RFCI grphicI am having a blast!

I’m talking about doing Radio Free Charleston International, one of the four new radio shows I’m producing for Appalachian Independent Radio. RFCInternational debuts tonight at Midnight. This is the radio show where I get to cut loose and play anything I want.

It might be mainstream. It might be avante-garde. It could be decades old or brand-new. It might be comedy. It might be the soundtrack from an old children’s record. Anything goes on Radio Free Charleston International. I don’t have to play any local music, but I will if I feel like it. You can listen to Appalachian Independent Radio right here in this little widget…

This was the original concept for Radio Free Charleston back in 1989 when I went on the air on WVNS. Back then I started mixing in local music, and when I revived RFC as a video show in 2006, it became an all-local showcase. The video and radio versions of RFC will remain devoted to local music, but I’ve carved out two hours a week to go nuts and bring you true free-format radio on The AIR.

The only rules are…there are no rules. You won’t know what to expect, unless you take a peek at the playlist, which will be posted here in PopCult each week. Even with that, every show will end with a bonus mystery track. I’m really excited about the show I hope you go like our Facebook page, which barely has anything on it yet. Eventually that’s where I’ll take requests.

So strap yourself in. Broadcasting to you live from an alternate dimension, RADIO FREE CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL is ON THE AIR!

Check out this week’s playlist after the jump…

Our playlist this week:

The Beatles and Led Zepplin  “Helter Skelter”

The Beetlevanias “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
The Rutles “Shangra La”
Chemical Beats “Welcome To The Black Parade”
Todd Rundgren “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
The Beatnix “Stairway To Heaven”

Be Bop Deluxe “Surreal Estate”
Kerry Livgren “Mask of the Great Deceiver”
The Buggles  “Vermillion Sands”
Nightwish  “The Heart Asks Pleasure First”

Ian Dury and the Blockheads “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll”

Madness  “One Step Beyond”
Lene Lovich “Lucky Number”
DEVO  “Jocko Homo”
ELP  “Benny The Bouncer

Franz Ferdinand/Sparks  “Dictator’s Son”
David Bowie  “Blackstar”
Transvision Vamp “Velveteen”
Jellyfish  “Brighter Day”
Split Enz  “Bullet Brain and Cactus Head”

Hazel O’Connor  “Writing on the Wall”
Kate Bush  “Suspended in Gaffa”

Mystery Bonus Track

Radio Free Charleston International will repeat on The AIR Friday night at 10 PM, Saturday morning at 11 AM and late Saturday night at 3 AM.