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Retro can mean different things to different people, and depends on where and when they were born. Here at Pure Retro Radio, we’ve taken a long look back at how terrestrial radio stations operated in the 70s and 80s and are here to correct a lot of wrongs. Genre integration. We’ll call it that. Our playlists take into consideration the various genres and sub-genres of music that did (or didn’t) make it onto the mainstream airwaves. The goal is to give a grounded, wide-reaching variety of music to our listeners. So when you listen to Pure Retro Radio you’ll hear a broad spectrum of different types of music.

In addition to righting those racial and xenophobic wrongs, we’ve worked hard to create interesting, dynamic original programming, and shows that go the extra mile to highlight a beloved genre. (R&B, Alternatives, Europop, Italo-Disco, Schlager.) It’s all right here, available at the click of a few buttons.

We bring passion, affection, and a strong desire to make your listening experience a positive and memorable one. Are you ready?

Check out our “how to listen” page for details on how to stream the station or click the ‘play’ button below and hear what we’re playing right now.

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What’s Coming Up
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Pride Around the World:
Super Gay Disco mixed sets (Various Dates)
What’s Coming Up
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Pride Around the World: The Sound from here with Jade Elektra (June 21, 23 & 24)
What’s Coming Up
Stock Aitken Waterman get a two-part Producers treatment July 3 & August 7
Week-Day Shows
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Morning Show
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Mid-Day Show
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Afternoon Delights
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Hit Zone
Adult Pop 4 Dinner
Just the Hits – 1970s
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Lights Out
Weekend Shows
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Euro-Po
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Overnight Schlager
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R&B/Soul
Just the Hits – 1980s
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Italo-Disco
Saturday Night Forever
Just the Hits – 1990s
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Lights Out
Original Programs
The Producers
This is Eurovision
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Euro-Pop
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Lost & Forgotten & Weird & Wonderful