Platform shoes. Ghetto blasters. Frankie says t-shirts. Disco. Grunge. Marianne Rosenberg?

Retro means something different to practically everyone. Where and when you were born will likely influence what you consider retro. At Pure Retro, we zone in on the 70s and 80s, with a light sprinkling of 90s for good measure. Our internet radio station, Pure Retro Radio, has been on the air since January 2022 and we’ve got a lot to show off, from original programming to all the hits you can handle. Curious?

We bring passion, affection, and a strong desire to make your listening experience a positive and memorable one. Check out our “how to listen” page for details on how to stream the station.

Pure Retro Radio promotional video

How to Listen

There are several different ways to tune into Pure Retro Radio. The embedded player (below) is one way, but it may not work outside of North America and the U.K. Click here to go to our “Listening” page with all the links to different players listed.

Pure Retro Radio live feed (click the play button to listen in)

What’s Coming Up?

So glad you asked. This summer, some of Pure Retro Radio’s regular original programming will take a short break before returning in the fall, but there are plenty of specials to catch your interest.

The Sound from Here is a special hosted by drag and recording star Jade Elektra, about her early years performing in Florida. Don’t expect “It’s Not Right…” Do expect a candid look inside life on stage in the southern States in the 1980s, and some of the most memorable and hard-to-find numbers out there. The special will air three times during Toronto’s Pride Week: Tuesday June 21, Thursday June 23, and Friday June 24, each night from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. E.S.T. (Midnight B.S.T.)

Jade Elektra takes to the airwaves with The Sound from Here

There’s a number of Pride-themed shows scheduled, including DJ Rob T’s Super Gay Disco series. Click here to see the schedule over the June 17 and 24 weekends.

Super Gay Disco Series celebrating LGTBQ+ Pride

Sunday June 3, The Producers presents part one of a special on British writing and production team Stock, Aitken, Waterman, the men behind the hits of Rick Astley, Dead or Alive, Bananarama, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Lonnie Gordon, Brother Beyond and many, many others. Go behind the scenes and find out how these mega-hit makers got to the top of the charts, and how their music comes off decades later. (Part two will air Sunday August 7.)

Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Peter Waterman get The Producers treatment in two parts