It’s an interesting day, Tuesday, on The AIR  as we premere new episodes of The Swing Shift and Radio Free Charleston! 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 elsewhere on this page.

Appropriate for the Halloween season, we have another Frankensteined episode of Radio Free Charleston this week, and you can hear it at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  We open with a brand-new song from Tyler Childers, and then we revive an episode each of Radio Free Charleston and RFC International from 2019.

The first hour is all-local, and we kick it off with a track from the new Tyler Childers album, Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven. There are three versions of this album, “Hallelujah,” “Jubilee,” and “Joyful Noise” and we’ll be exploring the differences between them in the coming weeks.  After that we segue into a show from July, 2019, that’s loaded with great local music.

The second and third hours come from an episode of Radio Free Charleston International from a couple of weeks later, and during that week my voice was shot, so I found the longest songs I could in order to minimize my announcing time. RFC should be back at full strength next week. We’ve stitched these shows together with one new track and set them loose on the village. Please be careful with the torches and pitchforks.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (no live links this week, sorry)…

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hour one
Tyler Childers “Way of the Triune God (Hallelujah Version)”
Emmalea Deal “Queen”
Adam Cox “Free And Independent State”
Cannon Sodaro Band “Hard Times”
Todd Burge “The Cheerleader”
Cast of Paradise Park “Something For Nothing”
Jonathan Mason “Killing Me, Ohio”
William Matheny “Tonight and Every Night From Now On”
Farnsworth “Roll Me Up”
Geronimo “Once My Home”
Time And Distance “Cooperfield”
Kevin Scarbrough “Salamander Man”
Axis Everything “Timedog”
Blame The Day “Breathe”
Seven Minutes To Midnight “Hey John I Did Imagine”
Tim Truman “Ballad of Oscar Wilde”

hour two
The Aristocrats “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde”
Frank Zappa “The Adventures of Gregory Peccary”
Brian May “Blues Breaker”
YES “Perpetual Change (live)”

hour three
The Pornadoes “Trouble’s Gonna Find You”
ELP “Tarkus (live)”
Genesis “Supper’s Ready (live)”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays 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 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.


Then at 1 PM we have MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call.

At 3 PM a new hour of The Swing Shift arrives with a mixtape show filled with the best of The Quincy Jones Big Band, ranging from the mid-1050s to the mid-1960s. Before he was producing Michael Jackson’s hits, Jones was a master arranger and bandleader in the Big Band Swing genre. This is a great way to hear the man swing. Check out the playlist…

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The Quincy Jones Big Band
“The Birth of the Band”
“Syncopated Clock”
“Tuxedo Junction:
“Boogie Stoop Shuffle”
“Mack The Knife”
“Bilie’s Bounce”
“Robot Portrait”
“A Sleepin’ Bee”
“The Hucklebuck”
“Lester Leaps In”
“Everybody’s Blues”
“Tickle Toe”
“Blues In The Night”

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.