As is custom when we get to Tuesday on The AIR we shall deliver new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, and The Swing Shift to our loyal listeners. You may tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to this happy little embedded radio player…

It all kicks off at 10 AM (with a replay at 10 PM– all times EDT) with a brand-new edition of Radio Free Charleston. This week’s show opens with a song from David Synn’s new album, The Mirror, and continues with a full hour of wordless local music. Where possible we will link to the artists in the playlist below.

We broke our non-existant protocol and brought you the title cut from David’s album last week on RFC International, but I wanted to open an episode of our local showcase with another tune. You’ll hear more in the coming weeks.

As is our new custom, here’s a YouTube version of the show so you can listen on demand. If more people don’t start listening to these, I’ll probably drop the idea in a few weeks. Thus far the copyright strikes seem to outnumber the viewers.

So now, check out the playlist:


David Synn “Echoes of Nirab”
Chuck Biel “A Line Of Fools”
Radarhill and Nick Weckman “Dream-The End”
C2J2 “V.S.O.P.”
Untitled Piano Piece
Neostra “Ancient Forms of Movement”
Black Garlic “Blound Brears”
Stark Raven “Lonesome Fiddle”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 1 PM and the next Monday at 8PM, exclusively on The AIR.

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. Again this week, in order to conserve his voice, your humble host (and PopCulteer) presents another mixtape show, which means you sort of have to come here to see a list of the music we play this week. I sort of hate to do this, but as longtime readers probably know, as my treatment for Myasthenia Gravis, I’m taking meds that suppress my immune system, and sometimes that means that a routine cold that would normally take a few days to get over might linger with me for a month.

That isn’t going to stop me swinging, though. Especially when I find a Swing number by Elvis Costello. Check out the playlist…

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Elvis Costello and The Metropole Okestra “That’s How You Got Killed Before”
Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive “Minnie The Moocher”
Kansas City Jaxx Orchestra “One O’Clock Jump”
The Atomic Fireballs “Swing, Sweet Pussycat”
Casey McGill “Swing Brother Swing”
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers “Voo-it”
Louis Prima Jr. “Jump, Jive and Wail”
Indigo Swing “I’m Glad I’m Not Dead”
Lily Wilde and Her Jumpin’ Jubilee Orchestra “Work, Baby, Work”
The Mighty Blue Kings “Long Distance Lover”
Steve Lucky “Wall-to-Wall Sax”
Lillian Briggs “It Could’ve Been Me”
Dem Brooklyn Bums “One Good Reason”
Dave’s True Story “Ned’s Big Dutch Wife”
Royal Crown Revue “Walkin’ Blues”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 5 PM, 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 regularly for details on our new episodes.