LeBell was a fixture at New York City’s WQXR. Hired on as the first female announcer on a major U.S. commercial classical music radio station, she hung up the mic in 2002, but returned on air in South Florida with a weekly Sunday afternoon one-hour interview program for WSMR-FM titled June LeBell’s Music Conversations.
June LeBell, New York’s first woman presenter on a commercial classical station, has died of ovarian cancer on her 73rd birthday.
She was frontline cultural interviewer on WQXR, conducting five to ten interviews a week. She moved later to WSMR.
VIDEO: New York broadcasting legend and Sarasota resident June LeBell talks about her music/talk show on WSMR. Video by Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald. Bradenton.com.