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

It’s another musical potluck this week on Triple-R Radio as Roy digs through more 78s from the crates. You’ll hear a 1955 doo-wop disc from Donald Woods & The Bel-Airs that inspired and was covered by Frank Zappa. Nellie Lutcher gives a shout-out to her home town. Jazz piano-wonder Art Tatum swings a Dvorak classic. A fella calling himself Luke The Drifter sings about Ramblin’, sounding suspiciously like a revered 20th century country music icon.

And that just a taste of the aural treats in store. You’ll also hear sides from Johnnie & Jack, Terry Fell & The Fellers, Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys, the Treniers, Kay Starr, Percy Mayfield, and more.

There’ll be some high-grade shuffling at the shellac shack this coming Sunday, June 6th, at 1 PM Mountain (repeated Wednesday, 4 AM). Tune in for more 78s from the crates on Roooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves, and reveals.

More 78s From The Crates

Hecks-a-poppin’ this week on Triple-R Radio as Roy spins a few more 78s from the crates. Jimmy Witherspoon expresses his displeasure with his landlord. Amos Milburn spins a cautionary tale of bad, bad whiskey. The Boswell Sisters plead with the local river to stay ‘way from their door.

And that’s not all. You’ll also hear stellar sides from Linda Hopkins with Johnny Otis, Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers, Ruth Etting, Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden, Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy with Mary Lou Williams, a three-song salute to the late rock ‘n roll pioneer Lloyd Price, and more.

Join the excitement and the surface noise on Sunday, May 30th at 1pm Mountain Time for a few 78s from the crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves, and reveals.


The Roots of Bob Dylan

In honour of the former Robert Zimmerman’s upcoming 80th birthday, Roy has put together a ‘Roots of Bob Dylan’ episode. You won’t hear any Bob, though. Instead, you’ll hear original versions of songs that inspired Mr. Dylan – songs that Bob has covered or has used as templates for his own numbers.

Roy spins tracks from Nat Shilkret with Willard Robison, Jimmie Rodgers, Little Jr. Parker & His Blue Flames, Paul Clayton, Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men, the Davis Sisters, Billie Holiday, Bobby Vee, and more.

That’s Sunday, May 23 at 1 PM Mountain Time, for The Roots of Bob Dylan on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that revolves and reveals.


More 78s From The Crates

Buckle up for takeoff. The RRR rapidly revolving ‘78s from the crates’ series is back. Tune in for some stellar shellac from Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Fess Williams & His Royal Flush Orchestra, the Boswell Sisters, Buddy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald & Her Savoy Eight, Bill Monroe and many more – all from the original 78s.

That’s Sunday, May 16, 1 PM Mountain Time for more 78s from the Crates on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve, and revolve, and revolve.

A Shellac Shack Shuffle

Roy spins a cool batch of 78s this week on Triple R Radio. You’ll hear early 30s pre-swing era jazz from McKinney’s Cotton pickers, Jack Bland’s Rhythmakers and more; early country from the Carter Family, J E Mainers Mountaineers; 50s honky-tonk from Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan, the Delmore Brothers, Hank Williams, and Jess Willard; some fine vocalizing from RRR faves Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday

Tune in on Sunday, May 9th, 1 PM Mountain, (repeated Wednesday, 4 AM) for an all-78 Shellac Shack Shuffle on Rooooy’s Record Room, the show that continues to revolve, and revolve, and revolve.


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.

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Be there or be L7!