For the first time since early April, we have an all-new-programming Tuesday on The AIR as we deliver new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, Psychedelic Shack and The Swing Shift to our loyal listeners. Why don’t you become one and tune in at the website, or on this 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. Now in its thirtieth year, RFC continues to bring you more local music than any other source. This week we open with new music from The Heavy Editors and Kevin Scarbrough, and you can read my reviews of their new albums, plus find info on how to get your own copies, HERE.

We also bring you our usual mix of new and classic local music, plus we take a deep dive into the RFC Archives for songs from The Laser Beams, Mother Nang, Jeff Ellis and Rasta Rafiki. Every episode of RFC this year will contain some goodies from our vaults as we celebrate 30 years of bringing local music to the masses.

Check out the playlist:


The Heavy Editors “The City At Night”
Kevin Scarbrough “Yellow To Brown (Fair Warning)”
Beneath “The Departure/Welcome Home (Speak, PtI & II)”
John Lancaster “When Shadows Grow Teeth”
Beggars Clan “Maiden Voyage”
Marcie Bullock “Can’t Undo”
Qiet “I Want It All”
The Laser Beams “Eden By The Fire Escape”
Jeff Ellis “Something The Matter”
Rasta Fafiki “In The Dub”
Mother Nang “Fuggin”

Following the 10 AM debut of this episode, you can stick around and listen to three previously-aired shows, for a four-hour local music fix.

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

At 2 PM on Psychedelic Shack Nigel Pye checks in from Haversham Recording Institute with a 60-minute mixtape of groovy Psychedelic Rock. This is the first new episode of Psychedelic Shack in almost two months, and Nigel’s very happy to provide us with a playlist, which he had forgotten to do for some time. Groove on this line-up:

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Eyes of Blue “Merry Go Round”
The Doors “Been Down So Long”
Simon & Garfunkel “Cecilia”
The Who “Magic Bus”
The Head Shop “I Feel Love Comin’ On”
Harry Nilsson “Jump Into The Fire”
The Rolling Stones “Sing This Song All Together”
The Monkees “Saturday’s Child”
The Blues Magoos “Gloria”
The Beach Boys “Wild Honey”
The Turtles “Eleanore”
Barry McGuire “Eve of Destruction”

Psychedelic Shack can be heard Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 5 PM and Saturday at 7 AM as well as the following Tuesday at 9 AM.

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 we open up with a classic from Mr. Frank Sinatra, and keep the Swing machine running with a mix of music from the 1930s to this year. We even toss a Beatle into the mix this week.

Dig the running order, Clyde:

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Frank Sinatra “Without A Song”
Ringo Starr “Night At Day”
Susan Arioli “Lover Come Back To Me”
The Monkey Swngers “A Swing Lullaby”
Jack’s Cats “When You’re Bad You’re Good”
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Axman Jazz (Don’t Scare Me)”
Swing Ninjas “My Belle”
Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive “You Run Your Mouth (And I’ll Run My Business)”
Swing Shift Big Band “Blue Five Jine”
Jennifer Wharton “Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise”
Lionel Hampton “China Stomp”
Lady J and her Bada Bing Band “Flying High”
Royal Crown Revue “Come Back To Sorrento”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “Rock This Town”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 9 AM, 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.