1-2-18-logoWe ended 2017 with a new video episode of Radio Free Charleston, and we jump into 2018 with a BRAND-NEW episode of  Radio Free Charleston AND a BRAND-NEW episode of The Swing Shift!   For RFC tune in at 10 and 10 at, The AIR. If you want to jump, jive and wail, stick around until 3 PM for The Swing Shift.  You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

Tuesday we bring you the first  Radio Free Charleston of 2018  We bring you everything from new music by Farnsworth, Johnny Compton and 4OHM MONO to a fourteen-minute avante-garde epic by Superfetch. You can hear the show at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday, with replays Thursday at 2 PM and Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight. Check out the playlist for this week’s show…


Farnsworth  “Last Chance”
Speedsuit  “That’s When I Feel The Weight”
Stark Raven  “Why Can’t White Boys Dance”
Kerry Hughes  “E 13”
John Radcliff  “Stupid Mind”
Membrane Cell  “Frozen”
Superfetch  “Livin’ In A Funky Town”
4OHM MONO  “Dead Calm Dweller”
Johnny Compton  “Last Man Standing”
Barkin’ Iron Band  “Cocaine”

At 3 PM The Swing Shift returns to its normal timeslot with a new show loaded with the best Swing Music from the last century. This week we open with the recently-deceased Keely Smith and mix up classic Big Band era Swing with Retro Swing from the 1990s and brand-new Swing from today. See for yourself with this week’s playlist…

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Keely Smith  “I’m Gonna Live ‘Till I Die”
Louis Prima Jr.  “You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me”
Flying Neutrinos  “Mr. Zoot Suit”
Lily Wilde and Her Jumpin’ Jublilee Orchestra  “Go Ahead and Rock”
Squirrel Nut Zippers  “Flight of the Passing Fancy”
Freddy Johnson Orchestra  “Harlem Bound”
Jeff Healey and The Jazz Wizards “Darktown Strutters Ball”
Duke Ellington “Never No Lament”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  “The Boogie Bumper”
Jeff Beck  “The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise”
The Mighty Blue Kings  “Looking For My Baby”
Dem Brooklyn Bums  “Speak Softly Love”
The Jive Aces with Cassidy Jansen  “I Want You To Be My Baby”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies  “Come Fly With Me”
The Crescent City Maulers  “Jump Jive and Wail”
Ray Gelato  “Givin’ Up Givin’ Up”
Chrome Addicts  “Jump Back Cat”

The AIR kicks into 2018 in high gear with new episodes of most of our key shows this week. Be sure to check out Curtain Call, Life Speaks to Michele Zirkle Marcum, Beatles Blast, Radio Free Charleston International and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. We do have to make an adjustment to our schedule for some shows. Due to health issues, Dexter Checkers will be taking Ska Madness on hiatus. Marking Out is also on a temporary hiatus. Replacing Ska Madness on our schedule sometime in January will be the return of Nigel Pye and a new one-hour Psychedelic Shack.  Thanks for suporting The AIR, and check out our schedule, embedded right here for your pleasure…