She married a medical student March 19, 1949, and they lived in a small apartment on campus at Ohio State as her radio career blossomed. She did some air work on "Housewives I.Q." and wrote commercials and scripts. After her husband, Richard, graduated in 1951, they moved to Toledo, where their son, Steven, was born. Following her husband's internship, they moved to his hometown of Marietta.
Dr. Richard Hille was an old-fashioned physician who made house calls and took his share of patients who could not afford to pay.
In 1959, they became the parents of a daughter, Susan Teresa, named after Richard's grandmothers, who lived to be 101.
With a love for radio still simmering, Sally Hille eventually began working part-time at a radio station and in 1966 became the first female radio announcer in the Mid-Ohio Valley. "Sally's Social Corner" was first broadcast from a small WMOA studio in Marietta and acquired quite a following. She began doing some additional weather shows, and it was decided she should have a line to her house. The engineer who set it up decided the best location would be an upstairs bathroom. Her family later built a bigger house, and she had a larger studio.
Over the years, she also pursued other interests. She wrote for magazines and newspapers and authored "The Personality Dollhouse," a booklet sold nationwide. She and her husband enjoyed an active social life and threw many parties. They loved to dance.
She retired from radio in 1989 when her first grandchild was born. But she was always involved in some project. For example, she helped launch a toy and doll museum in Harmar Village. When she decided to switch gears again, she worked as a tour guide in Venice, Fla.
When her husband began having health problems, he retired from his medical practice.
He had heart issues and suffered from Alzheimer's for 10 years. A doctor in Venice, Fla., prescribed medication that helped him do well for nine years. He died May 8, 2011. She missed his smile, his sense of humor and their daily talks. They were married 62 years.
Hille turned to radio. When she sent her idea for "Good News for Seniors" to WMOA, they liked it.
She said her show is geared to "older seniors." Her research has shown that those who are 100 and older are a fast growing population. She talks about issues related to seniors and often has guests on her show.
She still swims and is always on the lookout for new material for her show. "Something always turns up." She lives in a tidy condo in Wood County with her "companion cat" named Smokey.
"It's been a great life," she said. "I wouldn't mind living it over."Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.