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...
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
Your Kawartha Oldies on the TuneIN App
Our Shows & Hosts
Rock 'n' Roll Revue
Saturday 9am EST
‘Tall’ Paul Trembley
Noon EST Saturday & Sunday
Hank & Sunshine
Weekends 10am EST
Sunday 6pm EST
One Hit Wonders
Sunday 8pm & 9pm EST
Sunday in the Country
Sunday 2pm EST
Sunday 8am EST
Sunday 9am EST
Alan Freed Rewind
Saturday 10pm EST
Rockin' the 'No Static' Attic
Dave ‘The Rave’
Friday & Saturday
'That Thing' with Rich Appel
Russ Horton's Top 40 Timeline
Solid Gold 60s Supersonic 70s
Weekends at 11am EST
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!