We’ve got some great new programs lined up for you on The AIR this week. Listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

We are still following our new schedule. You can find an embedded widget at the bottom of this post so you can see what’s on anytime.

Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM we have a new Radio Free Charleston. This episode opens with Of The Dell, who will be part of the Rubber Soul “With A Little Help From Our Friends” Beatles marathon show in March.

After that, we have a new track from Neostra, the ambient/proggressive project of Dave Roberts, and that kicks off a long block of instrumental music from some of the area’s finest virtuosos. We wrap up the show with a deep dive into the archives for tunes from Stark Raven and Hasil Adkins. Every week this year we plan to close the show with some local classics that harken back to the early days of RFC, some thirty years ago.

Here’s the RFC Playlist:


Of The Dell “Runnin'”
Neostra “Journey Back Home”
C2J2 “Paces”
Karma To Burn “47”
Trielement “Blue Flamingo”
Scrap iron Pickers “Junkyard Jesus”
Stark Raven “More To Life Than This”
Hasil Adkins “She’s Mine”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at noon and Midnight, and Sunday at 3 PM exclusively on The AIR.

At 2 PM Tuesday Nigel Pye checks in from Haversham Recording Institute with a 60-minute mixtape of groovy Psychedelic Rock. Here’s what Nigel has in store this week:

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The Nice “Tantalizing Maggie”
Matt Berry “Any Color You Like”
The C Sides Project “Stand Up”
The Kinks “Phenomenal Cat”
Barry Gray Orchestra “Thunderbirds”
The Dukes of the Stratosphere “The Mole From The Ministry”
Strawberry Alarm Clock “The World’s On Fire”
The Turtles “Love Minus Zero”
Sly & The Family Stone “I Want To Take You Higher”
Bubble Puppy “Hot Smoke & Sassafrass”
The Monkees “Apples Peaches Bananas and Pears”
Liz Phair and Material Issues “Banana Splits Theme”
Julian Lennon “I Don’t Wanna Know”
The Animals “Sky Pilot”

Psychedelic Shack can be heard Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 9 AM and 10 PM and Saturday at 7 AM and the following Tuesday at 9 AM.

Tuesday at 3 PM your PopCulteer returns to host a new hour of The Swing Shift as we continue to bring you the best Swing Music of the last century. This week we present a solid hour of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, in honor of the maestro’s 60th birthday, later this year.

Here’s the playlist:

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Brain Setzer Orchestra Special

“Good Rockin’ Daddy”
“Route 66”
“A Nightengale Sang In Berkeley Square”
“A Town Without Pity”
“The Man With The Magic Touch”
“That Mellow Saxophone”
“This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof”
“Jump, Jive and Wail”
“Since I Don’t Have You”
“Mack The Knife”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“Ghost Radio”
“Jumpin’ East of Java”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 9 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

On Wednesday at 2 PM, Beatles Blast presents a one-hour audio collage that looks deep inside the making of The White Album, using material that, for the most part, was not included in the recent Super Deluxe boxed set. You can expect studio chatter, rehearsals, run-throughs and song fragments that give you and insight into the work process of The Fab Four.

Beatles Blast offers up a new episode every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursdays at 9 PM, Saturday mornings, and Sunday at 5 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

Wednesday at 3 PM Mel Larch once again guides us into the world of musical theater with Curtain Call. This week’s new show opens with a tune from Cats, and presents of old and new show tunes performed by folks like Lin Manuel Miranda, Patti Lupone and Shelly Winters.

Here’s the playlist:

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“The Jellicle Ball” from Cats
Lin Manuel Miranda “Trip The Light Fantastic” from Mary Poppins Returns
“Tonight Belongs To You” from The Prom
“Bat Out of Hell” from Bat Out of Hell
“Meadowlark” Patti Lupone from The Baker’s Wife
“The Blessed Trinity” From Poppy
“Bordello” from Bordello
“Entr’acte” from Can Can
“I Was Young” “from Charlie Girl
“Today is a Day For A Band To Play” from Drat The Cat
“You Don’t Have To Do It For Me:” Shelly Winters from Minnie’s Boys

Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 7 AM and 8 PM and Saturday at 7 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight and a six-hour marathon can be heard every Sunday evening at 6 PM.

Remember, you can tune in to The AIR at all hours of the day and night for a variety and quality of programming that you will not find anywhere else. Check PopCult regularly to see what our new schedule will bring. Or just scroll this handy widget…