It can be a bit of a challenge in editing, he conceded. "But I think I have a pretty good track record of making it work."
As he moves toward a special 200th show, he doesn't imagine folding up shop anytime soon. "I don't really see an end in sight. The format is flexible enough so that if I get bored with it I can change it around."
In addition to the music, the show features a regular roster of animation and short films.
"I'm really pleased we've just added Jake Fertig to our roster of contributors. He's been doing a lot of really great animated shorts. Plus, we have tons of animation from my brother, Frank, which tends to be less narrative and more abstract. And we're always open to submissions from other area filmmakers like K.D. Lett, David Smith and Ian Nolte."
The taping of the bands is the most time-consuming aspect in the "Radio Free Charleston" production cycle. "Sometimes we can go a few weeks between taping sessions and other weeks we might record three bands in a week."
He has the editing down to a science, he noted, using the video program Vegas on a PC. "It's really just two or three hours to assemble a full-length show. With the mini-shows, there are some episodes that have taken me longer to watch than it did to edit."
Before episode 200 comes out, expect to see a new website, radiofreecharleston.com. And as ever, check out Panucci's Popcult blog -- home to "Radio Free Charleston."
"'Radio Free Charleston' is a small part of Popcult and I've been posting fresh content daily to Popcult since August. Every Saturday in Popcult, I've been posting a re-mastered earlier episode of the show because it's hard to believe we're been doing the show as long as we have. July will mark our 8th anniversary as a web entity."
Reach Douglas Imbrogno at doug...@cnpapers.com or 304-348-3017.