Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jimmy Dean

Big Band John
Jimmy Dean
1961
A country singer who was very popular with many many hits including Big Bad John in 1961. He was active 1953 to 2010. He passed on at age 81

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 29, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Comments

May 1, 2019 - 10:52 am

John Shields

My Dad used to sing this song to me while playing his ukulele. Maybe because my name is John. You can call me Big Bad John if you want.


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