WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp Tuesday AM- 2/16/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
7:04AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 56 minutes

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 7:00AM

new indie psych


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Episode: Radio Base Camp Tuesday AM- 2/16/16

 HOST: Steve di Costanzo

OK OK...Taylor Swift into Lionel Richie will be my first two tracks(not)...then I'll turn it up and get bad with the Hollywood Spinal Taps or whatever there name was. Some real drek at the Grammy's except Kendrick Lamar and the BB King Tribute. Gaga was a bit too Vegas with her Bowie tribute. Too fast and forced for my taste but it was a nice nod to the man. So, tomorrow is a celebration of the " New Music Express' (not that one). Just a liberal boatload of new songs...here are some of the bands I'll be celebrating: Sunflower Bean, Jose Gonzalez, GoGo Penguin, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Kelley Stolz, Calibro 35, Deradoorian, Fat White Family, The Clash, Viet Cong, The Kinks, Terry Callier,Rokia Traure, Diane Coffee, Nada Surf, Lee Harvey Osmond,l Gospelbeach, and others. Tune in at 89.5-FM or stream at wpkn.org.

 new(ish) releases: Record label

Radio Base Camp Theme

Killing For Love (Todd Terje Brokeback Mix)  José González 

Volunteered Slavery Roland Kirk

Hey Jude  The Beatles

break: Protest GoGo Penguin    Man Made Object  (Decca)


Space Exploration Disaster Sunflower Bean  Human Ceremony  (Fat Possum)

Pish  The Brian Jonestown Massacre Mini Album Thingy Wingy  ('a' records) 

Redirected Kelley Stoltz New Cuts   (Stroll On)

break: Universe of 10 Dimensions   Calibro 35   S.P.A.C.E.  (Record Kicks)


I Follow Rivers   Lyyke Li (Tyler, the Creator remix)

Violet Minded Deradoorian The Expanding Flower Planet  (Anticon)

Hits Hits Hits Fat White Family Songs For Our Mothers (Fat Possum)

  • film clip from High Fidelity - Rock Snob

Janie Jones  The Clash

Bunker Buster  Viet Cong   Viet Cong  (Jagjaguar)

Everybody's Gonna Be Happy The Kinks


Lazarus Man Terry Callier

Kolokani Rokia Traoré Né So (Nonesuch)

Hey Hey Hey Lee Harvey Osmond

Let's Go to a Party Charlie Hilton Palana  (Captured Tracks)

Don't Talk to Strangers Miriam Down Today (Norton)

California Steamer GospelbeacH Pacific Surf Line  (Alive Natural SOund)


Cold to See Clear Nada Surf You Know WHo You Are  (Barsuk)

outro:  Spring Breathes Diane Coffee


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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