The new year brings with it a new schedule on The AIR, and Tuesday brings new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, Psychedelic Shack and The Swing Shift. You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

While we have revamped our schedule, the new music on Tuesday is pretty much the same as it was. You can still hear the new episode of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM. Psychedelic Shack will be new at 2 PM. The Swing Shift will be new at 3 PM.

Changes are that the previous week’s edition of Psychedelic Shack will air at 9 AM; The Swing Shift will now occupy a three-hour timeslot from 3 PM to 6 PM, with the new hour followed by two previous shows, and we will present two classic hours of Radio Coolsville, with DJ Betty Rock at 6 PM.

This week Radio Free Charleston presents a bunch of new local music from the likes of Bad Keys of the Mountain, Brooke Brown, John Radcliff and William Matheny, plus we plan to dig back into the archives for one or two classic broadcast-era songs in 2019, since this is our (GASP) thirtieth anniversary year.

Follow the jump for more details and playlist’s for today’s new programs.

Here’s this week’s RFC playlist:


Bad Keys of The Mountain “Don’t Think Twice”
Brooke Brown “Asking For A Friend”
Karen Allen “Sober Not Over”
Todd Burge “Lotus Flower (Lakshimi)”
John Radcliff “Serendipity”
Speedsuit “Hold Me Up”
Holly and the Guy “Genie Ride Wit Me/Uptown-mashup”
The Jasons “Don’t Send Me Into Outer Space”
Red Audio “Plasticland”
The Science Fair Explosion “Kornchips”
Farnsworth “Erased”
William Matheny “Living Half To Death”
Mark Beckner Group “Win, Place or Show”
Feast of Stephen “Mystery Hole”
Three Bodies “The Trax”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, exclusively on The AIR.

At 2 PM 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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Small Faces “Afterglow”
The Pretty Things “She Says Good Morning”
Daneille Dax “Daisy”
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Wah-Wah”
Rupert’s People “I Can Show You”
Badfinger “Carry On Til Tomorrow”
Prince “Paisley Park”
Redd Kross “Follow The Leader”
Andromeda Day Of The Change”
The Searchers “Crazy Dreams”
The Rose Garden “Next Plane To London”
Yonder Mountain String Band “Think For Yourself”
Andy Ellison “You Can’t Do That”
The Flaming Lips “It’s Summertime”
The Who “Magic Bus”
T.I.M.E. “Label It Love”
The Flobots “Happy Together”

Psychedelic Shack can be heard Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 5 PM and Saturday at 7 AM and the next Tuesday at 9 AM.

At 3 PM your PopCulteer returns to host a new hour of The Swing Shift. This week we celebrate the new year by playing all-new music that hasn’t been heard on our show before. Our opening track was recorded in Chicago just last month, and we continue to bring you the best Swing Music of the last century. We’re just concentrating on the more recent part of that century this week.

Here’s the playlist:

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Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra “Only A Paper Moon”
The Monkey Swingers “John Barleycorn”
The Queen’s Cartoonists “Powerhouse”
Hot Sugar Band “Wondering Where”
The Swing Leekers “I Can’t Dance”
The Sezerac Swingers “What Did I Do Last Night”
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Fade”
Bryan Ferry “Reason or Rhyme”
Sassy Swingers “I’m Blue And Lonesome”
Swing Ninjas “Sausage Tree”
The Speakeasies Swing Band “My Baby Kicked Me Out”
Dany Brilliant “Rock Around The Clock”
Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra “Shazam”
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra “Pep Vim and Verve”
Pepper and The Jellies “Someday Sweetheart”

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.

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 every day this week to see what our new schedule will bring.