Conspiracy Broadcaster Art Bell Now in Radio Hall of Fame
Art Bell just was made a part of the Radio Hall of Fame. I am not making this up and all of us in Pahrump are thrilled to pieces. I heard about it a few minutes ago from my friend Marg.
Here is what is says on the Hall of Fame web-site:
Showing an early interest in radio, Art Bell became a licensed amateur radio operator at the age of 13. In 1989, he was offered a five hour time slot in the middle of the night by KDWN/Las Vegas. The original format was a political talk show, but Bell switched the focus to paranormal-themed topics in the mid 1990s. At its peak, Coast to Coast AM was syndicated on over 500 stations and enjoyed an audience of 15 million. While Bell has reduced his schedule, he still occasionally hosts the weekend edition.
Here is a photo of his station way over on Dutch Ford Street just off of Hiway 372 but he's sold that to Shirley (the station manager there?) The woman in the photo is not Shirley but his new wife. They just had a daughter.