WPKN Archives: ICONIC- Radio Base Camp 10/20/15

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
7:06AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 54 minutes

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 7:00AM

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Episode: ICONIC- Radio Base Camp 10/20/15

 HOST:  Steve di Costanzo

Radio BaseCamp is head every Tuesday morning on listsner-supported WPKN 89.5-FM from 7am-9am.

ICONIC ARTISTS is the theme of the on-air drive WPKN 89.5-FM is doing now through the end of Thursday. Around a place like WPKN sometimes the ICONIC might be someone else’s cult artist. It’s fun to see what emerges when “artists” are contemplated and then playlists conceived.

In my case, I’ve decided to focus on a just a few names.

Here they are… Chuck Berry, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Bo Diddley, Robyn Hitchcock, David Bowie, The Beatles, LOVE, The Monkees and Fela Kuti. Most, if not of these artists (except Hitchcock, tie back to special selected CD box sets.)

Thanks for listening.

Radio Base Camp Theme

Rockin' At The Philharmonic Chuck Berry

Wobble Wobble Part 1 James Brown

I Want You So Bad James Brown

Wee Wee Hours Chuck Berry

Begging, Bigging James Brown 

Chain Of Fools Aretha Franklin

Bye Bye Johnny Chuck Berry

Run Diddley Daddy Bo Diddley

You've Got The Power James Brown

Every Little Bit Hurts Aretha Franklin

break:  Liquidator Jah Wobble


Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes (Early Mix) Kevin Ayers

Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl (cassette fragment) Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock Beautiful Queen Robyn Hitchcock

Sweet Head David Bowie

Watch That Man David Bowie

CHANGES David Bowie

break: New York Dolls Phreek Plus One

Inteview with Askold Buk of the Brooklyb-based band The Lord Calverts (playing at WPKN's 'cars and guitars' this Saturday at the Dragone Classic Motorcar Gallery in Westport- more info at wpkn.org)

(Gonna) Gonna Tear It Up The Lord Calverts   Now! plus You Can't Find Love  The Lord Calverts

Ticket To Ride  The Beatles

A Hard Day's Night The Beatles

Things We Said Today The Beatles

Help (Stereo Version With James Bond Intro)  The Beatles


The Daily Planet (Alternate Mix) Love

 Bummer in the Summer (Alternate Mix)   Love

break: The Red Telephone  Love


The Monkees The Monkees

Saturday's Child The Monkees

Sunny Girlfriend The Monkees

outro:  Pleasant Valley Sunday The Monkees



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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