Charlie Chase Biography
Charlie Chase is a television and radio host, an actor and producer. He is best known for his work on The Nashville Network Program Crook and Chase. Chase is also known for `It Happened in Country Music in 2007′, This Week in Country Music’ in 1985 and `Tanner`88 in 1988.
He was attending school at Rogersville City School. He began his radio career at age 13, he was working part-time and later full-time at WRGS AM 1370 Radio in Rogersville. Chase graduated from Rogersville High School in 1970. This is after working on-air jobs as Program Director and Music Director at stations in Kingsport and Knoxville.
It was during that time that television producer Jim Owens got in contact with Chase and shared the idea for the television show This Week in Country Music. It was then co-hosted by Owens’ soon-to-be wife Lorianne Crook and debuted in 1983.
During this time, he also hosted and produced a series of specials. He hosted Funny Business with Charlie Chase and The Crook and Chase Show. In 1993 September, he released an album, My Wife… My Life, on Epic Records. In 2009 October, he began to appear in television ads for the Hormone Replacement Center.
Later on 22 December 2009, he chose to leave the Tennessee Mornings show to care for a sick family member.
Charlie Chase Age
Chase was born on October 19, 1952, in Rogersville, Tennessee. He is
Charlie Chase Wife
Chase has been married to Karen Chase since 1973.
Charlie Chase Kids | Charlie Chase Children
Chase has two children with his wife.
Charlie Chase Nashville
Chase moved to Nashville in 1974, there he went to work at WMAK Radio (AM-1300). It was the city’s top-rated station at the time. Later, he moved to the home of the Grand Ole Opry, WSM AM 650 where he replaced Pat Sajak. Sajak decided to pursue television and today he’s the host of Wheel of Fortune.
While he was working at WSM Radio, he began doing music reports for WSM-TV which is now WSMV in Nashville. This led to him being offered the host position for the station’s long-running midday magazine program in 1982.
Crook and Chase
Chase hosted THE CROOK AND CHASE COUNTDOWN which aired all across America alongside Lorraine Crook. It started in 1983 when Crook and Chase had heard of each other but had never met. At that time, Lorianne was hosting her own show on the ABC television affiliate in Nashville and Charlie was hosting his own show on the competing NBC affiliate.
While the two were hosting their TV shows, a famous producer by the name of Jim Owens was watching each of them on their respective stations. Owens had a hunch that Lorianne and Charlie might work well together as a team reporting on country music and its stars. During that time, there was no television show of any kind along that line.
He planned a meeting bringing himself together with Crook and Chase at the Opryland Hotel. There, he told them of his idea for a syndicated TV show he was creating called THIS WEEK IN COUNTRY MUSIC that he would like for them to host. The duo took an instant liking to each other, and one thing led to another.
In June 1983, they produced a pilot episode of the show, which Jim was successful in selling all across the nation. In September that year, they debuted as a team. Their show remained a popular syndicated show for two years, after which, the fledgling network TNN requested exclusive airing rights beginning in 1985.
The duo remained on TNN until its demise as a country network at the end of 1999. In their tenure, the duo became two of the network’s most popular and respected hosts. They produced thousands of hours of programming, including THE CROOK & CHASE SHOW, CROOK & CHASE TONIGHT, MUSIC CITY TONIGHT WITH CROOK & CHASE, CELEBRITIES OFFSTAGE, FUNNY BUSINESS, TODAY’S COUNTRY, and countless award shows and specials.
Much of their personal and professional history was also documented in their 1995 book “CROOK AND CHASE: OUR LIVES, THE MUSIC, AND THE STARS”. Since teaming up, the duo has been involved in the production of television and radio programs on a continuous basis, making them one of the longest-running broadcast duos in the business. Crook and Chase were inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in February 2013. They were also surprised on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in February 2017 as stars and industry awarded them the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award!
Charlie Chase Songs
All his songs are in the same album, My Wife My Life;
- Love, Me – 1993
- My Wife -1993
- My Home Town – 1993
- Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me – 1993
- Christmas Is for Kids -1993
- When You’re in Love -1993
- Thank God for Kids – 1993
- Out on Her Own – 1993
- Hands – 1993
- Mom and Dad -1993
Charlie Chase Salary
Being a veteran television and radio host, Chase has gained much popularity in his field. He has become well known for his country music show, However, his salary is not yet disclosed.