the Retro Rec Room

the Retro Rec Room

Johnny “Lightning” Panting and “Captain” Alex Regiec welcome you 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 love winding 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 mixed in with lively chat about the artists and the music … just for you.For requests, dedications and interesting music trivia, follow along at the Retro Rec Room fan page on Facebook.

Episodes

June 23, 2022 58 min

Captain Alex has found his old cassette tapes .... just in time for a Totally '80s Rewind Summer Party. 

Veg-out in the Retro Rec Room as the music takes you back to the 80s ... a decade when big hair, leg warmers, spandex tights, dresses with padded shoulders, power suits, thin ties, flattop haircuts with mullets were all the rage.  Shades of bright pink and light blue. 

Gnarly!

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Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex welcome you to 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!

This episode the boys juxtapose the music of 1966 and 1976, playing some of the greatest songs and sounds ever recorded.

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May 13, 2022 53 min

Sit back, relax and unwind to the breezy sounds of contemporary and classic jazz selections with your host Captain Alex.  Enjoy the jazz-infused mellow soundscapes and flowing melodies that help smooth the bumps of everyday living.

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April 17, 2022 64 min

Sit back, relax and unwind to the breezy sounds of contemporary and classic jazz selections with your host Captain Alex.  Enjoy the jazz-infused mellow soundscapes and flowing melodies that help smooth the bumps of everyday living.

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April 15, 2022 52 min

One hour of continuous music for you listening enjoyment.

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March 30, 2022 128 min

SHOW NUMBER 100 … join Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex aboard the “WAYBACK MACHINE” for a musical journey of celebration of being in the RETRO REC ROOM from their broadcast radio days to podcasting on the internet and digital radio. 

They'll be spinning some of the best pop, top 30, bubble gum pop, country, country rock, soft rock, rhythm & blues, rock 'n' roll and heavy metal songs ever recorded mixed in with fond...

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February 27, 2022 23 min

Not ready to turn the lights off just yet? Well, here's a little extra in the after hours featuring some indies and alternatives ... listen easy!

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February 19, 2022 73 min

Attention all Baby Boomers ... join Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex, along with Bryan, in the Retro Rec Room as they feature great memories in popular song from 1965. 

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February 19, 2022 81 min

Looking back at the popular AM charts from 1975, Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex guide you through an eclectic mix of music ranging from singer-songwriter to country-pop to stadium rock to easy listening. 

Come on down to the Retro Rec Room and join Johnny Lightning, Captain Alex and Bryan for 80 minutes of pure AM radio gold.

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December 28, 2021 79 min

Cold, icy, snowy ... blah, winter! 

Well, it's warm and cozy in the Retro Rec Room as Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex keep the old turntable spinning with 80 minutes of hot tunes.  Come in from the cold, throw your coat on the bed and join us downstairs in the Retro Rec Room.

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December 5, 2021 97 min

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!  

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November 20, 2021 133 min

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 go...

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October 30, 2021 83 min

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.

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October 15, 2021 104 min

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 an...

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September 25, 2021 96 min

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!?

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September 3, 2021 127 min

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 ...

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August 15, 2021 127 min

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.

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July 17, 2021 111 min

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.

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July 10, 2021 68 min

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 y...

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June 26, 2021 64 min

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...

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