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.


Two Hour Spring Fundraiser Extravaganza

It’ll be nothing but thrills, chills and spills this Sunday afternoon when Triple-R Radio host Roy Forbes hits the CKUA airwaves with World Spinning host Lark Clark for two hours of shellac and vinyl on Roy’s Record Room.

The first all-78 rpm hour will feature RRR fundraising favourites from Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Roy Montrell, Smiley Lewis, Maddox Brothers & Rose, Etta James, Big Maybelle, the Dominos with Clyde McPhatter, Tennessee Ernie & Ella Mae Morse, Anisteen Allen, and more.

In the second hour, the turntable slows down to 45 rpm, but the music doesn’t let up, with sides from the Knickerbockers, Dusty Springfield, the Equals, Little Richard, Nina Simone, the Joe Cuba Sextet, Lonnie Mack, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and more.

Tune in on Sunday, May 2, 1 to 3 PM, Mountain, as Roy and Lark play some of RRR’s biggest hits from the archives, all the while encouraging you to donate to make this Spring Fundraiser another one for the history books.

It’s a million-dollar bash on CKUA and Roy’s Record Room. Join the crew and get in on the truly exciting last Sunday of the fundraiser.

Go to for all the info.

Be there or be L7!

Spring Fundraiser Dance Date

Put your hands on your hips, let your backbone slip. Aside from donating, this is the key message in the music of the upcoming Spring fundraising edition of Triple-R Radio. Things lift off with Roy’s original 1966 copy of Wilson Pickett’s “Land Of 1000 Dances” featuring all the snaps, crackles and pops of a well played 55-year-old 45. The merriment continues with some early Alberta rockabilly from Scotty Stevenson; 1960s dance-fad singles from Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns, Dee Dee Sharp, Sam Cooke, and Miriam Makeba; country boogie from Moon Mullican; 1930s movers from Lil Armstrong and Duke Ellington; dining and dancing tips from Aretha Franklin, and more.

That’s Sunday, April 25, 1pm, Mountain. Tune in as World Spinning host Lark Clark, joins RRR host Roy Forbes, for a lively hour of 45s and 78s – it’s a Spring Fundraising Dance Date on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve.

If you want to donate, go to for full details.

See you Sunday!

78s from the Crates

Roy returns to the ‘78s from the crates’ series this week with a stack of cool shellac from the Stan Getz Quintet, the Rhythm Pals, Claude King & His Hillbilly Ramblers, Ella Mae Morse, Camille Howard, Fats Waller and many more.

That’s Sunday, April 18,1 PM, Mountain, for a few 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve, and revolve, and revolve…

Now officially fifteen years and counting.

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.


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.