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

May 25, 2024 117 mins

Join Captain Alex as he digs deep in the Retro Rec Room's collection of 45s & LPs for songs that haven’t been played on the radio for a long time. Forgotten favourites and musical memories from your youth.

You can also listen to the Retro Rec Room at https://www.lifestyles55radio.ca/

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Join the boys in their Retro Rec Room as they spin some great country road tunes to help you get through those endless miles on the road.

You can also find them online at www.lifestyles55radio.ca 

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The podcast version of the First Birthday Show for Lifestyles 55 Radio broadcasting live on the world wide web.

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March 16, 2024 54 mins

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.

Please enjoy smooth jazz sounds of The Night Breeze Monday to Friday nights at 9PM (Central) at www.lifestyles55radio.ca

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January 24, 2024 119 mins

Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex pay tribute to Dave Hargrave, a special friend who is no longer with us.  A former radio announcer, Dave was an aficionado of classic country and kept his loyal listeners entertained. Rest in Peace good Sir.

Please enjoy the Retro Rec Room every Saturday night at 7PM (Central) at www.lifestyles55radio.ca

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January 10, 2024 59 mins

Join Captain Alex and Johnny Lightning as they continue their quest dusting off their old 45s and many shelves of LPs to present their popular program looking back at March 1975.  Listen along to the music that once filled the air in every room in the house. 

Listen to them and their stacks o’ wax in the Retro Rec Room on this podcast or on Lifestyles 55 Internet Radio on Saturday nights at 7PM (Central) at www.lifestyles55radio.ca

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September 19, 2023 55 mins

Join Captain Alex and Johnny Lightning as they continue their quest dusting off their old 45s and many shelves of LPs to present their popular program looking back at the 60s, 70s & 80s. Listen along to the music that once filled the air in every room in the house. 

Listen to them and their stacks o’ wax in the Retro Rec Room on this podcast or on Lifestyles 55 Internet Radio on Saturday nights at 7PM (Central) at www.lifestyles...

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March 26, 2023 60 mins

Welcome. Drop your coat on the bed and come and join the party downstairs as the Captain spins one hour of groovin' levels and spage-age electropop.

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March 19, 2023 111 mins

Captain Alex welcomes you into the Retro Rec Room for a journey back in time when shag carpeting, flair leg pants, lava lamps, ripple chips with onion dip, cars with 409 four-barrel engines, and vinyl 45 RPM records were all the rage.

So drop your coat on the bed and join the party downstairs as the Captain spins  2-hours of great vinyl from the fabulous 60s & super 70s just for you … and featuring many Early Canadian ...

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February 11, 2023 89 mins

Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex have put the band back together as they host a Manitoba Social.  Leave your coats on the bed, put on your dance shoes, and come on downstairs into the Retro Rec Room ... the boys are spinning great music from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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January 21, 2023 69 mins

For the young at heart ... Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex spin some of the greatest love songs ever recorded in the 1960s and 1970s. 

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January 14, 2023 57 mins

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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December 15, 2022 59 mins

We've got Potato Latkes and Egg Nog in the Retro Rec Room, so throw your coat on the bed and come downstairs.  Join Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex as we play Christmas and Hanukkah holiday favourites.

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November 19, 2022 108 mins

Johnny Lightning and Captain Alex welcome you into the Retro 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.

So drop your coat on the bed and join the party downstairs as the boys spin almost 2-hours of great vinyl from the fabulous 60s just for you … the young at heart.

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November 7, 2022 59 mins

It was the early 1980s and the Second British Invasion was underway as new wave (power pop, dance and synth-pop) sounds crossed the pond to take over North American radio air waves.

Join Captain Alex and his special guest host Daniel in the Retro Rec Room as they spin great 80s New Wave hits from the UK.

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October 11, 2022 53 mins

Dedicated to grandparents everywhere and their music from the fabulous 60s. Join Captain Alex as he spins some great vinyl in the Retro Rec Room for the young at heart!

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September 30, 2022 58 mins

We're waving the flag and celebrating homegrown Canadian artists and their great hits. So grab a refreshing beverage, a few snacks, and join Captain Alex in the Retro Rec Room, eh! 

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September 8, 2022 55 mins

We've re-painted the old Rec Room hunter green and installed pinewood trim to set the ambience ...  join Captain Alex on this musical flashback to the 1990s. Booyah!

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September 2, 2022 57 mins

Put on your dancing shoes and join Captain Alex downstairs for a party in the Retro Rec Room featuring great music from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and more. See you there.

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August 14, 2022 58 mins

It was the age of BIG hair and LARGE eyeglasses, nylon plastic tracksuits and Converse high-top runners. The PAC-MAN game was released, Japan became the largest producer of cars, Mount St. Helen erupted, and bananas were .34 cents per pound!

The Retro Rec Room looks back 42 years to a time when the pop and new wave music had everyone dancing.

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