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KNX Morning Anchor Dick Helton Retiring

In addition to serving as morning co-anchor on KNX, Helton also works as the station’s Senior Political Correspondent.

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After 24 years with all-news KNX in Los Angeles, Dick Helton has announced his retirement.

Helton joined KNX in 1998 after spending 29 years at WBBM in Chicago. He spent 13 years hosting afternoons at the Chicago all-news station before joining its sister station in Los Angeles.

In addition to serving as morning co-anchor on KNX, Helton also works as the station’s Senior Political Correspondent.

Helton’s final day on air will be Friday, with co-anchor Vicky Moore asking for comments and audio she can use on air to help honor her teammate.

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  1. Frances Davies

    October 13, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I listened to Dick when I lived in Chicago on WBBM in the 80s

  2. Frances Davies

    October 13, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I listened to Dick when I lived in Chicago on WBBM in the 80s

  3. John R Pavone

    October 14, 2022 at 12:21 am

    I would tune into Dick more for his delightful rapport with Vicky and Jennifer than the news content.

    For me, his warmth and integrity came across the airwaves to help set the tone for the day ahead and somehow made the chaos of the world more manageable.

  4. Torben Pedersen

    October 14, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Thank you, Dick … for joining me on my daily drive to work … for the last 24 years … It has been a pleasure listening to you … A the best yo you with your retirement …

  5. Torben Pedersen

    October 14, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Thank you, Dick … for joining me on my daily drive to work … for the last 24 years … It has been a pleasure listening to you … A the best yo you with your retirement …

  6. Judge Robert Rassp

    October 14, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Your journalistic style and informative voice brought me to work for a long commute every weekday morning for the last 24 years.

  7. Judge Robert Rassp

    October 14, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Your journalistic style and informative voice brought me to work for a long commute every weekday morning for the last 24 years.

  8. Robert Barajas

    October 14, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Been nice listening to you dick I listen the early morning news Your Voice Sounds like a rough cowboy has that cowboy voice sounds real good on the radio but your visual face looks humble and gentle LOL LOL okay dick make sure you start off with a nice vacation on your retirement many blessings to you and your family

  9. Robert Barajas

    October 14, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Been nice listening to you dick I listen the early morning news Your Voice Sounds like a rough cowboy has that cowboy voice sounds real good on the radio but your visual face looks humble and gentle LOL LOL okay dick make sure you start off with a nice vacation on your retirement many blessings to you and your family

  10. Harrison

    October 14, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Never Seen the Face behind the Pleaseing voice Until today, Your voice matches your look, Enjoy retirement, Going to miss you

  11. Harrison

    October 14, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Never Seen the Face behind the Pleaseing voice Until today, Your voice matches your look, Enjoy retirement, Going to miss you

  12. Francisco

    October 14, 2022 at 11:25 am

    I will miss you Sr

  13. Francisco

    October 14, 2022 at 11:25 am

    I will miss you Sr

  14. June sheets

    October 14, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Will miss hearing your voice but very happy for you!!

  15. June sheets

    October 14, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Will miss hearing your voice but very happy for you!!

  16. Jim

    October 14, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    He’s one of those voices that are part of your life. Radio will not be the same without you. Enjoy your retirement.

  17. Jim

    October 14, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    He’s one of those voices that are part of your life. Radio will not be the same without you. Enjoy your retirement.

  18. Olga

    October 14, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Dick Helton, congratulations on your retirement!!
    I am a native Angelino and have listened to you since your hire date on
    KNX NEWS 1070 AM.
    I will miss your professional delivery and detailed information of our news and the kindness in your voice.
    You hold our hand as we listen, while you help us comprehend, and you ease the anxiety of our constant changing and challenging times.
    And with the positive news, you bring charm and wit.

  19. Olga

    October 14, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Dick Helton, congratulations on your retirement!!
    I am a native Angelino and have listened to you since your hire date on
    KNX NEWS 1070 AM.
    I will miss your professional delivery and detailed information of our news and the kindness in your voice.
    You hold our hand as we listen, while you help us comprehend, and you ease the anxiety of our constant changing and challenging times.
    And with the positive news, you bring charm and wit.

  20. Scheryl

    October 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Driving Ive had to pull over….could not hold back the tears…. What will we do now. All the Best #DickHelton

  21. Scheryl

    October 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Driving Ive had to pull over….could not hold back the tears…. What will we do now. All the Best #DickHelton

  22. Charlie

    October 14, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you Mr Belton for all holding politician accountable during your interview with them.

  23. Charlie

    October 14, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you Mr Belton for all holding politician accountable during your interview with them.

  24. Neda

    October 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    I listened to you every morning driving to work and today I couldn’t stop my tears. You will be missed. ❤️

  25. Neda

    October 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    I listened to you every morning driving to work and today I couldn’t stop my tears. You will be missed. ❤️

  26. Carol C.

    October 14, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    I’ll miss waking up with you in the morning. Your mellifluous voice and vast wealth of knowledge were a great start to my mornings.

    I know you will love being retired – especially being able to sleep in every morning. I wish you safe and happy travels and a long and joyous retirement.

  27. Carol C.

    October 14, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    I’ll miss waking up with you in the morning. Your mellifluous voice and vast wealth of knowledge were a great start to my mornings.

    I know you will love being retired – especially being able to sleep in every morning. I wish you safe and happy travels and a long and joyous retirement.

  28. Sally H

    October 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    It has been my pleasure listening to you. I will miss not waking up to your voice and enlightenments on current news! Thank you for your contributions.

  29. Sally H

    October 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    It has been my pleasure listening to you. I will miss not waking up to your voice and enlightenments on current news! Thank you for your contributions.

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