WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp- Singer/Songwriters from late 60's + early 70's

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
7:05AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 55 minutes

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 7:00AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp- Singer/Songwriters from late 60's + early 70's

 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,

Have a much different Radio Base Camp show this am. Going heavy vinyl LP's with more of a focus onthe late 60's -70's, softer and more singer-songwriter/folk and such. Got music from the likes of Thorinshield, Leo Kottke, Dave von Ronk, Dion, Eric Anderson, Richie Havens, Townes van Zandt, Ian & Syvia, Judee Sill, Tom Rush, Lee Hazelwood, Melanie, Fred Neil, Sandy Denny, Emitt Rhodes, Mimi & Richard, Byrds, Dino Valenti, Magic Carpet, Buffy St. Marie, Incredible String Band and – a small tribute to PF Sloan who died yesterday at age 70.

Thanks for your interest. www.facebook.com/radiobasecamp




SONG                                ARTIST

intro:  Sweet Potato        John Renborn

The Dream     Magic Carpet

Cello Song    Nick Drake

Guess Wio I Saw in Paris    Buffy St. Marie

Can't Keep Me Here   Incredible String Band


Girl With The Cameo Ring    Bob Ray

All My Friends are Back Again    Al Johns

Come Up The Years   Jefferson Airplane

Turn Turn Turn    Judy Collins

Mind Gardens     The Byrds

Satisfied Mind  The Byrds

I've Got A Secret (Dodn't We Shake Sugaree)  Fred Neil


RIP –   PF Sloan who died 11/16/15 at age 70

This Is What I Was Made For   PF Sloan

Ain't No Way I'm Gonna Change My Mind    PF Sloan

I Found a Girl   PF Sloan

Interview with David Rich, the Co-Chair of Opening Doors of Fairfield County and ED of Supportive Housing Works iin Bridgeport. They are helping to put together a screening tonight with actor Ben Vereen at the Bijou Theatre of Time Out of Mind...a community building/fundraiser withg the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County as well.

Friday's Child   Lee Hazelwood

Close to It All   Dion

Loretta  Townes van Zandt

Bushes & Briars  Sandy Denny

With the Sun in My Eyes   Mary McCaslan


Daydreams  Thorinshield

Down in the Gutter  Anne Sarofeen

Alley Oop   Dave Van Ronk


Ridge Rider  Judee Sill

outro  Alarm Clock     Richie Havens





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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