Chuck’s Classics, featuring April Stevens & Nino Temple


Deep Purple
April Stevens & Nino Temple
Deep Purple by the brother & sister act known as April Stevens & Nino Temple, was a big in 1963. Though it was considered “rock ’n roll” it ended up #1 on Billboards Adult Contemporary charts.

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. Thank you, Chuck, for all the memories you bring back to us, it’s great to hear a song you’ve selected and remember the times that went with it. Great artists and good music, and again, thank you!


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