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Art Bell Speaks !!! Slams C2C

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  1. CouvMan

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    posted from http://coastgab.com./

    Hi All,

    I do not wish to string anybody along, stay tuned means just that. Until I was free in terms of non compete there was no
    real way I could be on the air anywhere. Premiere has offered me a slot anytime I wish.....I do not wish.

    Now that I can indeed return if I wish there is the matter of a venue, I have some offers I am thinking about but have not
    decided on anything as of yet. There was a time that I did not want to compete with Coast because I had no wish to destroy
    what I built, Premiere has almost managed to change my mind about that.

    Doing a show means devoting your life to it, not just "phoning it in", examples of that can be heard nightly. So a decision to
    proceed will have to be done right or not at all. This means the creative freedom is first along with the venue.

    While doing Coast at one point, instead of taking more money I opted for a restriction on the number of commercial minutes,
    a dumb move because as soon as I was gone they came back PLUS. I do what I do because I love it, not for the money.

    So, I just now have come to the point that I CAN do something, if I will or not depends on the above. I hope this helps some
    of you understand the process. I would rather do nothing than something half-assed. ~Art

    Posted on January 17, 2013 - 07:41 PM #
  2. paulwalker

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    Typical Art. Straight shooter, and almost impossible to ignore. I hope we can hear him again.

    Posted on January 17, 2013 - 09:36 PM #
  3. RadioBuggie

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    '...Doing a show means devoting your life to it..'

    Unless LIVING a life means that it's all for show...

    Posted on January 17, 2013 - 10:56 PM #
  4. Alfredo_T

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    I really enjoyed hearing Art and his crazy callers in the late 1990s, before the novelty wore off. I wonder, could Art possibly revive the magic of those days? I am skeptical.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 - 11:45 AM #
  5. JBM

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    Guess Art won't be getting too many invitations to fill in down the line, huh?

    Posted on January 18, 2013 - 01:11 PM #
  6. Yeah,,gee whats left now ?

    We got thru Y2k unscathed...and of course the Mayan appocolypse..so whats left to have Art scare the crap outtah all of us on a Planetary scale //?

    Economic armeggedon...or Ghost Hunting..those might work ...ART BELLS EVP radio program...now theres a thought I outtah do that..get some Ghost Hunter investigators to tell the story and then play their EVPs on air..with discussion, color and commentary...BY GOD theres my retirement JOB..HEY PAUL Walker !! ...you wannah do this with me ???

    Paul it would be our retirment job..and IN RADIO...

    Posted on January 18, 2013 - 02:02 PM #
  7. JBM

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    To me, Art Bell is living in the past. Broadcasting is a much different business than it was when he gave up the mike full-time to George Noory. Radio didn't have nearly the competition it does now from the likes of podcasts, Pandora (and other streaming services), and Sirius/XM.

    "While doing Coast at one point, instead of taking more money I opted for a restriction on the number of commercial minutes, a dumb move because as soon as I was gone they came back..." Guess what, Art? With fewer listeners, many stations have to increase the number of commercials to make up for the lost ad revenue.

    "Doing a show means devoting your life to it, not just 'phoning it in', examples of that can be heard nightly." If he is referring specifically to C2C, that's an unfair swipe.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 05:48 PM #
  8. paulwalker

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    Well, Al, I'm not quite ready for retirement yet. Ghost hunting on the radio would be fun. Very weird, but fun. Radio is already kind of like ghost hunting. You can't see them, but they are there. Sometimes, like on our competition, you can't seem them and they are not there.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 05:58 PM #
  9. scowl

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    Who needs C2C? There are now plenty of web sites where you can anonymously post your unbelievable paranormal encounter and then disappear.

    A few years ago you could hear C2C on three to six stations after midnight on the AM. I was surprised to hear exactly the same thing so many places on the dial.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 06:06 PM #
  10. Alfredo_T

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    I might take the above one step further--Who needs Coast to Coast AM? I have been paranormaled-out.

    As much as I would not have believed it in the past, there is a point at which hearing stories of ghosts, UFOs, monsters, and conspiracy theories becomes boring. When one reaches that point, there is no turning back, unfortunately. Had it not been for Art's personality and the mystique that he brought to his program, I might have reached this point more quickly. Today, the only reason that I occasionally check Coast to Coast AM is that George Noory changed the focus of the show to incorporate some more mainstream science.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 06:29 PM #
  11. CouvMan

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    Sirus/XM should just give Art a channel ... have him do 4 hours a day and repeat them 6 times ....

