Tuesday on The AIR we deliver new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, and The Swing Shift to our loyal listeners. You may tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to this happy little embedded radio player…

It all kicks off at 10 AM (with a replay at 10 PM– all times EDT) with a brand-new edition of Radio Free Charleston. This week’s show opens with a song from Ann Magnuson’s newly-reissued album, Pretty Songs & Ugly Stories. You can order it through her bandcamp page, which will be linked in the playlist below.

The show this week is split into three parts. First up we have newly-released, or re-released music with local ties. Then we offer up a set of relaxing instrumental music from local artists. Lastly, in the spirit of our 30th anniversary archival dig, we bring you a set of live music by The Mad Scientist Club, recorded out in the middle of nowhere about twenty-five years ago.

I’m going to try to link the names in the playlist so that you can buy the music we play this week. And as is our new tradition, I’m going to upload the show to YouTube, and put the resulting video right here…

So now, check out the playlist:


Ann Magnuson “The Picture On My Dentist’s Wall”
Emmalea Deal “Queen” Live Unplugged
Fletcher’s Grove “Decker’s Creek”
The Big Bad “Spit On Your Grave”
Time And Distance “For Real”
Spencer Elliott “Yin and Yang”
Todd Burge “Main Street Auburn (guitar)”
Neostra “Explorations In Silence”
David Synn “Paths To Nowhere”
The Mad Scientist Club Live

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 1 PM and the next Monday at 8PM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM your PopCulteer returns to host a new hour of The Swing Shift as we continue to bring you the best Swing Music of the last century. This week, in order to conserve his voice, your humble host (and PopCulteer) presents another mixtape show, which means you sort of have to come here to see a list of the music we play this week.

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Jimmy Hamilton and his Orchestra “Salute To Charlie Parker”
Squirrel Nut Zippers “West of Zanzibar”
Queen Bee and the Honeylovers “Logan and Moore”
Pat Travers “In The Mood”
Glenn Miller “Anvil Chorus”
Joe Stilgoe “Nothing’s Changed”
Helen O’Connell “The Bad Humor Man”
Dr. John “Tauro Infirmiry”
The HUngry Williams “Where’s My Baby”
Jive Aces “Feelin’ Happy”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Whistle Stop”
Tape Five “Love Gun”
The Swingin’ Sisters “Tanav, Kus Sa Elad”
Hetty And The Jazzato Band “Un Bacio a Mezzanotte”
Susie Arioli “If Dreams Come True”
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra “We’ll Be Together Again”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 5 PM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Remember, you can tune in to The AIR at all hours of the day and night for a variety and quality of programming that you will not find anywhere else. Check PopCult regularly for details on our new episodes.