Just like last week, Radio Free Charleston on New Appalachian Radio will transport you back more than 25 years to our four-hour local extravaganza. It was early in January, 1990, right after RFC had been the subject of a profile in the Charleston Gazette written by Michael Lipton that I decided to devote all four hours of the show that was then broadcast on 96.1 FM, to local artists.
In light of events of last week, part two of our re-presentation of the four-hour local extravaganza from Radio Free Charleston’s January 7, 1990 broadcast show has taken on a bit of a bittersweet tone. You will hear two songs by The Swivels, featuring my friend, the late Tommy Medvick on drums. You may hear these tunes again next week, when we will devote the entire two-hour show to the music of Tommy Spear, and pay tribute to his memory.
You can listen to Radio Free Charleston’s streaming radio incarnation at 10 AM and 10 PM on Tuesdays (and again at midnight Thursday) at New Appalachian Radio, part of Voices of Appalachia. If you miss it, check our the archives for previously-aired shows. You can also listen to Radio Free Charleston Saturday at Midnight. Saturday, RFC airs for six hours, starting at midnight.
In last week’s show you heard blocks of music from Brian Diller and The Ride, Three Bodies, Zone 3, The Bounty and more, plus we had a mini-history of Go Van Gogh as of 1990. This week brings you music from World Without Fear, Blue Million, Delta Hum The Swivels and more, plus we play side one of the first Stark Raven album.