The road home is home. (Rumi)

The Road Home
In November of 2002, veteran broadcaster Bob Chelmick proposed a program that brought together a few of his passions: music, poetry, storytelling, and the quiet country life at a cabin in the boreal forest. He made the pitch to CKUA, the public radio network in Alberta, Canada that has, since 1927, had the courage to experiment.  The Road Home has developed a passionate following near and far. It continues on CKUA today - Sunday evenings, 8 to 10 o’clock and weekday mornings at 5:00 (Mnt). (  It is the grace of CKUA that allows to replay these much-loved programs. As one Road Home fellow traveler put it: “What would we ever do without the fabulous CKUA?”  CKUA is also donor-supported radio. (

The Road Home has always been a one-man production recorded at Bob’s cabin in the middle of 235 acres of woods and fields an hour’s drive northwest of Edmonton, where he lives with his wife Janice Beaton (, their dogs and horses.

Bob is also an internationally exhibited photographer, film maker and documentary producer (

This labour of love,, depends on donations from ‘fellow Road Home travelers’. Thank you for your support!!