions by Frank Sinatra, Lady Gaga, Royal Crown Revue, Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgeral, Joe Jackson and more. The full playlist for this show also appears at the bottom of this post.
At 10 PM it’s a brand-new edition of The Gibby Hunters. with Brian and Jerry with special guest Rah Rah Emmler, as they talk about their recent misadventures in Manhattan. This show is followed by The Comedy Vault, which this week presents a full hour of uncensored, vintage George Carlin. At Midnight the astonishing and unpredictable overnight shift brings you music and comedy all night long, including Firesign Theater, No Doubt, The Pixies, Richard Pryor and more.
“Invocation” from The Frogs
“Free” from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
“Company” from Company
“I’m Still Here” from Follies
“God That’s Good” from Sweeny Todd
“Waiting Around For The Girls Upstairs” from Company
“Putting It Together” from Putting It Together
“Side by Side by Side” from Company
“No One Is Alone” from Into The Woods
“America” from West Side Story
“Sooner Or Later” from Dick Tracy
“Some People” from Gypsy
“Send In The Clowns” from A Little Night Music
Duke Ellington “Take The ‘A’ Train”
Joe Jackson “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”
Frank Sinatra “Mood Indigo”
Linda Rondstadt “Lush Life”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “Caravan”
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett “Sophisticated Lady”
Django Reinhardt “In A Sentimental Mood”
Paul McCartney “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”
Ella Fitzgerald “Satin Doll”
Royal Crown Revue “The Mooch”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Jumpin’ Jack”
Joe Jackson “I Got It Bad And That Ain’t good”
Billie Holliday “Prelude To A Kiss”
Duke Ellington “Creole Rhapsode 1 & 2”
Background music “Anatomy of a Murder Suite”