A past WLPO radio voice known as “Virg” has been silenced. 102-year old Virginia “Virg” Radke Flaherty passed away on Tuesday in Manor Court in Peru. She worked in Westclox and then became a beauty consultant for what became Formhals-Purity Drugs in La Salle.
She was a host of WLPO's Coffee Club and later a Saturday show called “Project You” , sponsored by Formhals. Virg's voice became a comforting and familiar friend. She would record the show on Fridays and frequently had no notes. Virg was also known for years of fundraising. Mueller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.