Chuck’s Classics, featuring Dean Martin


That’s Amore
Dean Martin very popular with The Rat Pack and movies and song. Like That’s Amore from 1953.
Dean Martin

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. Dean’s voice sounded so natural and unforced. He had a remarkable romantic quality about him.
    Steve McQueen had cool. Robert Mitchum had tough. Sinatra had suave. Growing up, these were all things we wished we could imbue as young men growing of age. However, I will toss in something that struck me in my formative years in addition to the gentlemen I mentioned above, Katherine Hepburn had a quality of agency and toughness, while still coming across as a woman.


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