WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp | August 2, 2016 Episode

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 7:00AM

new psych releases


Episode: Radio Base Camp | August 2, 2016 Episode

HOST:  Steve di Costanzo  Radio Base Camp is heard every Thuesday from 7am to 9am on WPKN 89.5-FM (Bridgeport) /wpkn.org

 good morning Base Campers...welcome to the 2nd day of August. I'll be on the air from 7am to 9am with a new episode of Radio Base Camp. Thank you Simon Hunter for the fill-in last week. I really enjoyed his show! This morning I'll be playing some interesting new releases that have caught my ear and a few older gems too. Join me if you can LIVE on 89.5-FM via the stream or play it via archives later. Here's a quick line-up or artists: Deerhof, Plants and Animals, Family Atlantica, The Lucky Losers, Raw Milk, Charles Bradley, New York Dolls, Anderson Paak, De La Soul, William De Vaughn, Jesus Jones, Hiragi Fukuda, Public Service Broadcasting, Thee Oh Sees, Material, Morgan Delt, Raul Seixas, Lord Huron, Steve Conte, Michael Chapman, Rosali, Tobacco, The Thermals and others. www.facebook.com/radiobasecamp

 new releases:  (Record Label)

intro:  Connecting the Dots (Alex Walp Remix)  Raw Milk  

 No Worries Gonna Find Us Plants and Animals Waltzed in from the Rumbling  (Secret City)

Livin' Underwater (Is Something Wild) The Avalanches Wildflower (Astralwerks)

Cacao Family Atlantica Cosmic Unity (Soundway)

Give Me A Sign  The Lucky Losers  In Any Town (Dirty Cat)

You Think I Don't Know (But I Know) Charles Bradley Changes (Daptone)

break: Sintayehu Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band Wede Harer Guzo (Awesome Tapes from Africa)


 Be Thankful What You Got William De Vaughn

Pain (feat. Snoop Dogg)  De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobody... (Rough Trade)

Am I Wrong (feat. ScHoolboy Q) Anderson Paak Malibu (Stones Throw)

Round & Round She Goes New York Dolls

Debut Deerhoof   The Magic (Polyvinyl)

break: Trochos   Hiiragi Fukuda Seacide


Gagarin [Psychemagik Remix] Public Service Broadcasting   The Race For Space / Remixes (Testcard)

Right Here Right Now Jesus Jones

Plastic Plant Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits (Castle Face)

Words of Advice Material w/William Burroughs

Hey You The Thermals We Disappear (Sub Pop)

break: Human Om TOBACCO Sweatbox Dynasty (Ghostly Int'l)


No One Better  Rosali Out of Love (Siltbreeze)

Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat Michael Chapman

Venus of Avenue D Steve Conte  International Cover-Up (Steve Conte)

Hurricane (Johnnie's Theme) Lord Huron Strange Trails (Iamsounds)

Metamorfose Ambulante Raul Seixas

outro: I Don't Wanna See What's Happening Outside Morgan Delt Phase Zero (Sub Pop) 

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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