Fran Schneidau, a longtime New Canaan resident known to generations of radio listeners as the Connecticut bureau chief of WCBS 880, died Tuesday night, according to CBS New York. She was 79. An iconic radio voice and legend among news reporters in the state, Schneidau worked at WCBS Newsradio for four decades, according to her LinkedIn profile. Former New Canaan First Selectman Rob Mallozzi said he knew Schneidau’s voice from growing up in the area and got to know her on a professional level as selectman, working in emergency management with the Emergency Operations Center, and then in the town’s highest elected office. “Just a real warm, caring professional,” Mallozzi told NewCanaanite.com.