Later today you will see a photo essay of a quick trip your PopCulteer took to New York City over the weekend. We got back very late Sunday, and yours truly had a lot to catch up on Monday, so there was no time to record a new Radio Free Charleston. However, I have Wednesday free, and a new RFC will debut Thursday afternoon at 2 PM, and then will be repeated in the regular timeslot next week so I can take care of some medical appointments and stuff.  Today we dug up a special treat for you in lieu of a new episode.

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Tuesday at 2 PM and 10 PM you will hear the sixth episode of  RFC Volume 5, from February, 2020. The show has a few live tunes from The Swivel Rockers, as well as a spectuactular mix of music, both local and not. This is a pre-pandemic time capsule, for those who wish to relive the good old days.

Check out the playlist below, and then be sure to read PopCult on Thursday for all the notes on an all-new, three-hour episode of RFC, to help you slide into the weekend.


hour one
The Swivel Rockers “She Said/Chicken Flop”
Maureen and the Mercury 5 “The Keepin’ Kind”
Paul McCartney “Nobody Knows”
Jerry Lee Lewis and Neil Young “Baby You Don’t Have To Go”
The Nanker Phelge “Mr. Creepy”
The Big Bad “Buried My Baby”
Sheldon Vance “Keep On Talking”
Mother Nang “Knee Deep In Wine”
Fletcher’s Grove “Mourning Mountaineer”
Junco Shakers “Sugar Coated”
Rel X “Believe The Lie”
Time And Distance “On My Own”
The Who “Detour”

hour two
The Swivel Rockers “Cinnamon Girl”
Transvision Vamp “I Want Your Love”
Hawthorne Heights “New Winter”
John Radcliff “Useless”
Peter Ivers “Eighteen and Dreaming”
Sparks “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
Scarlett Revolt “Bleed”
The Busters “Bust A Style”
Rasta Rafiki “Calypso Too”
Beggars Clan “Maiden Voyage”
Wolfgang Parker “The Heat”
69 Fingers “Pocket Full Of Change”
The Beat “Dangerous”
Madness “Idiot Child”

hour three
4 OHM MONO “Swandiver”
The Company Stores “So Good”
Stark Raven “Here Comes The Sun”
Elvis Costello & The Imposters “Unwanted Number”
Blue Million “Don’t Leave”
The Shoes “Stay The Same”
The Alarm “Brighter Than The Sun”
Strawfyssh “Netted Fish”
Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Incapable Of Love”
Crazy Jane “Echo Of A Season”
The Beautuful South “Blitzkrieg Bop”
Anthony Hoey “So So”
Mika “Tiny Love”
Hasil Adkins “Big Red Satellite”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with a replay Wednesday at 9 AM.

Thursday at 2 PM, we’ll bring you a brand-new show.

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.


After RFC, stick around for encores of MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, and Ska Madness at 2 PM. At 3 PM we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.