Charlie Chase Biography
Charlie Chase is an American radio and television host, and Program Director and Music Director best known for his work on The Nashville Network program Crook & Chase. He also worked as a Program Director and Music Director at stations in Kingsport and Knoxville.
Charlie Chase Age
Chase is 71 years old as of 2023. he was born on October 19, 1952, in Rogersville, Tennessee, United States. Chase celebrates his birthday on the 19th of October every year.
Charlie Chase Height
Chase stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Charlie Chase Family
Charlie Chase was born and raised in Rogersville, Tennessee. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Charlie Chase Wife
Chase is married to Karen Chase. The two met as teenagers on the school bus in 1967 and tied the knot on December 11, 1971, in Rogersville, Tennessee. Together they are proud parents to their two children, a son Dave Chase and a daughter Rachel Chase, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Charlie Chase Net Worth
Chase has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a radio and television host.
Charlie Chase Salary
Chase earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Charlie Chase Education
Chase attended Rogersville High School where he graduated in 1970 with his Diploma in General Education. From there, he began his radio career at age 13, working part-time. Later she worked full-time at WRGS AM 1370 Radio in Rogersville.
Charlie Chase Career
Chase is a co-host of “Crook & Chase Countdown,” Premiere Networks’ nationally syndicated. He has worked on-air jobs as Program Director and Music Director at stations in Kingsport and Knoxville. In 1974, he moved to Nashville to serve at WMAK Radio (AM-1300), the city’s top-rated station. From there, he headed to the home of the Grand Ole Opry, WSM AM 650, replacing Pat Sajak when Sajak decided to pursue television.
While working at WSM Radio, he started doing music reports for WSM-TV in Nashville. In 1982, he was offered the host position for the station’s long-running midday magazine program. Chase had an anniversary dinner with family in Nashville that included a cake topped with a replica of the couple’s Hawkins County School Bus #48 where he and Karen met.
In 1983, television producer Jim Owens contacted Chase and pitched the idea for the television show This Week in Country Music. It was co-hosted by Owens’s soon-to-be wife Lorianne Crook and debuted. In the course of that time, he produced and hosted a series of specials: Funny Business with Charlie Chase and The Crook and Chase Show. He appeared in television ads for the Hormone Replacement Center in October 2009.
Charlie Chase Nashville
In 1974, Chase moved to Nashville where to work at WMAK Radio (AM-1300). During that time, it was the city’s top-rated station. From there, he headed 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. In the course of his working time at WSM Radio, he worked 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.
Charlie Chase (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.
Charlie Chase Television
He contacted television producer Jim Owens and pitched the idea for the television show This Week in Country Music. The show was co-hosted by Owens’s soon-to-be wife Lorianne Crook and debuted in 1983. During this period, he produced and hosted a series of specials: Funny Business with Charlie Chase and The Crook and Chase Show. In September 1993, Chase released an album, My Wife… My Life, on Epic Records. Charlie began to appear in television ads for the Hormone Replacement Center in October 2009. On December 22, 2009, he chose to leave Tennessee Mornings to care for an ailing family member.
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