The AIR was supposed to be back with all-new episodes this week, but technical issues have redirected that idea to the “best laid plans” pile. Instead, Tuesday we wll bring you a recycled Radio Free Charleston V5, reviving some programs that haven’t been heard on The AIR for a couple of years. Then we do have an all-new episode of Psychedelic Shack from Nigel Pye, and we’re just going to do old-school reruns for The Swing Shift.  If that still sounds appealing to you, then you simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking over in the right-hand column of this blog.

At 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday we will bring you a new/old episode of Radio Free Charleston. This show combines an episode of the one-hour RFC from April, 2018, with a two-hour RFC International, from the same month, and the results are mighty fine. The first hour is entirely made up of local performances recorded at The Blue Parrot on Capitol Street, while the second and third hours are free-format radio at it’s most energetic.

Just check out the playlist…

RFCv5 037

hour one
The Buttonflies “Butch Bottom”
Quick and Dirty “Wrong Again”
Dog Soldier “Come Clean”
Chad and Sean “Down Where I’m Going”
WATT 4 “I Don’t Deserve You”
HARRAH “CODA (I Gotta Get Out)”
The Synergy Collective “Awry”
Hellblinki “Bella Ciao”
Spurgie Hankins Band “Bullets and Fire”
Underdog Blues Revue “What You Say”
Whitechapel District “How Heavy Is Thy Crown”
Diablo Blues Band “One For Magoo”
The Underdog Blues Revue “Tom Crouse Arena Rock Fanfare.”

hour two
DEVO “Don’t Shoot (I’m A Man) Polysics Remix”
New Model Army “Did You Make It Safe”
No Doubt “Total Hate 95”
Wings “Spin It On”
ELP “Are You Ready Eddie”
Emmy Lou and The Rhythm boys “Bip Bop Boom”
ELO “Easy Money”
Kent Ford and the Hep Jump Stompers “Rockabilly Queen”
Madness “Drip Fed Fred”
Led Zepplin “Rock and Roll”
Kate Bush “Violin”
Roger Daltry “Free Me”
Split Enz “What’s The Matter With You”
Oingo Boingo “Who Do You Want To Be Today”
The Plasmatics “Living Dead”
Adam Ant “Charge of the Heavy Brigade”
Mike Peters “This Is War”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “The Harder They Come”

hour three
Pete Townsend “Squeezebox”
Regina Spektor “Oh Marcello”
Agent Orange “Say It Isn’t True”
PM “You’ve Got Me Rockin’”
The Dickies “If Stuart Could Talk (live)”
Franz Ferdinand and Sparks “Piss Off”
Hazel O’Connor “Not For You”
Goldfinger ‘I’m Down”
Marcella Detroit “Cool People”
The Warner Brothers “Hey Mama”
Hasil Adkins “She Said”
Joe Jackson “Someone Up There”
Neil Young “Wonderin’”
Mel C “Yeh, Yeh, Yeh”
Motorhead “Ace of Spades (alternate take)”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 7 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 1 PM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

Tuesday at 1 PM we revisit the fourth anniversary episode of Mel Larch’s Curtain Call. Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight.

2 PM Tuesday it’s time for Psychedelic Shack, hosted by Nigel Pye. This episode presents one full hour of the best of The Strawberry Alarm Clock, drawn from their four original studio albums. Psychedelic Shack alternates weeks with NOISE BRIGADE Tuesdays at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM and 10 PM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 1 PM, Saturday at 8 AM, Sunday at 4 PM and Monday at 7 PM.

At 3 PM we’re going to bring you some great recent episodes of The Swing Shift, with artists like Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and Phil Collins’ Big Band, plus we’ll have a bonus hour of Electro Swing. You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 PM, Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each of our finest episodes, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.