WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp- NEW RELEASE xTRA | 2/28/17

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
7:04AM to 8:57AM

1 hour, 53 minutes

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp- NEW RELEASE xTRA | 2/28/17

 HOST: Steve di Costanzo, WPKN 89.5-FM.

Feeling like my Radio Base Camp is gonna be rockin'. Indie-mania manana...with a tiniest nod to Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras). Damn good stuff coming at you- been holding these til we finished our WPKN Black History Month. Tune in for new- 92 % new - releases- Flaming Lips, Amber Arcades, Vaudou Game, Son Volt, Loyle Carner, Meatbodies, Strand of Oaks, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Mushroom, Common, Ibibio Sound Machine, Throttle Elevator Music, Ron Gallo, Dolly Spartans, Dirty Projectors, Flaming Lips, Julian Cope, Sorority Noise, The Molochs, Nikki Lane...Robyn Hitchcock and even Can and Kitchens of Distinctions. It's my run up to MUSIC MASH '17 as I also talk with (8:30am) John Bastone from Record Riots who helps us with our New England vendors for the MASH. Vinyl LP sales were up 26% in the USA in 2016 and over 50% in the UK.

When The Saints Go Marching In  0 Treme Brass Band
Retrospective Throttle Elevator Music Retrospective (Wide Hive)
Young Lady, You're Scaring Me Ron Gallo Heavy Meta (New West)
Threads and Steel Son Volt Notes of Blue  (30 Tigers)
Cool Your Heart Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors (Domino)
When the Wheels Stopped Moving  Dolly Spartans Time Sides With No One - EP (Noble Media)
break: Galaxy I Sink Flaming Lips  Oczy Mlody (Warner)
Don’t Drink and Drive, You Might Spill Some Julian Cope Drunken Songs (Head Heritage)
A Better Sun Sorority Noise   You're Not As ______ As You Think (Triple Crown)
The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule Kitchens of Distinction Capsule - The Best Of KOD
No More Cryin  The Molochs  America's Velvet Glory (Innovative Leisure)
break:  One That Lights Up (Andi Domo Ikang Uwem Mi) Ibibio Sound Machine  (Merge)
Party The Wild Magnolias
The Isle of Arran Loyle Carner Yesterday's Gone (Virgin EMI)
Letter to the Free (feat. Bilal)  Common Black America Again
Chérie Nye Vaudou Game Kidayu  (Hot Casa)
All Gates Open   CAN Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide (Purple Pyramid)
My Old Man Mac DeMarco   Single
It Changes   Amber Arcades It Changes - Single
Detective Mindhorn Robyn Hitchcock  Robyn Hitchcock
Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?  Jake Xerxes Fussell What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)

  • Interview with John Bastone from Record Riots.  They are working with WPKN on MUSIC MASH '17-Record Fair coming this Saturday, March 4th at Read's Artspace
Fools Fold Their Hands (Grievous Evils Under the Sun) Meatbodies Alice (In the Red)
Forever Lasts Forever Nikki Lane  Highway Queen   (New West)
outro: Going Back To Louisiana   Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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 Campt 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"
  • 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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