Your humble blogger/radio host is traversing a rocky road this week on The AIR  as we premiere another mostly-local and partly-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 indeendent music. Hours two and three bring you a vintage episode of RFC Volume Four, from 2016, and it’s loaded with goodies.  Live links in the playlist will return next week.

Our first hour is all-new, but we open it with a couple of oldies but goodies.

Near the end of our first hour I play a song by The Defectors because…well…I basically don’t know what else to do. The Defectors’s guitarist is one of my oldest and dearest friends, John Estep, and last week John’s son, Greyson, took his own life. I can’t imagine the hell that John and Suzanne are going through now. All I can do is send my love and support, as so many other people are doing right now  There is a GoFundMe page set up to help the Esteps with the funeral expenses, and aside from that, I don’t know what I can do to help my friend…but I intend to try to do it.

You can contribute to the GoFundMe page HERE. and if you are having any thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for help HERE.

For our second and third hours I went back and an early episode of Radio Free Charleston Volume Four from 2016. This show hasn’t been heard for over six years, and I didn’t want to let it languish any longer.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will be back next week. My fingers weren’t willing this week)…

RFC V5 119

hour one
Holden Caulfield “Work Ethic Of A Dead Man”
Johnny Compton “Until We Meet Again”
The Dirteez “Dance of Souls”
Law Biting Citizens “Stuck In A Rut”
Byzantine “Wings of My Soul”
Quasi “Queen of Ears”
Three’s Company Blues “Addicted To Love”
Logical Fleadh “Rights of Man/Foxhunter’s Jig/Morrison’s”
Long Lost Somethin’s “Holy Sunday”
Novelty Island “Gloomy Monument”
Frenchy and The Punk “Gear Geist”
The Defectors “Nightlife In Tokyo”
Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns “Heat of Whiskey”

hour two
The Laser Beams “The Ballad of Patrick Morrissey”
Under Surveillance “Modern World”
Strawfyssh “Netted Fish”
Trielement “Accidental Chaos”
Hybrid Soul “Stay”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Ain’t That A Kick In the Head”
The Science Fair Explosion “Cosmic Girls”
69 Fingers “Average Joe”
The Renfields “Transylvania Fight Song”
Time and Distance “War”
Mother Nang “Peel”
Farnsworth “I’ll Tell You When I’ve Had Enough”
Joe Vallina “On TV”
Boulevard Avenue “Mary Mary”
Billie Vacation “Get Paid”

hour three
Go Van Gogh “Shut Up, I Love You”
Wolfgang Parker “The Father The Son”
Crack The Sky “Invaders From Mars”
Jeff Ellis “Capitol City”
Andy Park and the True Lovers “I Got Some Swag”
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands “Adungo”
Government Cheese “Camping On Acid”
Snakebox “Dead Planet”
Blue Million “Down To A Groove”
Scooter Scudieri “Ancient Ritual”
Michael Cerveris “Atlas”
Super Heavy Duty “Here I Be”
Three Bodies “Three Bodies”

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.