It’s Tuesday on The AIR  and that means it’s Radio Free Charleston time, plus we also have a new edition of The Swing Shift for you enjoy. You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay here, and  listen to the cool embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

We have another fun hybrid show on Radio Free Charleston this week, with one all-new hour, followed by a classic two-hour Radio Free Charleston International, at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.   This week our latest Radio Free Charleston has killer new tunes from loads of artists, and I’m going to tell you all about them now.

We open the show with a track from the next Zeroking album, and we continue with a cool mix of new stuff by local and indie artists, with a few ringers tossed in and the big deal this week, we have a preview track from the new album by legendary Alternative Rock band, Poi Dog Pondering, which will officially be released Friday (but you early adopters can snag it now from Bandcamp).

Poi Dog Pondering’s Keep On Loving Each Other, a song cycle that reverberates with the determination to follow one’s heart while living within an extended arm’s embrace of empathy, is the band’s 10th full-length album.

Our second and third hours resurrect an episode of RFC International from October, 2018, and it’s from back when almost every episode was a mixtape presentation that celebrates the concept of free-format radio.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Live links in the first hour will take you to the artist’s page…

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hour one
Zeroking “Dead Are Dancing”
Law Biting Citizens “So Long Suckers”
Least “Power Blazer”
The Switch “Broken Pieces”
Leathers “Runaway”
Nixon Black “Win Place Or Show”
Hello June “Stranger”
Poi Dog Pondering “Sweet Taste In My Mouth”
Frenchy And The Punk “Mon Souvenir”
Jeremy Short “Happy Trees”
Marc Almond “My Love”
Buni Muni “Get Out Of The City”
We Are Scientists “Human Resources”
Stark Raven “Whiter Shade of Pale”

hour two
Elvis Costello and The Imposters “Under Lime”
Glen Matlock “Strange Kinda Taste”
Antarcticats “Pony”
Be Bop Deluxe “Shine”
Bourbon “Fuente Vieja”
Echo and the Bunnymen “Ocean Rain (Trasnformed)”
Ian Gillian and the Javelins “You’re Gonna Ruin Me Baby”
Joe Strummer “Coma Girl”
Katie Melua “Closest Thing To Crazy”
Keith Emerson “Walter L”
Argyle Goolsby “Nightsurf”

hour three
Billy F. Gibbons “Standing Around Crying”
Dave Davies “Same Old Blues”
Boz Scaggs “On The Beach”
Neil Finn and Paul Kelly “Deeper Water”
Kirsten Hersh “Lady Godiva”
Les Big Byrd “I’ve Tried So Hard”
Nazereth “My White Bicycle”
John Lennon “Oh My Love”
Paul McCartney “Ceasar Rock”
Pink Fairies “Resident Reptile”
Shriekback “My Spine Is The Bassline”
The Struts “Fire” and “Ashes”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM,  Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can also hear a different episode of RFC every weekday at 5 PM, and we bring you a marathon all night long Saturday night/Sunday morning.

I’m also going to  embed a low-fi, mono version of this show right in this post, right here so you can listen on demand.


After RFC, stick around for encores of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we have a new hour of The Swing Shift that’s loaded with classic Big Band Era artists, mixed in with newer stuff and even a track from The Yardbirds to pay tribute to Jeff Beck.  Check out this playlist…

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Paul Carrack “Frim Fram Sauce”
The Yardbirds “Jeff’s Boogie”
Tyler Pedersen “Steppin'”
David Campbell “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You”
Daniel Glass Trio “Smoke On The Water”
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne “New Way To Love”
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra “Frenesi”
Carroll Gibbons & Savoy Hotel Orpheans “I’m Going To Get Lit Up When The Lights Go Up In London”
Ronnie Lane & Pete Townsend “Catmelody”
Duke Ellington “I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart”
Lester Young “Jumpin’ At The Woodside”
Buddy Rich “The Trolly Song”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 8 PM and Saturday afternoon, only on The AIR . You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.