It’s a fun day on The AIR  as we premere new episodes of The Swing Shift and 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 elsewhere on this page.

We’ve created another new/old hybrid for you this week that you can hear at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday. The first hour is filled with new, local and independent music, mixed with a few classic tracks and some stuff that looks weird on paper, but sounds great (like The Manhattan Transfer covering an XTC song).

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages where possible)…

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hour one
The Company Stores “Old Dog”
Jared Rabin “Tunnel’s End”
Annie Neely “Big Old Moon”
The New Relics “MIles To Go”
J Marinelli “Hate Your Freedom”
Wanda Jackson “I Gotta Know”
Paul Callicoat “Hillbilly Star”
David Synn “Jazz Hands”
The Bob Thompson Band  “The Swamp Stomp”
The Manhattan Transfer “The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul”
Dr. John with Aaron Neville and Katie Pruitt “End of the Line”
Jim Lange“Call Me Tonight”
Corduroy Brown “Leave It To Me”
Billy Idol “Cage”
Nixon Black “Human Satellite”

hour two
Peter Garrett “The Great White Shark”
Jon & Vangelis “Far Away In Baagad”
Kansas “The Voyage of Eight Eighteen”
King Crimson “Epitaph”
Regina Spektor “Obsolete”
The Who “A Quick One”
Toyah Wilcox “Let The Power Bleed”
Ultravox “I Can’t Stay”

hour three
Deadknot “Losing All My Dreams”
Simple Minds “New Gold Dreams (German Dance Remix)”
Paul McCartney “Secret Friend”
Oingo Boingo “Insanity”
Frank Zappa “Bogus Pomp”
Kate Bush “The Big Sky (Meteorgical Mix)”
Dukes of the Stratosphere “Mole Of The Ministry”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays 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 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.

Then at 1 PM we have MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call.

At 3 PM a new hour of The Swing Shift arrives  with a show that ventures into the outer reaches of Swing, running the gamut from Big Band to Guitar Blues to Western Swing and more. Check out the playlist…

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Buddy Rich “Groovin’ Hard”
Tyler Pedersen“Swinging Beyond (Enhanced version)”
David Campbell “Mack The Knife”
Zeb Turner “Traveling Boogie”
Daniel Glass Trio “It Could Happen To You”
Nat “King” Cole “Bring Another Drink”
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne “One More Time”
Black Jesus Experience “Oromo”
Maria Mudair & Tuba Skinny “Delta Bound”
The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperence League “Under The Knife”
Johnny Guitar Watson “Highway 60”
Louis Prima “White Cliffs of Dover”
Marcella Puppini “Non Saro Mai Doris Day”
The Speakeasies’ Swing Band “Sinner’s Advice”
The Hot Jamalaya “Egyptian Ella”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 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.