Art 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.
Art Bell also created and formerly hosted its companion show, Dreamland.
Semi-retired from Coast to Coast AM since 2003, Art Bell hosted the show many weekends for the following four years. He announced his retirement from weekend hosting on July 1, 2007, but occasionally "guest hosts."
Art Bell attributed the reason for this latest retirement to a desire to spend time with his wife and new daughter, born May 30, 2007.
Art Bell added that unlike his previous "retirements," this one will stand,
while leaving open the option to return. Classic Bell-hosted episodes of Coast
to Coast can be heard in some markets on Saturday nights under the name
Somewhere in Time.
Art founded and was the original owner of Pahrump, Nevada-based radio station, KNYE 95.1 FM. Art Bell's broadcast studio and transmitter were located at his home in Pahrump while he hosted Coast to Coast AM except from June to December 2006, at which time he lived in the Philippines.
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