WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp- Groundhog Day/Post Iowa

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 7:00AM

chic house disco jesus


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Episode: Radio Base Camp- Groundhog Day/Post Iowa

Host: Steve di Costanzo

...watching the Iowa returns- it's about Jesus, God, ethanol, our Creator, the media, faux cowboy boots paired with a Harvard class ring ...well..."morning is coming" huh? so on to New Hampshire where we can all live free or die. What this has to do with my Radio Base Camp playlist  I have no clue.

I open the first hour with some disco infused tunes. Long cuts...a lot of music. No stump speeches. And in the second hour I'll open with a little psych jam from Circles Around The Sun and then play a bunch of new releases...

I  finish with a 5-song tribute to Paul Kantner who passed away from Jefferson Airplane AND so ironically on the same day did Signe Toly Anderson the original lead singer of the band prior to Grace Slick joining. Tune in from 7am to 9am and I hope it's not to unhinged for my campers. 


 all vinyl as we get ready for MUSIC MASH '16

Dance Set/ High Impact/ Spin Your Ass Off

Rise    Herb Alpert   (single)                                               

Pumpin it Up   P Funk All Stars   6:58   URBAN DANCE FLOOR GORILLAS  (1983)

Funky Town   Lipps Inc     7:51  Mouth to Mouth  (1980)

This Brutal House   7:01  Nitro Deluxe                    

Dance Dance Dance  8:31   Chic  Chic (1977)

The Love I Lost   12:28   Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes (w/Teddy Pendergrass) Philadelphia International Classics              

I Love the Night Life   4:24   Alicia Bridges  Studio 54      

Do Ya Wanna Funk  6:43   Sylvester

Break + reset

Hat And Cane (Featuring Neal Casal)   11:30     Circles Around The Sun   Interludes For The Dead (Featuring Neal Casal)  (Rhino)

Hot Coals  7:21   Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros (single)  (Community Records)                                                                                    

Spin Cycle   2:41  Lys Guillorn & Her Band    Sunny Side Down- 2 song single

Here For The Ride  3:31   The Young Revelators  All I See (DIY)

Sad Person    3:48   Savages   Adore Life  (Matador Records)  


Jefferson Airplane-Paul Kanter + Signe Toly Anderson

5-song tribute to Paul Kantner who passed away from Jefferson Airplane AND so ironically on the same day did Signe Toly Anderson the original lead singer of the band prior to Grace Slick joining

Let’s Get Together  Jefferson Airplane (Signe Toly Anderson)    3:32     Takes Off  (1966)

The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil    4:35   Jefferson Airplane  After Bathing at Baxter’s  (1967)

We Can Be Together   (5:50)    Jefferson Airplane    Volunteers   (1969)

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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For information, questions or to get on our email list:  radiobasecamp@gmail.com

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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