Chuck’s Classics features Glenn Miller Orchestra



String Of Pearls
Glenn Miller Orchestra
A big band trombonist, arranger, composer and band leader during the swing era. For those too young to know this music, you would be wise to learn of it, so you can see the evolution through the years. Glenn was a big part of the Big Band era. He had many great hits, including this one from 1945. Glenn died at the age of 40 when his place went down in the English Channel in December 1944.


Chuck Benson

Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville.





  1. Chuck. I am speechless! When Bobby is doing the trumpet solo there are tears in my eyes. Time Machined back to being a kid in the basement of our starter home in 1966 in St. John NB. Dad tinkering in the basement and playing Glen Miller all the time. He is gone now, but whenever Glenn is playing, he is right there by my side.


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