WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp 'Summer Express' Reggae, Ska and more!

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
7:00AM to 8:58AM

1 hour, 58 minutes

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp 'Summer Express' Reggae, Ska and more!

 WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio



Byron Lee & Ska Kings “Watermelon Man Ska”
from Fat Back Ska, Vol. 1 SINGLE (1964)


The Ethiopians “Train To Skaville (Original Version)”
from Freedom Train (Gorgon Records 2013)


Ernest Ranglin “Everybody's Talking”
from Boss Reggae (Dub Store Records)



Sonny Bradshaw Quartet “Everything Crash”
from On Tour With Reggay!



Tomorrow's Children “In The Summertime”
from The Going's Great with Tomorrow's Children


The Pioneers “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”
from Give and Take - The Best of the Pioneers CD ALBUM (Trojan Records)


Desmond Dekker “It Mek”
from Israelites (Trojan Records)



Don Carlos “Just Groove With Me (Original Mix)”
from Spread Out


Don Carlos “Praise Jah With Love and Affection”
from Lazer Beam (Charly Records charly.co.uk)



Tony Tuff “Come We Come Fe Mash”
from Single



Faith D'Aguilar “Reggae Pioneers”
from Single



Jimmy Cliff “Fundamental Reggay”
from Unlimited (1973)



Judy Mowatt “The People's Choice”
from DUB- 38 Hard and Heavy Dub Cuts


Ofege “Try And Love” (Ivory Music Ltd 1976)


Falamansa “O Fole Roncou (feat. Luiz Gonzaga)”
from As Sanfonas Do Rei - Tributo Aos 100 Anos De Luiz Gonzaga (Deckdisc 2012)


Indian Ropeman “66 Meters (Lower the Tone Edit)”
from 66 Meters - Single (Skint Records)


The English Beat “French Toast (Soleil Trop Chaud)”
from Wha'ppen? (Remastered) (Shout Factory Records)



Alpha Blondy “Cafe Cacao”
from The Best of Alpha Blondy



Bob Marley & The Wailers “Blackman Redemption”
from Confrontation (Remastered) CD ALBUM (1983)


Femi Kuti “Scatterhand (Zenzile Dub Mix) (Zenzile Dub Mix)”
from Shoki Remixed (Nuphonic)



UB40 “Folitician”
from UB44 (Virgin Records)


The Heptones “mr. president”
from Party Time (Island Records)


Dillinger “Cb 200”
from CB 200 (Universal-Island Records Ltd.)


Yellowman “Natty Sat Upon the Rock”
from Mister Yellowman (Greensleeves)



Peter Tosh “Glass House”
from Single- 45



Third World “Hug It Up”
from Rock The World

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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