WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 10/4/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
7:05AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 55 minutes

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 7:00AM

new indie old psych gems


Episode: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 10/4/16

Host: Steve di Costanzo WPKN 89.5-FM   Show is heard every Tuesday from 7am to 9am

Kaine vs Pence - Turntable vs. CD...on the undercard in the morning. 7am to be precise on WPKN 89.5-FM and streaming/archives at wpkn.org. Late sleepers can always listen later in the archives but don't make it a habit. So THANKS to all who helped us with our recent on-air drive...and thank you Park City Carpet who have coated our hallways with 'new' carpet squares to replace the 45 year old threads. And thanks Vincent Filardi and Liz Squillace for their design help with swell pieces of art work that respectively have been used as a bumper sticker and a t-shirt .

Today's show has half new and half old songs: on deck is Goat, Sunflower Bean, LVL UP, Jason Isbell, The Marcus King Band, John Harford, Joan Shelley, Jonny Fritz, Ian Hunter, Purling Hiss, Merchandise, Randy Newman, David Bowie, Orrin Evans, Factory Floor, Otis Wright, Freshmen, The Monkees, Laika & The Cosmonauts, Solange, Rikki Llilonga, The Ivy League, The Shifting Sands, Curtis Mayfield and Regina Spector.



Ya Ya   Factory Floor  25 25   (DFA Records)

All Wrap Up in One  Otis Wright

Guitar Rumba  Earl Hooker

Carpet Man Freshmen

Tossing And Turning The Ivy League

Sunny Girlfriend The Monkees Headquarters

break:  Global Village Laika & The Cosmonauts


Sunshine Love   Rikki ILilonga  Love, Peace And Poetry (African Psychedelic Music)

Cranes in the Sky Solange A Seat at the Table  (SONY)

Kooks Orrin Evans  #Knowingishalfthebattle  (Smoke Sessions Records)

Young Americans David Bowie

Mama Told Me Not To Come Randy Newman   The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 3  (Nonesuch)

Flower Of Sex  Merchandise  A Corpse Wired For Sound  (4AD Records)

break:  Fever Purling Hiss High Bias   (Drag City)



I Love Leaving    Jonny Fritz  Sweet Creep (ATO)

Cost of the Cold  Joan Shelley   Single (No Quarter)

Big Blue Balloon   John Hartford  


break:  Touch Sensitive Super Furry Animals


Devil's Land  The Marcus King Band The Marcus King Band (Concord Music)

Children Of Children  Jason Isbell  Something More Than Free  (Southeastern Records)

Pain LVL UP Return to Love   (Sub Pop)

Come On   Sunflower Bean  Human Ceremony (Fat Possum)

break:  Talk to God  Goat 


The Visit Regina Spektor Remember Us to Life (Sire 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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