Chuck’s Classics, featuring Roger Miller

King Of The Road
Roger was a singer, songwriter, musician and actor.. He did mainly novelty songs like this King of The Road in 1959. He started out in 1957 going until 1992. Roger died at the age of 56 in October 1992.
Roger Miller

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 28, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson


April 29, 2019 - 10:39 am

Clive Kitchener

I don’t think it’s fair nor accurate to characterize King of the Road as a ‘novelty song’. Roger did indeed write novelty tunes; Uncle Harvey’s Plane, Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd come to mind- but King of the Road isn’t one of them. I could go on at some length about Roger but won’t. Just wanted to point out that King of the Road is NOT a novelty song.

April 29, 2019 - 10:57 am

George in Richmond

I would have to agree with Clive.

“King of the Road” is actually almost a “too real” song about life, at least life for some people. Roger sings it beautifully.

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