After our week-long marathon, Radio Free Charleston is back this week on The AIR  as we premiere an all-local and partly-new episode of 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 elsewhere on this page.

We’ve created another new/old hybrid for you this week that you can hear at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday. The first hour is filled with new, local music. Hours two and three bring you one of our two-hour all-local episodes of RFC Volume Four, from 2016. Yours truly had his production time truncated by a routine doctor’s appointment, so I was only able to do one new hour this week, and had to schedule encore episodes for The Swing Shift. 

We open with just-released music from William Matheny, the title track from his upcoming album. That’s followed by new tunes from Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns, Buni Muni, Jim Lange, Abandon The Ship, Golden and more.

For our second and third hours I went back and dug up an episode of Radio Free Charleston from 2016, back when The AIR was “Appalachian Independent Radio.” This show hasn’t been heard for over seven years, and I didn’t want to let it languish any longer. It’s loaded with some primo local and regional tracks from years ago. While RFC was supposed to be all-local back then, I stretched the rules to include anybody who had any ties to the Appalachian region, so just go with it.

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

RFC V5 133

hour one
William Matheny “Grand Old Feeling”
Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns “Homesick”
Jim Lange “Easter Sunday Affirmation”
Buni Muni “Heart So Cold”
The Heavy Hitters Band “Liquid Crunchy”
Overvue “Space Race”
Golden “Courtesy”
Abandon The Ship “Goodbye”
Verdeant “Don’t Tell Him”
Massing “Lemon Jose”
The MFB “Star 69”
Corduroy Brown “Survivor’s Guilt”
Law Biting Citizens “I Like You”
The Switch “Speak of the Devil”

hour two
The Laser Beams “The Ballad of Patrick Morrissey”
Under Surveillance “Modern World”
Strawfyssh “Netted Fish”
Trielement “Accidental Chaos”
Hybrid Soul Project “Stay”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Ain’t That A Kick In the Head”
The Science Fair Explosion “Cosmic Girls”
69 Fingers “Average Joe”
The Renfields “Transylvania Fight Song”
Time and Distance “War”
Mother Nang “Peel”
Farnsworth “I’ll Tell You When I’ve Had Enough”
Joe Vallina “On TV”
Boulevard Avenue “Mary Mary”
Billie Vacation “Get Paid”

hour three
Go Van Gogh “Shut Up, I Love You”
Wolfgang Parker “The Father The Son”
Crack The Sky “Invaders From Mars”
Jeff Ellis “Capitol City”
Andy Park and the True Lovers “I Got Some Swag”
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands “Adungo”
Government Cheese “Camping On Acid”
Snakebox “Dead Planet”
Blue Million “Down To A Groove”
Scooter Scudieri “Ancient Ritual”
Michael Cerveris “Atlas”
Super Heavy Duty “Here I Be”
Three Bodies “Gardens of Hope”

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 2 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.


Then at 1 PM we have MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call. At 3 PM two great recent episodes of The Swing Shift arrive.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 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.