WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp: with guest DJ Germaine Valentine (host Steve di Costanzo)

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
7:00AM to 9:00AM

2 hours

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 7:02AM

indie nuggets psych electronica


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Episode: Radio Base Camp: with guest DJ Germaine Valentine (host Steve di Costanzo)

Guest DJ:  Germaine Valentine.  Germaine is the wife of the late Hilton Valentine- a co-founder of the groundbreaking band The Animals.

Radio Base Camp's host Steve di Costanze welcomes Germaine into the WPKN (Brodgeport) Studios for a deep dive in psychedlia.

Her playlist:

Artist Song Release    
The Pretty Things She Says Good Morning S.F. Sorrow    
Hilton Valentine Season of the Witch (Acetate) Single    
The Chocolate Watch Band Psychedelic Trip 1960's Ultimate Psychedelic Experience, Vol. 2
Blossom Toes Telegram Tuesday We Are Ever So Clean  
Small Faces Up the Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire Small Faces: Ultimate Collection  
The Attack Strange House Final Daze    
Mike Stuart Span Children of Tomorrow BBC      
Jimi Hendrix She's So Fine Axis: Bold As Love    
Tomorrow Hallucinations Hallucinations    
The Yardbirds Glimpses Little Games    
July Dandelion Seeds (Mono Version) Dandelion Seeds (Mono Version)  
Kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope      
Pink Floyd Remember A Day  Remember A Day     
The Factory Path Through The Forest Sugarlumps    
The Creation Through My Eyes Our Music Is Red - With Purple Flashes  
Fleur De Lys Gong With A Luminous Nose Freak Beat Fantoms - Rubble Collection
Kaleidoscope Snapdragon Faintly Blowing    
One In A Million Double Sight Garage Rock Hits    
Apple The Otherside The Otherside    
Apple Buffalo Billycan Buffalo Billycan    
Paper Blitz Tissue Boy Meets Girl Chocolate Soup For Diabetics Volume 2 
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera Mother Writes Mother Writes    
The Smoke Have Some More Tea My Friend Jack Eats Sugar Lumps - An Anthology
Caravan Ride (1999 Version) Travelling Ways: The HTD Anthology  
The Byrds Moog Raga (instrumental) The Complete Album Collection  
Dr. John Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya  The Atco Albums Collection   
Electric Flag Fine Jung Thing The Trip (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


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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