Taking a Leading Role
Portrait of Martha Brooks

Martha Brooks

Martha Brooks (1908-1999) hosted her own radio program, "The Martha Brooks Show." It aired over WGY-Radio Schenectady from 1937 to 1971.

Originally an actress, Brooks (née Irma Lemke) began with WGY in 1931. In the late 1930's she became a TV pioneer as well, as she wrote, produced, and often starred in live, on-air productions over WGY's television station, WRGB-TV.

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