WPKN Archives: Steve di Costanzo - Radio Base Camp

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
7:05AM to 8:58AM

1 hour, 53 minutes

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 7:02AM

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Episode: Steve di Costanzo - Radio Base Camp

This morning I'll start with a favorite piece of music to help us re-balance a bit. I will NOT be watching Trump on Fox & Friends like I did this morning. What I will be doing is programming two hours of new and old music that I hope you resonates: in the morning hour; in a home setting; as a back drop for other activities. I've taken a few bike rides listening to many of the songs...and discovering potential meanings and intents that in this era of COVID-19 I may not have ever been thinking about. In my life, music is paramount. I need music now more than ever. By the way as I type this- Pete Stewart is hitting emotional buttons as only PKN programmers can. Nice work Pete. Today- Mostly music...not a lot of talk- I promise.  Steve

Playlist Title Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo
DJ Name Radio Base Camp
Playlist Start Date Mar 31, 2020
Playlist Start Time 7:00:00 AM
Playlist End Time 9:00:00 AM
Artist Song
Wiener Philharmoniker Beethoven: "Pastoral" 1st M.
Rotary Connection I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
Manu Dibango Goro City
The Millennium 5 a.m.
Steve & Teresa Catching a Wave
Ars Nova Walk On the Sand
Moses Sumney Neither/Nor
The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream
Brazilian Girls Lazy Lover
Frank Sinatra Spring Is Here
The Flat Five This Is Your Night
Makers Don’t Challenge Me
Jarvis Cocker (JARV IS) House Music All Night Long
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges Texas Sun
Small Faces Itchycoo Park (Stereo)
The La De Da's How Is the Air up There
The Psychedelic Furs You'll Be Mine
Super Furry Animals It's Not the End of the World?
Super Furry Animals Run! Christian, Run!
Tom Paxton She's Far Away
The Hanging Stars I Woke Up in July
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter Come to Mary

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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