Welcome to PopCult’s guide to Bonus Round Week on The AIR. This week, Tuesday through Saturday, each programming day on The AIR will be split between two mini-marathons of some of our most popular specialty music programs.
You can listen at The AIR Website, or on this embedded radio player…
Tuesday sees Radio Free Charleston, our showcase for local music from West Virginia, take the daytime spot, from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Radio Free Charleston is the long-running program hosted by yours truly, Rudy Panucci, that presents music from Charleston and other cities in the state that may just surprise you in terms of style, variety and the sheer depth of musical talent on display.
This show began in 1989 on broadcast radio, and after a few years in limbo, RFC returned in 2006 as a video program, before making the transition back to radio, via the internet, in 2014.
Now, with the video show on hiatus, and a new role as the flagship show of The AIR, Radio Free Charleston continues its mission to show the world that there’s more to West Virginia music than Country and Bluegrass and “Country Roads.” You’ll hear punk, metal, progressive, jazz, standards, experimental and many other kinds of music.
Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, exclusively on The AIR.
From 7 PM to Midnight, you can hear five episodes of Psychedelic Shack, produced by our friends at Haversham Recording Institute in London, England, and presented by Nigel Pye.
Each week Nigel creates a mind-expanding mixtape with this showcase for Psychedelic Rock, Every Tuesday you can tune in, and turn on with an all-new hour of mind-altering and mood-expanding music from his home base at Haversham Recording Institute.
Psychedelic Shack can be heard Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 5 PM and Saturday at 7 AM.