Chuck’s Classics, featuring Tony Bennett

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Rags To Riches

This “young feller”, Tony Bennett, started out in 1945 and is still performing to the delight of many. As a pop and jazz singer, Tony has recorded with the likes of Count Basie, Placido Domingo, Dave Brubeck, Lady Gaga and many more. In 1953 he was on the charts with Rags To Riches, which reached the #1 position.
Tony Bennett
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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 on an Island in the Pacific…

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