Today you can listen to The Swing Shift all day long on our sister internet station, The AIR. Tune in at The Website, or listen right here on this embedded radio-type player…

I’ve made no secret of my love of Swing Music. Each week I bring you a new hour of The Swing Shift, in addition to the other programs I host on The AIR (Radio Free Charleston, Beatles Blast, Radio Free Charleston International and maybe some new shows in the new year). The truth is that Swing Music holds a special place in my heart, going back to my chance purchase of Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive way back in 1981. That was the spark, and Mel Gilliespie’s Big Band Music class at WVSC whipped it into a fire that has yet to go out.

So, to ring in the new year, since so many of my readers and listeners are enjoying the day off, and I’d sort of like to do that as well, I’ve programmed 24 hours of The Swing Shift, beginning Tuesday morning at 9 AM.

We’ll have some other programming stunts on The AIR this week as we prepare to unveil our new schedule next Monday.

In the meantime, PopCult wishes you a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Remember, it don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing.