Chuck’s Classics, featuring Janis Joplin


Me & Bobby McGee
Janis was a hard rock performer, who influenced many of todays bands. Me & Bobby McGee was a hit in 1971 for her. She apparently died in 1970 of an heroin overdose
Janis Joplin

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. Janice did not “apparently” die. If this was true, she would be the ongoing topic of speculation on many late night talk shows.

    I suspect that she really did die. I think the author means that the died of an “apparent” heroin overdose.


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