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 Crate 78s

Lots of action on Triple-R Radio this week as Roy dives deep into more 78 crates. Patti Page covers Memphis Slim. Louis Armstrong & the Mills Brothers team up for an Irving Berlin song about a walking stick. Coleman Hawkins & Orchestra present the first recording/release of an early Monk tune. Jimmie Rodgers & Sara Carter unite for a super-session collaboration. Hank Snow covers Calgary songwriter Hod Pharis.

As well, you’ll hear stellar sides from Autry Inman, Keray Regan, Kitty Wells, Dixie Bill Hilton & the Calgary Range Riders, Buddy Holly, and more

The shuffling of shellac begins Sunday, May 22nd, 1 PM, Mountain, on CKUA. Tune in for another episode of ‘78s from the crates’ on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve. Sixteen years and counting.

More 78s From The Crates

Roy’s back digging through crates of 78s this week on RRR. Some of the turned-up treasures include sides from Orquestra America, the Turbans, Zeb Turner, Grandpa Jones & His Grandchildren, Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers with Connie Allen, Homer & Jethro, Lee Morse, and more.

The crate digging begins on Sunday, May 15th, 1 PM, Mountain. Tune in for more 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve and reveal. Sixteen years and counting.

Black Musical Pioneers at 78 RPM

This week, Roy journeys back to the dawn of recorded sound, via the RRR shellac archives, for a salute to some early African American musical pioneers. Things kick off with a 1909 78 of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” from the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The show winds up in 1935 with Cleo Brown’s Decca disc of “When Hollywood Goes Black And Tan”.

In the middle, you’ll hear gems from Bert Williams (1921), Kokomo Arnold (1934), Jelly-Roll Morton’s Red-Hot Peppers (1926), Viola McCoy with Fletcher Henderson’s Jazz Five (1924), Cannon’s Jug Stompers (1928), Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson (1932), and more.

Tune in on Sunday, May 8th, 1 PM, Mountain, for a salute to some black musical pioneers at 78 rpm on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals. Sixteen years and counting.

Fave Fundraising 45s

RRR host, Roy Forbes, is joined once again by the amazing Lark Clark for a fundraising show full of fave Triple-R Radio 45s. You’ll hear from such RRR regulars as Michel Pagliaro, the Staples Singers, the Checkerlads, the Equals (with Eddy Grant), Dusty Springfield, Wes Dakus & the Rebels, Bob & Lucille (the Canadian Sweethearts), Nancy Sinatra, Wilson Pickett, and more.

We only have one hour on this last day of the CKUA fundraiser to weave the RRR magic so let’s put the pedal to the metal. Tune in at 1 PM, Mountain, to support Roy’s Record Room and CKUA.

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Spring Fundraising Shellac Shack Shuffle

Roy is touring Alberta this weekend with shows in Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton.

Since he happens to be in Edmonton on Sunday, April 24th, Roy will be hosting Roy’s Record Room live from the CKUA Edmonton studio along with co-host Lark Clark, who also happens to be in that fine Alberta town.

The fundraising focus on this week’s RRR will be 78s, 78s, and more 78s. Roy and Lark invite you to join the fun on Sunday, April 24th, at 1 PM, Mountain, for a fundraising Shellac Shack Shuffle on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.

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More 78s From The Crates

This week, Roy dives back into some 78s from the crates – #41 in this ongoing series. Get ready for some superb shellac from Fats Domino, Billie Holiday, Andre Williams & His New Group, Joe Turner, Benny Barnes, Don Gibson, Maxine Sullivan and more.

That’s Sunday, April 17 at 1 PM Mountain, for more 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, counting sixteen years of revolving and revealing.