Hatten joined the station as an announcer in 1952. He went on to host the children’s show Popeye and Friends from 1976 to 1988, and Ktla’s Family Film Festival from 1978 to 1992.
The longtime broadcaster also kept local residents informed about Hollywood, as an entertainment editor at Knx 1070 News Radio from 1978 to 2007.
Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Jamestown, North Dakota, Hatten served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and used benefits from the G.I. Bill to attend the Pasadena Playhouse.
In addition to his broadcast career, Hatten appeared on six episodes of Gomer Pyle: Usmc in the 1960s, according to his IMDb page. He played a military officer in the television series,