It’s the week before Christmas and the final non-holiday Tuesday of the year on The AIR  and that means cool new internet radio for all of you. Today we deliver unto you a partly-new episode of Radio Free Charleston and a brand-new, bright and shiny edition of The Swing Shift. That’s two new programs totalling four hours of great ear candy!  You simply have to poke your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column (If you’re reading PopCult on a desktop, that is. Phone readers have to go to the website).

We have a  killer new Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with Static Fur kicking off an all-new first hour, then we go back to a classic and fun episode of Radio Free Charleston International that has not been heard by human ears in over three years.

It’s a fun show, loaded with great music, and I figure you’ll probably love the holy hell out of it. Our second track this week comes from Chicago American artist, Peter Joly, and we pack the first hour with a great mix of local, independent and big-name musical artists. Our second and third hours are pretty special too, with the final hour including bit of a trivia game hook (with no prizes).

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

RFC V5 072

hour one
Static Fur “Insomnia”
Peter Joly “Friend”
Joseph Hale “Famously Unknown”
Sierra Ferrell “Why’d Ya Do It”
Alicia Keys “Nat King Cole”
Rod Stewart “Some Kind of Wonderful”
John Ellison “Wake Up Call”
Red Audio “Castles (Michaelangelo’s Nightmare)”
Slow Children “President Am I”
The Railway Children “Music Stop”
The Renfields “Handbook For The Recently Horror Punk”
The Science Fair Explosion “Cosmic Girl”
The The “This Is The Day”
Duran Duran “All of You”
Hawkwind “Psychic Power”

hour two
The Irreplaceables “Bad Moon Rising”
Paul Weller “Wake Up The Nation”
Faith No More “Arabian Disco”
Neil Young “Seed Justice”
Dinosaur Jr. “Good To Know”
No Doubt “Squeal”
DEVO “Think Fast”
Peter Garrett “Night And Day”
Owl City “Fireflies”
They Might Be Giants “Call You Mom”
The Liverpool Sound Collage “Free Now”
Dirty Heads “Red Lights”
Deborah Harry “White Out”
The War Between “Silent Alarm”
The Temptations “Plastic Man”
Stingray “Sucker Born Every Day”

hour three
Mike Batt w/Roger Chapman “Imbecile”
3 “Runaway”
Atomic Rooster “Seven Lonely Streets”
King Crimson “I Talk To The Wind”
The Nice “War and Peace”
PM “Children of the Air Age”
ASIA “Gravitas”
Keith Emerson “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll”
Greg Lake “Manouvers ”
Emerson Lake and Powell “Touch and Go”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Fanfare For The Common Man”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 3 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.

After RFC, stick around for encores of MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, and Ska Madness at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we have a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This week it’s a random collection of great Swing Music from the last century or so. You know, like our slogan.

Check this playlist.

The Swing Shift 122

The Speakeasies “I Istoria tou Zompa”
Dany Brilliant “Rock and Swing”
Echoes of Swing “Southern Sunset”
Jack’s Cats “Phil’s Boogie”
Jack Teagarden “That’s A Serious Thing”
Lester’s Blues “Lester’s Be-Bop Boogie”
Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny “I Like You Best of All”
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers “Cherry”
Duke Ellington “That Feeling of Jazz”
Megan and her Goody Goodies “Goody Goody”
Swing Ninjas “The Day I Go”
Sassy Swingers “Joseph, Joseph”
Louis Armstrong “C’est Si Bon”
The Chris MacDonald Orchestra “Take The A Train”
Tommy Dorsey “Opus One”
Nat King Cole “Straighten Up and Fly Right”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 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.