Chuck’s Classics, featuring Wink Martindale…

The Deck Of Cards


One of us, a broadcaster, Wink Martindale had one hit. 1959 he reached to top of the charts with The Deck Of Cards.
Wink Martindale
1959

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 October 12, 2020 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

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October 13, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Jack Morrow

Another DJ, Jack Gale, responded with “High School Deck of Cards”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jdylIHGOY0


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