Original host of syndicated all-night radio show "Coast to Coast AM"


Art Bell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Arthur William 'Art' Bell, III (born 17 June 1945) 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 1 July 2007, but occasionally serves as a guest host. He attributed the reason for this latest retirement to a desire to spend time with his new wife and his daughter, born 30 May 2007. He 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 AM can be heard in some markets on Saturday nights under the name Somewhere in Time. ..."


TheAdvocates.org - Art Bell
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17 Jun 1945, Arthur William Bell III, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina


13 Apr 2018, in Pahrump, Nevada


Art Bell: A Who2 Profile
"Nobody in talk radio quite compares to Art Bell when it comes to entertaining the notions of UFOlogists, psychics and conspiracy theorists. From his one-man broadcasting center in Pahrump, Nevada, Bell hosted a nationally syndicated all-night radio show -- Coast to Coast AM -- specializing in tales of the supernatural, the paranormal and the not-yet-categorized weird."

Web Pages

Art Bell - The Advocates
Biography, picture and quotes
"Over the past two decades, only a small handful of people can claim to have 'redefined' talk radio -- among them Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and Howard Stern. Add to that list Art Bell, who turned the 'graveyard shift' of radio -- 10:00 pm to 3:00 am -- into the hottest time slot in the business with his Coast to Coast AM show, and attracted millions of listeners to his offbeat blend of the paranormal, paranoia, and politics. And he did it all from a distinctly libertarian perspective."


Talk radio titan Art Bell joins LP: Thousands of 800# info requests pour in, Libertarian Party News, Jun 1998
Covers Bell's announcement of becoming a Libertarian Party member; includes Bell biographical info as well as list of other radio talk show host who are LP members
"Art Bell, the fourth most popular talk show host in America, has joined the Libertarian Party, and his surprise on-the-air announcement sparked a nationwide outpouring of information requests about the party. Bell, who built a late-night radio show into a coast-to-coast juggernaut of 389 stations and nine million weekly listeners, joined the party on the air on Tuesday, May 5."