Nevada Sheriff: Radio Show Host Art Bell Dead at 72

Nevada Sheriff: Radio Show Host Art Bell Dead at 72

Radio host Arthur "Art" Bell died in his Nevada home on Friday, authorities said.

Bell was known for the paranormal-themed nationally syndicated radio show "Coast to Coast AM", which he was affiliated with since 2003.

The series tweeted a comment from its existing host, George Noory, who described Bell as "a legend - a radio icon who travelled against the grain and acquired an wonderful series called 'Coast to Coast AM.' His effects in my life will be beyond words".

The shows were broadcast from KNYE 95.1 FM, a radio station which Bell founded and made its home in a doublewide trailer 60 miles west of Las Vegas. He would famously start out his broadcasts, "From the kingdom of Nye", an ode to Nye County, where Pahrump is located.

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The official cause of death for Art Bell hasn't been released.

Groban recalled staying up late to listen to the host's "one of a kind" voice and how "his shows were so weird & spooky but somehow managed to hold off your skepticism".

Throughout Bell's Nationwide Radio Corridor of Fame induction in 2008, his former enterprise accomplice, Alan Corbeth, mentioned nobody was higher than Bell at understanding "how you can create theater of the thoughts". In most recent years, classic Bell shows on the program "Somewhere in Time" have been on the air. He later enlisted in the US Air Force while also starting his own pirate radio station.

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