Chuck’s Classics, featuring Pat Boone…


Wonderful Time Up There

The 1950’s kept Pat Boone on the charts, like this one from 1958: Wonderful Time Up There.
Pat Boone

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…


  1. I remember being a kid and whenever Pat Boone was getting airplay I was thinking how “square” this guy was and people who liked him were “stuffed shirts” and “old fogeys”.

    Fast forward to today and I am thinking we could sure use a lot of Pat Boone in our lives.


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