It’s another tricky day on The AIR  as we premiere a sorta new episode of 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.

We’ve created another new/old hybrid for you this week that you can hear at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday. The first hour is filled with new, local and independent music, mixed with a few classic tracks and some interesting cover tunes. Hours two and three are a classic episode of RFC International from way back in in the early days of The AIR.

We open with just-released music from our old buddy, John Radcliff, and then we also feature great new local music from Brian Diller, Buni Muni, Bane Star, Minor Swing and Mediogres.  That’s mixed in with new music by friends from around the world, and a few ringers.  We wrap up the first hour with a Payback’s A Bitch sandwich, as we take a track from the album we debuted last week, and stick it between The Fall and The Who.

Four our second and third hours I went back and dug up an episode of Radio Free Charleston International from February, 2016. This show hasn’t been heard anywhere for a long time, but it’s chock-full of then-new music, mixed with a wild collection of oddites and bizarre deep cuts. Your humble blogger and Radio host needed to cut a few corners during this last week of The 2022 PopCult Gift Guide.

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

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hour one
John Radcliff “Falls Apart”
Brian Diller “Christmas Time of Year”
Novelty Island “Rose & The Rooftop Where She Rests”
Buni Muni “Disrespectful”
Bane Star “For You To Say Farewell”
Frenchy And The Punk “Church of Sound”
The Company Stores “Ways”
Minor Swing “Song For Mark”
The Beatles “Here, There and Everywhere”
Glimmerglass Reggae Ensemble “Run Like Hell”
The Paranoid Style “I’d Bet My Land and Titles”
The Routes“The Model”
Mediogres ‘Nice To Mole You”
The Fall “Rebellous Jukebox”
Payback’s a Bitch “The Devil’s Advocate”
The Who “Rael Parts one and two”

hour two
Iggy Pop “American Valhalla”
Wendy James “Situation Normal at Surfrider”
Avantasia “Mystery of a Blood Red Rose”
Leaf Hound “Growers of Mushroom”
Greenleaf “Golden Throne”
The Cult “Deeply Ordered Chaos”
Elton John “Claw Hammer”
Black Sabbath “Isolated Man”
National Lampoon “Flash Bazbo”
Alice Cooper “Clones”
Ringo Starr “Without Understanding”
Ozric Tentacles “Flying Machine”
Pink Floyd “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave and Grooving With a Pict”

hour three
Paul Kantner “Blows Against The Empire”
Yoko Ono with Jack Douglas “Move On Fast”
Pallas “Something In the Deep”
Jools Holland “Lady Madonna”
Elvis Costello “Watching The Detectives”
Kate Bush “Violin”
Kraftwerk “Pocket Calculator (live)”
Polysics “Married To A Frenchman”
Plastics “Last Train To Clarksville”
Paul McCartney “Temporary Secretary”
Wall of Voodoo “Hands of Love”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Circle of the Noose”

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 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 MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call. At 3 PM two great recent episodes of The Swing Shift arrive.

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.

Day 17 of The 2022 PopCult Gift Guide will go live in PopCult sometime this afternoon. Check back for all the great gift ideas.