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.

 

78s from the Crates #74 on Roy’s Record Room

Yep. Roy’s back in the shellac shack this week on RRR as he spins more 78s from the crates, # 74 in this endlessly ongoing series. You’ll hear irresistible sides from the Charles Brown Trio, the Ipana Troubadours, Kitty Wells, Bud Isaacs & his Cryin’ Steel Guitar, Big Bill Broonzy & His Fat Four, Peggy Lee, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Ella Mae Morse, and more.

The spin begins Sunday, July 14th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in and enjoy a few more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

Listen Live! Or, this episode of RRR will be available ‘on demand’ for seven days after the first broadcast –  ondemand.ckua.com.

Blues & Rhythm 78s

It’s all blues & rhythm 78s this week on RRR as Roy combs through the extensive Triple-R Radio shellac archives. He digs out a stack of terrific sides from Big Maybelle, Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton, Lonnie Johnson, the Spiders, Annisteen Allen, Wynonie ‘Mr. Blues’ Harris, Champion Jack Dupree, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Effie Smith, and more.

The shuffling begins Sunday, July 7th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in for a mess of blues & rhythm 78s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves, and revolves, and revolves…

This is an encore airing of a previous RRR.

More 78s from the Crates #73

The shellac rules again this week on Triple-R Radio as Roy continues his romp through those crates of 78s. You’ll hear another eclectic mix of sides from Carl Perkins, Memphis Minnie, Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends, Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Merle Travis, and many more.

The spin begins Sunday, June 30th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in to experience more 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that rapidly rotates.

78s From The Crates #72

Roy’s back shuffling through milk crates of shellac this week on Triple-R Radio. #72 in the ongoing’78s from the crates’ series. You’ll hear the usual eclectic batch of sides from Wilber Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band (1919), the Sons of the West (1938), Hank Garland (1950), Roy Hamilton (1956), Tampa Red with Big Maceo (1948), June Richmond with Andy Kirk (1941), Ella Johnson with Buddy Johnson (1947), and much more.

The spin begins Sunday, June 23rd, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Join in as we go through more 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve at a rapid pace.

A Tribute to Buddy Holly

Roy has loved Buddy Holly’s music since getting one of his first albums, “The Buddy Holly Story”, back in 1961 or so, from an older sister’s boyfriend – most likely a pay off for making himself scarce. All through Roy’s musical life, Buddy has been there in one way or another, either through his own records or through The Beatles, The Stones, Blind Faith, The Grateful Dead, Linda Ronstadt, etc. And, of course, Buddy wore glasses.

This week, on Triple R Radio, Roy celebrates Buddy’s genius and the long shadow he continues to cast on all kinds of music, sixty-five years after his plane went down in that frozen Iowa cornfield, February 3rd, 1959.

The show begins with the 1955 Wichita Falls demos with Bob Montgomery, Moves through the Decca sides and the big hits on Brunswick and Coral, ending with the guitar-vocal Apartment Tapes, recorded in Greenwich Village in late ’58, early ’59.

The all-Buddy spin begins on Sunday, February 4th, 2 PM, Mountain, on Roooy’s Record Room. The show that revolves, reveals, and reveres.

This is an encore airing of a very popular RRR that first ran back in February, 2024. Enjoy again.

A Fresh Fingerfulla 1950s C&W 45s

Roy’s back in that recently discovered cache of 1950s C&W 45s this week on Triple-R Radio. You’ll hear essential sides from Anita Carter, Dusty Owens & Donna Darlene with the Rodeo Boys, Johnny Horton, Porter Wagoner, Rose Maddox, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Wade Ray, and more.

The spin begins Sunday, June 2nd, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for another Fresh Fingerfulla 1950s C&W 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.