WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp 'THE FRENZY' Nov 29, 2022 with Steve di Costanzo |

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
7:00AM to 9:00AM

2 hours

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 7:02AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp 'THE FRENZY' Nov 29, 2022 with Steve di Costanzo |

 Host: Steve di Costanzo

A mini-reprise of my vinyl set at Berlinetta Brewing this past Friday night. The music is all 40 years or so old! It's a little bit of New Wave, Punk and Ska that I played at Georgetown University's THE PUB. My co-DJ Bart Mellits now in Philly. Let's recreate the sounds and vibes of that era.

Artist Song Release  
Roxy Music Manifesto Manifesto  
Echo & The Bunnymen In Bluer Skies Porcupine  
Joy Division Heart and Soul Closer  
The Fall L.A. A Sides 45 84 89  
Joe Jackson Friday I'm the Man  
The Beat Pato and Roger a Go Talk Special Beat Service
Erasure Chains of Love (Foghorn Mix) Singles: EBX2  
Talking Heads Artists Only More Songs- Food and Tall Buildings
Magazine Rhythm of Cruelty Secondhand Daylight
Urban Verbs Subways Urban Verbs  
The Clash Lost in the Supermarket London Calling  
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Betrayal Takes Two Blank Generation  
Blondie Fade Away and Radiate Parallel Lines  
Blancmange Sad Day Happy Families (Deluxe Edition)
Pere Ubu Go The Art of Walking
The Dead Milkmen Rastabilly Big Lizard In My Back Yard
Scritti Politti The Word Girl The Word Girl  
Wire I Am The Fly Chairs Missing  
Iggy Pop I'm Bored New Values  
Ian Dury Wake Up And Make Love With Me New Boots and Panties!!
The Teardrop Explodes The Culture Bunker Wilder  
The Specials International Jet Set The Best of the Specials
The Psychedelic Furs Heaven Mirror Moves  
Elvis Costello & The Attractions Clubland Trust  
Ramones I Wanted Everything Road to Ruin   
Stiff Little Fingers Alternative Ulster Alternative Ulster  
Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark Messages Souvenir  

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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