KGO News/Talk 81
Art Finley Bio Sheet
This document, issued in 1978 by KGO/810 was included in
the station's promotional and marketing package, along with similar
sheets for the other members of the air staff and news team.
Art Finley (neé Arthur
Fingers) was born in West Virginia, and began his radio career at KXYZ/Houston,
Texas, in 1944. Many Bay Area residents would get their first look at
Art Finley in his guise as "Mayor Art," a popular children's program on
KRON-TV (Channel 4) that first went on the air in 1958. He also worked
at KSFO/560 and had two separate stints at KGO/81 — sandwiched around
moves to Vancouver, B.C., where he hosted shows on CHQM and CKNW.
Mr. Finley later worked at KCBS Newsradio 74, hosting
the "Nightbeat" call-in programming from 1990-1991. After his retirement
from broadcasting in 1994, he took up residence near Vancouver. His
"Art's Gallery," which combined a classic woodcut image with a clever
caption written by Mr. Finley, was a popular weekly feature in the
San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers for many years.
SOURCE: Bay Area Radio Museum Collection.