Tuesday brings yet another cool new episode of RFC today on The AIR.   Radio Free Charleston, is three hours of great local, independent free-form radio this week.  To listen to The AIR, 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.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.

We have a wonderfully segmented show for you this week. Our first hour is loaded with incredible new tunes from Mediogres, Clownhole, The Dollyrots, The Aquabats, Speedsuit, Flame Dream plus a lot of other great local and/or independent music.

Hour two of the show is largely encore songs from the especially fertile last few months. Amid nine great local acts, we also have Pirate music, Zydeco, an Earth Day tune and new stuff from a Beatle.

Our third hour (plus a little more) is a live recording of The Settlement from June 1 of this year. You’ll hear the band performing at Mountain Musical Festival’s Mountain Stage in Minden, WV, recorded by Team Dirty South.  This whole show is available free at Archive.org, and may be remixed for release on Bandcamp later. In the meantime, you can buy all of the band’s live and studio recordings at their Bandcamp Page. Note that I had to excise one song from the setlist for length. We’ll bring you that one next week. Many thanks for Colton Settle for giving me the okay to run this.

Links in the artist’s names below will take you to a website (where available) where you can find our more about them and maybe buy their music. Check out the playlist.

RFC V5 180

hour one
Mediogres “How Long Do We Have To Stick Around This Hen House”
Clownhole “Old Man Jumping Over A Fence”
The Dollyrots “Wrapped In Sunshine”
The Aquabats “Whatever Forever”
After The Fire “Laser Love”
Gyasi“She Don’t Care”
Speedsuit “Elephant Gun”
Flame Dream “Silent Transition”
Well Tempered Madness “The Chase”
Dr. Curmudgeon “Nunc Pro Tunc”
David Synn “Running Backwards”

hour two
Ginger Wixx “Super Mean”
Sean Richardson “Cold North Wind Blows”
Ethan Sellers “She”
Deni Bonet “Always Come Home”
Dinosaur Burps “Driftwood”
Jim Lange “I’m A Weed”
Ann Magnuson “Ghost Cat”
Unmanned “Light The Beacons”
The Dread Crew of Oddwood “Tavern Brawl”
Le Travaillant “Au Derrière Du Bayou (acoustic)’
Sierra Ferrell “Fox Hunt”
Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates “Bucket and the Boot”
Ringo Starr “Gonna Need Someone”

hour three
The Settlement Live at Mountain Music Festival- Mountain Stage on 2024-06-01
A Team Dirty South Recording

“Only Love”
“Ripe And Ready”
“Midnight Train”
“Days Go By’
‘Snake Farm’

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 2 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 classic 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 last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we give you an encore of two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.

 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.