WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp 8/11/15

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 7:00AM

indie garage psych africa


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Episode: Radio Base Camp 8/11/15

Host: Steve di Costanzo

RADIO BASE CAMP this morning from 7am to 9am- lots of music! ....here's a sneak peek of some bands on display today: (and I must say some of the better band names I've ever assembled!)

LA Priest, The Units, Andre Williams, Chemical Brothers, King Selewa, Kamasi Washington, Mad Professor, Ginger Johnson and his African Messengers, Janha Nabay & the Bubu Gang, Van Hunt, Buddy Guy, Karl Hector & the Malcouns, Golden Dawn, Orange Humble Band, Meg Baird, Serpant Power, The Smoking Trees, Sir David Bowie, Luther Perkins, The Left Outsides, Sauna Youth....and the Psychedelic Furs (who are playing tonight at College Street Music Hall Music Hall in New Haven)

Shake out those umbrellas and hang a bit on 89.5-FM

(Record Labels noted for NEW releases)

intro: Radio Base Camp Theme              
Party Zute / Learning to Love   LA Priest    Inji    (Domino)
High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips Remix)    The Units 
El Súchil       Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano   
I'm Going Down To Tijuana        Andre Williams  
Get Straight Down    Orange Humble Band    Depressing Beauty (Citadel)
My Time       Golden Dawn  
break: The Spirit Of Gine        3:39    Karl Hector & The Malcouns 

Old Hat      Van Hunt     The Fun Rises, the Fun Sets  (Hot Spot/Thirty Tigers)
Born To Play Guitar      Buddy Guy    Born To Play Guitar  (Sony)
Somebody        Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang    En Yay Sah   (Luaka Bop)
I Jool Omo     Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers 
break:  Cool Runnings Mandela     Mad Professor   

The Magnificent 7    Kamasi Washington    The Epic (Brainfeeder)
Mami Wata      King Selewa & the Calysonians   
break: Taste Of Honey     The Chemical Brothers    Born In The Echoes  (Virgin EMI)

I Don't Mind    Meg Baird    Don't Weigh Down the Light   (Drag City)
The Vision     Serpent Power    Serpent Power   (Skeleton Key)
Best Friend     The Smoking Trees    TST   (AmplePlay)                                                                                          Ice  Fishing  The Cairo Gang                                                                                          
I Wish You Would       David Bowie                                                                                                                        break: Blues for Two     Luther Perkins  

Unopened Letters and Unanswered Calls   The Left Outsides    The Shape of Things to Come (Dawn Bird)
Creeping     Sauna Youth    Distractions  (Upset the Rhythm)
Pulse     The Psychedelic Furs  
break: Guitarville  Roland Janes  

outro: Golfin' Blues  Loudon Wainwright III


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Sticky Fingers- Unzipped- Radio Base Camp interview with Warhol-Superstar Corey Tippin

Radio Base Camp's COVERS A GO-GO

BRITISH INVASION + interview with Billy J. Kramer


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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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