WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 7:07AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo

February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH and many special shows will take place on WPKN Independent Community Radio.  I'll be kicking off a month of special 'themed' shows starting tomorrow morning- it's some old school FUNK and SOUL music for 115 minutes - might just work well for snow shoveling!

Artist Song Release    
The Fun Company Zambezi (Pts. I & II) Quantic Presents Worlds Rarest Funk 45s 2
Lou Rawls Bring It On Home to Me The Rarest Lou Rawls (In the Beginning, 1959 - 1962)
The O'Jays I Love Music Family Reunion    
Sam & Dave I'm with You Soul Men    
Sam Cooke Little Red Rooster Night Beat    
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing  2 Hot!    
Funkadelic Can You Get to That Maggot Brain    
S.O.U.L Burning Spear From the Soul, Vol. 1  
William Bell Love-Eye-Tis Private Numbers  
Aretha Franklin A Little Bit of Soul A Bit Of Soul    
Merry Clayton Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow  
Diana Ross & The Supremes Sweet Inspiration Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations
James Brown Soul Pride (Parts 1 And 2) Soul Pride: The Instrumentals 1960-1969
Roy Ayers And Don't You Say No You Send Me    
Eddie Kendricks Date With The Rain People ...Hold On  
Roberta Flack Sunday and Sister Jones Quiet Fire    
CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD I'm A Sign Of Changing Times Bitter Sweet +2    
Sly & The Family Stone Suki Suki Pt. 1 Sly And The Family Stone  
Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft The Spirit Of Memphis (1962-1976)
Betty Wright Let Me Be Your Lovemaker The Platinum Collection  
African Music Machine Black Water Gold (Pearl) Black Water Gold  
The Bar-Kays Too Hot To Stop (Part One) Best Of/20th Century  
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes The Love I Lost Black & Blue  [feat. Teddy Pendergrass]
Booker T. Melting Pot Melting Pot    
Otis Redding Pain in My Heart Mystery Train    
Hilton Valentine Listen All In Your Head    


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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