New programming returns with a splash Tuesday on The AIR as we introudce new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, Psychedelic Shack and The Swing Shift into the mix. Why don’t you take the time and give it a listen 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 begin with new music from Emmalea Deal, and then jump all over the stylistic map with rock, country, ambient, progressive jazz, alternative and more kinds of music than some people might think we have in West Virginia.

Check out the playlist here:


Emmalea Deal “Queen”
Todd Burge “Of The Birds” (For Bill Thompson III)
Half Batch “Long Time Traveller”
William Matheny “Living Half To Death”
The Big Bad “Nobody Makes It Out Of Here Alive”
Neostra “Obscurity and Release”
Todd Tamenend Clark “Talons of The Raptor”
Poor Man’s Gravy “Disappoint You”
Beneath “Visage”
Kathy Mattea and Tim “O’Brien “Gentle On My Mind”
Flare Baroshi “Vampire Mafia”

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. Here’s what Nigel has in store this week:

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium “Amethyst Realm”
10 CC “Art For Art’s Sake”
The Nice “Ars Longa Vita Brevis”
The Residents “Good Vibes”
The Beatles “I’m Only Sleeping”
Pink Floyd “Summer ’68”
Matt Berry “Angi”
Manfred Mann “Up The Junction”
Katie Melua “Nine Million Bicycles”
Jethro Tull “Move On Alone”

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 and the next 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.

Here’s this week’s playlist:

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Big Joe and the Dynaflows “Great, Great Pleasure”
Bill Potts “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
The Cluster Sisters “Route 66”
Count Basie “One O’Clock Jump”
Hot Swing Sextet “Lagwood Walk”
The Cat’s Pajamas “Bourbon Street Parade”
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang “‘Tain’t No Use”
Royal Crown Revue “Take A Long Drink For Me”
Dan Barrett “Little Jazz”
Benny Goodman “Benny Rides Again”
The Monkey Swingers “St. James Infirmary
Marty Elkins “Day In Day Out”
Woody Herman “Crown Royal”

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 every day this week for details on our new episodes.