WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp | Post Memorial Day

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 7:01AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp | Post Memorial Day

 HOST: Steve di Costanzo,

WPKN 89.5-FM.  Every Tuesday 7am-9am. Comments to [email protected]

..Summer '16 is now launched. For most it's a back to the work week adventure on Tuesday morning so let me help make the commute/transition a bit more fun! I have 2 hours of great music lined up for you- new releases and some odds with great ends. Artists include: Al Green, Peter Aristone, Hannah Gill & The Hours, The Monkees, Perrey & Kingsley, The Record Company, The Syn, Western Medication, Supergrass, MC5, Soft Hearted Scientists, Livnal Thompson, KIKO BUN, Sister Love, Quantic Music with Alice Russell, Neud Photo, Sandee, Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Yo La Tengo, Claypool Lennon Delirium , The Alexis P. Suter Band, Hugh Masekela, Dinosaur L, ESG, Charles Lloyd and ????? Tune in at 7am sharp.

(new releases-Record Company)


intro:  The Madison Time, Part 1  Ray Bryant Combo

Love the One You're With  Peter Aristone Gold   (Brainzone Records)

Austin   Hannah Gill & The Hours  The Water  (Footnote Records)

I Was There (And I'm Told I Had a Good Time)  The Monkees Good Times! (Rhino)

Off the Ground The Record Company Give it Back to You (Concord)

La-La For You   Al Green 

break:  Visa To The Stars Perrey & Kingsley


14 Hour Technicolour Dream The Syn

Witch Parade  Western Medication  The Entertainers' Secret  (Thee Funeral Party)

Alright Supergrass

Sister Anne MC5

Surferella   Soft Hearted Scientists Golden Omens  (HipReplacement)

break:  Danger Rockers Linval Thompson Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks

Sticky Situation   Kiko Bun   Sticky Situation  (Island)

Mr Fix-It Man Sister Love

Search The Heavens Quantic featuring Alice Russell

interview:  Andrew Ross talks about this weekend's PRIDE IN THE PARK event – Connecticut's largest LGBT Festival.  Andrew will be setting up a WPKN tent there. Sunday, June 5th from  12 noon to 8pm at Lockwood Matthews Mansion Park in Norwalk, CT.


Dimenions   Neud Photo  (Kraftjerkz)

break: Notice Me Sandee


How Ya Goin' Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family  Beginning of a Memory (Plametto)

Somewhere Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros PersonA (Community)

Me & Magdalena The Monkees Good Times! (Rhino)

The Summer Yo La Tengo

Boomerang Baby The Claypool Lennon Delirium Monolith Of Phobos   (Prawn Song)

Let It Be The Alexis P. Suter Band All for Loving You (American Showplace Music)

break:  Of Course, Of Course Charles Lloyd & The Marvels I Long To See You (Blue Note)


Moody (A New Mood) ESG

Go Bang! #5 7:55 Dinosaur L (Joseph Arthur)

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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