Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame
2001 Charter Inductee
A veteran of more than 40 years in broadcasting, Earl Henton
was a pioneer in television news, and was known as the "Voice
of the Minnesota Iron Mining Industry." His broadcasting
career began in 1940 at KWLM Willmar. In 1943 he moved to
WEBC in Duluth, where his radio newscasts were heard throughout
the Arrowhead region. He moved to KDAL Duluth in 1953 and
helped prepare its new television station, now KDLH TV Duluth.
He served as program director and anchored the 10:00 PM news
until 1972, when he became the station's vice president of
public affairs. He retired in 1983. He also hosted the popular
"Producers Playhouse," a late-night movie shown
without commercial interruption but preceded by an educational
segment on the iron mining industry. Twin Ports viewers will
remember his trademark sign-off for his 10:00 PM newscast:
"Tomorrow night at ten, let's meet again."
Earl Henton passed away June 25th, 2001 at the age of 88.