WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp - 'Punky Funky Dance Party'

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
7:05AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 55 minutes

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp - 'Punky Funky Dance Party'

HOST: Steve di Costanzo  Every Tuesday Morning 7am to 9am.

TODAY on Radio Base Camp we are going to try to shut down this fund drive- with a show brought to you by guest DJ Rob Tangel and just a few of mine that will bring back a show that I once did called THE FRENZY during college days in D.C. with a friend Bart Mellits It was every Wednesday and we would walk up a shopping cart of punk, new wave and ska records and just let it rip. We are promising more of the same with Rob's 'Punky Funky Dance Party' from 7am to 9am. Bands like Bush Tetra's, XTC, Simple Minds, Talking Heads, The Police, Blondie, OMD, Konk, Pig Bag, Shriekback, Killing Joke, Heaven 17, The Selector, Martha and the Muffins, Billy Idol, Bauhaus, and MORE! We will be featuring this crazy 5-CD box premium that we just received 10 copies of from England that we will be offering for a pledge of $100. (they are from the same company who put out the DISCO box we featured with Douglas Hovey behind the turntables.) We want to find a home for thses BOX SETS with all of you floor ravers and pogo dancers- and you will be supporting WPKN, too!

Check out some of these extended remixes



David Bowie- Let's Dance

Bush Tetra's   Too Many Creeps

Shriekback    My Spine is the Bassline

Killing Joke   The Eighties

Pig Bag    Papa's Got a Brand New Pig Bag

Quando Quango   Love Tempo

Simple Minds  Love Song

Konk     Your Life

Blondie   Hanging on the Telephone

Martha and the Muffins    Echo Beach

The Suburbs   Love is the Law

The Police  Walking on the Moon

The Ruts   Ja War

The Selector   Three Minute Hero

Talking Heads  I Zimbra

English Beat   I Confess

APB    Danceability

XTC   Making Plans For Nigel

Billy Idol   Hot Summer Nights

Ian Dury   Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll

The Specials  Friday Night, Saturday Morning

Heaven 17    City For Lovers

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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