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.


More 78s From The Crates

Roy continues digging for gold in those darned crates of 78s. This week, you’ll hear unbeatable sides from Rosco Gordon, the Heartbeats, Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys, the Rambling Rangers, Marie Bryant with the Ted Nash Quintet, and more.

That’s Sunday, September 26th, 1 PM, Mountain, for more of those 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s  Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. Fifteen years and counting.

Merle Travis 78s

This week, Roy continues his journey through crates of 78s on Triple-R Radio. The main event is a feature of the highly influential 1947 four-78 album, Merle Travis-Folk Songs of the Hills. This eight-song set contains the original versions of Travis penned classics like Sixteen Tons and Dark As A Dungeon. As well, Merle, alone with his guitar, picks his way through such deep country traditionals as John Henry, I Am A Pilgrim, Muskrat and more.

This 78 album is a fascinating listen and will cover the second half of this week’s RRR. In the first half, you’ll hear shellac from Tennessee Ernie Ford (guess which tune), Jack Guthrie & His Oklahomans, the Boswell Sisters, Louis Armstrong, and more.

That’s Sunday, Sept 19th, 1 PM, Mountain for more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve…and reveal. Fifteen years and counting.

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Eclectic 78s From The Crates

This week, Roy works his way through an eclectic batch of 78s from the crates on Triple-R Radio.

You’ll hear an elegant tango from Francisco Canaros, some hot-shot Hawaiian guitars from Palakiko & Paaluhi as well as Roy Smeck, pioneering jazz harmonies from the Boswell Sisters, hillbilly jump from Hank Penny, and more.

The records start to spin on Sunday, Sept 12th, at 1 PM, Mountain. More 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the program that continues to revolve. Fifteen years and counting.

B-Side Beatles

It’s a magical mystery ride this week as Roy explores the B-sides of the Beatles Canadian Capitol and Apple singles from 1963 to 1970.

John, Paul, George, and Ringo all have a go at a lead vocal on the flip sides of such fab four faves as Love Me Do, Let It Be, Lady Madonna, I’ll Cry Instead, Paperback Writer, Yesterday and more.

Tune in on Sunday, Sept 05-21, to track the incredible progress of one of the world’s greatest bands as we spin B-Side Beatles on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

Doo-Wop Time

It’s doo-wop time this week on Triple-R Radio. Roy spins some familiar and unfamiliar vocal group sides from the fifties and early sixties by the likes of the Medallions, Donald Woods & The Bel Aires, Etta James & The Peaches, the Pearls, the Harptones, the Coasters, The Robins and more.

That’s Sunday, August 29th, 1 PM, Mountain, for Doo-Wop Time on Roy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. Fifteen years and counting.

Bluesy Gals at 78 RPM


This week, the bluesy gals rule the roost on Triple-R Radio. You’ll hear uptown and lowdown shellac from Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Lil Green, Trixie Smith, Blue Lou Barker, Big Maybelle, Georgia White, Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton and more, all from the original 78s (except two which are on the RRR 78 want-list).

That’s Sunday, August 22nd, 1 PM, for an hour of bluesy gals at 78 rpm on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve and reveal. Fifteen years and counting.