WPKN Archives: Fundraising Special: Steve di Costanzo & Howard Thompson

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Friday, September 17th, 2010
12:03PM to 3:00PM

2 hours, 57 minutes

Friday, September 17th, 2010 12:00PM

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Episode: Fundraising Special: Steve di Costanzo & Howard Thompson

As part of the Fall Fund Drive, Radio Base Camp welcomed fellow PKN'er Howard Thompson (from his show PURE!) into camp....to help cajole and punish listeners to give up some money for non-profit WPKN.  It was plenty of fun with great energy. Thanks to all of the listeners who responded with their generosity and suppoirt of free-form radio.

Here's a list of the songs that were played during the three-hour broadcast:

            Jumpin' Jack Flash            Ananda Shankar            3:40           
            It Came To Me--Q-65            Q'65            2:33           
            Brand New Cadillac            The Clash            2:08           
            Kevin (1989)                Battant            5:04           
            Sunday Afternoon    The Black Angels     2:44           
            Gastown            Smoke Fairies      3:47
            The Memphis Train            Rufus Thomas            2:34           
            Engine Number 9            Wilson Pickett            2:51           
            Feelin' Alright            Lulu            3:03           
            8 Days On The Road            Howard Tate            2:40           
            Funky Thing (Part 1)            Unemployed            3:06           
            Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky        Claudia Lennear    3:47                       
            Pig Snoots, Pt. 1            Natural Bridge Bunch            2:36
            Rock Steady (alt mix)            Aretha Franklin            4:32           
            Moon Shadow     Labelle     4:25           
            Mo Jo Hanna     Tami Lynn    3:26           
Fools’s Gold (Unreleased)    Stone Roses
Willin   Lowell George & Little Feat
India India (unreleased)   John Lennon
Dead Flowers      Jerry Lee Lewis & Mick Jagger           
Take A Giant Step            Rising Sons            2:55           
It's Gonna Rain            Sonny & Cher               2:36           
Riot On Sunset Strip            The Standells            2:21           
Halloween Mary            P.F Sloan            2:38           
Splendor In The Grass            Jackie DeShannon With The Byrds       2:23
Ride So High   The Motorcycle Abeline (Warren Zevon & Bones Howe) 2:35           
Los Angeles            Gene Clark            2:35           
Take It As It Comes            The Doors            2:15           
Dr. Stone            The Leaves            2:19
You I'll Be Following               Love               2:24           
Baby Let's Play House      Elvis Presley            2:17           
Mercy            Lorrie & Larry Collins            2:03           
Please Give Me Something            Bill Allen            2:15           
Susie-Q            Dale Hawkins            2:17           
Cat Man            Vincent Gene            2:19           
Race With The Devil            Gene Vincent            2:04           
Trouble            Jackie DeShannon            2:28                       
Bang Bang            Janis And Her Boyfriends            1:57
Jungle Rock   Hank Mizell    2:25           
Jimi Hendix Tribute:  Anniversary of his Death 40 Years Ago 9/18/70
Are You Experienced?     The Jimi Hendrix Experience  3:10
Hey Joe   The Jimi Hendrix Experience  3:06

Show: Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

  • Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo is NOW heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am 


  • RADIO BASE CAMP focuses on the newest indie rock, 60s beat-punk,psych, garage-fuzz, surf, 70s punk, 60s greasy soul & r'n'b shakers, 50s R&R, exotica, afrobeat, jamaican ska/rocksteady and beyond We play deep tracks and unpolished gems, songs you may remember and ones you might not have heard, along with demos, rarities, alternative takes and all kinds of great music that doesn't get played that often.  We also feature new music by current bands, many of whom are influenced by the 60's (and beyond). We do live and telephone interviews with musicians, producers, and chroniclers of an era spanning from the 1950's to present day. We aim to highlight and focus on music with great song writing, sounds and production, having a lot of fun in the process...


  • a little history....RADIO BASE CAMP is a radio show that I started in 2007 on live365.com internet radio.  It became a weekly WPKN  "overnight" in early 2008  from Sunday into Monday for two years before moving to Friday afternoons  in September 2009 with my part-time co-host, Eric Cocks.  


  • In early 2010,  I decided to focus on my own programming and me and Eric reconfigured our weekly radio show into two seperate and distinct shows: Radio Base Camp with hosted Steve di Costanzo and Connections ...With Eric Cocks. 
  • Starting July 1, 2012 I became the paid GM of WPKN and phased out my "working hours" show.  I now can be heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am.
  •  Radio Base Camp is hosted by Steve di Costanzo 


  • Contact :  Radio Base Camp FACEBOOK Fan Page:  
  • For information, questions or to get on our email list:  radiobasecamp@gmail.com
  • Interviews/Special Shows on RADIO BASE CAMP available on archives:


  • Bill Lincoln from U.S. duo EUPHORIA whose sole album has been called "one of the most important ever"
  • Barry Tashian from The Remains with Fred Cantor producer of "America's Lost Band"
  • MELANIE the noted singer-songwriter  (Steve di Costanzo)
  • Andy Bracken from Fruits de Mer Records in London & Virginia  (Steve)
  • Ron Sanchez from Donovan's Brain, Career Records and KGLT in Bozeman, NT   (Steve)
  • Felix Cavaliere from The Rascals (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tommy James from Tommy James and the Shondells
  • Carol Kaye (noted session player)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer and songwriter Sam Phillips  (interviewd by Eric Cocks)
  • Andrew Sandoval from Rhino Records  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Merrell Fankhauser from HMS Bounty and Farkopady   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer-Songwriter Don Cooper  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Sky Saxon from The Seeds   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Peppy Castro from The Blues Magoos   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Johnny Echols from Love   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Richie Unterberger (noted Rock author and reviewer)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tom Moon (1,000 Recordings...) (Steve di Costanzo
  • Mark Naftalin (Butterfield Blues Band-special DJ Show)
  • Rusty Ford (Lothar and the Hand People)  (Steve)
  • Hilton Valentine from The Animals  (special program with Germaine)
  • James Lowe and Mark Tulin from The Electric Prunes   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • and many many more

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