WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp - New Wave Late 70-'s-Early 80's (Part One)

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 7:05AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp - New Wave Late 70-'s-Early 80's (Part One)

 Host Steve di Costanzo

For the past week it's been a FRENZY of Chris Frántz, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, REMAIN IN LOVE (his new book)...and then our music director Howard Thompson interviewed Richard Butler from the Psychedelic Furs so all weekend long I was looking at my records and thinking of the way-to-may mixed tapes I tortured people with...so YEP just take a look at the LP's and you'll get a sense of where I'm heading tomorrow.


Artist Song Release  
Talking Heads Seen And Not Seen Remain In Light  
New Order Your Silent Face Power Corruption and Lies  
Simple Minds 81-82-83-84 New Gold Dream  
Wire 40 Versions 154  
Echo And The Bunnymen Rescue Crocodiles  
Blondie Picture This Parallel Lines  
XTC Making Plans For Nigel Drums And Wires  
Roxy Music Over You The Best Of Roxy Music  
The Clash Lost In The Supermarket London Calling  
The Police Walking On The Moon Reggatta De Blanc  
The English Beat Can't Get Used to Losing You I Just Can't Stop It  
Elvis Costello Strict Time Trust  
The Specials Holiday Fortnight More Specials  
Siouxsie and The Banshees Hong Kong Garden The Scream  
The Jam In The City In The City  
The Undertones I Know A Girl The Undertones  
The B-52's 52 Girls The B-52's  
The Cosmopolitians (How To Keep Your) Husband Happy Wild Moose Party  
Tom Tom Club L' Elephant Tom Tom Club  
Spandau Ballet True Collection   
The Pretenders Kid Pretenders  
ABC Date Stamp The Lexicon of Loce  
Depeche Mode Just Can't get Enough Catching Up  
Bronski Beat Why? The Age Of Consent  
Naked Eyes Promises, Promises single 45  
The Feelies Raised Eyebrows Crazy Rhythms  
The Psychedelic Furs We Love You The Psychedelic Furs  





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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