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Don’t Panic! The AIR Is still Here

PC 9 23 airThusday is cool on  The AIR  as we bring you a brand-new episode of  The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy to the channel Thursday. You can tune in to The AIR website, or listen right on this little player thingamajig…

At 3 PM you can listen to an encore edition of Radio Free Charleston International. It’s two full hours loaded with an insanely eclectic assortment of interesting music from all around the world.  At 5 PM check out a replay of this week’s local showcase edition of Radio Free Charleston.

Then at 6 PM you can hear our third installmet (presenting episodes five and six) of the BBC Radio production of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a classic science fiction comedy radio series written by Douglas Adams (with some material in the first series provided by John Lloyd). It was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 4 in 1978. It was the success of the radio series that inspired the series of books.

We are thrilled to bring you this series on The AIR, by special arrangement with the BBC. Each Thursday at 6 PM we will present two of the original episodes, giving you a full hour of Panic-free goodness. The show will repeat Friday at 10 AM and 8 PM, Sunday at 11 AM, Monday at 2 PM and occasionally in one of our late-night timeslots.

Following The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on Thursday evening, you can hear The Comedy Vault and Curtain Call, and cap the night off with Live From The Empty Glass. Overnight tune in for a mini-marathon of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.

Wednesday AIR Samples

air wEDNESDAY 001As usual, Wednesday is loaded with great talk, comedy and music. Listen at the website or on this sweet little radio widget…

It all starts with a replay of yesterday’s episode of The Swing Shift at 7 AM. That’s followed at 9 AM by a replay of Radio Coolsville, and then an hour of Edgar Allen Poe at 11 AM. At Noon a replay of last week’s Curtain Call leads in to a special classic of On The Road with Mel at 1 PM that introduces you to your host, Mel Larch.

At 1:30 PM Michele Zirkle Marcum hosts Life Speaks while 2PM sees The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe as we dig back into the archives for Mark’s talk with Chase Henderson.

At 3 PM Curtain Call, now expanded to two hours, sees Mel Larch hosting the best of musical theater. This is followed at 5 PM by a special replay of last week’s episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a day before the new installment drops. At 6 PM it’s an hour of The Goon Show. Life Speaks replays at 7 PM, followed at 7:3o by Word Association with Lee and Rudy.

Prime Time kicks off at 8 PM with a nighttime replay of Prognosis, hosted by Herman Linte. This week Herman brings you Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of The Worlds. We close the night with The Gibby Hunters at 10 PM and The Comedy Vault at 11 PM.

Midnight ushers in an overnight marathon of The Swing Shift, to keep you dancing all night long..

New RFC and The Swing Shift Tuesday

new logo 0005Tuesday means great music on The AIR.  An all-new Radio Free Charleston kicks it off at 10 AM and 10 PM, while a new edition of The Swing Shift takes over at 3 PM.

As is always the case, you can tune in at The AIR website or on this special little embedded radio player widget…

After an encore of this week’s Prognosis at 7 AM (featuring Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of the Worlds) and an encore of the Halloween episode of Curtain Call at 9 AM, we have a fresh installment of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM. This week the show brings you more great local music, starting with a brand-new track from Payback’s A Bitch. Check out the playlist at the end of this post. RFC is followed by replays of the two previous week’s worth of Radio Free Charleston, giving you three full hours of fantastic local music.

1 PM is the new time for Radio Coolsville, as DJ Betty Rock has put the show on hiatus at WMUL to focus on her studies. We’ll bring you new episodes as soon as production resumes.

At 3 PM, The AIR offers up a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This is the show where your PopCulteer indulges in his love of Swing Music, bringing you the hottest big band tunes from the last century. This week we open the show with brand new music from The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and then we give you restless leg syndrome with artists like Royal Crown Revue, Atomic Fireballs, Artie Shaw, Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and more. Check out the full playlist at the bottom of this post. To get you acclimated to this modern new sound coming out of your internet, this week we bring you TWO EXTRA HOURS of The Swing Shift starting at 5 PM.

At 7 PM we shift gears and present a special replay of our second hour of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This is followed by the new prime-time replay of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, our New Wave extravaganza which will now be heard every Tuesday at 8 PM, leading into the second airing of Radio Free Charleston at 10 PM.

Last week’s Radio Free Charleston International airs at 11 PM, and overnight you can hear the last call for our Halloween programming.

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