Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 1949: After completing 15 years on the air, 35,000 people amass in Yankee Stadium to celebrate Mary Margaret McBride's career

May 31, 1949: Mary Margaret McBride was known as "The First Lady of Radio". On the eve of completing her fifteen years on radio, a huge mass of thirty five thousand individuals gathered at Yankee Stadium to acknowledge her prized career.

McBride made strides in television after the Golden Age of Radio. She was greatly known for her work as a radio show host and writer for around forty years. Her radio persona as Martha Deane helped many lady callers with their problems.