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Coast To Coast AM - Art Bell

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Arthur “Art” W. Bell, III (born June 17, 1945) is an American broadcaster and author, known primarily as the founder and longtime host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM. He also created and formerly hosted its companion show, Dreamland.

Semiretired from Coast to Coast AM since 2003, he hosted the show on many weekends for the next 4 years. He announced his retirement from weekend hosting on July 1, 2007, effective immediately, but will host occasional shows in the future. He attributed the reason for this latest retirement to a desire to spend time with his wife and new daughter born in May 2007. He added that unlike his previous “retirements”, this one will stand.

Bell also owns oldies station, KNYE 95.1 FM (“The Kingdom of Nye … Things That Go Pahrump In The Night”) in Pahrump, Nevada. He broadcasted from his home in Pahrump for his entire time as host of Coast to Coast AM except from June 2006 to December 2006, when he lived in the Philippines.

Broadcasting career

Bell’s original Las Vegas program was a political call-in talk radio show under the names West Coast AM and Coast to Coast 2000, but he tired of the format, believing there were too many such programs, especially in the wake of Rush Limbaugh’s huge success.
Broadcast facilities of KNYE in Pahrump, Nevada.

Bell abandoned conventional political talk in favor of topics such as gun control and conspiracy theories, leading to a significant bump in his overnight ratings; however the show’s focus shifted significantly after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

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  • Liesbo

    Noory directly implied that all terror victims at Charlie Hendo deserved what they brought onto themselves. I wish Noory would retire and go back, not to Detroit, but go back to Egypt. Art Bell's no longer friends with Noory, but with Mr. Knapp he is. Art selected Mr. Knapp to be his very first guest host — Art Bell was and still is very wise. ...Norry Not.

    8 Jan 8:11am Reply
  • Liesbo

    We always knew that many folks HATE George Noory, and what he did to Art's creation. But now we get the following horrendous thoughts and words from him: The Egyptian-American George Noory had the nerve today on the nationally broadcast radio show Coast-To-Coast-AM to state that he didn't know why folks like those (who were) with Charlie Hendo have to publish provocative things. Noory's Muslim DNA is revealed to be horrible when he says not one thing about the motivating principle behind such kinds of attacks. I hope every boring and ignorant idiot like George Noory retires very very soon.

    8 Jan 8:00am Reply
  • ohh1972

    Everybody loved him... I'm not so sure.

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • viathin12

    anybody know if art is working on any more books or still doing any shows? please send me a message

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • Chromaholic

    art looks exactly as how i pictured him in my mind, even down to the cigarette. weird.

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • timb0t

    art bell is batshit insane but i love him still!

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • cortis1337

    fare thee well

    13 Jul 2007 Reply

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