For the first time in a couple or three weeks on The AIR, PopCult’s adjunct radio station, we have an afternoon of all-new-programming.

Tuesday on The AIR we deliver new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, Psychedelic Shack and The Swing Shift to our loyal listeners. You may cursor your way over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to this happy little 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.

This week’s show opens with a brand-new song from John Radcliff, and then, as part of our year-long celebration of Radio Free Charleston‘s 30th anniversary it morphs into a mixtape of live, local music that was recorded around Charleston by yours truly for the RFC video show between 2007 and 2010.

You’ll hear exclusive live tracks from Jeff Ellis, Lady D, Punk Jazz, The Clementines and Raymond Wallace. You’ll also be treated to twenty minutes of the Spurgy Hankins Band, recorded at The Blue Parrot. We even toss in a recording of The Paris Project, performing classic jazz at the UUC, which has never been heard since it was performed all those years ago.

You should be able to click on the episode number above the playlist that follows, and go to a page where you can download a low-res version of this week’s show.

Check out the playlist:


John Radcliff “Body”
Punk Jazz “Little Star”
Raymond Wallace “Variations”
Lady D “Go Higher”
Spurgy Hankins Band “Blue Parrot Set”
The Paris Project at UUC
The Clementines “Soundscapes”
Jeff Ellis “Fade”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 1 PM and the next Monday at 8PM, 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. For the reord-breaking fourth episode in a row, our friend, the Hippie Gnome, Nigel Pye, has cheerfully decided to provide us with a playlist for this new episodem so tune in turn on and check out the playlist…

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The Move “Fields of People”
The Dukes of the Stratosphere “Where In The World”
Giles, Giles and Fripp “I Talk To The Wind”
The Strawbs “The Battle”
The Zombies “The Butcher’s Tale”
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown “All Over The Country”
Mighty Baby “Egyption Tomb”
Rustic Hinge “Crystallized Petard”
Barclay James Harvest “Mockingbird”
Gnome Sweet Gnome “The Machine Grinds On”
Matching Mole “O Caroline”

Psychedelic Shack can be heard Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 5 PM, Friday at Noon, Saturday at 9 AM, Sunday at 4 PM and Monday at 7 PM.

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 it’s another mix of old and new, with classics from the Big Band era, Retro Swing from the 1990s, and fresh Swing from today’s top bands. If that’s not enough to get you to tune in, we open the show with hard-rock guitar legend, Pat Travers, and a track from his brand-new Swing album. See, everybody’s swinging now!

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Pat Travers “Take The ‘A’ Train”
Joe Jackson “Tuxedo Junction (live)”
Queen Bee and the Honeylovers ” Hayes & Hopson”
Joe Stilgoe “Totally”
Helen O’Connell “Witchcraft”
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra “You Make Me Feel So Young”
Postmodern Jukebox “Old Town Road”
Chris Grant Company “Digital Blues”
Hetty and the Jazzato Band “Tintarella Di Luna”
The Hungry Williams “Stick A Pin In The Voodoo Doll”
Johnny Mercer “Personality”
Benny Goodman “Moonglow”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Save My Soul”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “Nosey Joe”
The Ink Spots “You Were Only Fooling”
Jack’s Cats “The Call of the Cicada”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 5 PM, 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.