Roy's Record Room on CKUA
Tune in every Sunday at 1 PM Mountain Time / Noon Pacific Time, to Roooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. You can stream it live at www.ckua.com. Fifteen years and counting!
Roy’s Record Room is a weekly radio show on the CKUA Radio Network, Hosted by singer/songwriter/performer/broadcaster, Roy Forbes. RRR is a program that unravels and reveals the roots of today’s tunes, for the pure joy of it. Roy spins some familiar but mostly obscure 78s, 45s and LPs from his ever-expanding record collection – sides that don’t show up on many other stations. He loves all kinds of music and explores that eclectic passion weekly on Triple-R Radio.
Roy first came to CKUA at the age of twenty in 1973, when he was invited to guest on Holger Petersen’s legendary ACME Sausage Company program. CKUA has supported Roy and his music since those early days, with his new album, “Edge Of Blue”, having recently spent some time in the upper reaches of CKUA’s Top 20 album chart. Roy’s Record Room (RRR) launched in 2006.
"I love the sense of history that CKUA gives me as a listener as well as the sense of the now and the future," says Roy. "CKUA is the sound of surprise. You never know what you'll hear next”.
Roy’s record collection is more like a record library - running into the thousands of discs, with some even sent in by loyal RRR listeners. His appetite for music is virtually unlimited and he finds creative revelations everywhere.
Roy’s riding the 78 crate train again this week on Triple-R Radio. The stack of shellac covers the years 1909 (banjo virtuoso Vess L. Ossman) to 1956 (the Four Freshmen). In between you’ll hear unbeatable sides from the Trumpeteers, the Teen Queens, Peggy Lee, the Sons of the West, Jay McShann & His Jazz Men, Pee Wee Crayton, and so much more.
The spin begins this Sunday, November 26th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a cool batch of 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that feeds the future by honouring the past.
This week on Triple-R Radio, Roy CELEBRATES CKUA’s upcoming 96th birthday by spinning a stack of 78s released in 1927, the year CKUA came to be. You’ll hear an eclectic selection of shellac including some hot 20s dance bands, vintage jazz, classic Blues, Gospel, pop vocals, Hawaiian guitars, early entries in the Great American songbook, A Fiddler’s Convention in Georgia, and much more.
Dial in on Sunday, November 19th, 2 PM, Mountain, to hear how sounds from 1927 continue to inform today’s music as RRR celebrates ninety-six years of CKUA on Rooooy’s Record Room. The show that revolves and reveals.
Roy just can’t stay away from those heavy old shellac platters. This Sunday, it’s all Jazz vocal 78s from the crates on Triple-R radio. Mr. Forbes spins a few sides from the likes of Lil Johnson, Anita O’Day with Gene Krupa. The Boswell Sisters, Julia Lee with Jay McShann, Louis Armstrong, the King Cole Trio, and more.
The spin begins this coming Sunday, November 12th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a stack of Jazz Vocal 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.
This week on Triple-R Radio, Roy spins a stack of donor requests from the CKUA fall fundraiser. The playlist accurately reflects the taste of CKUA donors. Very eclectic. You’ll hear shellac and vinyl from Southbound Freeway, Ian & Sylvia, Slim Harpo. John Prine, Wilf Carter & the Calgary Stampeders, the Beatles, Billie Holiday, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, and more.
The spin begins this Sunday, November 5th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a bunch of Donor Requests on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.
Roy’s back digging through some 78s from the crates this week on Triple-R Radio. Show # 66 in this endlessly ongoing series. You’ll hear slabs of shellac from artists like Polly Possum & Joe Wolverton with the Dog Patch Boys, Fats Waller, Marian Anderson, Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies, the Penguins, Johnny Dodds’ Washboard Band, J. J. Johnson’s Be Boppers, and more.
The spin begins this coming Sunday, October 15th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in for another eclectic batch of 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that feeds the future by honouring the past.