WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp- 4/4/17

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
7:04AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 56 minutes

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp- 4/4/17

 Radio Base Camp bids hello to April with a new show tomorrow at 7am. Last weeks was an all-vinyl soul jazz as a salute to our WPKN 'Jazz on a Sunday' (which was a hit). Back to a more regular RBC show with a healthy diet of new releases and a few older tracks. Artists to look forward to hearing are: All them Witches, Sun Kil Moon, Chaz Bundick Meets Mattson 2, Jorn Swart, Scott Walker, Steep Ravine, Tigran Hamasyan, Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Skylar Gudasz, The Bushwick Hotel, Francois & the Atlas Mountains, Lost in Light,Alabama 3, James Williamson & Dennis Tek,Iggy Pop & James Williamson, R.L. Boyce, Seth Sherman, Priests, PWR BTTM, Broken Social Scene,- tune in to WPKN 89.5-FM or stream at wpkn.org


        Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 Disco Kid Star Stuff   (Company Records)

Sun Kil Moon Seventies TV Show Theme Song Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood         (Caldo Verde)

Jorn Swart The Return Of The Snow Bunnies (In Slow Motion) Malnoia (self-releases)

Scott Walker Duchess Scott 4

Steep Ravine Out My Window Turning of the Fall  (Steep Ravine)

break:  Tigran Hamasyan Markos and Markos An Ancient Observer


Brad Mehlue + Chris Thile Don't Look Twice Don't Look Twice (Nonsuch)

Hurray for the Riff Raff Living in the City The Navigator 2017 (ATO Records)

                Laura Marling  Nothing, Not Nearly   Semper Femina  (Laura Marling)

Skylar Gudasz I'm So Happy I Could Die Oleander   (Daniel 13)

The Bushwick Hotel Show You The Way Hard Times - EP (Bushwick Hotel)

        Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains Tendre Est l'Âme Solide Mirage (Domino)

break: Moon Duo Lost in Light Occult Architecture, Vol. 2   (Sacred Bones)


  Alabama 3. Nothing to Lose But Your Chains Blues (Hostage Music)

James Williamson   Penetration Acoustic K.O. (Leopard Lady)

Iggy Pop & James Williamson No Sense of Crime Kill City (Remastered)

                FINK     Keep Myself Alone Now    Fink's Sunday Night Blues Club, Vol 1   (R'Coup'd Records)

R.L. Boyce Which RL Do You Want Roll And Tumble  (Waxploitation)

                break:  Bill Baird   You're Someone Else   single release


Shadows Of Knight  Shake Dark Sides

Priests NO Big Bang Nothing Feels Natural   (Sister Polygon)

PWR BTTM West Texas Ugly Cherries  

        Seth Sherman Sick Of This Life When The Moment Is True

Broken Social Scene Halfway Home Halfway Home - Single

outro:  All Them Witches Bulls Sleeping Through the War (New West)


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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