Tuesday on The AIR  your blogger and radio show host takes a bit of a sick day with a patchwork edition of Radio Free Charleston. A late summer sinus infection has wrecked my voice, so I’m bringing you three hours of the first internet radio edition of RFC from 2014.

It’s an interesting artifact, and it’s still jam-packed with three hours of great local and regional music. 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.

At 10 AM and 10 PM you can hear this compilation of RFC volume 3, episodes 3 and 4. In addition, you can hear most of what was left out this Thursday night on Live and Local, since I excised an hour of music that was all recorded at The Empty Glass, and didn’t want it to go to waste. These shows were produced for the predecessor of The AIR,  Voices of Appalachia, which I called New Appalachian Radio half the time for reasons I cannot remember. These shows haven’t been heard anywhere for more than six years, so they sort of capture a freeze-frame of the Charleston music scene, along with lots of classic tracks. Check out the playlist:

RFCV5 061

hour one
Kevin Scarborough “Birthright”
Anthony Hoey “So So”
Crazy Jane “Silver”
Since We Set Fire “The Stone I Was Cut From”
Renaissance(featuringing Stephanie Adlinton) “Star of the Show”
John Radcliff “My Plastic Lover”
Ouralias “Can’t Fight Love”
B.A. Fielder “Ode To Jim”
Hellblinki “Don’t go Down To The Woods Tonight”
Travis Egnor and the Horse Traders “World Stands Still”
Hasil Adkins “The Hunch”
The Nanker Phelge “Scream”
InFormation “She’s Like Poison”
Under Surveillance “City Boy”

Hour Two- Instrumental Music:
Chuck Biel “Theory of Mind”
J.B. Lee “Johansen’s Testament”
Frank Panucci “Testicamel”
C2J2 “Bop Bottle”
Josh Buskirk “Dust”
Duo Divertido “Blue Afro”
Karma To Burn “Thirteen”
Trielement “Loose Fuse”
Scrap Iron Pickers “Swamp Thing”
Raymond Wallace “I’ve Anchored My Soul to a Haven of Rest”

hour three
The Big Bad “Shine The Signal”
Time And Distance “Little Disaster”
The Science Fair Explosion “Cosmic Girls”
Joe Vallina “Suzy Said So”
Marcie Bullock “Maybe Just Crazy”
Granny’s 12-Gauge “Dear Devil”
The Boatmen “Another New Year’s Alone”
Ouralias “Daydream”
Scooter Scudieri “Ancient Rituals”
Mother Nang “Fade”
John Radcliff “It’s Not The End”
69 Fingers “Faster and Stronger”
Sarah Schlies “Child, My Child”
Sasha Collete “You Had Me”
Crack The Sky “We Want Mine”

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. Now you can 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 MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, and NOISE BRIGADE at 2 PM. At three we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.

My voice should be back later this week so I can record my parts for what looks to be an epic, all-new three-hour RFC for next week.