Your humble blogger/radio host is a little hampered by MG again this week on The AIR  as we premiere another mostly-local and partly-new episode of 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 elsewhere on this page.

We’ve created another new/old hybrid for you this week that you can hear at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday. The first hour is filled with new, local and independent music. Hours two and three bring you a vintage episode of RFC Volume Four, from 2016, and it’s loaded with goodies.  Live links in the playlist are sparse this week.

Our first hour is all-new. We open it with new music from Corduroy Brown, and continue on with new or newish stuff from Andy Prieboy, Jim Lange, Logical Fleadh, Mark Mothersbaugh, Rick Wakeman, The Church, Depeche Mode and more.

For our second and third hours I once again went back and found an early episode of Radio Free Charleston International from 2016. This show hasn’t been heard for over six years, and I didn’t want to let it languish any longer.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links take you to the artist’s pages)…

RFC V5 121

hour one
Corduroy Brown “Headstones”
Andy Prieboy “Blackboard Sky (live)”
Lee Press-on “I’m So Happy”
Jim Lange “Nobody’s Home (voice and guitar)”
Blue Twisted Steel “Intro/Outro”
Logical Fleadh “The Ballad of Saint James”
John Bunkley “Sunshine and Chocolate”
Mark Mothersbaugh “Bear Dance”
Rick Wakeman featuring Haley Sanderson “Visitation”
Frenchy And The Punk “If The World Doesn’t End First”
The Church “The Hypnogogue”
Depeche Mode “Ghosts Again”
Tim Booth “All About Time”
Payback’s a Bitch “Soul Dealer (no fade)”

hour two
Rockestra “So Glad To See You Here”
The Lennon/Claypool Delirium “Boomerang Baby”
James McCartney “Wisteria”
thenewnotwo “Wide Awake”
Julian Lennon “How Many Times”
Midge Ure “Day After Day”
Toyah Wilcox “Out Of The Blue”
Skillet “Burn It Down”
Big Audio Dynamite “Psycho Wing”
Shakespear’s Sister “Hello (Turn Your Radio On)”
Peter Garrett “I’d Do It Again”
Oingo Boingo “Helpless”
Lene Lovich “Savages”

hour three
George Harrison “Shanghai Surprise”
Oktopus “World’s Apart”
Frank Zappa “You Are What You Is”
Eskobar “Rocketship”
MaidaVale “The Greatest Story Ever Told”
They Might Be Giants “Miniature Sidewalk Whirlwind”
Owl City “The Bird and The Worm”
Dalek I Love You “Horrorscope”
The Descendants “Spineless and Scarlet Red”Zodiac “Down”
The Misfits “Nightmare on Elm Street”
Ultravox “Perfecting the Art of Common Ground”

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 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.


Then at 1 PM we have MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call. At 3 PM two great recent episodes of The Swing Shift arrive.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 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.