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New RFC and The Swing Shift, and Psychedelic Shack Returns To The AIR!

Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift both present new episodes today on The AIR. You can also hear the return of Nigel Pye and Psychedelic Shack.  We’ll have changes to the schedule all week on our internet radio station. You can tune in at The AIR website, or just listen on this little embedded radio doohickey…

At 10 AM and 10 PM our latest Radio Free Charleston offers up another great hour of the best local music we can get our grubby little hands on. The show kicks off with brand new music from the reunited band, In The Company of Wolves. We continue with a mix of new and classic tracks from local bands, and we even feature a set of experimental music that might surprise regular listeners to the show.


In The Company of Wolves “Universal Breakdown”
Speedsuit “That’s When I Feel The Weight”
Poor Man’s Gravy “A Smoke and a Gun”
Johnny Compton “2 Mad 2 Fall 2 Drunk 2 Stand”
Sheldon Vance “This Round’s On Me”
Joe Vallina “Tiles”
Payback’s A Bitch “Do You Wanna Go Out”
Esmerelda Strange “Love Bug”
The Changelings “Xenoglass”
Renaissance “Lock In On Love”
Unawoman “In Pinks and Golds”
The Ruins “It Was No Use”
dog soldier “Goldtown Motel”
Farnsworth “Already Written”
The Irreplaceables “Digital Age”

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, replacing Ska Madness, we finally witness the return of Nigel Pye and Psychedelic Shack. This week and next we’ll revisit the original four half-hour episodes of this showcase for Psychedelic Rock, but after that each week will see Nigel present an all-new hour of mind-altering and mood-expanding music from his home base at Haversham Recording Institute.

We hate to see Dexter Checkers and Ska Madness go, but Dexter had to give up the show earlier this year for health reasons, and the door is wide open for him to return as soon as he’s able. We are still ironing out the schedule for the replays of Psychedelic Shack, so keep reading PopCult for the latest.

At 3 PM stick around for a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. Our most-listened to program, with loyal followers in Europe, China and India, celebrates the soon-to-happen Live On The Levee with The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. CPD opens and closes this week’s show, which also presents a wide assortment of the hottest Swing Music from the last century. Just check out the playlist…

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Drunk Daddy”
Casey McGill “Jump”
Dem Brooklyn Bums “One Good Reason”
Lily Wile and her Jumpin’ Jubilee Orchestra “Onion”
Indigo Swing “Hot In Harlem”
Pete Jacobs and His Wartime Radio Revuew “The Joint Is Jumpin'”
George Gee & his Make Believe Ballroom “Let The Good Times Roll”
Buddy Rich “Bugle Call Rag”
Donny Most “I Wish I Were In Love Again”
Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You?”
Jack’s Cats “Ain’t Gonna Be Blue”
Swing Rocket “Fat, Scat, Bella and Mr. Blue”
Unsteady “One For The Road”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Brown Derby Jump”

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.

Check PopCult every day this week for the latest news on our new schedule for The AIR.

1 Comment

  1. Jack Malmstrom

    Thanks so much for giving our original tune, “Ain’t Gonna Be Blue” a spin. The rest of your playlist is swell too — we’re honored to keep such fine company.
    — jack

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