Friday, February 12, 2016
Wilcke grew up in Dayton, OH and had a idyllic childhood complete with Girl Scout camp, and student theatrical productions. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1939 with a degree in English. She quite radio shortly after marrying the Rev. Hugh Bean Evans. She went on to get a masters degree from the University of Cincinnati. She worked as librarian until her retirement.
As the station's first female radio personality, she hosted women's programs like "Women: The Magazine of the Air," "Women at Home," "Women About Town" and "Wishmaker House." She also co-hosted the "Good Morning Show" and "Interviewing the Mrs." She only worked at WHIO for about two years. Her radio career was brief but for a 24-year-old Wesleyan graduate, you can't beat interviewing the presidents wife, a crusader for women's rights. The library must have seemed tame by comparison.