WPKN Archives: Steve di Costanzo - Radio Base Camp

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 7:00AM

new indie psych releases


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Episode: Steve di Costanzo - Radio Base Camp

 Host: Steve di Costanzo  Every Tuesday on WPKN 89.5-FM from 7am to 9am. Streaming/Archives at wpkn.org

Morning to my Base Campers welcome to WPKN 89.5-FM (stream/archives wpkn.org...sunny, hot and humid today. A perfect beach day if you have that option. It;s a big week- GOTV, Falcon Ridge on tap...local music tonight at St Ann's in Black Rock, Ballard Park in Ridgefield. I'll have a pair of tix for the Podunk Bluegrass Festival August 6-9 as well. As for music- lots of new stuff and a nod to the 50th Anniversary of Dylan plugging in at Newport. But before that we'll hear from artists such as: the Duke from 1970, AJ Holmes and Hackney Empire, Gregg Allman, Jah Wobble, Celestogramme, The Word, The Blank Tapes, Buckwheat Zydeco, Slightly Stooppid, FÖLLAKZOID, The Mynabirds, Nic Nicely, Omar Souleyman, The Helio Sequence (Official), Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ezra Furman, Gwenno, Benjamin Clementine, The Serpent Power, Wilco, and Watkins Family Hour. Tune in if you can. And please check out the great article on WPKN that was done by the Connecticut Post if you've not already! 


 NEW RELEASES (Record Label)

Radio Base Camp Theme

intro: Afrique (Take 3, Vocal) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 

CLA A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire Soft Power   (Singing Dune)

The Word   The Blank Tapes The Magical Mystery Psych-Out - A Tribute to the Beatles

49 Cigars Nic Nicely 7" EP   (Fruits de Mer)

break: Come By Here The Word Soul Food (Vanguard)


When The Levee Breaks  Buckwheat Zydeco

Tawwalt El Gheba (feat. Gilles Peterson) Omar Souleyman Bahdeni Nami  (MonkeyTown)

Dabbington Slightly Stoopid  Meanwhile...Back at the Lab Special Edition  (Stoopid)

break: Feuerzeug Föllakzoid III (Sacred Bones)


Shake Your Head Yes The Mynabirds  Lovers Know (Saddle Creek)

Battle Lines  The Helio Sequence Helio Sequence (Sub Pop)

Ice Prism Celestogramme Wish Vehicles  (In Situ)

break: Theme to Get Carter Jah Wobble Redux - Anthology 1978 - 2015 


I Can't Be Satisfied Gregg Allman Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA (Rounder)

Driving Wheel Chris Robinson Brotherhood Betty's Blends, Volume Tw0  (Silver Arrow)

Watch You Go By Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People Alternative (Bella Union)

Amser Gwenno Y Dydd Olaf  (Heavenly)

London Benjamin Clementine At Least For Now (Behind)

Hop High Watkins Family Hour Watkins Family Hour (Family Hour)

You Satellite Wilco Star Wars  (dBpm)


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

 My friend Howard Thompson is doing his show 'pure' on 1st & 3rd  Fridays as I've shifted during the day to being the GM of WPKN. . Just bear in mind that the last Friday of the month is reserved for Chris Frantz and his show- "Chris Frantz the Talking Head"


  • I have given up my late night show Radio Base Camp-Late Night on the 2nd & 4th Monday nights from 11:00pm to 2:00am. Because of my new weekly morning music show.  See seperate related episodes


  • 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 

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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"
  • Charlie Karp- DJ for The Day- Radio Base Camp Late Night
  • 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 more....

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