Tuesday came around once more in this very busy this week, and on The AIR that means it’s time for a new  Radio Free Charleston. You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay here, and  listen to the cool embedded player found elsewhere on this page.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.  This week we have one all-new hour, and two hours of a 2017 episode of a myserious episode RFC International that hasn’t been heard since the week it originally aired.

Our first hour opens with “Undertaker,” the debut single from Nu Mutants, a new band made up of Zack Bassham from The Big Bad and Foz Rotten, from Boldly Go and solo work. These two, friends since childhood, have collaborated on a new musical project that is a depature for both of them, and it’s really cool to have them on RFC.

We also have new music from Corduroy Brown, Hello June, The Struts, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and more.  We also feature a new tune from Scott Whiddon (with guest keyboards by Jay Gonzalez of Drive-By-Truckers ) plus new music from Lauren Anderson,  both of which come to use via our Chicago pipeline.

Filling out a big chunk of our first hour is the entire EP, Heavy Set Paw Paws Live At Beckely Arts Center, which the band has posted to Bandcamp as one track so you can duplicate the experience of hearing them live.

Because your humble blogger and radio host is buried under work this week, our second and third hours are a mystery episode of Radio Free Charleston International. This episode dates back more than five years, and opens with Belinda Carlisle doing a Bhuddist chant, but then it gets weird. I can’t find the playlist for this, and don’t have time to reconstruct it, this week, for our second and third hours, you’re on your own.

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hour one
Nu Mutants “Undertaker”
Scott Whiddon “Maybe That’s Enough”
Corduroy Brown “Familiar Faces (live)”
Hello June “Interstate”
Sgt. Van and the Highway Dogs “Jay, Jay Giveaway”
Lauren Anderson “Love Again”
The Struts “Pretty Vicious”
Heavy Set Paw Paws Live At Beckely Arts Center
“Girl with Mandolin”
“Commoner Boogie”
“Ace of Spades/ Some Candy Talking”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Thrill Thing”
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers “Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)”

hours two and three
A Mystery Episode of RFC International from 2017 for which I have no playlist.

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM,  Thursday at 2 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 classic 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 last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.  You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 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.