Welcome to The Fantastic Kawartha Time Machine

This is the home of “YOUR KAWARTHA OLDIES,” and we call it that because they are. They are your’s. We’ve created this site with you in mind: with the music you’ve been missing – for the nostalgia you’ve been longing for, and for the kind of programming no longer found on traditional radio stations – at least, not what we offer, anyway. This site is all about Oldies and nostalgia that places the KAWARTHA REGION at its heart.

You will hear a living museum of broadcast archives from the region and around the world, as well as thousands of oldies from the late 1940's to the late 1970's: Big Band, Pop, Crooners, Classic Country, vintage commercials and classic comedy. TV shows and movie clips - and all showcased on a radio station like the ones you've been missing. Click the arrow to the right to listen immediately, or choose one of our four independent streams below...

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Kawartha Focused

You are enjoying a virtual potpourri of your favourite songs: from Buddy Holly, to The Rolling Stones. Patti Page, to Patsy Cline. Big Band, mixed in with the biggest hits from The Beatles, to Chicago, to Bobby Rydell.

And because oldies don’t have to be restricted to Pop or Rock, we spin a classic country track from the yourKawarthaOLDIES.com Country Club, where membership has its privileges and they include classic tunes you don’t hear on commercial country radio today.

Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Hank Snow, Bob Wills, Dolly, Loretta, Conway – the list goes on.

You’ll enjoy classic commercials from yesteryear, and some classic comedy, too.

But the highlight remains the hundreds of broadcast archives from the Kawartha region that our curator has unearthed and archived – from Bob Eakins excitedly calling hockey games, reciting  his daily recipe or gently narrating ‘Sunday Reveries’ on 910 CKLY, to Gary Dalliday’s very first sportscast, and the Peterborough Timbermen winning their fourth Mann Cup in 1954. There’s John Badham and Gord himself stickhandling the Great Flood of 2004, Neil Boughen covering a crisis in Haliburton, Jim Bonner’s ‘Top 8 at 8″ on 980 CHEX and Geoffrey Thomson’s Sunday evening classics on CFMP, the forerunner to the WOLF. Hockey icon

Bobby Orr doing commercials for Ostrander Jewellers, and Joey Edwards manning CKPT on New Years’ Day 1971 from the Empress Hotel while Dave Fisher, long before his days in Montreal, was doing the same on 980 CHEX.

And that just scratches the surface. Our founder and curator, Gordon Gibb maintains it would be a disservice to confine these treasures to a box, gathering dust. Thanks to The Fantastic Kawartha Time Machine, the magic is online and available for anyone to hear, from Coast to Coast to Coast and around the world as part of a living, breathing history exhibit presented in  traditional and familiar radio format. But you won’t find this on traditional radio. The only source, is the site onto which you have just landed. We thank you. And we hope you enjoy everything you hear. 

Check out our testimonials. You will quickly discover that people are finding what they hear to be fun, entertaining, informative and infinitely charming. Bringing back the warmth of yesteryear, akin to a favourite sweater.

More Ways to Listen!

YKO on Streema

Your Kawartha Oldies are on The Streema App


Your Kawartha Oldies grow in The Radio Garden

Online Radio Box

Your Kawartha Oldies in the Online Radio Box

YKO on

Your Kawartha Oldies on the TuneIN App

Our Shows & Hosts

Mickey Bo's
Rock 'n' Roll Revue

‘The Mickster’

Saturday 9am EST

Wayback Playback

‘Tall’ Paul Trembley

Noon EST Saturday & Sunday

Wired Woodshed

Hank & Sunshine

Weekends 10am EST

Secret Seventies

Chris Meineck

Sunday 6pm EST

One Hit Wonders

Dan Sweeney

Saturday 2pm

Sunday 8pm & 9pm EST

Sunday in the Country

Carl Hanshaw

Sunday 2pm EST

Sunday Sunshine



‘Sunshine Sean’

Sunday 8am EST

Jukebox Jive

Jukebox Jive

Mike Bollea

Friday 10pm

Saturday 6pm

Del Crary

Sunday 9am EST

Alan Freed Rewind

Mike Bollea

Saturday 10pm EST

Rockin' the 'No Static' Attic

Dave ‘The Rave’


Friday & Saturday

'That Thing' with Rich Appel

Friday 6pm

Saturday 3pm

Russ Horton's Top 40 Timeline

‘Big Daddy’

Friday 9pm

Solid Gold 60s Supersonic 70s

Geoff Dorsett

Weekends at 11am EST

Your Curator

Gordon Gibb


Got a Song Request?

Give us a shout if you would like to hear a particular song! If we haven’t got it, we’ll find it for you! And since our audience stretches across the globe, please give us your location and time zone, and when you would like to hear it. Giving us a day or two in advance would help immensley. Thanks!