Remembering June LeBell, a Pioneer of Classical Music Radio

She graced the airwaves of New York's WQXR from 1972 to 2002.

When June LeBell, the first female announcer hired by a U.S. commercial classical music station, passed away Sunday, April 30 after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer, her husband Edward Alley poetically framed the event on Facebook at one point as, ‘Elegant timing as always.’ That’s because April 29 was her 73rd birthday and May 1 would have been her eighth wedding anniversary with Alley.