We are Tuesdaying it up again on The AIR  and that means it’s time for a new  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 found elsewhere on this page.  

Due to looming magazine deadlines we have one new hour and two hours of RFC International from 2019 today on Radio Free Charleston this week. Our first hour is loaded with new releases from West Virginia artists, plus lotsa other cool stuff from indie artists and more.

Our second and third hours revive an old Radio Free Charleston International from February 2019, and it’s a great mix of stuff from all over with the added bonus of being co-hosted by my lovely wife, Mel Larch.  Since Mel joined me for Valentine’s week, I loaded it up with some of her favorite musics.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Live links for the first hour will take you to the artist’s pages so you can find out more about them, buy their music and find out where to see them perform live…

RFC V5 130

hour one
Jerks “Taillights”
Jim Lange“My (Slightly Used) Buick Submarine”
The Anchoress “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Shake The Dead “Memory”
ASIA (Not The Famous One) “Thunder Rider”
Model Citizens “Animal Instincts”
Payback’s a Bitch “I’m Just A Boy”
Verdeant (Chloe Florence) “Don’t Tell Him”
Novelty Island “Funny Little Rhythm”
Robert Fripp with Peter Gabriel “Here Comes The Flood”
Weedhaven Laughing Academy “Porland, Maine”
Massing “Onto”
Andy Prieboy “Everything But Goodbye”
Golden “I Want To Run”
Dave Strong “It’s Alright”
Softeeth “Color Bars”
Save Ferris “Goodbye”

hour two
SpongeBob Squarepants “Sweet Victory”
Joe Jackson “Alchemy”
Sarah Brightman “Follow Me”
Paul Weller “Wishing Well”
Keith Emerson “For Kevin”
Toy Matinee “There Was A Little Boy”
Matt Berry “Take My Hand”
Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb (Live 8)”
Robert Berry “Brain Damage”
Gowan “A Criminal Mind”
Joanna Newsome “81”

hour three
Paul McCartney “Nothing For Free”
Roy Orbison “I Drove All Night”
Hazel O’Connor “That’s Life”
Pet Shop Boys “Fugitive”
Pretenders “Light Of The Moon”
The Stranglers ‘I Hate You”
ELO “Mr. Blue Sky”
Hooverphonic “Inhaler”
Prince “Pop Life”
The Dresden Dolls “Pretty In Pink”
The Puppini Sisters “Rapper’s Delight/Chadelier”
Korn “Word Up”
Eurythmics “Who’s That Girl”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM,  Thursday at 3 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.


After RFC, stick around for encores of last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.  At 3 PM we’re going to bring you the second two parts of the History of Swing, which ran from episode 99 to episode 103 on The Swing Shift. We’ll plan to return with new episodes of The Swing Shift next week.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 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.