Chuck Chandler Triple Celebration

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Chuck Chandler Triple Celebration

Postby jon » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:02 am

Today (Tuesday, September 30, 2008) is Chuck Chandler's 64th birthday. He also leaves for his new home in Malaga on the Spanish Riviera, to be with his two adult sons who live there.

Today also marks the debut of the only known aircheck of Chuck's last on-air appearance, on Saturday, May 24, 2008, for a single 5 hour shift on Capital-FM (CKRA-FM 96.3 Edmonton).

Chuck's last 49 minutes (scoped to 13 minutes)

And, finally, a big thank you to an auto service shuttle driver who yesterday led me to Chuck's major movie acting credit, as a Track Announcer in Fast Company. So, that rounds out his EdmontonBroadcasters.com bio to look like this:

Chuck Chandler - cameraman CJDC-TV Dawson Creek, B.C. 1964; evenings CJDC-AM Dawson Creek B.C. 1964-December 1965; all nights CJCA Edmonton December 1965-1966; as Charles P. Rodney Chandler: CJCH Halifax 1966-67; evenings CJCA Edmonton 1967; afternoon drive CJCH Halifax 1967-68; afternoon drive CFOX Pointe Claire/Montreal 1968-70; Program Director/DJ CFRW Winnipeg 1971-72; as Todd Young: evenings CKGM Montreal 1972-73; as Chuck Chandler: mid-morning host/host Homemakers Hitline CHED Edmonton 1973-79; host Disco Daze (later known as Any Way You Want It) syndicated to six markets from CITV-TV Edmonton 1975-78; CFRN Edmonton 1979-80; actor (Track Announcer) Fast Company movie 1979; announcer Let's Make a Deal with Monty Hall from Hollywood syndicated to TV 1980-82; CFRN Edmonton 1982; CKXM-FM Edmonton 1983-84; CKNG-FM Edmonton 1984-87; host 4 o'clock Rock CITV-TV Edmonton 1985-86; afternoon drive then Program Director/morning drive CKST Langley 1988-91; morning drive CKDA Victoria 1991-96; live game shows at shopping centres for The Ives (Seattle) 1996-97; afternoon drive 1997-98 then morning drive CFRN Edmonton 1998-June 2002; morning host CHQT Edmonton September 2002-May 8, 2008; DJ CKRA-FM Edmonton May 24, 2008. Born in Northhampton, England on September 30, 1944. Retired to Malaga, Spain on September 30, 2008.
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Postby albertaboy4life » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:42 pm

Thank you for posting the aircheck Jon.

And to Chuck - Congratulations on your retirement and happy birthday!

Green lights!
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Postby Promotions Guy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:54 pm

Chuck it was great working with you briefly. Have a great retirement and enjoy the sunshine. You were an inspiration to many of us who wanted a career in radio. From the first time we met when you were hanging with Batman Bob Gibbons and the rest of the CJCA gang, to the year at CKXM and the day we spent in the Iroc we learned a lot. Remember Big E with a warm heart.

Almost forgot Happy Birthday Charles P Rodney Chandler.
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Postby johnsykes » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:34 pm

The last time we chatted, you didn't remember me at CFOX in Montreal...not surprised....you were a star, busy with John and Yoko...I was in the back of the room...not being too loud....then I left the Fox to go to Vancouver....a happy retirement to you...I remember you and that's all that counts!
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Postby jon » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:27 pm

Hopefully, Chuck will read this thread from Spain. So far, I don't have an e-mail for him there (Shaw doesn't offer Internet service there).

Not sure if I've mentioned it elsewhere, but NewCap has been running a Chuck car commercial. But it is not being aired on Corus.
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