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Roy Forbes

How much has Roy Forbes impacted Canadian music? Well, to give you an idea, there’s a street named in his honour - Roy Forbes Drive - in his hometown of Dawson Creek, B. C. Inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2017, he has received two Juno nominations and has a few West Coast Music Awards on his shelf.

From his early days of playing coffeehouses like the Hovel in Edmonton and the Riverboat in Toronto, early 70s tours with icons like John Lee Hooker, Earl Scruggs and Supertramp, to eventually selling out his own concerts and headlining many major folk music festivals in Canada, Roy has remained a strong presence on the Canadian roots/folk music scene.
Over his nearly five-decade career, Roy has released a bunch of solo albums as well as a couple with his UHF comrades, Shari Ulrich and Bill Henderson. His songs have been covered by a list of musicians, including Shawn Colvin, Sylvia Tyson, Garnet Rogers and Cindy Church.

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 that time. 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, some sent in by loyal RRR listeners. His appetite for music is virtually unlimited and he finds creative revelations everywhere.
Regularly writing and recording, Roy continues to contribute to the Canadian musical mosaic.


Roy's Record Room
Roy’s Record Room is the show 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 any other station. He loves all kinds of music and explores that eclectic passion every week on RRR.

Shows
Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Roy Forbes

Roy's Record Room

Country, Folk
Wednesday 4:00 am - 5:00 am

Roy Forbes

Roy's Record Room

Country, Folk