Long-time NEWS 1130 Business Editor Richard Dettman to retire

Richard Dettman

by NEWS 1130 Staff

Posted Nov 2, 2020

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Long-time listeners of NEWS 1130 will know Richard Dettman’s calm and collected voice.

They’ve heard him on the air every :26 and :56 past the hour — as well as in between — for years. But the time has come, and Richard has decided to hang up his headphones.

Throughout his 45-year career in the broadcast industry, Richard has made a mark on radio audiences in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as one of the most trusted names in business journalism.

Richard’s passion for storytelling is known well by NEWS 1130 listeners, who have benefitted from his ability to take complex business stories and lift them off the page.

Richard joined NEWS 1130 in 2004 and has helped make this radio station Vancouver’s go-to radio source for the latest business news.

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  1. He will be dearly missed by all who know him. It was a pleasure working with him for many years.
    To you and your wife Richard, all the best in your retirement. It has been a pleasure knowing you.
    Andy and Bea

  2. Such a smooth voice. Has such a knack for filling three minutes with complex stories digested into a few sentences. Really appreciated the time when he and Russ Byth were paired, easily forming the best business news team in this part of the world.

  3. Richard … a well deserved retirement …
    Worked with you in Abbotsford and enjoyed the time …
    Have fun … the good years ahead for you!


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