Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jim Lowe

 

The Green Door
Jim Lowe
1956
American singer, songwriter. Best remembered for this number one hit from 1956. He was also a disc jockey, and radio host. Considered an expert on the music of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Jim died in December 2016 at the age of 93.

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 March 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Comments

March 18, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Chris

Wow, I haven’t heard that song since the mid 50’s when my folks would have a Saturday night party, and the Green Door with Jim Lowe would be playing throughout the night and into the early morning hours. Then they would flip the 45 over and play Little man in China town… thanks for sharing this Chuck. A classic indeed!

I couldn’t resist….
https://youtu.be/6RaSUrmSryU


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