WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 5/23/23 (Post Ireland)

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023
7:00AM to 9:00AM

2 hours

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 7:04AM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp with Steve di Costanzo | 5/23/23 (Post Ireland)

 HOST: Steve di Costanzo

My Radio Base Camp show tomorrow (Tuesday) on WPKN from 7am to 8:55am is a tour of genres and countries. It was not my intention to pull from world music but it happens to many of us here at WPKN.   Here 's the list or artists on tap in the morning/today and any special designation or origin: Donny McCaslin, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Creep Show + John Grant, Janis Martin, The Motions (Holland), The Beatles, (England), Big Star, The Everly Brothers, The Animated Egg, Shankar (India + Jan Garbarek (Norway), Sunborn (Denmark), Fenne Lily, Rodney Crowell w/help from Sarah Buxton, My Drug Hell (England), The House of Love (England), TR/ST (Canada), James Booker, Eugene Church, Candi Staton, Wilson Pickett, Alton Ellis (Jamaica), Small Faces, Prince Buster (Jamaica), The Bodysnatchers, Buck,Buck,Buck, Jessie Ware (England), Thee Headcoats (England), Buraka Som Sistema (Portugal), Genesis Owusa (Austrailia), Lecrae, Tassha Cobbs Leonard, WITCH (Zambia), Kassa Overall, Avalon Emerson.  Let me know if you enjoy the show?

Artist Song Release  
Donny McCaslin Creeper Creeper  
Black Moth Super Rainbow Twin Of Myself Extra Flavor  
Creep Show Yawning Abyss Yawning Abyss  
Janis Martin Bang Bang Lost and Found Rockabilly  
The Motions For Another Man Introduction To The Motions 
The Beatles Getting Better Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Big Star Back Of A Car The Best Of Big Star  
The Everly Brothers So Lonely Two Yanks In England  
T. Swift & The Electric Bag Free Form in 6 The Animated Egg: Guitar Freakout
Shankar All For You Vision  
Sunbörn Dancing in the Dusk Dancing in the Dusk  
Fenne Lily Lights Light Up Lights Light Up  
Rodney Crowell Loving You Is The Only Way To Fly The Chicago Sessions  
My Drug Hell Girl At The Bus Stop This Is My Drug Hell  
The House of Love Christine -  BBC Radio-Peel Session The House of Love   
Trust Sulk Sulk  
James Booker Gonzo Gonzo: More Than All the 45's
Eugene Church & The Fellows Pretty Girls Everywhere Rhythm & Blues Lost Classics
Candi Staton I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweetheart Testify  
Wilson Pickett In The Midnight Hour In the Midnight Hour  
Alton Ellis Girl I've Got A Date (Soul Style) Cry Tough  
Small Faces Whatcha Gonna Do Bout It Turn On the 60's Experience
Prince Buster Enjoy Your Self Prince Buster Record Shack 
The Bodysnatchers Too Experienced Easy Life - Single  
Buck Buck Buck Always On Buck Buck Buck  
Jessie Ware Free Yourself Free Yourself  
Thee Headcoats 7% Solution Irregularis (The Great Hiatus)
Buruka Som Sistema Kalemba (Wegue-Wegue) feat. Ponglove    
Genesis Owusu Leaving The Light Leaving The Light  
Lecrae Your Power Your Power  
WITCH Unimvwesha Shuga (feat. Theresa Unimvwesha Shuga  
Avalon Emerson A Vision & the Charm  

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 

Contact :  Radio Base Camp FACEBOOK Fan Page:  

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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