Chuck’s Classics, featuring Lawrence Welk


From 1951 to 1982, bandleader Lawrence Welk hosted his own television show. The Welk orchestra had a number of hits (surprises me!) in the top 25. Including Calcutta reaching #1 in 1961
Lawrence Welk

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

Published on September 14, 2020 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson


September 15, 2020 - 3:02 pm

Tom Jeffries

“Calcutta” was done in ONE TAKE!!!!

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