Tuesday on The AIR we deliver a special new episode of Radio Free Charleston. You may point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to this happy little embedded radio player…

Tune into this week’s Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday for a special show that opens with a new tune by Rel-X, but then re-presents almost three hours of a Frankenstein show made up of most of two episodes of RFC Volume 3, as heard five years ago on Voices of Appalachia Radio. These shows haven’t been heard since before VOA mutated into The AIR back in 2016, and they have some great material, including the entire First Step Sampler from 1990.

The second hour of the show comes from a special episode cohosted by my then newly-wed wife, Mel Larch, who chipped in to get her feet wet before she started hosting her own shows.

Your PopCulteer (and radio host) is a once again bit under the weather this week, or more precisely, under the Myasthenia Gravis, so I decided to harvest the best of two great episodes of the old show that would have otherwise been forgotten.  It’s a little bit of a cheat, like it was a few weeks ago when we pulled a similar stunt, but it’s also a great show that I think new listners will enjoy, and old listeners have probably forgotten.

Check out the playlist…

RFCv5 008

hour one
Rel-X “Mission”
Qiet “Little Window”
Io and the Ions “There’s A Light”
Wolfgang Parker “The Mice, The Demons and The Piggies”
Todd Burge with Kathy Mattea “Change”
Sasha Colette, John Lilly and Jonathan Glen Wood “Walking Cane”
Underdog Blues Revue “What You Say”
Trielement “Seven Dirty Words”
Stephen Beckner “Falling Star”
Paul Calicoat “Trampled Flowers”
DEVO “Clockout”
Hasil Adkins “She Said”
69 Fingers “How To Get A New Life”

hour two
David Synn “Battle of Anihilation”
John Lancaster “Phantom Moon”
Black Cross Brotherhood “Megido”
Bobflex “I’m Glad You’re Dead”
Lady D “Higher”
Spurgie Hankins Band “Dirty Rule”
Donny Iris “River of Love”
Company Stores “Rise”
The Boatmen “Heartbreak Hangover”
Joe Vallina “Year of the Wicked”
John Radcliff “Hanging On”
Foz Rotten “Funklips”
South Park Enterprise “Next Level”

hour three
The First Step sampler


side one
Slick Six “Terri Ann”
Debut “Free Your Mind”
Night Fire “Change”
Big Money “Words On The Street”
Spyce “Freeway Rider”
Territories “Ghostown”

side two
Act 1 “Winners”
Xtasy “Give Me A Chance”
Tempest “What It’s Like To Be Me”
Annex “Blindsided”
Sound Advice “Say That You Love Me”
Brian Diller and the Ride “Don’t Stop at Anything”



Jim Wolfe “The Goober Special”
Atomic Cafe “The Trax”
Blue Million “Everything Inside Out”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 1 PM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

The rest of today’s programming on The AIR will be encore presentations, but you should still listen in because they’re pretty damned good.