It’s Tuesday on The AIR  and that means it’s time for a new  Radio Free Charleston and a new The Swing Shift! 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 found elsewhere on this page.

We have another new/old hybrid show on Radio Free Charleston this week, with one all-new hour, followed by two all-local RFCs from July, 2019, at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.   This week our latest Radio Free Charleston has killer new tunes from loads of artists,  but we open the show with a track from the influential post-punk guitarist, Tom Verlaine, who passed away over the weekend. We also close the first hour with a classic track from his band, Television.

We also debut new tracks by Cosmic Bull, in advance of their upcoming EP, Hangin’ In The I.P., due out February 17, and Joe Rian & the AM Drinkers, whose new single will be officially released February 10. Mix in new local tracks by The Switch, Buni Muni and Aristotle Jones, plus some classic local tracks and we get the show off to a strong start.

Our second and third hours resurrect two episode of Radio Free Charleston Volume Four from July 2019, and both hours are loaded with music from  Charlestonians, West Virginians, expatriots and a few folks who just passed through town. It all sounds great, though.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Live links will take you to the artist’s page…

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Tom Verlaine “Words From The Front”
Cosmic Bull “Guest List In Heaven”
The Switch “Bad Girl”
Bobaflex “Say What You Will”
Crazy Jane “Amazing”
Joe Rian & the AM Drinkers “I’m Gonna Love You”
Aristotle Jones “Straight To You”
Buni Muni “Club Kid”
Ben Castle and the Blah Street Band with Matt Berry “A Lesson In Jazz”
Ann Magnuson “Just A Guy”
Bon Air “Bizarre Love Gun”
Television “Marquee Moon”

hour two
Mediogres “Zombie Activist”
The Jasons “Mommy Got Beheaded By A Bimbo”
Kevin Scarbrough “Unsatisfied Animal”
The Heavy Editors “Meltdown”
Time And Distance “Hell To Pay”
Frenchy And The Punk “She Was A Flapper”
Geronimo “Not Just Stand There”
Todd Burge “That Damned Disguise”
Speedsuit “Upside”
Karen Allen “On and Off”
Byzantine “Moving In Stereo”
David Synn “Anesthesia”
Science of the Mind “Rat”
Feast of Steven “Tired of Sinkin’”
The Amazing Delores “Rats In My Trailer”
Fabulous Head “Dopamine Phone”

hour three
Spencer Elliott “Viking Lullaby
Fletcher’s Grove “Masterbeast”
Kevin Scarbrough “White Paper, Black Pen”
Emmalea Deal “Just Take”
The Heavy Editors ““To The Phonomatic”
Mediogres “Frontwards”
The Big Bad “Nobody Makes It Out Of Here Alive”
John Lancaster “Forever The Alarmist”
Holden Caulfield “End of Wars”
The Jasons “We’re Gonna Kill That Girl”
Todd Burge “Your Punk Is Dead”
Dead For Decades “Lonely Spotlight”
No Rain “Soul For Sale”
The Defectors “Nightlife In Tokyo”

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 3 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.


After RFC, stick around for encores of last week’s new episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up another new episode of The Swing Shift. Every week yours truly strives to bring you the best of over 100 years of Swing Music on one of our most-listened-to programs.

This week it’s all upbeat, fast and loud Swing Music, to get you jumpin’ so high they’ll have to mop the ceiling. Just check out this playlist…

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Stan Kenton “Artistry In Jump”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “The Dirty Boogie”
Harry James “Ciribiribin”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Big Time Operator”
Glenn Miller Orchestra “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”
Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon”
Ruby Murray “Ain’t That A Grand and Glorious Feeling”
Royal Crown Revue “Hey Pachuco”
Eric Winstone & His Band “Choo Choo Special”
The New Morty Show “Take Me Tonight”
Anita O’Day “And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine”
Louis Jordan “Saturday Night Fish Fry”
Devil Doll “Bourbon In Your Eyes”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “No Mercy For Swine”
The Atomic Fireballs “Flowers In The Sand”
Enoch Light & The Light Brigade “King Porter Stomp”
Stan Kenton “Lover”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 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.