5-16-air-logoNew episodes of Radio Free Charleston, The Swing Shift and Ska Madness debut Tuesday at 10 AM, 3 PM and 5 PM on The AIR.Listners will get a huge load of local music, retro Swing and live music from legendary Ska band, The English Beat.

You can tune in at The AIR Website, or just settle down right here on this embedded radio player…

At 10 AM and 10 PM Radio Free Charleston opens with a cut from Ann Magnuson’s latest album, the incredible Dream Girl. The show continues with new music from The Company Stores, The Wolves of Calla and more, and archival tracks from Pepper Fandango, The Mad Scientist Club, Clownhole and more. See the playlist below.

At 3 PM The Swing Shift devotes the entire first hour to Retro Swing, with killer tracks from The Royal Crown Revue, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and more. The playist can be found at the bottom of this post.

At 5 PM Dexter Checkers checks in from London with Ska Madness, this week presenting a live concert by Dave Wakeling’s English Beat, in advance of the release of their brand-new album this summer.

At 6 PM our daily New Music Show continues, while at 6:30 PM, by Popular Demand, it’s The Crazy Show. At 7 PM we offer up a replay of last week’s Radio Coolsville, and at 8 PM it’s a replay of last weeks Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.

10 PM is when Radio Free Charleston is heard again, followed at 11 PM by Radio Free Charleston International, and then that’s followed by an all-night marathon of Ska Madness at 1 AM.

The AIR is the place to go for interruption-free music. Below the jump you’ll find the playlists I promised you:


Ann Magnuson  “We’re All Mad”
QiET  “Real Men”
Deni Bonet  “Einstein’s Brain”
Joe Vallina  “Heaven”
John Lancaster  “Penny Drops”
Pepper Fandango  “Parasite”
Mad Scientist Club  “My Transmission”
Speedsuit  “Falling Star”
Clownhole  “Old Man Jumping Over A Fence”
The Wolves of Calla  “Carpetbagger”
Zeroking  “Black Friday”
Wolfgang Parker  “The Father The Son”
The Company Stores  “Love Me Again”

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Wolfgang Parker  “Room 19”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies  “Master And Slave”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  “Machine Gun”
Brian Setzer Orchestra  “Rock This Town”
Indigo Swing  “Flip Flop and Fly”
Royal Crown Revue  “Brazil”
Renzo Abore  “C’est La Vie”
Lilly Wilde and her Jumpin’ Jubiliee Orchestra  “Rip Van Winkle”
Squirrel Nut Zippers  “Put A Lid On It”
Tape Five  “Swingfood Mood”
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra  “Mildred, Won’t You Behave”
Mauro Ottolini  “Conosci mia cugina”
Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive  “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby”
The Mighty Blue Kings  “No Blow, No Show”
Undercover S.K.A.  “Theme From Dr. Kildare”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard exclusively on The AIR Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 5 PM, Saturday at 10 AM and Midnight and Sunday at 9 PM, plus other select times throughout the week.

The Swing Shift can be heard Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Thursday at 7 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM. Plus Sunday at Midnight and Friday at 1 AM you can tune in for all-night marathons of The Swing Shift. Ska Madness can be heard Tuesday at 5 PM, with replays Friday at 10 AM and Saturday afternoon as part of The AIR Music Show Block.