WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp w/Steve di Costanzo 4/5/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
7:00AM to 9:00AM

2 hours

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 7:00AM

new indie garage psych


Episode: Radio Base Camp w/Steve di Costanzo 4/5/16

 HOST: Steve di Costanzo

OK...where did Spring go? 25 degrees and a freeze warning is hardly the start of the day we like here at the Base Camp....!? Coffee to warm things up as well as well as new releases and few old cuts in the mix this morning on WPKN 89.5-FM from 7am to 9am. 

(new releases-record label)

The Noisy Days Are Over   Field Music Commontime (Memphis Industries)

Brace for Impact (Live a Little)  Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth  (Atlantic)

Roller  Quilt Plaza   (Mexican Summer)

He Was A Friend Of Mine  The Leaves

I'm Not A Bad Boy The Crickets

Thank You For Sending Me An Angel Talking Heads

break:  Sweet Dynamite Claudia Barry


Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' The Filthy Six   Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Single  (Soul Jazz)

Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone Johnnie Taylor

Catch Me Kiss Me The Shondikes   Psychotic Make Out Music (self-released)

Last Night I Rocked the Room Like Elvis and Had Them Laughing Like Richard Pryor    Jesu & Sun Kil Moon Jesu / Sun Kil Moon  (Caldo Verde)

break:  Crippled Shining Blues  The Hanging StarscOver the Silvery Lake (Crimson Crow)


Cripple Creek Ferry    Neil Young

Special Care Buffalo Springfield

Little Baby   M. Ward More Rain   (Merge)

Have You Ever Loved Somebody  The Hollies

Dorothy  Kevin Morby Singing Saw (Dead Oceans)

54-46 Was My Number  Toots & The Maytals

break:  Star Furnace  The Comet Is Coming Channel the Spirits (The Leaf Label)


Working Man's Blues Brownie McGhee 

Goo Goo Muck  The Cramps

Whitest Boy On The Beach Fat White Family Songs For Our Mothers  (Fat Possum) 

Prisunic The Limiñanas   Malamore (Because Music)

break: In A Room  Dodgy


Lady Grinning Soul  David Bowie

Somewhere Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros PersonA  (Community Music)

Can I Go Back Again   July  (forthcoming Single)   (Fruits de Mer Records)



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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