Taking a Leading Role
Portrait of Pegeen Fitzgerald

Pegeen Fitzgerald

Pegeen Fitzgerald (c. 1911-1989) is often referred to as the "First Lady of Radio Chatter." She and her husband, Edward, broadcast a "husband-and-wife at home" radio show from their New York apartment for over 40 years. Their daily broadcast eventually became a Big Apple institution.

The Fitzgeralds' "ramblings," as they called them, covered a variety of topics: book reviews, what came in that day's mail, current events, and the activities of their friends. Sometimes the couple even bickered on the air. When Mr. Fitzgerald died in 1982, Mrs. Fitzgerald carried on with the program alone until it went off the air in 1985.

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