I'm very sorry to report that Art Bell has died. He was the founder, and was for many years the leading presenter, of Coast to Coast AM, the original and definitive UFO/Paranormal/Conspiracy Theory radio programme, first hitting the air in 1984, appropriately, see: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/. As such, Art has been very influential on many other UFO/Para/Con radio broadcasters, including myself. Coast to Coast lived up to its name, producing the most widely syndicated radio shows in
His guests included almost every big name imaginable in the UFO/Para/Con
community, including some of David Icke's earliest interviews. Other regular
superstars were Richard Hoagland, Linda Moulton Howe and Giorgio Tsoukalos. He
had been semi-retired for about ten years but kept popping back. He even brought
out a number of specialist programmes where he invited on past guests from
classic interviews called Art Bell's Dark
Matter, see: https://www.youtube.com/user/DMArchive.
He occasionally brought in more mainstream people to interview such as the
physicist Dr Michio Kaku. His style was always calm and gentlemanly; unlike Alex Jones and others, he never felt it necessary to become a shock-jock. For his whole career he hosted his show from a room
in his house in . It is sad to think
we'll never hear his distinctive catchphrases again: "East of the Pahrump, Nevada
"Wildcard line, you're on the air!" He was seventy-two years old and
is survived by his widow Airyn and his four children. RIP Art Bell.