WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp-Welcome 2018

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
7:02AM to 8:57AM

1 hour, 55 minutes

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp-Welcome 2018




WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio

RADIO BASE CAMP  January 2, 2018  7am-8:55am

with your host Steve di Costanzo




Camilla George Quartet “Mami wata”
from Isang (Ubuntu Music)



Derrick Harriott “Tang Tang Festival Song”
from Derrick Harriott (Rock Steady 1966-1969) (Dub Store Records)



Mick Jagger “Gotta Get a Grip”
from Gotta Get a Grip / England Lost (Reimagined) - EP (2017)


Ezra Furman “Love You so Bad”
from Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union)


The Human League “Fm (Early Version of "Soundtrack To a Generation")”
from Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer Group (Super Deluxe) (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue))


xTc “Earn Enough For Us”
from Skylarking (Remastered 2001) (Virgin 1986)


SEAZOO “dig”
from Dig - Single (Seazoo)



Peter Perrett “How the West Was Won” (2017)


Peggy Sue “Slow Fade”
from Slow Fade - Single (French Exit)



Marc Bolan “Jeepster (Slowed Down Version)”
from Baby Strange: A Rarities Collection


Victrola “Maritime Tatami”
from Maritime Tatami - Single (Dark Entries Records)



Twinn Connexion “I Think I'll Just Go and Find Me a Flower”
from Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers, Vol. 10 - Remastered (2011)



Alex “Purple Sally”
from Psychedelic Delights from 1968-1974


SAICOBAB “Naam Chuulo”
from Sab Se Purani Bab (Thrill Jockey Records)


Nick Hakim “slowly”
from Green Twins MP3 ALBUM (ATO Records (AT0))


Gold Star “Sonny's Blues”
from Big Blue (Autumn Tone Records)



Ann Peebles “Come to Mama”
from Tellin' It (1975)


Sneaks “Look Like That”
from It's a Myth (Merge Records)



Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno “Motion in Field”
from Finding Shore (2017)



Howe Gelb “Sweet Confusion”
from Further Standards


Deerhoof “Con Sordino”
from Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise Recordings)



Beth Ditto “Savoir Faire”
from Fake Sugar SINGLE (Myra's Child/Virgin Records 2017)


Robert Finley “Honey, Let Me Stay the Night”
from Goin' Platinum! (Easy Eye Sound)


Elephant Stone “Where I'm Going (Pick a Piper Remix)”
from Remix of Fools (Elephants On Parade)

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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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"
  • 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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