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.


An All-78 Shellac Shack Shuffle on Roy’s Record Room

Roy digs deep into the Triple-R Radio archives this week for an all-78 Shellac Shack Shuffle. Highlights include an original 1953 Peacock 78 of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton’s “Hound Dog”, a record that started a revolution. Lots of doo-wop from the Medallions, the Flairs and the Midnighters. Brooding blues from Percy Mayfield. Deep cutting country from Marty Robbins and a searing duet from George Jones & Jeanette Hicks. Roy Hamilton’s original recording of a tune later covered by both Elvis and the Beatles.

And that ain’t All. You’ll also hear some platters that shatter from Sarah Vaughan, Jimmie Rodgers, Lefty Frizzell, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns, Roscoe Gordon and much more.

The spin begins this Sunday, May 19th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in for a good old Shellac Shack Shuffle on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that, thanks to you CKUA donors, continues to revolve.

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Spring Fundraiser Donor Suggestions

This week, on Roy’s Record Room, Roy’s digging into the old mailbag for a bunch of donor requests, sent in to RRR during the historic Spring Fundraiser. Expect the usual eclectic blend of rockabilly, country, R&B, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, jazz, and pop sounds suggested by Triple-R Radio fans from Parksville, BC, to East Selkirk, MN, and all spots in between.

The spin begins Sunday, May 12th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Tune in for a lively batch of Donor Suggestions on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

A Special Two Hour Fundraising Extravaganza

This has been a historic fundraiser for CKUA. You donors have stepped up to let us know how much you value this station. Your love has lifted our hearts. Thank you.

Join RRR host Roy Forbes, alongside World Spinning host, Lark Clark, this very afternoon for a two-hour fundraising extravaganza on this final Sunday of CKUA’s Spring fundraiser. Roy spins the 78s and 45s while Lark reminds us of the continuing importance of CKUA to the music, arts, and culture communities. Let’s keep boosting that total to the eventual three million bucks the station needs to raise before the end of September.

The vinyl and shellac spin begins this afternoon, 2 PM Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Join Roy and Lark for two hours of celebrating CKUA on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

CKUA 2024 Spring Fundraiser

Join host, Roy Forbes, along with CKUA’s World Spinning host Lark Clark, as they team up to raise some cash for donor supported CKUA Radio. Roy has put together an eclectic, exciting playlist of 78s and 45s for the occasion.

The time is now. Tune in for a rollicking hour of shellac and vinyl this coming Sunday, April 21st, 2 PM, Mountain as Roy and Lark invite you to donate to the best little radio station on the planet. The show is Roy’s Record Room. The station is CKUA. Roy and Lark look forward to hearing from you on Sunday.

A Fingerfulla British Invasion 45s

In the aftermath of the Beatles’ culture-shifting appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, it seemed like every time you turned on the radio, you’d hear yet another ‘beat group’ from the British Isles. That’s what’s on the RRR playlist this week. Roy has dug out a Fingerfulla British Invasion 45s (circa 1964-1966) featuring singles from the Kinks, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Lulu, the Beatles, the Dave Clark 5, Sandi Shaw, the Hollies, Manfred Mann, and so many more. In true Triple-R Radio fashion, Roy throws in many lesser-known hits and cool B-sides.

The spin begins this Sunday, April 14th, 2 PM, Mountain, on donor supported CKUA Radio. Dial in for a fascinating listen to A Fingerfulla British Invasion 45s on Roooooy’s Record Room. Eighteen years of revolving and revealing.

Eighteen Years of Roy’s Record Room on CKUA

This weekend, Roy Forbes marks eighteen years of Triple-R Radio on CKUA by spinning a bunch of Listener Highlights sent in by RRR fans. It’ll be a wild, eclectic musical ride, ranging from the late 60s hard rockin’ sounds of Edmonton’s Southbound Freeway to some cool early 50s organ-based jazz from the Count Basie Sextet. In between, you’ll hear some psychedelia, jump blues, country, R&B, soul, jazz vocalizing, rockabilly, and so much more. All chosen by the folks who tune in to The Room every week.

Join the celebration of this long-running radio show on Sunday, April 7th, 2 PM, Mountain, via CKUA. We’re marking eighteen years of revolving and revealing on Rooooy’s Record Room.