Tuesday always brings you local music and other goodies like Swing and Psychedelica on The AIR. This week, due to yesterday’s unpredictable weather, we were prevented from recording new episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift, luckily we do have the first one-hour edition of Psychedelic Shack, which comes to us from our friends at Haversham Recording Institute in London. You can tune in at The AIR website, or listen in on this sweet little embedded radio player…

Today at 10 AM we are bringing you two more episodes of Radio Free Charleston from early 2017. These have been offline for over a year, and we’re glad to bring them out of the mothballs for your listening pleasure.  We had a new episode laid out, with great new music, but then then power began flickering on and off and we had to shut down the computers for the day. We’ll post the playlists at the bottom of this post, after the jump.

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

At 2 PM it’s time for Nigel Pye and his psychedelic mixtape program, Psychedelic Shack. This week we get the first new episode of Psychedelic Shack since 2016, and the first one-hour episode as Nigel formally takes over the spot vacated by his colleague, Dexter Checkers and his program, Ska Madness.  Dexter has taken a leave of absence to deal with some lingering health issues, and Nigel has stepped in to fill the void with his weekly hour of mind-blowing psychedelic music, presented as a nearly-hour-long digital mix. In this week’s show you’ll hear Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys Iron Butterfly and Jimi Hendrix mix it up with Prince, The Dukes of the Stratosphear and more.

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.

At 3 PM The Swing Shift goes back a couple of months to encore two great episodes that bring you the best swing music from the last century. We’ve been on a roll with this show, and you’ll get a kick out of these recent editions.

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.

Here are the playlists for Radio Free Charleston‘s encore shows…


Wren Allen Band “Nothing Ever Happens Here”
Bon Air “Bizarre Love Gun”
Todd Burge “Another Sunny Sunday”
Deni Bonet “Palisades”
Calendars and Kerosene “I’m Over You”
Speedsuit “Falling Star”
Sheldon Vance “What Remains”
Since We Set Fire “Halle Halle”
Wilbur By The Sea “Stillness”
Rain May Fall “Remember Everything”
Scrap Iron Pickers “Searching For The Scientist”
King’s Harem “Down By The Riverside”
Byzantine “My New Casket”


Under Surveillance “I Don’t Think It’s Me”
Under The Radar “All Along The Watchtower”
Under Social “Rock Is Dead”
Bon Air “Chechez La Femme”
Fabulous Head “Flame Envy”
Sentinel “Counting Stars”
Embracer “Anastasia”
No Pretty Pictures “100 Long 100 Proof”
Wegmann Brothers “A Friend On The Highway”
Zeroking “Black Friday”
Broken Romeo “Broken Man”
Scrap Iron Pickers “Luster Creme”
Chum “Six Feet of Earth”