Emil’s voice was heard on St. Louis radio stations from 1939 to the late 1980s. An accomplished singer, he began working on KFUO in 1939, leaving for the military service for three years during World War II.
He came back to the Lutheran Church-owned station in 1944 and remained for 11 years, and he was the announcer on The Lutheran Hour on the Mutual Network for over 10 years.
There followed a brief stint on WIL, where he was known as Alan Scott.
Wilde continued as a radio newsman on KWK for four years, then on KSD for eight years and KMOX for nine years.
His experience during his many years on the air served him well when, in 1986, he became manager of the student broadcast operation at Lindenwood College in St. Charles.