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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
7:05AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 55 minutes

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp- MOD+REGGAE+SKA

 WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport




Independent Community Radio






Radio Base Camp

with Steve di Costanzo


TUE AUG 8TH 2017 7.00AM–9.00AM



The Quik “Berts Apple Crumble”
from Berts Apple Crumble - Single (Smash It Up Records)


The Upsetters “Dollar in the Teeth”
from Return of Django: The Best of the Upsetters (Trojan Records)


Inner Circle “News Carryin Dread (Tenament Yard) [feat. Chronixx & Jacob Miller]”
from News Carryin Dread (Tenament Yard) [feat. Chronixx & Jacob Miller] - EP (WM Sweden)


John Holt “Ali Baba (Shashamane Dubplate)”
from Shashamane Intl Salutes John Holt (100% Dubplate Selection) (CD Run)


Chaka Demus & Pliers “Murder She Wrote (Original Mix)”
from Muder She Wrote - EP (Taxi)



Theola Kilgore “Chain Gang (The Sound of My Man)”
from Get on the Right Track: Mod, R&B, Jazz & Ska


Boy Friday “Version Girl”
from The Best of Dandy Livingstone (Trojan Records)


Dub Pistols “Ghetto”
from Point Blank (1500 Records)


Mungo's Hi Fi “Nice It Up (feat. Charlie P)”
from Serious Time (Scotch Bonnet Records)



Beres Hammond “Jamaican International Dance”
from Reggae Gold 2015 SINGLE (2015)



Steampacket “I Just Got Some”
from The Singles and More 1965-1968 (Universal Music AB)


Small Faces “I Feel Much Better”
from The Immediate Years, Vol. 1 SINGLE (Charly Records charly.co.uk 1992)



Frente Cumbiero “Chucusteady (Dub Version)”
from Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cumbia SINGLE (2015)


Black Umfolosi “Summertime”
from Discover Music from Africa (Vantage Music)


Black Uhuru “Sponji Reggae (Single Version)”
from Ultimate Reggae (Universal Music TV)



Shorty the President “President Mash Up the Resident”
from Trojan Suedehead Box Set SINGLE (2002)



Freddie Notes & The Rudies “Montego Bay”
from Black and White: The Best of Greyhound SINGLE (1971)


Kes And The Band “Tuesday On the Rocks”
from Gyal Season Riddim (Bambino Musik)


Samini “Summerparty (feat. DeMarco)”
from Next Page (Samini Music)



Byron Lee & Ska Kings “Watermelon Man Ska”
from Fat Back Ska, Vol. 1 SINGLE (2004)


Owen Gray “Lonely Days (with Sonny Bradshaw Quartet)”
from The Singles Collection... & More (Not Bad Records)


Don Covay & the Goodtimers “Pony Time”
from Hand Jive Workout SINGLE (Six Week Smile 2015)



Val McKenna “I Can't Believe What You Say”
from The Kent Years


Dub Pistols “Cyclone (Stretch 'n' Vern's Punks Jump Up Mix)”
from Point Blank (1500 Records)



Unit 3 UK “We Are Family (2-4 Grooves Rmx)”
from We are Family - EP


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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