WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp | 5/3/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
7:02AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 58 minutes

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 7:00AM

new indie garage psych


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Episode: Radio Base Camp | 5/3/16

Host:  Steve di Costanzo    WPKN 89.5-FM (Bridgeport)  

Good morning Radio Base Campers....join me from 7am to 9am- new music and old from artists such as Dead Coast, Bonobo, Luluc, Cat Stevens, Arwen Lewis, Tony Joe White, Bill Baird, Rolling Stones, Hard Working Americans, C.W. Stoneking, Johnny Clark & The Four Playboys, The Gods, The Bonniwell Music Machine, ghostnote, Wanda Robinson, Muddy Watwers, The Mighty Mojo Prophets, The Beatles, Icewater Geoffrey Chung & The Harry J All-Stars, Night Moves, Shondikes Skatalites, Ziggy Marley, Sandy Denny, R.E.M., Karl Blau, the Super Furry Animals and...? Tune in at 89.5-FM or wpkn.org. For all of you in New Haven County..and elsewhere...(see the next line)... And the "Great Give" starts at 8am. It's online crowd sourcing of funds for 300 nonprofits involved in New Haven court- WPKN is one of them. Links off our website. This is run by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Radio Base Camp Theme

(new releases = BOLD)

U.F.O. Geoffrey Chung & The Harry J. All Stars Trojan

Feeling High Icewater (w/Chris Bell)  Thank You Friends: The Ardent Story

Got To Get You Into My Life The Beatles

Record Store The Mighty Mojo Prophets Record Store (Delta Groove)

I Feel So Good   Muddy Waters   At Newport 1960 

A Possibility Wanda Robinson

break:  Joshua Johnson ghostnote   Fortified   (RSVP Records)


Dark White  The Bonniwell Music Machine

Time And Eternity The Gods

Jungle Stomp Johnny Clark & The Four Playboys

The Jungle Swing C.W. Stoneking Gon' Boogaloo (CW Stoneking)

Dope Is Dope  Hard Working Americans Rest In Chaos  (Melvin Records)

High And Dry  The Rolling Stones

break: Spring Break of the Soul  Bill Baird Earth into Aether, Pt. 1


Tell Me a Swamp Story  Tony Joe White Rain Crow  (Yep Rock)

He  Arwen Lewis Arwen  (Arwen Lewis)

Boy With A Moon & Star On His Head Cat Stevens

Fly  Luluc Way To Blue - The Songs Of Nick Drake

break: Cirrus Bonobo The North Borders


Jenny Loves the Sun   Dead Coast Shambolic (Annibale Records)

Purple Mountain   Jamboree  Hard Working Americans   Rest In Chaos (Melvin Records)

Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry   Night Moves    Pennied Days  (Domino)

Come On Seduce Me The Shondikes Psychotic Make Out Music  (self-released)

break:  Baby Elephant Walk The Skatalites 


Love Is a Rebel Ziggy Marley Ziggy Marley  (Tuff Gong)

On My Way Sandy Denny / Strawbs

Hallelujah R.E.M. The Greatest Hits 1982-2011

Run! Christian, Run!   Super Furry Animals


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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