Upon his retirement in 2007, Art Bell continues to be associated with Coast to Coast AM, the nationally syndicated overnight radio program he created, as host of the archived programs Somewhere in Time with Art Bell. Known for his spontaneous and compelling conversations about all things unexplained, Bell has a keen intellect and an unpretentious curiosity for the bizarre. With his style that reflects the calm qualities of the night, Bell once had a caller who claimed he was “the six-fingered alien hybrid.” Bell’s response to him was “cool.”
As a child, Bell experienced a gypsy lifestyle since his dad was a marine colonel and his mom was a drill sergeant. Following their footsteps, he pursued a career in the military that allowed him the opportunity to create an on-base pirate radio station. After the military, he worked as a rock jock and chief engineer at 25 different radio stations around the world.
Bell then moved on to television in the early 1980s where in Las Vegas he helped build “Time Mirror Cable” which is now “Cox Cable.” However, his passion for radio eventually lead him to host Coast to Coast AM .
Plagued with ongoing back problems, Bell decided to retire and named George Noory as his successor who took over in January 2003.