Tuesday on The AIR we dive into the archives for classic episodes of Radio Free Charleston, NOISE BRIGADE and The Swing Shift.  If you want to hear the timeless swellness yourself, you simply have to move your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column.

We have a compilation edition of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we go back to February, 2017, to bring you three of our one-hour, all-local music programs, combined into one big three-hour local music extravaganza.

The inside story is that, back in February, 2017 yours truly had some rather extensive medical testing done concerning my then-recent diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis. Because I know that these would be time-consuming and physically draining, I sat down on one day during the first week of the month, and recorded three episodes of RFC, back-to-back-to-back. Then I scheduled them ahead of time so that there would be fresh episodes of the show to run while I was gettting poked, prodded and shocked.

This week I am tied up with other projects (including restoring PopCult’s early posts to their original state) and found myself with not enough time to do new radio shows. So I came up with this clever plan, since these episodes of RFC volume four have not been heard by human ears since the middle of 2017.

Check out the playlist to see all the goodies we bring you this week…

RFC V5 041

hour one

Wren Allen Band  “Nothing Ever Happens Here”
Bon Air  “Bizarre Love Gun”
Todd Burge  “Another Sunny Sunday”
Deni Bonet  “Palisades”
Calendars and Kerosene “I’m Over You”
Speedsuit  “Falling Star”
Sheldon Vance  “What Remains”
Since We Set Fire  “Halle  Halle”
Wilbur By The Sea  “Stillness”
Rain May Fall  “Remember Everything”
Scrap Iron Pickers  “Searching For The Scientist”
King’s Harem  “Down By The Riverside”
Byzantine  “My New Casket”

hour two

Under Surveillance  “I Don’t Think It’s Me”
Under The Radar  “All Along The Watchtower”
Under Social  “Rock Is Dead”
Bon Air  “Chechez La Femme”
Fabulous Head  “Flame Envy”
Sentinel “Counting Stars”
Embracer  “Anastasia”
No Pretty Pictures  “100 Long 100 Proof”
Wegmann Brothers  “A Friend On The Highway”
Zeroking  “Black Friday”
Broken Romeo  “Broken Man”Scrap Iron Pickers  “Luster Creme”
Chum  “Six Feet of Earth”.

hour three

MFB  “Funkin’ Up The Neighborhood”
Holly and the Guy  “Just Can’t Fake This”
Groove Heavy  “Good Girl and You Know It”
Bugaboo  “Attempted”
Andy Park  “Planets”
Mojomatic  “Crazy”
Under Surveillance  “All I Want”
Tofujitsu  “Cabeza”
Corporate Orange  “Climbing Higher”
Granny’s 12 Gauge  “12 Shots of Pain”
Hasil Adkins  “Big Fat Mama”
Southern Culture on the Skids  “Daddy Was A Preacher”
Travis Stephens  “I Can’t Live Like This”
Stone Ka Tet  “Adam’s Song”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 11 AM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

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.


At 2 PM we offer up a classic episode of Steven Allen Adams’ NOISE BRIGADE, loaded with the punkiest ska and the ska-most punk you can imagine. NOISE BRIGADE alternates weeks with Psychedelic Shack  Tuesdays at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 10 PM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 1 PM, Saturday at 8 AM, Sunday at 9 AM and Monday at 7 PM.

In the spirit of our “time capsule theme, The Swing Shift also brings you episodes recorded in February, 2017 at 3 PM.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 PM,  Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Those are Tuesday’s music shows on The AIR. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.