Chuck’s Classics, featuring Alanah Myles


Black Velvet
From Toronto, Alannah Myles
had a number of hits. The biggest one Black Velvet in 1990 earned her a Grammy and Juno award.
Alannah Myles

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. She was a one hit wonder, in my opinion. Like most artists, she worked very hard and made a few million in the business. I heard and read that she was pretty upset that she couldnt recapture her brief moment on the world stage. Like love, its better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.


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