Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bob Shane and the Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio were very popular in the 1950’s and 60’s. The lead singer on most of their hits, was Bob Shane who died this week at the age of 85. You could hear his popular voice on such hits as Scotch & Soda (1958) and Tom Dooley and many others. Bob was an original of the group, along with Dave Guard (died at age of 56 in 1991), and Nick Reynolds (died at age 75 in 208). Bob and the other two had may top selling albums and singles. Bob Shane will be missed. RIP.
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