Roy's Record Room on CKUA

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.

Tune in every Sunday at 1 PM, Mountain, to Roy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

Fourteen years and counting.

Check out the news section of this site for weekly RRR updates.

Roy Forbes (from the CKUA site)

How much has Roy Forbes affected Canadian music? Well, to give you an idea, there’s a street named in his honour - Roy Forbes Drive - in his hometown of Dawson Creek, BC. Inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2017, he has received a couple of Juno nominations and has a few West Coast Music Awards on his shelf. In late 2020, Roy received a CFMA nomination for ‘Producer of the year’, for his work on his current album, “Edge Of Blue”.

From his early days of playing coffeehouses like the Hovel in Edmonton and the Riverboat in Toronto, early '70s tours with icons like John Lee Hooker, Earl Scruggs, Santana and Supertramp, to eventually selling out his own concerts and headlining many major folk music festivals in Canada, Roy has remained an enduring presence on the Canadian roots and folk music scene.

Over his five-decade career, Roy has released a bunch of solo albums as well as a couple with his UHF comrades, Shari Ulrich and Bill Henderson. His current record, “Edge Of Blue” was released in early 2020.

His songs have been covered by an impressive list of artists, including Shawn Colvin, Sylvia Tyson, Suzie Vinnick, Connie Kaldor, Shaye Zadravec, Garnet Rogers, and Matt Minglewood, to name just a few.

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.

Regularly writing and recording, Roy continues to contribute to the Canadian musical mosaic.