WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp 'Favorite Tracks of 2015'

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
7:03AM to 9:00AM

1 hour, 57 minutes

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 7:00AM

the of songs best top year favorites


Episode: Radio Base Camp 'Favorite Tracks of 2015'

Host : Steve di Costanzo   Radio Base Camp is heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am

WPKN 89.5-FM is one of the oldest, freeform community radio stations in the USA. Based in Bridgeport, CT- 10,000 watt signal covers Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut and Suffolk county (North Fork and The Hamptons-Long Island) in New York, 


Radio Base Camp Theme 1:34

Kwa-Shi Hu Vibrational The Epic Botanical Beat Suite  (Mod Techonolgies)

Leaf Off / The Cave  José González Vestiges & Claws  (Imperial Records)

Still Seinabo Sey Pretend  (Universal Music AB)

Tafouk Tele (Dance Mix) Terakaft Alone (Ténéré)  (Outhere Records)

All We Need Raury All We Need (Columbia Records)

break:  Gospel Blues Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants A Piece  (Mascot Music)


Drone Chastity Belt Time to Go Home  (Hardly Art)

Billions of Eyes Lady Lamb After  (Mom + Pop)

While I'm Gone Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Nanna  (Salt X Records)

Hop High Watkins Family Hour Watkins Family Hour  (Family Records)

Sedona Houndmouth  Little Neon Limelight  (Rough Trade)

break:  Iz Beatdown Time Orrin Evans The Evolution Of Oneself  (Smoke Sessions Records)


Shégué Mbongwana Star From Kinshasa  (Nonesuch) 

Huarache Lights Hot Chip Why Make Sense? (Domino Records)

On the Regular Shamir Ratchet (XLRecordings)

King Kunta Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly

Creeping Sauna Youth Distractions (Upset The Rhythms)

break: Sticky Hulks  Thee Oh Sees  Mutilator Defeated At Last (Castle Face)


Outside Is the Right Side  Pond Man It Feels Like Space Again (Universal Australia)

Ice Fishing The Cairo Gang Goes Missing (Drag City)

Best Friend The Smoking Trees TST (Ample Play)

Over and Even Joan Shelley Over and Even (No Quarter)

break:  Somebody Call a Doctor Sunflower Bean Show Me Your Seven Secrets - EP (Fat Possum)

Living My Life Deerhunter Fading Frontier (4AD)

outro: Amser Gwenno Y Dydd Olaf (Heavenly)

alas....could not get to David Bowie's new single- Black Star


loads of other great tracks from 2015....will spinkle them in on upcoming RADIO BASE CAMP shows.

Thanks for all your support this year!  Steve


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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