WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp Show | 1/15/19

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
7:03AM to 8:57AM

1 hour, 54 minutes

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp Show | 1/15/19


WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio




Radio Base Camp “Radio Base Camp Theme”
from It's Hard To Be Smart


Sylvester “I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Psychemagik Remix)”
from I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Psychemagik Remix) - Single (Craft Recordings)


The Spinners “It’s a Shame”
from in concert (Goldenlane)


Four Tops “Bernadette”
from The Definitive Collection: Four Tops (Motown 1964)


The Velvelettes “He Was Really Saying Somethin'”
from Needle in a Haystack - The Best of the Velvelettes (Vanilla OMP)



Giorgio Moroder “Never Ending Story (Russ Danoff Disco Remix)”
from Club Remixes Selection Two (2018)


Warmduscher “Summertime Tears”
from Whale City (The Leaf Label)


BC Camplight “I'm in a Weird Place Now”
from Deportation Blues MP3 (Bella Union)



Gale Garnett “Excuse Me Mister”
from Gale Garnett We'll Sing in the Sunshine



Van Morrison “5am Greenwich Mean Time”
from The Prophet Speaks (2018)


KOKOKO! “Affaire a Mbongo”
from Liboso - EP (ICI)



Sophie Hunger “I Opened a Bar”
from Molecules (2018)


Michael Chapman “Stranger in the Room”
from Fully Qualified Survivor (2011 remaster) (Fly Records)



Elton John “Madman Across the Water (feat. Mick Ronson)”
from Tumbleweed Connection (Deluxe Edition) (1970)



David Bowie “The Supermen (with Mick Ronson) [Sounds of the 70s - Bob Harris, Recorded 21.9.71] [2000 Remastered Version]”
from Bowie at the Beeb - The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72 MP3 (2000)



David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars “White Light / White Heat (Sounds of the 70s - John Peel, Recorded 16.5.72) [2000 Remastered Version]”
from Bowie at the Beeb - The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72 (2000)



David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars “Ziggy Stardust (Sounds of the 70s - John Peel, Recorded 16.5.72) [2000 Remastered Version]”
from Bowie at the Beeb - The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72 (2000)



Moonage Daydream “Moonage Daydream (David Bowie)”
from Live In Santa Monica '72



Mick Ronson “Solo On 10th Avenue (Live)”
from Slaughter On 10th Avenue (1974)



Ian Hunter “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”
from Ian Hunter (1975)


Liz Brasher “Blood of the Lamb”
from Painted Image (Fat Possum)



Sharon Van Etten “Seventeen”
from Remind Me Tomorrow MP3 (2019)


The Cleaners From Venus “The Children of Waterloo Square”
from Life in a Time Machine (Mr Mule)



Ike Turner “Party Vibes (feat. Tina Turner & Home Grown Funk)”
from For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records (1976-1981) (2018)

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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