It’s Tuesday on The AIR  so try to contain yourselves! We have new stuff on the internet radio. Today we bring you new episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift. That’s two mostly-new programs totalling four hours of particularly neat-o keen internet radio!  You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column.

We have a  killer new Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with a loaded new hour of RFC goodness, and then we re-present a 2019 edition of Radio Free Charleston International that only aired three times before.

The first hour of RFC is jam-packed with new music, much of it local, from the likes of GLDN (a new band that includes Greg McGowen of Time And Distance fame), The Dollyrots, The Renfields, Shelem, Lost Decades, Lindsay Buckingham, Hawkwind Light Orchestra and more. Then our second and third hours present a two-hour mixtape of pure, freeform radio, running the gamut from Cherry Poppin’ Daddies to Hollywood Vampires to Yoko Ono to the Aristocrats, with many a bizarre stop in between.

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

RFC V5 063

hour one
GLDN “River City Runaway”
The Dollyrots “Breed”
The Renfields “Scene Club”
The Aquabats “We Got This”
Red Audio “Edger”
The Science Fair Explosion “Coinslot”
Emmalea Deal “Sugar and Champagne”
Shelem “Suga Water”
Lindsay Buckingham “Swan Song”
Static Fur “Connection”
Tautologic “That’s What I Hear”
Hello June “War”
Lost Decades “Do You Need This”
The Bounty “Big Love”
Hawkwind Light Orchestra “The Virus”

hours two and three

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Live Like An Animal”
The Stranglers “Freedom Is Insane”
Adrian Belew “Heaven’s Bed”
The Who “Magic Bus (live)”
Crowded House “Now We’re Getting Somewhere”
P.P. Arnold “Last Thoughts of Woody Guthrie”
Hollywood Vampires “I Want My Now”
Conspiracy “Lonesome Trail”
Shakespeare’s Sister “C U Next Tuesday”
Buck O Nine “Dust It Off”
Sublime with Rome “For The Night”
YES 50 “Close To The Edge”
Yoko Ono “Move On Fast”
The Dave Clark Five “Inside and Out”
Sleeping Giant “Visions III”
Mike Love “Rockaway Beach”
John Lennon “Well Well Well”
The Aristocrats “Last Orders”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replaysWednesday 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 encore 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 MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, and NOISE BRIGADEat 2 PM.

At 3 PM we have a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This week we bring you another Swing History show. Our focus this time is the man who should be a household name, Fletcher Henderson. He led a critically acclaimed big band at the dawn of the Big Band Swing era, but after dealing with financial setbacks and a lack of management acumen, he joined the Benny Goodman Orchestra, as a staff arranger, after having sold many of his hit arrangements to Goodman for years. His distinctive sound was a key part of Goodman’s success.

This week’s Swing Shift brings you Fletcher Henderson’s band, from their peak years, 1931 to 1937.

Fletcher Henderson Special

“You Rascal You”
“Sugarfoot Stomp”
“Singin’ The Blues”
“I Want To Count Sheep Until The Cows Come Home”
“Casa Loma Stomp”
“How Am I Doin’ Hey, Hey”
“New King Porter Stomp”
“Phantom Fantasy”
“Harlem Madness”
“Limehouse Blues”
“Shanghai Shuffle”
“Rug Cutter’s Swing”
“Blue Lou”
“Jangled Nerves”
“Grand Terrace Rhythm”
“Sing Sing Sing”
“Knock Knock Who’s There”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 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.