WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 9/6/16

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
7:04AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 56 minutes

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 7:00AM

indie jazz psych


Episode: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 9/6/16

 HOST: Steve di Costanzo WPKN 89.5-F< Every Tuesday morning 7am-8:55am

 RADIO BASE CAMP..this morning. Early risers unite! Labor no more- at least til 9am. Join me at 7am on WPKN 89.5-FM the realest station on the planet! I have a few interesting sets planned with some great new music...and old tracks (it's all in the mix). Let's see who I'm listening to right now: Gabrielle Louise, Angel Olsen, Drive-By Truckers, The Equals, Phoenix Foundation, Ultimate Painting,Paper Bubble, Blossom Toes, The Hi-Fi's, Nathan Bowles, King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree, Shankar, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext?,The Bad Plus, The Early Years, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, King Creosote, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Samples and others....www.facebook.com/radiobasecamp


Radio Base Camp Theme

intro:  The Beautiful Ones The Bad Plus It's Hard  (Sony)

The Turkish 2nd Line  [Feat. Anat Cohen] Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext?  Resolution  (Dunya)

All For You    Shankar (w/ Jan Garbarek)

Junker's Blues King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree Blues At Montreux '71 (Live)

break: Blank Range / Hog Jank II Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven (Paradise of Bachelors)


Tread Softly For The Sleepers The Hi-Fis

I'll Be Late For Tea  (Demo) Blossom Toes 

Fillin' A Gap Paper Bubble

Bills Ultimate Painting Dusk (Trouble in Mind)

Sister Angel Olsen MY WOMAN (Jagjaguar)

break:  Don't Stop The Phoenix Foundation


What It Means Drive-By Truckers American Band  (ATO)

Police On My Back The Equals

Surrender Under Protest  Drive-By Truckers American Band  (ATO)

Not Gonna Kill You  Angel Olsen MY WOMAN (Jagjaguar)

break:  Little Willy Greenwood, Curlee & Thompson


Another Round on Me Gabrielle Louise If The Static Clears (self-released)

Little Silver Ring  The Samples

Tell Her I'm Just Dancing  Hiss Golden Messenger  Heart Like a Levee  (Merge)

Love Life   King Creosote Astronaut Meets Appleman (Domino)

Love Thang First Choice

I'm Still Here Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (single- Daptone)


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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