WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp | 10/11/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
7:06AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 54 minutes

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp | 10/11/16

Host: Steve di Costanzo WPKN 89.5-FM listener-supported, community radio in Bridgeport, CT

Hello Radio Base Campers....This morning on WPKN 89.5-FM (Bridgeport) you'll find me with a new set of music and an interview at 8am with Mike McLeod from the New Zealand band The Shifting Sands who play a free gig a tBAR - New Haven on Wednesday before touring the East Coast with stops at Rough Trade in Brooklyn and Johnny Brenda's In Philly and other choice clubs. I'm going. Thanks to Sharon Van Etten for making this interview happen.

Otherwise I'll be spinning new and old gems from artists as: Sergius Golowin, Incredible String Band, Norah Jones, Radiohead, Willie Bobo, Nouvelle Vague, Cool Ghouls, Teenage Fanclub, Strawberry Children, Bridget St. John w/Michael Chapman, Bob Holyroyd, Crooked Man, The Tamlins, Curtis Mayfield, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Yabby You, Frank Zappa, Todd Snider and Air....plus a few choice cuts from The Shifting Sands! Here's a look at the Shifting Sands' new LP- Cosmic Radio Station. Groovy just like WPKN!


Die Weisse Alm Sergius Golowin Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 - Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1971-83 

Dreams Of No Return Incredible String Band

Don't Be Denied Norah Jones Day Breaks  (Blue Note Records)

House Of Cards Radiohead

break: Broasted Or Fried   Willie Bobo


Tribal War Dub    Yabby You

They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Baltimore  The Tamlins

break: Big Mac  Curtis Mayfield


The Girl With Better Clothes Crooked Man (DFA)

I Could Be Happy Nouvelle Vague I Could Be Happy  (Kwaiden Records)

Animal Races Cool Ghouls Animal Races  (Burger)


INTERVIEW with Mike McLeod of The Shifting Sands (New Zealand) and their new album Cosmic Radio Station (12 minutes plus additional music)

Waiting For The Sun The Shifting Sands Cosmic Radio Station

Should Be Better The Shifting Sands  Cosmic Radio Station

Coming Back The Shifting Sands   Cosmic Radio Station


Ain't That Enough  Teenage Fanclub

Love Years Coming Strawberry Children THE Rubble Collection Volume 14

Ask Me No Questions Bridget St John w Michael Chapman(2009) Fly High-A Collection of Highlights, Singles and B-Sides  (Cherry Red Records)

break: A Different Space Bob Holroyd


outro-  Willie the Pimp Frank Zappa & Dan Van Vliet  Hot Rats



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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