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.