Chuck’s Classics, featuring Ray Charles

Georgia On My Mind
Jazz, Pop or Country, Ray Charles could do it all. Georgia On My Mind is a prime example, from 1960.
Ray Charles

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 November 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Comments

November 11, 2019 - 4:25 pm

BMCQ

Great Stuff !

I was most privileged to see and hear Mr. Charles twice, an absolutely Gifted Performer and he seemed to be such a very nice person .


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