new tuesdayWe have made some changes to the  Tuesday line-up on The AIR this week.  Radio Free Charleston stays where it always has been, at 10 AM and 10 PM, but Radio Coolsville moves to 1 PM and The Swing Shift takes over the 3 PM spot as it expands to two hours.

As is always the case, you can tune in at The AIR website or on this special little embedded radio player widget…

After an encore of this week’s Prognosis at 7 AM (featuring the music of Emerson, Lake and Palmer) and an encore of Curtain Call at 9 AM, we have a fresh installment of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM. This week the show is devoted to local bands that are no longer performing together. We start off with The Defectors and bring you music from Feast of Steven, Go Van Gogh, Whistlepunk, Strawfyssh and more. Check out the playlist at the end of this post.

After Radio Free Charleston, tune in for an hour of Ska Madness, with Dexter Checkers at Noon. Ska Madness will return with new episodes in a new expanded timeslot very soon. 1 PM is the new time for Radio Coolsville, as DJ Betty Rock has put the show on hiatus at WMUL to focus on her studies. We’ll bring you new episodes as soon as production resumes.

At 3 PM, The AIR welcomes The Swing Shift to Tuesdays as the show expands to two hours each week (one new show, followed by one rerun). This is the show where your PopCulteer indulges in his love of Swing Music, bringing you the hottest big band tunes from the last century. This week we open the show with a Led Zepplin cover, done Swing style, and slap you upside your head with artists like Royal Crown Revue, Atomic Fireballs, Woody Herman, Brian Setzer Orchestra and more. Check out the full playlist at the bottom of this post. To get you acclimated to this modern new sound coming out of your internet, this week we bring you TWO EXTRA HOURS of The Swing Shift starting at 5 PM.

At 7 PM we shift gears, musically and present a special treat for fans of the band, DEVO. This is followed by the new prime-time replay of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, our New Wave extravaganza which will now be heard every Tuesday at 8 PM, leading into the second airing of Radio Free Charleston at 10 PM.

Last week’s Radio Free Charleston International airs at 11 PM, and overnight you can hear a mini-marathon of That Conversation with Patrick Felton.This is all part of our efforts to make The AIR a unique listening experience.

Here are the playlists for this week’s RFC and The Swing Shift:


The Defectors  “Nightlife in Tokyo”
Whistlepunk  “Outshine”
Feast of Steven  “Falling”
Ovada  “Church of Paranoia”
Three Bodies  “Shingles and Tar”
Mad Scientist Club  “Save The Whales”
The Nanker Phelge  “Making The Wheel To Turn”
69 Fingers  “How To Get A New Life”
Ouralias  “Daydream”
The Science Fair Explosion  “Kornchipz”
Hellblinki  “Sanjula’s Junk”
The Liquid Canvas  “Spirit Molecule”
Mother Nang  “Fade”
Strawfyssh  “Graveyard Shift”
Go Van Gogh  “Shut Up, I Love You”
Underdog Blues Revue  “Screwing Around”

The Swing Shift

Johnny Favourite  “Black Dog”
Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers  “Blow Me A Fat Note”
Dr. Zoot  “Jump Jive and Shake”
Brian Setzer Orchestra  “That Mellow Saxophone”
Atomic Fireballs “Mata Hari”
Fred Astaire  “Shall We Dance”
Dem Brooklyn Bums  “Baseball Bat Boogie”
In Grid  “Vive Le Swing”
Woody Herman  “Caldonia”
Wolfgang Parker  “The Mice, The Demons The Piggies”
Royal Crown Revue  “Zip Gun Bop”
Squirrel Nut Zippers  “The Kraken”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies  “The Babooch”
Bobby Darin  “Minnie The Moocher”
Cab Calloway  “St. James Infirmary Blues”
Linda and the Big King Jive Daddies  “Johnny Jingo”
Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive  “Jack You Dead”