We are happy to be ten days into the new year this week on The AIR  as we premiere a 33 and 1/3 new edition 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 music. Hours two and three bring you a five-year-old episode of Radio Free Charleston International that hasn’t been heard anywhere for more than four years.

A cool bonus is that our first hour consists entirely of newly-released music. You’ll hear new stuff from Jim Lange, The Switch, Beauty In Chaos, Iggy Pop, Blue Twisted Steel and many more cool and largely local acts.

For our second and third hours I went back and dug up an episode of Radio Free Charleston International  from January 2018. I’m not doing links for the second two hours because they’re not local or indie artists, and my fingers are all tuckered out from that drawing I did of Mel for Monday Morning Art yesterday.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages where possible)…

RFC V5 114

hour one
Jim Lange “Nobody’s Home (Version 2)”
The Switch “Speak of the Devil”
Beauty In Chaos “Bloodletting”
The Red Book “T Minus 1”
Blue Twisted Steel “Fight For Your Life”
The Long Lost Somethins “Factory Reset”
Nixon Black “The Sun Also Rises (live)”
John Radcliff “Beautiful”
Nervous Twitch “Don’t Be Mean”
Payback’s a Bitch “Movin’ Up To Chelsea”
The Routes “Computer Love”
Frenchy And The Punk “Paradise Found 1”
Anti-Flag “Nrever”
Iggy Pop “Neo Punk”

hour two
Simple MInds “Don’t You Forget About Me (live, unplugged)”
Gizmodrone “Spin This”
The Selecter “Paved With Gold”
Cindy Wilson “Things I’d Like To Say”
PFM “There’s A Fire In Me”
Takiuki Hitori “Hadjmari”
YES “Machine Messiah (live)”
Gary Moore “The Prophet”
Virgil and Steve Howe “Dawn Mission”

hour three
Charlotte Gainsbourg “Songbird In A Cage”
Downes Braide Association “Skyscraper Souls”
Split Enz “I Walk Away”
The Producers “I Love Lucy”
Jakcie Wilson “Reet Petite”
The Ramones “Teenage Lobotomy”
The Who “Long Live Rock”
Gregorian Rock “Interra”
The Hawklords “It’s What You Wanted”
Utopia “Lysistrata”

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.