WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp | 4/12/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
7:06AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 54 minutes

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 7:00AM

indie garage psych


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Episode: Radio Base Camp | 4/12/16

 HOST: Steve di Costanzo, WPKN 89.5-FM.  Every Tuesday 7am-9am. Comments to [email protected]

good marning to WPKN 89.5-FM....base campers. Washing water and coffee ready. A light drizzle on the ground- snow up higher. Getting organized with some music that will take off in a different direction but one with a nod to 40 years ago.

So...expect to hear some and old and some new from artists such as Suzi Quattro, Hintermass, Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso, Frijid Pink, The Big Bright, Stereolab, Cait Brennan, Biz Markie, The Luck of Eden Hall, Palehound, Deep Purple, Joe Henderson,Spirit, Kendrick Lamar, Andrew Bird, Biff Rose, Buyepongo, Africaine 808, Gabriel Birnbaum, Gothic Chicken, Christian Loffler and others. I think (hope) it will all hang together like a good rope team moving up the mountain. More on the show at www/facebook.com/radiobasecamp. Stream later at wpkn.org



Dou You Feel Like I Do  Peter Frampton

I'm On My Way Frijid Pink

Woman From Tokyo   Deep Purple

break:  Mt. Grace    Christian Löffler


Wow & Flutter Stereolab

Lost Cause The Big Bright

The Family Timekeeper The Luck of Eden Hall The Acceleration of Time   (Headspin Records, 2016)

Molly    Palehound

Vamos A Gozar Buyepongo Todo Mundo (self-released, 2016)

Back in Bahia (Ao Vivo) Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso     Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live  (Nonesuch, 2016)

break:  Black Narcissus Joe Henderson


Weicher Hintermass The Apple Tree   (Ghost Bob, 2016)

In July Gabriel Birnbaum Esopus Close Calls  (Esopus, 2016)

Priest Hole   Gothic Chicken Lift the Cobweb Veil  (Pink Hedgehog, 2016)

Good Morning and Goodnight   Cait Brennan Debutante  (Black Market Glamour, 2016)

Can the Can Suzi Quatro

break:  Tummy Tummy (Auntie Flo Remix ) Africaine 808


Nobody Beats the Biz Biz Markie

The Blacker the Berry Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly

When I Touch You  Spirit Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus

Mr. Skin Spirit  Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus

Capsized   Andrew Bird Are You Serious (Loma Vista, 2016)

outro:  Spring's Sweet Comfort (edit)  The Parlour Band


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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