It’s a fun day on The AIR  as we premere new episodes of The Swing Shift and 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.

Following up in the format we used for Radio Free Charleston Volume Five #100 two weeks ago, our newest show, which you can hear at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday is yet another three-hour show loaded with local and independent music, and presented as double-shots with two tunes each of musical artists from all over the RFC Archives of the last 30-plus years.

We have some vintage local goodies, some brand-new local goodies and some great new stuff from our friends in Chicago. We even explain how “The Chicago Pipeline” came to be.

We open the show with a brand-new single from David Synn, whose new album “A New Dawn” hits all streaming platforms on September 16.  I did cheat the double-shot format a bit. I included three songs by The Settlement, because one song morphed into another and it just didn’t sound right chopping it off abruptly.

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

RFC V5 101

hour one
David Synn “Island of Gorgo” “The Feeding”
Red Audio “Girl From Outer Space” “Castles (Michalangelo’s Nightmare)”
The Alright Maybes “Kurt” “The Man Who Played The Part”
Curious Grace & Black Rabbit “Taylor’s Hill” “”Believer”
Dropcoat “Black Metal Parade “Do You Ever Wonder”
Blue Million “I’m On The Run” “”Will You Think of Me”
Joe Vallina “I Haven’t Got Enough” “To The Phonomatic”

hour two
Mad Scientist Club “My Transmission” “Save The Whales”
Deni Bonet “Why Not You” “Frankenstein”
The BrotherSisters “The Mountains of Instead” “This Man Won’t Stand Down”
Sierra Ferrell “Jerimiah” “Why’d Ya Do It”
The Settlement “Reason” “Recognize” “Enter Mission”

hour three
The Renfields “From Beyond” “Circle of Fakes”
Tautologic “Rocket Surgery” “The Whistler”
Wren Allen Band “What Are You Waiting For” “Skate”
Beggars Clan “Maiden Voyage” “Divide and Conquer”
Spencer Elliott “Rain Shadow” “There’s Something In The Airlock”
Speedsuit “As Long As Yesterday” “Roller Coaster of Booze”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays 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 two hours of  MIRRORBALL.

At 3 PM a new hour of The Swing Shift arrives  with a special mixtape show that I can’t give you a playlist for because that show hasn’t been recorded yet as I write this, for the second time in a row!

I can tell you that it’s nearly a solid hour of one of the leading Swing Revival bands of the 1990s, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. They crossed over from Ska to Swing, but did some of the greatest new Swing numbers of the time, and they still dip into their Swing grab bag once in a while. You’ll hear all their hits and several more recent Swing forays from the band led by the “other” Steve Perry.

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.