Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bobby Darin


Beyond The Sea
Bobby Darin
Singer, songwriter, played many instruments, actor. Started out writing for Connie Francis. A number of hits including this one from 1958. He married Sandra Dee in 1960 and that lasted 7 years. Bobby died at the age of 37 in December 1973.


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. Bobby grew up with an illness that he knew he was not going to allow him to live to be a ripe old age.

    He sang like every song was going to be his last.

    His rendition of “Mack the Knife” still gets me every time.


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