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

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. Thanks Chuck and Sue. How about some Sue Thompson someday?

    I prefer the smooth and raspy Bob Shane version. When he went solo he was one of the first to record Honey that became a mega hit for Bobby Goldsboro some time later. All timing I guess. Thanks again guys

    Sad Movies anyone?


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