"Misty" Fincher, radio personality and Texas Radio Hall of Fame Inductee, passed away Dec. 27, 2006 at the age of 82. She was born on Oct. 12, 1924, in Bronte, Texas to William Allen and Moda (Miller) Fincher.
Misty began her career at the age of seven singing bass in her church choir. After graduating from Lubbock High School, in 1941, Misty moved to Fort Worth.
"Misty" was a vocalist and drummer for an all-girl band - "Billye Gale Band" - for 5 1/2 years. Then, in 1955, Misty went to work at KXOL in Fort Worth, where she became the first full time female staff radio announcer. She moved back to Lubbock in 1956 to work at KDUB radio. Misty worked at various radio stations in Lubbock and Midland and also worked the MDA Telethon with Jerry Lewis for nineteen years.
Oct. 10, 1981 was proclaimed Misty Day in Lubbock. In fact, Misty also received honors from the American Women's Association and the Women in Communication's Margaret Casky Award. She was called a "pathfinder of the dedicated women involved in Lubbock history." Plus, on Oct. 28, 2006, Misty was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.