Chuck’s Classics, featuring Burl Ives


A Little Bitty Tear
Singer actor, plays a banjo. Cigar and Pipe smoker.Worked in radio, television, theatre, and film. This tune from 1962. Died at the age of 85 on April 1995.
Burl Ives

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. “Big Daddy” Burl. Perfect Christmas voice and remember watching him play a big city lawyer in “The Bold Ones” co-starring John Saxon.


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