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 06:54 PM #
  12. jr_tech

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    "have him do 4 hours a day and repeat them 6 times"

    Have you ever listened to the program during daylight hours? Back in the day, I recorded a few shows for playback at a more reasonable hour...it didn't work at all for me! I think that an important ingredient to enjoying the broadcast was to be "half asleep", with most critical thinking skills somewhat numbed out.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 07:06 PM #
  13. missing_kskd

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    That rings true for me too.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 07:28 PM #
  14. CouvMan

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    I was thinking about truckers and people in different time zones

    I agree that the middle of the night is the best time to hear Art

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 07:38 PM #
  15. paulwalker

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    True, as others have mentioned, talk about the paranormal, aliens, etc. goes better with that "falling asleep mode". In fact, I would suggest the sleep medication manufactures should include audio of these programs. Not sure how they would do that, but it works. Not sure why, but it does. Perhaps because we are just tired, or perhaps there is something in the message that relaxes us.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 - 11:21 PM #
  16. scowl

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    As much as I would not have believed it in the past, there is a point at which hearing stories of ghosts, UFOs, monsters, and conspiracy theories becomes boring. When one reaches that point, there is no turning back, unfortunately.

    One fun thing about the web sites is that smart people can evaluate the person's photo or video or story and provide rational explanations. I've lost count of how many "ghost" photos were simply motion blur or the flash lighting up something close to the lens. Same thing with UFO's (i.e. dots in the sky) and the blurry photos of Bigfoot.

    C2C assumes that every story is true and can only have a paranormal explanation.

    Posted on January 22, 2013 - 10:46 AM #
  17. Notalent

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    KOMO, just before the switch to all news, tried rerunning Art in middays...

    It was really really odd to hear... It made me feel like I SHOULD be sleeping!

    Posted on January 22, 2013 - 05:16 PM #
  18. Alfredo_T

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    Years ago, I heard WTAM in Cleveland re-running Art Bell in the morning. It just did not feel right!

    Posted on January 23, 2013 - 02:08 PM #
  19. JBM

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    It's not just "Coast to Coast" that doesn't sound the same or have the same appeal if listened to in broad daylight. When I got my first Beta VCR in the 80s I made it a point to record "The Tonight Show" and the like. Those late night shows just didn't seem as funny in the daytime.

    Posted on January 23, 2013 - 08:17 PM #
  20. scowl

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    For you old(er) folks, how does Coast to Coast compare to Long John Nebel's late night talk show? It sounds like Nebel was a skeptic but was still able to book and kooks like contactees, witches, and other paranormal fanatics and even occasionally pulled pranks on them to show they were idiots. He started this format way back in the mid-50's when the flying saucer craze started and must have been the Coast to Coast of its day.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 - 01:00 PM #
  21. CouvMan

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    today on facebook

    Art Bell
    I am now in negotiation for a new Radio show, stay tuned. No promises but the wind may be about to change direction!
    Like · · 20 minutes ago near Pahrump, NV ·

    Posted on January 29, 2013 - 07:02 PM #
  22. paulwalker

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    Art is a great radio entertainer, I don't care about the decade.

    He is also very weird. Remember when he moved to Thailand? That was a little strange, perhaps a woman was involved.

    Up to as recently as 2011, a local station carried something called "Art Bell...Somewhere In Time", repeats of many of his 1990's shows. I think it was part of his association with the current Coast to Coast franchise. Not sure that exists anymore. Fascinating as how they often predicted the future and were correct much of the time.

    I would listen if he came back, assuming he had as much mass where I could pick him up.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 - 09:15 PM #
  23. CouvMan

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    Scowl, I remember hearing Long John Nebel (barely) and as a 11 year old I was awestruck. Listening to him and reading Frank Edwards "Stranger than Science" at a young age warped me permanently. Here is Long John on youtube. He was a very good radio personality and had a great voice.

    http://youtu.be/in7TLqC-sbw

    Posted on January 29, 2013 - 09:22 PM #
  24. In the early days, well into the last century, I enjoyed Art Bell.
    He had an eclectic mixture of muckracking, science and kookburger stuff.

    All of a sudden Art dropped the political stuff. He replaced the political
    stuff with more kookburgers and the show never recovered. About this time
    his son had some sort of problem as he reported.

    I remember when he announced Comet Hale-Bopp. Initially its orbit was not
    accurately plotted. All we knew was it would enter the inner solar system.
    Art hyped the possibility it would hit Earth. Fair enough; we didn't know
    where it was going.

    A few days later refined orbital elements showed the comet would not come anywhere
    near Earth. Art continued the comet crash bit for months.

    If Art could get back to the old mix he might make a comeback.
    Please, no more remote viewing unless the remote viewer is asked something
    interesting, such as How did Vince Foster die?

    Posted on January 30, 2013 - 12:03 AM #
  25. JBM

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    "Somewhere in Time" serves as the Saturday night lead-in to the current "Coast to Coast." It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on KEX.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 - 02:23 PM #

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