WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp with host Steve di Costanzo 11/10/15

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
7:04AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 56 minutes

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 7:00AM

new indie garage psych


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Episode: Radio Base Camp with host Steve di Costanzo 11/10/15

 Host : Steve di Costanzo   Radio Base Camp is heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am

WPKN 89.5-FM is one of the oldest, freeform community radio stations in the USA. Based in Bridgeport, CT- 10,000 watt signal covers Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut and Suffolk county (North Fork and The Hamptons-Long Island) in New York,

(new releases-new re-releases)

Radio Base Camp Theme

intro; Nothing Lies Still Long Pell Mell

I Can't Hide The Flamin' Groovies

Mickey Pearce Waved Goodbye Thee Spivs

She's About A Mover Sir Douglas Quintet 

Stupid Girl Garbage Garbage *20th Anniversary Edition- Almo Sounds 2015

Pledging My Time (Take 1, Alternate Take) Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12

break:  Crimson And Clover The Uniques 


Everybody's Talkin' Ernest Ranglin

One Drop Bob Marley & The Wailers 

Merry Go Round The Equatics 

break:  Soul "Imbaq" The Soul Prophets


Sweet Jane (Full Length-single) The Velvet Underground 45th Ann. Loaded (Rhino)

Sesame Seed  Prince Rupert's Drops Climbing Light Rock  (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)

The American Life Julian Cope

One Thing Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars  (Sub Pop)

break:  Moon Quake 6 The Orb Moonbuilding 2703 A.D. (Kompakt Records)


Son of My Father Chicory Tip

All We Need Raury All We Need  (Columbia, 2015)

Fiesta Bomba Estéreo Amanecer (Sony, 2015)

Shuffering And Shmiling Fela Kuti 

Slip-In Mules Sugar Pie DeSanto 

Dust My Broom Howlin' Wolf American Folk Blues Festival: 1962-1965

No Title Boogie   Hubert Sumlin

break:  Mosquito Flaming Souls 

outro: Mud In Your Eye Les Fleur De Lys


INTERVIEW:  Rod Frantz: Program, Director at Veteran Artist Program in CT and co-founder of CreateHereNow.

Rod is producing an event – AN ALL VETERAN ARTISTS CELEBRATION on Sunday, November 15 in New Haven at The Main Stage Theatre. Tickets are FREE of charge and are available at the boix office 203-562-5666.


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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For information, questions or to get on our email list:  [email protected]

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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