Tune in early Thursday afternoon for a replay of this week’s Radio Free Charleston at 2 PM, followed by a brand-new episode of Radio Free Charleston International at 3 PM. For you old-timers who remember the original broadcast incarnation of RFC, this combination comes close to recreating the original experience, with your PopCulteer unleashed to play whatever he felt like playing, mixed with a generous helping of great local music.
For this week’s RFC playlist, plus a link for a download, check out this post.
Radio Free Charleston International is the two-hour weekly show where Rudy Panucci (that’s me, by the way) gets to play whatever he wants. It’s our way of revisiting the golden age of free-format radio, which is sort of what inspired us to go into this medium in the first place.
This week we take that free-format deal way too seriously and bring you yet another mixtape-type show that mixes old and new music from several different genre into two hours of pure musical bliss. It’s a bit of a challenge, but one I enjoy, taking New Wave, Classic Rock, Pop, Rockabilly, Prog-rock, Grunge and Swing and making it flow into a cohesive whole, but I think I managed it. Of special note are the brand-new tracks from Paul McCartney, Violent Femmes, The Alarm, Stray Cats, and Klaatu’s Terry Draper.
Our previous episode explored this format because I wanted to conserve my voice. That went over so well with our listeners that I decided to do it again. So the only way to find out everything I play on RFC International this week is to follow along with this handy playlist:
Children of the Sun “Her Game”
Joe Jackson “Steppin’ Out (live)”
Elvis Costello “This Town”
Rosalie Cunningham “House of the Glass Red”
Tim Heidecker “Insomnia”
Agwabom “POTUS The Alien”
Harry Nilsson “I’d Rather Be Dead”
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Beast of Burgandy”
Plasmawine “Sell Yo Mum”
Manfred Mann “Chicago Institute”
Perspective Vortex “Out of Time”
The Ivory Elephant “Maybe I’m Evil”
Mini Mansions “I Should Be Dancing”
The Shadows “Atlantis”
Quiet Life “Get Up”
Terry Draper “Once Upon A Memory”
Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun (Live)”
Paul McCartney “Frank Sinatra’s Party”
The Alarm “Armegedden In The Morning”
Space Raptor “Psychedelic Warfare”
Violent Femmes “Hotel Last Resort”
Stray Cats “Devil Train”
Shriekback “The King In The Tree”
Matt Berry “Lord Above”
Kitty Rose and the Rattlers “Missing The Train”
You can tune in to RFC International every Thursday at 3 PM on The AIR. If you miss it, you have plenty of chances to catch a replay: Fridays at 1 PM and 10 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM, Sundays at 1 AM and 2 PM, Mondays at 9 PM, and Tuesdays at 11 PM, exclusively on The AIR.