Tuesday on The AIR we deliver new episodes of Radio Free Charleston andNOISE BRIGADE and re-present a couple of recent editions of The Swing Shift to our loyal listeners. You may point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to this happy little embedded radio player…

We have yet another mostly-new three-hour Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  By “mostly-new” I mean that the first hour is all-new and all-local, kicking off with a brand new track by Charleston band, Rel-X.

However, your PopCulteer (and radio host) is a bit under the weather this week, or more precisely, under the Myasthenia Gravis, so I decided to use the second and third hours of this week’s show to re-present an episode of Radio Free Charleston International from 2016, which hasn’t been heard since early 2017.  It’s a little bit of a cheat, but it’s also a great show that I think new listners will enjoy, and old listeners have probably forgotten.

Check out the playlist…


hour one

Rel-X “Whatever It Is”
4OHM MONO “Entertain Me”
Ann Magnuson “I Met An Astronaut”
David Synn “Sadie The Time Traveller”
Spencer Elliott “Yang”
Todd Tamenend Clark “Among The Manitous”
Chum “Six Feet of Earth”
Mind Garage “Paint It Black”

hour two

Iggy Pop “American Valhalla”
Wendy James “Situation Normal at Surfrider”
Avantasia “Mystery of a Blood Red Rose”
Leaf Hound “Growers of Mushroom”
Greenleaf “Golden Throne”
The Cult “Deeply Ordered Chaos”
Elton John “Claw Hammer”
Black Sabbath “Isolated Man”
National Lampoon “Flash Bazbo”
Alice Cooper “Clones”
Ringo Starr “Without Understanding”
Ozric Tentacles “Flying Machine”
Pink Floyd “Several Species of Small Furry Animals
Gathered Together In A Cave and Grooving With a Pict”

hour three

Paul Kantner “Blows Against The Empire”
Yoko Ono with Jack Douglas “Move On Fast”
Pallas “Something In the Deep”
Jools Holland “Lady Madonna”
Elvis Costello “Watching The Detectives”
Kate Bush “Violin”
Kraftwerk “Pocket Calculator (live)”
Polysics “Married To A Frenchman”
Plastics “Last Train To Clarksville”
Paul McCartney “Temporary Secretary”
Wall of Voodoo “Hands of Love”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Circle of the Noose”

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 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 2 PM Steven Allen Adams graces us with a great new edition of NOISE BRIGADE including brand-new music by The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Here’s what Steve’s bringing us this week…


Dropkick Murphys “Smash S**t Up”
The Suicide Machines “Awkward Always”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Faux Nice, Mock Fancy”
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong “Dawn a New Day”
North Alone “Punk is Dad”
Anti-Flag “The Disease”
Dancehall Crashers “Enough”
The Interrupters “Bad Guy”
Catch 22 “Dear Sergio”
Judge Dredd “Ska Fever”
Suburban Legend “Making Out”
Operation Ivy “Sound System”
No Use For A Name “Badfish”
Five Iron Frenzy “Pre-Ex-Girlfriend”
The Toasters “Naked City
Flogging Molly “Laura”
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Noise Brigade”

NOISE BRIGADE will alternate weeks with Psychedelic Shack Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 8 AM and 10 PM, Friday at Noon, Saturday at 10 AM, Sunday at 4 PM and Monday at 7 PM.

At 3 PM due to having a rough week with MG, we bring you a couple of recent episodes of, followed by a third hour from the early days of the show.  You can find the playlists for the 4 PM and 5 PM shows below…

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “The Fixer”
Queen Bee and the Honeylovers “Beaucatcher”
Benny Goodman “Bugle Call Rag”
Artie Shaw “Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive”
Gerald Beckett “Swinging At The Haven”
Glenn Miller “Chattanooga Choo Choo”
Joe Stilgoe “The Heat Is On”
Duke Ellington “Take The A Train”
IKS Big Band “Sing, Sing, Sing”
Charlie Parker Quintet “Wee”
Jeremy Sherman “Boulangerie”
Lionel Hampton “Flying Home”
Jive Me “On Stage”
Dave Stuckey and his Hot House Gang “Sister Kate”
Royal Crown Revue “I Love The Life I Live”
Jack Pack “Light My Fire”

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Elvis Costello and The Metropole Okestra “That’s How You Got Killed Before”
Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive “Minnie The Moocher”
Kansas City Jaxx Orchestra “One O’Clock Jump”
The Atomic Fireballs “Swing, Sweet Pussycat”
Casey McGill “Swing Brother Swing”
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers “Voo-it”
Louis Prima Jr. “Jump, Jive and Wail”
Indigo Swing “I’m Glad I’m Not Dead”
Lily Wilde and Her Jumpin’ Jubilee Orchestra “Work, Baby, Work”
The Mighty Blue Kings “Long Distance Lover”
Steve Lucky “Wall-to-Wall Sax”
Lillian Briggs “It Could’ve Been Me”
Dem Brooklyn Bums “One Good Reason”
Dave’s True Story “Ned’s Big Dutch Wife”
Royal Crown Revue “Walkin’ Blues”

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.