We were sad to share the news last week that creator and original host of Coast to Coast AM, Art Bell, passed away at the age of 72 at his home in Pahrump, Nevada. Art Bell was the founder and original owner of Pahrump-based radio station KNYE 95.1 FM.
His broadcast studio and transmitter were located near his home in Navada, where he hosted Coast to Coast AM. There was a time in 2006, from June to December, he moved to the Philippines.
After on and off retirement announcements, but still keeping his 'toe in the radio pond', he announced what became his final retirement in December of 2015. Bell talked of fears for his family's security inside his home, reporting repeated intrusions on his Nevada property, included gunshots.
@RealPhilHendrie On Twitter said:
Art Bell was something our business had few, if any, of. He was an original.He did everything the book said you shouldn’t do. 40 minute phone interviews, led segments with commercials, took the paranormal & UFOlogists seriously and gave them a forum. Rest In Peace Art Bell
Click below play button for a podcast of the show for a brief Art Bell tribute!