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.


Thanksgiving Musical Pot Luck

Roy’s simply in the mood for tunes about food this Sunday on Roy’s Record Room. It’s nothing but a musical pot luck chow-down.  Amos Milburn & His Aladdin Chickenshackers get us in the groove with some Pot Luck Boogie. Stompin’ Tom Connors explains some of the finer points of combining ketchup with potatoes. King Curtis gives out a recipe for some Memphis soul stew. Tony Joe White’s Pal, Annie, fixes up a mess of polk salad. the Boswell Sisters take their sugar to tea.

Where’s dessert, you ask? Well, fortunately, Anita O’Day has a delightful suggestion. How about a Hershey bar?

The feast begins and the platters will spin this Sunday, Oct 9th, 2 PM, MST, on CKUA. Bring your appetite for a Thanksgiving Musical Pot Luck on Rooooy’s Record Room, with a pause in the middle to pay tribute to our fallen comrade, David Ward.

The Blues According To Hank Williams

This week on Triple-R Radio, Roy features a spectacular new reissue album,” The Blues According to Hank Williams / Hank Williams According To The Blues” from the RWA label. The set features Black soul, blues, jump-blues, doo-wop, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and pop artists from the 50s and 60s interpreting the classic and versatile songs that Hank Williams wrote and recorded.

You’ll hear an eclectic mix of obscure and familiar artists such as Dinah Washington, Piano Red, Katie Webster, Jeb Stuart, Fats Domino, Joe Hinton, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Edwards, and more.

The spin begins this Sunday, October 2nd, 2 PM, MST on CKUA. You won’t want to miss this look at “The Blues According To Hank Williams  /Hank Williams According To The Blues” on Roooooy’s Record Room, constantly revolving and revealing.

Deep Blues at 78 RPM

This week, Roy dives into the RRR archives for a batch of deep blues at 78 rpm. He’ll play some essential platters from Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, Willie Nix & His Combo, Willie Mae Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, and more. The tunes spin off of such revered blues labels as Cobra, Sabre, Artistic, Chess, Checker, RPM, Parrot, Peacock, Trumpet, and so on.

The needle hits the platters This Sunday, Sept 25th, 2 PM, MST on CKUA. Tune in for some Deep Blues at 78 rpm on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that’s really got its mojo working.

Listener Highlights

This Sunday, Roy’s Record Room moves to a new time slot – 2 PM, Mountain. To celebrate this tiny move, we’ll hear a few Listener Highlights, sent in by such RRR fans as Val from North Rolla, Sam from Calgary, Bob from Sydney, Genia from Vancouver, Lark from Haida Gwaii, Danny from West Vancouver, Angela from Sechelt, Judi from Dawson Creek, Lorne from Orillia, and many more.

The eclectic spin begins Sunday, September 18th at 2 PM, Mountain, on CKUA. Tune in for some cool Listener Highlights on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

Another Fresh Fingerfulla 45s

This week, back to that fresh stack of 45s on Triple-R Radio.  You’ll hear sides from Roy Hamilton, Albert Collins, the Shirelles, Hank Snow, Ritchie Valens, Rose Maddox, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Roy Orbison, and so many more.

The spin begins, Sunday, September 11th,1 PM, Mountain, on CKUA. Tune in for another fresh Fingerfulla 45s on Rooooy’s Record Room. Constantly revolving.

Note that, as of September 18th, RRR moves to a new time slot. Sundays, 2 PM, Mountain.

This edition of RRR is available anytime ‘on demand’ for seven days after the initial broadcast. at

Jazzy 78s From The Crates

This week on RRR, it’s show # 47 in the ‘78s from the crates’ series. Roy plays all jazzy shellac from the likes of the Quintette of the Hot Club of France (Django, Stephane), Betty Roche with Earl Hines, the Boswell Sisters, the Memphis Stompers, JJ Johnson’s Be-Boppers (with Bud Powell, Cecil Payne, Max Roach), Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, James Moody & His Bop Men (with Chano Pozo), Sarah Vaughan, and many more.

The spin begins Sunday, Sept 04, 1 PM, Mountain, on CKUA. Dial in for some Jazzy 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room. Constantly revolving.