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.

 

A 15th Birthday Bash!

On April 10, 2006, a brand-new show hit the CKUA airwaves. Fifteen years and a day later, RRR host, Roy Forbes, celebrates a decade-and-a-half of Triple-R Radio with esteemed CKUA announcer Grant Stovel along for the ride.

Grant and Roy talk about Roy’s lifelong passion for vinyl and shellac, spinning sides about buttercups, psychotic reactions, Tennessee hustlers, electrocution, love drops and more.

You’ll hear a few of Roy’s record collecting stories, from a sock hop at Frank Ross Junior Secondary high school in Dawson Creek, BC, to a cluttered, unheated back room of a Peace River, AB, junk shop. The playlist is jam-packed with treasures from Count Five, the Birmingham Jubilee Singers, the Fort Worth Doughboys, the Esquires, Wanda Jackson, Jimmie Rodgers (with Louis & Lil Armstrong), Barry Allen, and more.

Join the festivities on Sunday, April 11, 1pm Mountain, as Grant Stovel and Roy Forbes celebrate fifteen years of Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve, and revolve, and revolve.

Listen here:ckua.com/listen-live

Atlantic Records at 78 RPM

This week, Roy will be mining the RRR archives for a stack of shellac celebrating the early years of the revered Atlantic label. You’ll hear some tough R&B, doo-wop, blues, and early rock ‘n’ roll from 1947 to 1957 featuring the sounds of Big Joe Turner, Stick McGhee & His Spo-Dee-O-Dee Buddies, The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, T-Bone Walker, LaVerne Baker and more.

That’s Sunday, April 4, 1 PM, Mountain, for Atlantic Records at 78 rpm on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that is a week away from celebrating fifteen years on the CKUA Radio Network.

Listen to the show on-line HERE.