WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp - Get Your Flower On!

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 7:01AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp - Get Your Flower On!


WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio




Supergrass “Coffee In the Pot”
from Road To Rouen (Parlophone UK)


The Doors “Hyacinth House”
from L.A. Woman (Rhino/Elektra www.rhino.com/)


The Zombies “A Rose for Emily (Alternative Mix 2)”
from The Zombies - The Original Studio Recordings, Vol. 4 CD (Marquis Enterprises Ltd 2017)


The Cowsills “The Rain, the Park and Other Things”
from The Best of the Cowsills COMP (Hollywood Records 1988)



Bill Fay “Garden Song”
from Time of the Last Persecution (Decca (UMO))


Astral “Orchids” (Astral)



Grateful Dead “China Cat Sunflower”
from Europe '72 (Live) [Remastered] LP (Warner Bros. 1972)



Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks “Gardenia”
from Real Emotional Trash (P-VINE)



Duke Ellington “Tulip or Turnip”
from Ellington At Newport 1956 (Complete) [Live] (1991)


The Rolling Stones “Dead Flowers (Alternate Version)”
from Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe) (Polydor)


Astral “Dahlia's Falling”
from Forever After (vibraphone)


Bruce Cockburn “Foxglove”
from speechless CD ALBUM (True North 2005)



Joni Mitchell “For the Roses” CD (1972)



Dolly Parton “Early Morning Breeze”
from Dolly CD COMP (Sony Legacy legacyrecordings.com 1974)



Our Plastic Dream “Encapsulated Marigold”
from Pierre's Plastic Dream (2007)


Black Moth Super Rainbow “1 2 3 of Me”
from Start a People (Rad Cult)



Rubblebucket “Triangular Daisies”
from Live In Chicago


Shannon & The Clams “You Will Always Bring Me Flowers”
from Sleep Talk (1-2-3-4 Go! Records 2011)


Wilco “Forget the Flowers (Remastered)”
from Being There (Deluxe Edition) (Rhino/Warner Bros.)


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Wildflowers (live)”
from The Live Anthology (Reprise)



Nina Simone “Poppies”
from Nina Simone Anthology



Charles Mingus “Rose Geranium”
from Timeless (1956)


Luna “Tiger Lily”
from Bewitched (Elektra Records)


Sun Kil Moon “Blue orchids”
from April (Caldo Verde)


The Move “Flowers In the Rain (2007 Remaster - Mono)”
from Move (2007 Remaster) (Fly Records)



Talking Heads “(Nothing But) Flowers [Remastered]”
from Once In a Lifetime: The Talking Heads Box (Remastered) (1988)


The Who “The Kids Are Alright (Stereo Version)”
from My Generation (Stereo Version) (Geffen)

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 

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"
  • 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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