WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 8/23/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
7:07AM to 8:58AM

1 hour, 51 minutes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 8/23/16

Host: Steve di Costanzo on WPKN 89.5-FM (Bridgeport)

Good morning from the Base Camp on WPKN 89.5-FM...weather is holding for the summit attempt. Join me from 7am to 8:55am for a new episode of Radio Base Camp. New music and old gems from many genres- it's all n the mix- artists such as The Frightnrs, Dave Rawlings, Richard Shindell, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, new...Kula Shaker, Jimi Hendrix, UB40, Primitive Radio Gods, Lindstrom & Christabelle, Riddem Commission, Pete and the Pirates, Wire, The Banned, Beck, Grateful, Dead, new release from Madeleine Peyroux, Prins Emmanual, Gary Clarke Jr., Baptism of Uzi, Hick Drake, The Thoughts, Derrick Hodge, and a few others.www.facebook.com/radiobasecamp  


 intro:  Dangerous Dan Express   The Three Souls

Nothing More To Say The Frightnrs Nothing More To Say (Daptone)

Candy Dave Rawlings Machine

Stray Cow Blues Richard Shindell Careless (self-released)

Georgeous Georgie    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

break:  Ivys Boogie Prins Emmanuel  


Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) Madeleine Peyroux   (Impulse!)

Dire Wolf   Grateful Dead

Cancelled Check Beck

Little Girl    The Banned

Mannequin Wire

Come to the Bar Pete and the Pirates

break:  Dem Tings Der Riddem Commission


Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down The Temptations

Lovesick  Lindstrøm & Christabelle

Legalise It (Groove Corporation Remix)  UB40

Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand Primitive Radio Gods

Once I Had A Woman Jimi Hendrix

break:  WPKN-ID - Joe Boyd


33 Crows    Kula Shaker   K 2.0  (Strange Folk)

Oh Mary  Kula Shaker K 2.0 (Strange Folk)

Purple The Frightnrs Nothing More To Say  (Daptone)

Take Me Down  Gary Clark Jr.  (single-SONY)

Pink Moon  Nick Drake

Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?) Jonah Jones Quartet

break:  Memory Of Your Love    The Thoughts

You Believed Derrick Hodge The Second (Blue Note)

outro:  Baby Please Don't Go Baptism Of Uzi

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 

Contact :  Radio Base Camp FACEBOOK Fan Page:  

For information, questions or to get on our email list:  radiobasecamp@gmail.com

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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