Tuesday finds your humble blogger and radio host still weak of voice but willing to sacrifice to give you a new RFC on The AIR.  We have a partly-new episodes of  Radio Free Charleston this week.

To listen to The AIR, 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 found elsewhere on this page.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.

Our first hour opens with Jim Lange’s “Everything’s Alright,” which is a version of that song that he recently re-released on the tenth anniversary of the great WV Water Crisis.  The rest of our all-new first hour is loaded with great stuff like Chicago artist, Jared Rabin, who lets us preview his upcoming single (due out February 9), “Remind Myself To Breathe.”

Jared started learning music at age five from his grandfather, who was the first chair violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He became a proficient multi-instrumentalist, went on to study jazz composition and has traveled the world performing an array of music. His songwriting has been recognized by international competitions and his albums have been praised by American Songwriter, NPR and more. He is a longtime fixture on the Chicago music scene and can be found performing around town and across the US.

The rest of our first hour mixes great local music with great indie music, and a few classic tracks from decades gone by.

Our second and third hours this week revive the fourth episode of RFC V4, from February 2016. This was in the days before The AIR became “The AIR” and officially became part of PopCult. At this time, we were “OnTheAIRadio,” which thankfully, we are not anymore. These two hours are filled with local, regional and tangentially regional acts, and it’s a fun listen.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Live links in the first hour will take you to the artist’s pages  so you can find out more about them, buy their music and find out where to see them perform live.

RFC V5 161

hour one
Jim Lange “Everything’s Alright (The WV Water Crisis of 2014 Edition)”
Jared Rabin “Remind Myself to Breathe”
Hello June “No Easy Answer”
Sleater-Kinney “Don’t Feel Right”
Slade “She Did It To Me”
Soul Trash “The Last Word”
Novelty Island “Johnny’s”
Astrodot “Can’t Hide It When You’re Fried”
Eels “Fresh Blood”
Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns “Elastic”
Law Biting Citizens “Breaking”
Velez Manifesto “Crack In The Face”
Lene Lovich “Faces”
Le Travaillant “Gumbo De Mon Père”
Joi “I’ll Come Up With Something”
The Tom McGees “Smile”

hour two
Under Surveillance “Savannah Moon”
Tape Age “Baby I’m Lost”
Ona “Sleep, Rinse, Repeat”
Blue Million “Adam Bit The Apple”
Ann Magnuson “Falling For An Actor”
Jordan Andrew Jefferson “The Party’s Over”
Mark Wolfe “The Valley Peaked”
Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen “Incomplete”
Sheldon Vance “Tonight We Sing”
Whistlepunk “Outshine”
Granny’s 12-Gauge “Step On The Gas”
Todd Burge “The Kids Are Getting Out Of Hand”
Stephanie Deskins “The Fall”
Time And Distance “There Is Nothing I Hate More Than The DMV”
Time And Distance “Hell to pay”

hour three
Big Money “Face The Flood”
Sasha Colette “You Had Me”
Groove Heavy “Don’t Stop Believin'”
Total Meltdown “Pictures of You”
The Brothersisters “Can’t Be Lost”
Doktor Steamly “The Needle Goes In”
DEVO “Clockout”
J Marinelli “Lockdown Town”
The Company Stores “No Middle Name”
Mike Morningstar and Rick Roberts “Queen of Hearts”
Martyranny’s Collective Pulse “Banshee”
Wolfgang Parker “To Say You Love Me”
John Radcliff “To Say You Love me”
Go Van Gogh “I Am The Walrus”

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 classic 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 last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up a classic episode of The Swing Shift.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 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.