Tuesday on The AIR  we deliver new episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift. That’ two new (ish) programs totally four (mostly) new hours!  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 cool embedded player over at the top of the right column.

We have a newish Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with one all-new, all-local hour of RFC, and we include one special theme episode of Radio Free Charleston International from over four years ago.   We open the show with a new track by Sierra Ferrell, and we continue with a special collection of new and vintage music with some connection to Charleston.

After the first hour of RFC, stick around because the second hour revives an old Radio Free Charleston International from 2017. This early episode of RFC International dates back to when The AIR was known as “Appalachian Independent Radio” and consists of two solid hours of cover songs by prominent musical artists from around the world.

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

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hour one
Sierra Ferrell “Far Away Across The Sea”
Madison 2 “Mosco”
James Townsend “Rich Man’s Game”
Heavy Set Paw-Paws “Swamp Mint”
Hello June “Stranger”
Jim Lange “A Child’s Verse For Crow”
Crazy Jane “Echo of a Season”
Bon Air “If Ever You Doubt”
Feast of Stephen “Ward 7”
Emmalea Deal “Bite”
Cassius At Best “Broadway”
Three Bodies “Shingles and Tar”
Static Fur “Have Nots”
69 Fingers “Pick It Up”

hours two and three
Ben Folds “Video Killed The Radio Star”
Kate Bush “Sexual Healing”
Flaming Lips “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Dave Stewart and Colin Blunstone “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted”
Men Without Hats “S.O.S.”
DEVO “Are You Experienced”
Reel Big Fish “Brown Eyed Girl”
Save Ferris “Come On Eileen”
Buck-O-Nine “Pass The Dutchie”
Goldfinger “99 Red Balloons”
Klaus Nomi “Lightning Strikes”
Keith Emerson “I’m A Man”
Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Kaye & Steve Cropper “Riders On The Storm”
Todd Rundgren “Good Vibrations”
Dave Gregory “Frankenstein”
Tin Machine “Working Class Hero”
Tim Curry “I Will”
Adrian Belew “Free As A Bird”
Dave Edmonds, “Lady Madonna”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “On The Radio”
The Clash “Police On My Back”
Rabbit “Locomotive Breath”
GWAR “School’s Out”
Rammstein “Pet Semetary”
The Rock Lobsters “Stairway To Heaven”
Pseudo Echo “Funkytown”
Robert Palmer “Bad Case of Lovin’ You”
Keith Moon “The Kids Are All Right”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR.

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 a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This week it’s a collection of mostly mellow, swinging standards in a special mixtape format. Check out the playlist that lets you swing and sway…but mostly swing…

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga “I Get A Kick Out Of You”
Marvin Gaye “Straighten Up and Fly Right”
Dr. John “Makin’ Whoopee”
Tuba Skinny “Thriller Rag”
Louis Prima “Up A Lazy River”
Lucky Thompson “No Good Man Blues”
Duke Ellington “Jive Jam”
Ella Fitzgerald “Darn That Dream”
Louis Armstong “I’m Beginning To See…”
Swingaria “Hypnotized”
Frank Sinatra “Without A Song”
Pink Turtle “Sir Duke”
The Andrews Sister “Strip Polka”
Dean Martin and Line Renaud “Relax-Ay-Voo”
Cab Calloway “Papa’s With His Britches On”
Bryan Ferry “The Way You Look Tonight”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 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.