piper scheduleIt’s Friday afternoon and time to warn you in advance about the fine weekend programming on Appalachian Independent Radio, “The AIR,” Charleston’s finest source of mutated and inspiring original radio programming. You can listen at the AIRadio website, or tune in on this neat little virtual radio set…

Tonight at 8 PM on Word Association with Lee and Rudy, we bring you an emotional tribute to Roddy Piper.  The wrestling icon and action hero passed away last year and Lee Harrah’s band, HARRAH, has recorded a tribute song, “Pay The Piper.”

While editing the music video for “Pay The Piper,” Rudy surprised Lee by suddenly starting to record Word Association and making Roddy Piper the topic.  You will get to hear Lee Harrah in the throes of hero worship as he talks about how the man inspired him and what their interaction was like when they met face to face.  This is an extremely memorable episode of Word Association.

And speaking of the “Pay The Piper” video, here it is for your viewing enjoyment

HARRAH "Pay The Piper" from Rudy Panucci on Vimeo.

At 9 PM we might just get a new episode of Laugh Appalachia with Lee Hale. At  9:30 listen to an encore presentation of Word Association where Lee and Rudy spend thirty minutes discuss the classic British comedy, The Young Ones. 10 PM sees a replay of this week’s brand-new Radio Free Charleston International, which is part one of our incredible ultra-mixtape of the best Swing Music of all time.  You can read the whole playlist HERE.

sta morn airadioSaturday morning check back here for a replay of all of the cool shows I produce each week, winding up at 2 PM with an encore of this week’s  edition of The Booster Pack, a primer on Anime. Starting Saturday at 9 AM, you can stay at home and listen to AIRadio for six straight hours to hear a marathon of cool programming.

The line up kicks off at 9 AM with local music on Radio Free Charleston, hot Swing Music on Radio Free Charleston International, a postmortem on our recent trip to Georgia on On The Road with Mel, Roddy Piper on Word Association with Lee and Rudy and Anime on The Booster Pack.

You can listen to the entire General Substances/RFC line-up starting Saturday mornings at 9 AM on AIRadio. This is your best six-hour excuse to sit motionless and listen to the internet all morning on Saturday.

Sunday at 1 PM you can catch special encore plays of On The Road with Mel and Word Association. First up you’ll hear Lee and Rudy discuss the early days of cable, then revisit the very first episode of Mel’s show.