Art Bell

Born Jun 17, 1945

Arthur William "Art" Bell, III is an American broadcaster and author known primarily as one of the founders and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM. He also created and formerly hosted its companion show Dreamland. Semi-retired from Coast to Coast AM since 2003, he hosted the show many weekends for the following four years. He announced his retirement from weekend hosting on July 1, 2007, but occasionally serves as a guest host.… Read More

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1945 Birth Born on June 17, 1945.


1978 33 Years Old First a rock music disc jockey before moving into talk radio, Bell's original 1978 late-night Las Vegas program on KDWN was a political call-in show under the name West Coast AM.


1988 43 Years Old In 1988, Bell and Alan Corberth renamed the show Coast to Coast AM and moved its broadcast from the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas to Bell's home in Pahrump. … Read More


1997 52 Years Old 1 More Event
According to The Washington Post in its February 23, 1997 edition, Bell was at the time America's highest-rated late-night radio talk show host, broadcast on 328 stations.
…  Susan Wright reported, however, that Bell was also "one of the first to publicize expert opinions refuting the 'alien' companion" said to have been shadowing Hale-Bopp, such as that published in 1998 from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory suggesting that "the satellite's main diameter is ~30 km," and accordingly natural rather than artificial. … Read More
1999 54 Years Old On May 29, 1999, Bell explained that this retirement was due to an allegation made by hosts of WWCR shortwave radio that Bell had paid to cover up a criminal indictment. … Read More
2000 55 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 1, 2000, Bell again announced his retirement, which would occur on April 26, 2000, but offered no details other than expressing intentions to "resolve a family crisis." … Read More
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2003 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Bell was replaced by George Noory as weekday host of Coast to Coast AM on January 1, 2003. … Read More


2005 60 Years Old In June 2005, he scaled this schedule back, calling it a "semiretirement", and hosted only the last two Sundays of every month. … Read More
Bell's life took some dramatic twists in the beginning of 2006:
2007 62 Years Old In 2007, Bell appeared as himself in the movie I Know Who Killed Me. … Read More
Bell supported Barack Obama for President of the United States in the 2008 election. … Read More
Bell returned to Coast to Coast AM on February 20, 2009, for a discussion on the global financial crisis with Wall St. insider Michael J. Panzner. … Read More
Bell hosted 10 episodes in 2010, 5 short of his publicly announced, contractually specified quota of 15 shows per year. … Read More
On the January 1, 2011 show, Punnett stated he was "looking forward to doing the follow-up a year from now." … Read More
2012 67 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 20, 2012, Bell spoke of his grievances on with Premiere Radio stations, claiming that he would soon tell the full story of the truth of his retirement. "I am just about ready to tell the real story of my so called 'Retirements' I have asked Premiere to stop the Saturday broadcasts and thus far they have not done so as is there (sic) legal right. … Read More
In January 2013, Bell announced on Facebook, "I am now in negotiation for a new Radio show, stay tuned. … Read More
…  He returned to radio on July 20, 2015 with a new show, Midnight in the Desert, available online, via TuneIn, and on some terrestrial radio stations.
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