The Retro Rec Room

Johnny “Lightning” Panting and “Captain” Alex Regiec welcome you down into their basement rec room for a journey back in time when shag carpeting, flair leg pants, lava lamps, ripple chips with onion dip and vinyl 45 RPM records were all the rage! The boys wind up the old turntable and spin some of the best pop, rock and one-hit wonders that the ‘60s, ‘70s and 80s had to offer … just for you.

The year was 1968, the world seemed to be in upheaval and the youth were rebelling against the establishment. Musicians were also changing it up, capturing the attitudes and instrumentally experimenting with different sounds.

Join Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex, along with Bryan's Pick and Ann's Motown memories, as they feature the lost hits of 1968 on episode #13.

Groovy!

The Retro Rec Room takes you back in time to the days of AM radio gold from singer/songwriters to disco to stadium rock to country rock. The year 1977 featured a great selection of memorable songs.

Bryan’s Pick features Canadian group Max Webster with Kim Mitchell and a song from their 1977 album “High Class In Borrowed Shoes” called Gravity.

Join Johnny Lightning, Captain Alex and Bryan for just over 120 minutes of pure AM radio gold.

Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex left the door to the Retro Rec Room open and the rockin' Ghouls and Ghosts of Groove Street seem to have taken over ... welcome to the Retro Crypt.

There's 90-minutes of fun and scary hits as these hair-raising cellar dwellers crank up the Haunted Halloween Jukebox to get you shaking and rattling your chains.

Sometimes you wanna just keep dancing to a double shot from your favourite artist.

Join Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex as they white knuckle it on a twin spin!

It works like this ... Johnny Lightning picks the artist and his favourite as the first song then immediately followed by the Captain's favorite pick from the same artist.

The Retro Rec Room and Twin Spin Favourites will keep you singing and dancing for a full 1 hour and forty-five minutes.

It's time to free your soul and go where rock and roll lives ... downstairs in the Retro Rec Room with rock jocks Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex. The duo are cranking up the volume on some of the best rock and roll anthems of the 1960s and 1970s so get ready to dance the night away!

Sometimes you wanna just keep dancing to a double shot from your favourite artist. Well, Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex have just the solution to your dilemma ... twin spin favourites!

It works like this ... Johnny Lightning picks the artist and his favourite as the first song then immediately followed by the Captain's favorite pick from the same artist.

The Retro Rec Room and Twin Spin Favourites will keep you singing and dancing for a full 2 hours.

Smooth sounds and good friends ... Captain Alex and Johnny Lightning invite you to join them in the Retro Rec Room for two hours of soft adult contemporary tunes. Carefully blended for your listening pleasure, the boys also introduce a new feature called Bryan's Pick.  Grab a refreshing beverage, some snacks, sit back and relax as it's smooth sailing on gentle musical waves.

Take us on the drive to the lake with you or listen to us at the cottage, Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex have put together 2 hours of great summer tunes in the Retro Rec Room's Salute to Summer. From the Beach Boys and Dick Dale to Boston and Van Halen to Linda Ronstadt and Gordon Lightfoot and many more the boys have concocted the perfect mix for your summer enjoyment.


It's summertime in Canada and Johnny Lightning and the Old Captain are featuring an All-Canadian line up. Plenty of vinyl from the 1960s and '70s will spin featuring artists from coast-to-coast, plus many local Winnipeg bands including The Quid, Justin Tyme, The Fifth, Gettysbyrg Address, Luvin' Kind, The Squires and much more. Welcome into the retro rec room, grab a refreshing beverage and a few snacks, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the great music.


Road Tunes!

With summertime upon us, Johnny “Lightning” and “Captain” Alex have checked the oil and kicked the tires on the old Magic Bus getting it ready for a musical journey remembering great highway tunes. The shag carpeting, lava lamps, ripple chips with onion dip and vinyl 45 RPM records are all on the virtual Motor Coach.

So climb aboard and join the boys as they take you rockin' down the highway spinning some of the best pop, rock and one-hit wonders that the ‘60s, ‘70s and 80s had to offer.


Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex have dusted off some old 45 RPM vinyl records from the 1960s, mainly "shorties" or classic singles that are under two-and-a-half minutes long that are very often the greatest pop songs of all time. The reason songs were so short? A leftover from the days of the 78 RPM shellac records had a limit on what could be put on it. When the 45 arrived in the 1950s, the short song stayed because AM radio like their songs short. Enjoy these great pop singles from the 1960s.

Johnny “Lightning” Panting and “Captain” Alex Regiec welcome you down into their basement rec room for a journey back in time when shag carpeting, flair leg pants, lava lamps, ripple chips with onion dip and vinyl 45 RPM records were all the rage! In show #1 the boys wind up the old turntable to spin some of the best pop, rock and one-hit wonders that the ‘60s, ‘70s and 80s had to offer ... just for you.


Johnny “Lightning” Panting and “Captain” Alex Regiec welcome you down into their basement rec room for a journey back in time when shag carpeting, flair leg pants, lava lamps, ripple chips with onion dip and vinyl 45 RPM records were all the rage! In show #1 the boys wind up the old turntable to spin some of the best pop, rock and one-hit wonders that the ‘60s, ‘70s and 80s had to offer ... just for you.