Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bobby Bare

500 Miles Away From Home

Bobby is a country singer having hits on rock ’n roll as well. He has won an Grammy, after that he had hits hitting the charts like 500 Miles Away From Home in 1963.

Bobby Bare


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



Published on February 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson


February 7, 2019 - 9:20 pm

Mary Ann

One of my all time favourites. Thanks Chuck, I really enjoy your daily Classics here on psr.

Leave a Reply

Text Groove for Radio