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 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.


July 25 – A Mid-Summer Rockin’ 78s Dance Party on Roy’s Record Room

Tune in This Sunday for Triple-R Radio’s annual Mid-Summer Rockin’ 78 Dance Party. All rock ‘n’ roll 78s from the dawn of the genre, featuring caffeine-driven sides from Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, LaVern Baker, Ivory Joe Hunter, Janis Martin, Elvis Presley and many more – spinning off the original 78s. Roy’s managed to squeeze twenty-three tunes on the playlist. Less talkin’, more rockin’!

That’s Sunday, July 25th, one PM Mountain on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

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Shufflin’ 78s From The Crates

Roy’s back in the 78 crates this week on Triple-R Radio. He’ll be genre-hopping with an eclectic stack of sides from Mickey & Sylvia, Perez Prado, Jimmy Heap & His Melody Masters with Perk Williams, Johnny Hodges, the Charms, Ted Lewis & His Band, Maddox Brothers & Rose, Nat King Cole, Rosco Gordon, and more.

That’s Sunday, July 18th, 1 PM, Mountain, for a few 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the program that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting!

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Jazzy, Bluesy R&R Roots

This week, Roy dives deep into the jazzy, bluesy, big-band roots of rock ‘n’ roll, Triple-R Radio style. You’ll hear trailblazing sides from Sister Rosetta Tharpe (from a V-Disc), Jay McShann with Charlie Parker, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington, Tiny Bradshaw, Joe Turner & Pete Johnson, Benny Goodman with Charlie Christian, Ella Mae Morse with Freddie Slack, and so much more.

That’s Sunday, July 11th, 1 PM, Mountain, for some Jazzy, Bluesy R&R roots on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve, and reveal. Fifteen years and counting.

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Jazzy 78s From The Crates on Roy’s Record Room

Roy’s back in the 78 crates this week with nothing but jazz spinning on Triple-R Radio. You’ll hear the Bud Henderson Trio on the first bop 78 recorded and released in Canada, a two-part cultural collision between jazz and classical music as reported by Ella Fitzgerald, cowboy jazz from Bob Wills, Fats Navarro and Miles Davis/Charlie Parker sharing a 1947 Savoy be-bop 78, as well as a 1955 side from Blossom Dearie’s first group.

And that ain’t all. Tune in for more hot jazz sides from the Kansas City Six, Willie Smith with Les Paul, the 5 Red Caps, Jackie Cain & Roy Krall with Charlie Ventura, Dinah Washington and more.

The joint will be jumping this Sunday, July 4th, at 1 PM, Mountain as the jazzy shellac spins on Rooooy’s Record Room – fifteen years of revolving and revealing.

A Fresh Fingerfulla 45s

Roy’s taking a break (no pun intended) from the 78s this week. Instead, prepare yourself for a fresh Fingerfulla 45s that’ll meander through the musical meadows. You’ll hear obscure blues from Betty James and George (Wild Child) Butler; hard country from George Jones (Sinatra’s second favourite singer) as well as the Louvin Brothers; British invasion sounds from the Zombies, Dusty Springfield, and the Beatles; Americanized British invasion sides from the Knickerbockers and Paul Revere & The Raiders; some soul from Jackie Wilson and Little Willie John; even an obscure Bob Dylan single that turns fifty this year.

You might want to tune in this Sunday, June 27th, 1 PM, Mountain, for a Fresh Fingerfulla 45s on Roooy’s Record Room, the program that continues to revolve.

Fifteen years and counting!

Note: This is an encore presentation of an earlier edition of RRR.

Another Fingerfulla 45s

Roy’s back to the 45s this week with a star-studded cast of characters such as the Collectors, the Trials of Jayson Hoover, the Chambers Brothers, Etta James, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Anita O’Day, Freddie Scott, Miriam Makeba and more.

That’s Sunday, June 20th, 1 PM, Mountain for Another Fresh Fingerfulla 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

Note: This is an encore broadcast of an earlier RRR.