WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp Tuesday 1/26/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
7:00AM to 9:00AM

2 hours

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp Tuesday 1/26/16

 Host: Steve di Costanzo  WPKN 89.5-FM (Bridgeport)

It's Tuesday morning...night owls and day trippers.

That means I'me here in the studios of WPKN 89.5-FM (stream at wpkn.org-archives later)with a new episode of Radio Base Camp.

New music is rolling into the camp from many sources so I want to play a lot of new releases and new tracks and also go back into the vaults for a few. Here's a quick peek at some of the bands on tap from 7am to 9am- Robyn Hitchcock, Sunflower Bean, Nicolas Jaar, D.R. Hooker, Lucinda Williams, Jeffrey Lewis, Oasis, Charlie Hilton, Fapardokly, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Charles Loyd & The Marvels, Kaleidoscope, Fanstasmes, The High Llamas, Circles Around the Sun, The Juan MacLean, LCD Soundsystem, St. Germain, Floating Points, Prince Rupert's Drops and more. www.wpkn.org

**Don't forget WPKN's Top 20 Tracks of the Week on our home page...http://www.wpkn.org/category/wpkns-favorites-of-the-week/

(new releases= BOLD)

Saturday's Children (Featuring Neal Casal) Circles Around The Sun Interludes For The Dead (Rhino)

Here Come the Rattling Trees  The High Llamas Here Come the Rattling Trees  (Drag City)

Love You To Fanstasmes

Banjo Kaleidoscope

break:  Of Course, Of Course  Charles Lloyd & The Marvels  I Long To See You (Blue Note)


Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Tomorrow's Girl   Fapardokly

Pony Charlie Hilton  Palana  (Captured Tracks)

Human Ceremony Sunflower Bean Human Ceremony (Fat Possum)

The Shock of the Lightning Oasis

break:  Fight Nicolas Jaar


Back to Manhattan  Jeffrey Lewis Manhattan (Rough Trade)

Television    Robyn Hitchcock

Can't Close The Door On Love   Lucinda Williams    The Ghosts Of Highway 20  (Highway 20)

Weather Girl D.R. Hooker


A Simple Design   The Juan MacLean (with Nancy Whang)

Yr City Is A Sucker LCD Soundsystem London Sessions

Real Blues St. Germain St Germain (Primary Society)

break:  Peroration Six Floating Points Elaenia


100 Million Charlie Hilton Palana (Captured Tracks)

Follow Me    Prince Rupert's Drops

outro:   Life Will Pass You By Kaleidoscope

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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