WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp Welcomes Summer! | 6/21/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
7:04AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 56 minutes

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 7:01AM

indie nuggets psych


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Episode: Radio Base Camp Welcomes Summer! | 6/21/16

 Host Steve di Costanzo     WPKN 89.5-FM  Every Tuesday morning 7am-9am and streaming at wpkn.org

Summer has officially started...so I will do a summer Radio Base Camp show (whatever that might mean)...here are some of the artists I'm looking forward to playing: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Steve Gunn, Julian Cope, Esme Patterson, Big Thief, King Tubby & the Dynamites, Chemistry Set, The Beatles, Andre Williams, Baranta with Miatta Fahinbullah, Lakeside, Coolio, Radiohead, Ray LaMontagne, Car Seat Headrest, Eric Krasno & Derek Trucks, James, Thane Russal & Three, James Brown, Bryce Dessner, Jimi Charles Moody, Listening and the Quakers and? Join me for frozen lemonade pops! www.facebook.com/radiobasecamp 

Playlist   (New Releases- Record label)

intro: Garcia Counterpoint Bryce Dessner   Day Of The Dead (4AD)

Bird Song    Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Friends Day Of The Dead (4AD)

Ancient Jules  Steve Gunn Eyes On The Lines   (Matador)

break:  Witch Doctor Baranta With Miatta Fahinbulleh Presents From The Vaults Of Chisa 1965-1976


Detroit (I'm So Glad I Stayed) Andre Williams I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City (Bloodshot)

Soul Power  The Quakers

Security Thane Russal & Three

House of Moody Jimi Charles Moody  (EP Islington- Island)

Fantastic Voyagemash-up with Lakeside and Coolio (DICOMIX)

break:  (Can You) Feel It, Pt. 1  James Brown


The Numbers Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings)

Two Of Us The Beatles Let It Be... Naked

We Were Wild    Esmé Patterson We Were Wild   (Grand Jury)

Paul  Big Thief Masterpiece( Saddle Creek)

Stoned Is   Listening Follow Me Down: Vanguard's Lost Psychedelic Era (1966 - 1970)

break:  Kingston Town Dub King Tubby & The Dynamites


Albert Hofman  The Chemistry Set   The Endless Moire & More  (Fruits De Mer Records)

Cream Puff War Grateful Dead

Laid   James

Holy Love Julian Cope

Part Two: Wouldn't It Make A Lovely Photograph Ray LaMontagne Ouroboros (Stone Dwarf-RCA)

Vincent Car Seat Headrest  Teens of Denial  (Matador)

Curse Lifter (Featuring Derek Trucks) Eric Krasno & Derek Trucks Blood from a Stone (Feel Music/Round Hill Records)

outro:   Dear Mr. Fantasy     Traffic   +    Shouldn't Have Took More than You Gave   Dave Mason   (both on vinyl)


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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