It’s another big-time, new-programming Tuesday on The AIR as we deliver new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, Psychedelic Shack and The Swing Shift to our loyal listeners. Why don’t you become one and tune in at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

It all kicks off at 10 AM (with a replay at 10 PM– all times EDT) with a brand-new edition of Radio Free Charleston. Now in its thirtieth year, RFC continues to bring you more local music than any other source.

This week we begin with newly-reissued music from The Big Bad.  Then we dive into the archives a little at a time, winding up with three tracks from 1989, our first broadcast year.

Check out the playlist here:


The Big Bad “After Dark”
Speedsuit “So Did I”
Karen Allen “This War”
Bad Keys of the Mountain “Nothing Is Easy”
Todd Burge “Elvis From Hell”
Mother Nang “Knee Deep In Wine”
Amazing Delores “Love Magic”
Time And Distance “War”
Ghosts of Now “Deathburn”
Whitechapel District “How Heavy Is Thy Crown”
Marcie Bullock “Maybe Just Crazy”
Paul Calicoat “Trampled Flowers”
Stephanie Deskins “Godless”
Brian Diller & The Ride “Don’t Stop At Anything”
Mad Scientist Club “Thunder and Lightning”
Alan Griffith “Blowin’ In The Wind”

Following the 10 AM debut of this episode, you can stick around and listen to three previously-aired shows, for a four-hour local music fix.

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight and Sunday at 1 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 2 PM on Psychedelic Shack Nigel Pye checks in from Haversham Recording Institute with a 60-minute mixtape of groovy Psychedelic Rock. Nigel’s cutting it close this week, so as we write this, we have no clue what he’s going to play (EDIT: Nigel says the show starts with Jethro Tull, and that it’s “Really groovy.”).

Psychedelic Shack can be heard Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 5 PM and Saturday at 7 AM and the next Tuesday at 9 AM.

At 3 PM your PopCulteer returns to host a new hour of The Swing Shift as we continue to bring you the best Swing Music of the last century. This week we open up with the title track from the new album by Jack’s Cats, which was just released over the weekend. “The State of Swing” is just one of the new original Swing compositions on the album, which you can download HERE. Listen to the show for a special offer.

After that killer opening, we continue with the swingingest show on the planet. Here’s this week’s playlist:

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Jack’s Cats “The State of Swing”
Jumpin’ Up “Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style”
Louis Prima “Them There Eyes”
The Speakeasie’s Swing Band “Deal With The Devil”
Swing Ninjas “The Devil In Despair”
Sqirrel Nut Zippers “Rusty Trombone”
George Harrison “Hottest Gong In Town”
The Monkey Swingers “I Love Your Shoes”
Royal Crown Revue “Watt’s Local”
Arite Shaw and The Gramercy Five “The Sad Sack”
Django Reinhardt “St. Louis Blues”
George Benson with The Count Basie Orchestra “Ready Now That You Are”
Indigo Swing “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Keely Smith “Swing, Swing, Swing”
Manhattan Transfer “Sing You Sinners”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 9 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Remember, you can tune in to The AIR at all hours of the day and night for a variety and quality of programming that you will not find anywhere else. Check PopCult regularly for details on our new episodes.