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Hubert Wilke papers

Identifier: Mss 0034-188

Content Description

2 copies of “WUSN Radio, Charleston, S.C., 1948,” a history of the WUSN radio station (now WQNT) and its first program director, Hubert Wilke, and 4 copies of “The Wilke Papers, The Vision that Created the AV Consulting Profession” on CD.


  • Creation: 2017 August 1, undated

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Hubert Wilke (1921-2019) was born in Yonkers, New York, and attended Gorton High School. After high school he worked as a radio announcer in Florida, New York and Charleston, South Carolina. To promote the opening of the Charleston radio station, WUSN, he interviewed such celebrities as Bob Hope, Gloria Swanson, Walter Huston and Perry Como, and Mel Allen. During World War II, he was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he organized and emceed weekly entertainment programs. After the war he worked as an advertising agency radio/TV producer in New York, where his credits include the shows "Crimes of Carelessness", "We the People" and Grantland Rice sportscasts. In 1957, he accepted a marketing position with the Group Communications Division of Teleprompter Corporation. In 1965 he founded Hubert Wilke, Inc., later The Wilke Organization, an independent communications facilities consulting company. In 1986, he joined the acoustical consulting firm Shen Milsom and helped the newly renamed Shen Milsom Wilke successfully expand its services in communications facilities design.


1 folder (6 items)


Publications and CDs relating to the history of the Charleston radio station WUSN and to the life and work of Hubert Wilke, its first program director.

Collection Arrangement

Matertials are described at the item level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2018 by Hubert and Jackie Wilke.

Processing Information

Processed by Josh Minor, July 2023.

Inventory of the Hubert Wilke papers, 2017 August 1, undated
Processed by: Joshua Minor; finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
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Repository Details

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