Tuesday on The AIR  your blogger and radio show host once again dives into the vast RFC Archives and comes up with a “new” patchwork edition of Radio Free Charleston. This time our excuse is HVAC issues that have left the office/studio for RFC at a balmy 80 degrees, which is right about the temperature where yours truly really starts to feel his Myasthenia Gravis.

This week I decided to go back to April, 2019, and splice together a wonderful episode of Radio Free Charleston Volume 4, with a lovely episode of Radio Free Charleston International.  To hear all this cool three-years-old music 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.

At 10 AM and 10 PM you can hear this special compilation of RFC volume 4, episode 104 and RFC International episode 65.

The first hour is a all local, while the last two are non-local. This was a few months before I combined the programs into the three-hour audio assault you know and love today.

These shows haven’t been heard in almost three years, so I thought it was a good idea to bring them back and plop them into the RFC V5 rotation. I do apologize for not having live links for the bands in the playlist this week.  It’s too hot to sit in front of the PC.

Check out the playlist:

RFC V 5 086

hour one
Beggars Clan “Beautiful World”
Poor Man’s Gravy “For The Hell Of It”
William Matheny “Moon Over Kenova (live)”
Mark Beckner “Sweet Addiction”
Beneath “The Shining Truth”
The Science Fair Explosion “The Plan”
The Company Stores “Optimistic”
The Scrap Iron Pickers “Junkyard Jesus”
Feast of Stephen “Mystery Hole”
Rasta Rafiki “Never Go Away Again”

hour two
The Beat “Maniac”
Claypool Lennon Delirium “Cricket Chronicles Revisted”
Gryphon “Sailor V”
David Bowie “Never Let Me Down (dub/accapella)”
Camel “Earthrise”
Pink Floyd “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”

hour three
10 CC “Rubber Bullets”
The Specials “BLM”
Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer (live)”
YES featuring ARW “Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart”
The Cure “The Kiss”
Frank Zappa “The Complete Saga of Nanook”
Belle and Sebastian “Mornington Crescent”
XTC “Scissor Man”

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.

(Update: Thanks to the fine folks at JP Mechanical, the AC at Stately Radio Free Charleston Manor was restored, and the blog will be back to normal in time for Wednesday’s STUFF TO DO post)

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 BRIGADE at 2 PM. At 3 PM we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.