WPKN Archives: Steve di Costanzo - Radio Base Camp

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
7:04AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 56 minutes

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 7:00AM

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Episode: Steve di Costanzo - Radio Base Camp

Host: Steve di Costanzo  WPKN 89.5-FM    January 5th, 2016

Radio Base Camp celebrates its first show in 2016 and the "return of the Single Digit" this morning. Brrrrrrr....in the Camp! 6 degrees and trending?

Join me from 7am to 9am this morning as I spin some music from the old and new guards.

Settle in with a nice long track from Four Tet  from one of my fav albums from last year. Some others in the mix this morning: Surf (Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment album), Ride (band), The Cairo Gang, Robert Glasper, Johnny Hammond, Bonnie Lee, Them, The Rolling Stones-, The Specials, Desmond Dekker & The Aces.

There's a nice mini-set from David Bowie. (fyi this Saturday at the Ridgefield Playhouse- producer and one-time Spider from Mars Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey and guests called Holy Holy play Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold the World')

We end with,Mo Kolours, !!! (tsck tsck tsck), Kendrick Lamar, Ginger Johnson and his African Messengers and Fairytale.  More info at www.facebook.com/radiobasecamp

 (new = record label)

Radio Base Camp Theme

Morning Side Four Tet Morning / Evening  (Text Records)

Rememory Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf (free download)

Vapour Trail Ride

An Angel, A Wizard   The Cairo Gang Goes Missing (Empty Cellar Records)

break:  Good Morning (Live) Robert Glasper Covered (Blue Note)


Breakout  Johnny Hammond  (feat. Grover Washington Jr)

Wee Baby Blues Bonnie Lee

One Two Brown Eyes Them Complete Them (1964-1967) (reissue-SONY)

Jigsaw Puzzle The Rolling Stones

Sock it to 'em J.B. The Specials

Rude Boy Desmond Dekker & the Aces


David Bowie Set

The Width Of A Circle David Bowie The Man Who Sold The World

After All David Bowie The Man Who Sold The World

Dollar Days David Bowie   Blackstar

I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie Blackstar 


Keep Cool Mo Kolours Texture Like Sun (One-Handed Music)

All U Writers  !!! As If (Warp) 

i (clean version) Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly (Aftermath)

Talking Drum Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers

outro:  Lovely People Fairytale The Clouds Have Groovy Faces: Rubble Vol. 5


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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