WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 5/10/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 7:01AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 5/10/16

 Host:  Steve di Costanzo, WPKN 89.5-FM  Radio Base Camp is heard every Tuesday from 7am to 9am.

Let's get the summer started.....Radio Base Camp aims to put you in the mood for the beach, the sand, mojitos, rose and vinho verde- sunrises and sunsets. Join me in the am- 7am to 9am....greet the day with artists such as Niki & the Dove, Prince Rama, The Grand Press, Deodato, Graham Central Station, The Hanging Stars, White Denim, Wire, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkees, Spookyland, Talking Heads, Ronnie Spector, John Doe, The Move, Karl Blau, M, Quaker City Night Hawks....Adam Green, Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth, Alun Woodward, Boogarins, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Hard Working Americans and other surprises. Don't know many of these bands? Well that's what I like to do....music discovery really starts HERE on WPKN....in all genres. Tune in set up you Camp stuff...sun tent, umbrella, chairs, cooler, towels...and lets have fun and get some rhythm.www.facebook.com/radiobasecamp

Pop Muzik (Devo Remix)   M +  Pop Muzik (Todd Terje Remix)

Bahia   Prince Rama Xtreme Now (Car Park Records)

Now Do-U-Wanta Dance    Graham Central Station

Jungle Fever The Grand Prees

Moon Rocks Talking Heads

Whistle Bump Deodato


Beat the Machine Quaker City Night Hawks El Astronauta (Lightning Rod Records)

Crippled Shining Blues The Hanging Stars    Over the Silvery Lake  (Crimson Crow Records)

You Want the Sun Niki & The Dove   Everybody's Heart Is Broken Now

6000 Dias (Ou Mantra dos 20 Anos)   Boogarins MANUAL

Sunshine Of Your Love Dominick Farinacci Short Stories


Someone Else's Plan Adam Green Aladdin

In School   Alun Woodward Music from Battle Mountain

That's How I Got To Memphis   Karl Blau    Introducing Karl Blau

Sweet Reward   John Doe The Westerner

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart   Ronnie Spector   English Heart

All Tomorrow's Parties Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth Epicenter


Mr. Beat   King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard   Nonagon Infinity

Fishes Bones  Wire    Nocturnal Koreans  (pinkflag records)

We Love You Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds   La Arana Es La Vida  (In the Red)

Cherry Blossom Clinic  The Move

Mother's Day Glenn Jones Fleeting (Thrill Jockey Records)


(I'm the One) Big Big Fun   White Denim (Downtown Records)

Prophet  Spookyland Beauty Already Beautiful  (Play It Again Sam)

Acid    Hard Working Americans Rest In Chaos   (Melvin Records)

The Narrow Way: Part I Pink Floyd


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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