West Virginia lost a treasure last week with the passing of George Daugherty, who was better known as The Earl of Elkview. George was a singer, songwriter, stage performer, music educator and historian and a mentor to many, and this week, with the kind permission of his family, The AIR will present The Relax Radio Show, a one-hour program created by The Earl and his friend, Buddy Griffith. You can listen to it Tuesday at Noon and 8 PM on The AIR, which can be heard at the AIR website, or right on this embedded player…
Billed as “A semi-live recording of songs, poems ad stories by wVirginia’s official Yankee Doodle Dandy,” The Relax Radio Show includes such classics as “Someone Rubbed The Mayor The Wrong Way,” “West Virginia Comin’ Back Halleleujah Marchin’ Band,” and “Jimmy Carter’s Sister Saved My Soul.”
The Relax Radio Show will run Tuesday at Noon and 8 PM, with replays Wednesday at 1 PM and 7 PM, Thursday at 11 PM, Friday at 11 AM and Saturday at 8 PM. All times EST.
This week we present the second of a two-part “Night at Livemix Studio.” LiveMix Studio was our production partner when we revived RFC as a video program (AKA “RFC Volume 2) and for a time, the studio space also operated as a performance venue. In last week’s show and continuing this week we take you back to February 13, 2009, about ten years ago, for a pre-Valentine’s concert featuring several LiveMix Studio bands. Last week you heard the Electro-fusion-funk of Electro Biscuit, featuring LiveMix partners Greg Wegmann, Kai Haynes and Brian Young, and Whistlepunk, which also featured Brian Young, along with Spencer Elliott and Dan Jordan (and Karen Allen singing on one song).
This week we bring you Stephen Beckner, Karen Allen with Sean Richardson (before they named themselves “Tofujitsu”) and Philip Washington. All this year we’re celebrating 30 years of Radio Free Charleston, and there was no way we could go without mentioning LiveMix. Without them, we never would have had an “Act II.” You can hear a replay of part one of our LiveMix special Tuesday at 11 AM and 9 PM.
Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at noon and Midnight, and Sunday at 3 PM 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. This week we present an assortment of Swing love songs, presented in a one-hour “mixtape” format. You see, it’s Valentine’s Week, and we had to do something to mark the occasion.
It’s still our great selection that runs the gamut from current European revivalists to classics from the Golden Age to Elektro-Swing, 90’s revivalists and more. This includes tunes from The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Ella Fitzgeraled and Louis Armstrong, The Royal Crown Revue, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and many, many more.
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.