We are in the second week the return of Radio Free Charleston International to its original 3 PM Thursday timeslot on The AIR. You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

With our new schedule, we now have a replay of this week’s Radio Free Charleston at 2 PM, followed by a brand-new episode of Radio Free Charleston International at 3 PM. For you old-timers who remember the original broadcast incarnation of RFC, this combination comes close to recreating the original experience, with your PopCulteer unleashed to play whatever he felt like playing, mixed with a generous helping of great local music.

For this week’s RFC playlist, plus a link for a download, check out this post.

Radio Free Charleston International is the two-hour weekly show where Rudy Panucci (that’s me, by the way) gets to play whatever he wants. It’s our way of revisiting the golden age of free-format radio, which is sort of what inspired us to go into this medium in the first place.

As for this particular episode of Radio Free Charleston International, I’m still trying to conserve my voice a bit. Hosting three other shows and dealing with allergies and a lingering summer cold make it a bit daunting to do a two-hour program at the end of the week, so this week I only talk once, and introduce a mixtape-presentation of some of my favorite music in the world. I hope you guys dig it too. Check out the rather lengthy playlist:

RFC International 069

Yellow Magic Orchrestra “Day Tripper”
Iggy Pop “Ballad of Cookie McBride”
Frank Zappa “Uncle Remus”
DEVO “Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA”
Department of Crooks “What You Wanna Do Now”
Elvis Costello “Two Little Hitlers”
Kate Bush “Sat In Your Lap”
Klaus Nomi “Total Eclipse”
Oingo Boingo “Controller”
Julian Cope “Beautiful Love”
Split Enz “I Don’t Wanna Dance”
The Beautiful South “My Book”
The Stranglers “Punch and Judy”
New Musik “Straight Lines”
Men Without Hats “Dancing In The Moonlight”
Badfinger “Icicles”
The Beatles “Baby You’re A Rich Man”
George Harrison “When We Was Fab”
Paul McCartney “Bogey Music”
John Lennon “Starting Over”
Ringo Starr “Golden Blunders”
Brian Wilson “Love and Mercy”
Heart “Bebe Le Strange”
ELP “Touch And Go”
YES “Don’t Kill The Whales”
Klaatu “Hope”
Lene Lovich “Bird Song”
The Aquabats “Robot Bird Head”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “I Believe I Can Fly”
The Moog Cookbook “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
Jellyfish “The Glutton of Sympathy”
The Clash “Rudie Can’t Fail”

You can tune in to RFC International every Thursday at 3 PM on The AIR. If you miss it, you have plenty of chances to catch a replay: Fridays at 1 PM and 10 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM, Sundays at 1 AM and 2 PM, Mondays at 9 PM, and Tuesdays at 11 PM, exclusively on The AIR.