While still embedded in a very busy this week, thanks to magazine deadlines and The 2023 PopCult Gift Guide, your humble blogger still managed to eye out a partly-new Radio Free Charleston on The AIR.  In fact, our all-new first hour of  Radio Free Charleston opens with a new song by The Beatles. 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.  This week we have one all-new hour, and two hours of a 2017 episode of a long-lost episode of RFC International that hasn’t been heard for over six years.

Our first hour opens with “Now and Then,” the latest, and presumably last, single by The Beatles. I’m sure you’ve heard about it already, so I won’t go into details about it, but it’s here because I won’t have time to do a new Beatles Blast for a couple of weeks, and I wanted to open at least one RFC with them anyway.

We also have new music from Corduroy Brown, Hello June, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Brian Diller and more.  We also feature a new solo  tune from Pierce Crask, one of the founders of the band, Falling Martins. He has a new ablum out and you can find it HERE.   Pierce comes to use via our Chicago pipeline.

We also bring you a track from Teddy Kumpel/ Nome Sane?  who will be performing at The Empty Glass in Charleston on November 16. Check out the music on our show, then go hear them play live. Kumpel is a former guitarist for Joe Jackson and Rikki Lee Jones, and he’s coming to town thanks to Dave Roberts!

Because your humble blogger and radio host is still buried under work this week, our second and third hours are a classic episode of Radio Free Charleston International. This episode dates back more than six years, and was split between then-brand-new music and classic tracks from some of my favorite artists.

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 local and indie artist’s pages (where possible)  so you can find out more about them, buy their music and find out where to see them perform live…

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hour one
The Beatles “Now And Then”
Brian Diller “The Last Train”
Pierce Crask “Sparkle and Shine”
The Moon My Twin “Tie Score”
Frenchy & The Punk “Monsters”
The Tom McGees “Overrated”
Strawfyssh “Ghost”
Teddy Kumpel/ Nome Sane? with Bob Stander and Matt Miller “Try The Whole Thing”
Hello June “Faded Blue”
OMD “Kleptocracy”
Duran Duran “Psycho Killer”
The Tom McGees “Half That Bad”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Kingsized”
Corduroy Brown “Looking Over My Shoulder (live)”
Miniature Giant “Jerk In A Nissan”

hour two
Bob Dylan “That Old Black Magic”
Corinne Bailey Rae “Ice Cream Colours”
Radiohead “Burn The Witch”
Billy Sherwood “Breaking The Cycle”
John Frusciante “Foreglow”
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals “When Sex Was Dirty”
Rome “Broken”
Oscar “Breaking My Phone”
Cross and Quinn “For Someone”
Future Idiots “Miss Summer”
Razor Red Noise “Reboot”
Nadia Nair “Beautiful Poetry”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities”

hour three
King Crimson “Elephant Talk”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Pictures at an Exhibition”
The Zombies “Care of Cell 44”
Blue Oyster Cult “Veteran of the Psychic Wars”
Frank Zappa “Stairway To Heaven”
Astor Piazolla “Violentango”
Joe Jackson “Soul Kiss”
Prince “America”

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 two recent episodes 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.