WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp-Post Labor Day '15

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
7:05AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 55 minutes

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp-Post Labor Day '15

Host: Steve di Costanzo

Post-Labor Day...ease into it. Radio Base Camp get's you started this am. Tun in from 7am to 9am to hear some freeform music taking in the old and the new. Some new spins from Fruits de Mer Records including inspired covers from Sendelica and Superfjord and new music from Robin Bacior, Phil Cook and music from James Brown, The Cadets, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Bazali Barn, The Valentines, 13th Floor Elevators, Fountains of Wayne, Funkadelic, Baby Huey, Nocona, Talking Heads, The Dream Syndicate, Donovan's Brain, The Beekeepers and others in the mix. www.facebook.com/radiobasecamp

 (new release- record label)

intro: Radio Base Camp Theme

CTA-102 (BYRDS) Superfjord  (Fruits de Mers)

I Feel Love (Donna Summer) Sendelica (Fruits de Mer)

If It Does Robin Bacior  Water Dreams 

break:  Soul Food, Pts. 1 & 2 James Brown


Love Bandit  The Cadets

Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Bazali Bam Bazali Bam

Blam Blam Fever The Valentines 

Scarlet & Gold   13th Floor Elevators

break:  I Said, She Said, Ah Child Animated Egg


Radiation Vibe Fountains Of Wayne

You Can't Do That The Beatles

I Should Have Known Better The Beatles

A Hard Day's Night  The Beatles 

Sitting on a Fence Phil Cook Southland Mission  (Thirty Tigers)

I Wish it Would Rain  The Faces

break: Bread of Dreams Eternal Tapestry


Maggot Brain (Alternate Mix)  Funkadelic

Listen To Me Baby Huey

Queen Bee (Featuring Mystro) The Beekeepers

break: Scratch  Live (1974/The Roxy)  The Crusaders


Stay Up Late Talking Heads 

Wedding Bell Ring  Donovan's Brain  Heirloom Varieties  (Career Records) (US premiere)

outro:  Let It Go   Donovan's Brain  Heriloom Varieities


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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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