Chuck’s Classics, featuring Glenn Miller

Chattanooga Choo Choo
During WWII, Glenn Miller Orchestra entertained the troops with numbers like Chattanooga Choo Choo from 1941.
1941
Glenn Miller Orchestra

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 April 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Comments

April 15, 2019 - 11:07 am

George in Richmond

Christmas viewing around our house has Sun Valley Serenade as one of our favourite selections. Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers doing The Chattanooga Choo Choo is a treat to watch.

Good Pick Chuck!


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