A Celebration of CKUA’s 95th Birthday

This week, Triple-R Radio celebrates CKUA’s 95th birthday a day early with a stack of shellac 78s from 1927, the year of CKUA’s birth. You’ll hear essential sides from Blind Alfred Reed, Carolina Tar Heels, Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra, the Carter Family, Jane Green, Clifford Hayes & His Louisville Stompers, Bessie Smith & Her Blue Boys, Duke Ellington, Gene Austin, Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers, Lee Morse, and more.

A true highlight is a hot side from Bessie Smith and Her Blue Boys. Bessie and the fellas are totally in CKUA party mode with “There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight”.

It promises to be an entertaining hour as Roy plays nothing but 78s from way back in 1927. Happy Birthday, CKUA!

The 1927 spin begins Sunday, November 20th, 2 PM, Mountain, on CKUA. Dial in to celebrate CKUA’s 95th with a stack of 1927 78s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.


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