As I’ve often mentioned before, Tuesday is our most-listened-to day on The AIR and we really like to load it up with new episodes of our most popular shows. This Tuesday we bring you new episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift.  You can tune in at The AIR website, or listen in on this hand-made, intricately-embroidered radio player…

Today at 10 AM we are bringing you a special brand-new episode of Radio Free Charleston, once again digging deep into the RFC Archives.  We open with a track from The Stars Revolt, a band that includes Richie Ray, of Shindig fame. The rest of the hour is a deep dive into the RFC Archives, with artists as diverse as Go Van Gogh, Stephanie Deskins, Time And Distance, The Hey Days and HARRAH. This batch of goodies includes rare recordings from The Charleston Playhouse and LiveMix Studio.

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 it’s time for Nigel Pye and his psychedelic mixtape program, Psychedelic Shack. This week we are treated to an encore of a show from earlier in the summer, as Nigel and the Haversham Recording Institute crew are still gearing up for a new batch of all of our British show.

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.

At 3 PM The Swing Shift brings you another new hour that mixes a variety of Swing Music from the last one hundred years into an eminently danceable, cohesive whole. From Jack Pack and Jane Horrocks to Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole and even Aretha Franklin, this hour swings from top to bottom.

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.

Here are those playlists:


The Stars Revolt “All For Show”
Go Van Gogh “I Am The Walrus”
Miniature Giant “Dawn”
69 Fingers “Die Happy”
Time And Distance “Copperfield”
Whistlepunk 2.0 “Satellite”
Don Baker “Keep On Walking”
The Hey Days (Doug and Paul) “I Never Slept With Alan Ginsburg”
Professor Mike “Greater Good”
The Big Bad “The Omen”
HarraH “Blood Moon”
A Place of Solace “Sing”
Against “My Better Half”
Scooter Scudieri “The Price We Pay”
Stephanie Deskins “Nothing Left To Lose”

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Jack Pack “Mack The Knife”
Royal Crown Revue “Come Back To Sorrento”
The Puppini Sisters “We Love To BeBop”
Duke Ellington “Take The A Train”
Nat King Cole “Almost Like Being In Love”
Joe Williams “Evil Man Blues”
Jane Horrocks “Dream A Little Dream of Me”
Aretha Franklin “That’s Life”
Orquestra Akokian “Mambo Rapidto”
The Jacquelines “How Granpa Luigi Sold His Song To The Devil”
Dave Stuckey and His Hot House Gang “What Will It Take”
Duke Robilliard “If I Could Be With You”
Group’N’Swing “Ai-szent Randevu”
Mint Julep Jazz Band “That’s The Blues Old Man”
Steven Taetz “Oom-Pah-Pah”