Chuck’s Classics, featuring Ray Charles


You Are My Sunshine
Ray Charles had many hits from his 1962 Country albums. One hit was You Are My Sunshine performed in classic Charles style!
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


  1. Great Song !

    I consider myself very privileged to have seen and heard Mr. Charles in concert !

    I find it incredible that Hip Hop or whatever it may be called today can be compared to the music of Giants like Mr. Charles and others like him .

    Thanks for this, I am going to make a point of listening to some Ray Charles this very weekend .


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