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Art Bell Stream! (No longer in service)
« on: October 02, 2011, 12:51:55 AM »
At the present moment, Somewhere in Time with Art is the most listened to stream on TalkStream Live. Looks like Art has double the listeners of the number two listened to show which is C2C hosted by Ian Suckit.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 02:25:35 PM »
Hey guys,

I've been a lurker on the board for awhile. A friend and I put together a stream that we're pretty proud of. We're calling it "Fine Art: The Essential Art Bell" . This week we're playing mostly shows from 96-98, but we would love your suggestions on what your favorite shows are and what you would like to hear. We'll eventually be doing themed weekends (i.e Dreamland, Ghost to Ghost, Prediction shows, etc.) but for now have started with a few of our favorite shows from over the years.  You can tune in @ www.fineartstream.com.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 02:56:47 PM »
word of advice:  use a netbook as your streaming machine.  very reliable because of the battery backup... and then you can get a UPS for your modem/router.  your stream will never go down.


i recommend you (and anyone) consider these guys if you are looking for a good stream hosting company.  they give you unlimited listener slots and unlimited bandwidth for only $8.75/month, which might as well be free.  i've used them and never noticed any server down time.





and feel free to plug coastgab on your stream from time to time.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 03:05:16 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the tips! We've been up for three days and the only downtime we've had was related to figuring out our hosting company's software. Everything seems to be running smothing. We definitely will plug coastgab. Station identification breaks are being worked on and I would love to see the Coastgab community play a large roll in the selection of programming.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 03:14:23 PM »
...I would love to see the Coastgab community play a large roll in the selection of programming.


sounds like that could work nicely right here in this thread.  what software are you using?

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 03:45:34 PM »
We're actually using our host's software, CentovaCast.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 04:18:52 PM »
I should've elaborated on that. It's just a simple web dashboard app that allows us to manage our playlist. We pick the shows and run one playlist at a time. When that playlist ends, we come up with a new one.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 04:28:48 PM »
does that system allow listeners to submit requests?

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 04:55:12 PM »
We're going to enable a feature through our site, when it's up. The requesting feature for their software blows. Anyone who has a request should email or PM me.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 06:55:51 PM »
Thanks!  It's like balm for my poor, battered ears.  No real requests (I can recall a few topics, but certainly not the dates.  Besides, it's almost nice to just be surprised by what is streaming.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2011, 03:46:49 AM »
Besides, it's almost nice to just be surprised by what is streaming.


i agree with that.  it makes it feel more like you're listening to art on the radio back in the day.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2011, 07:26:24 AM »
I like it, thanks.  It's a nice, clean and simple site.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2011, 07:33:02 AM »
Very nice site! I was worried I'd be greeted with large jpegs of Art, but then I remembered this isn't a George Noory operation. Congratulations on getting up and running. I'll be tuning in.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2011, 10:23:17 AM »
Great site!  I like the clean minimal appearance of the page.  Thanks for all the hard work.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2011, 11:13:13 AM »
Sweet site, nice clean sound and good design!

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2011, 06:01:56 PM »
i just tuned in.  haven't heard art in a few months.  it's refreshing to hear his voice.  i have missed him. 


linden2k... do you have an FTP server i could upload my art bell library to?  it's like 800 shows, all organized by date.  it would probably be of benefit to you, and i'm willing to do it since it seems like you're running a credible operation here.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2011, 08:00:19 PM »
Thanks for the awesome feedback on the site, everyone! Michael, that would be awesome. I'll try to line something up and get you a place to dump some files. We were big fans of your stream when it was going and I've heard you play some shows I haven't seen anywhere else.

We're learning that Art truly is best served in the middle of the night. We've been getting the most listeners around 2 AM PST.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2011, 10:30:46 PM »
I have an C. Crane internet radio. Anyway to tune in via that?

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2012, 01:25:55 AM »
Yes...thank you for doing this. I work graveyards and it really helps. 


Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2012, 02:14:06 AM »
gstaf02: I'm not familiar with how your device works, but if you are able, search for "Art Bell". I recommend Cop Radio or 5-0 Radio for anyone tuning in from an iPhone/iPad.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2012, 02:39:41 AM »
Also, happy new year to everyone! If you like what you hear, please like us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fine-Art-The-Essential-Art-Bell/275441305846251 . Let's hope Art does a few shows in 2012!

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2012, 01:34:37 AM »
This is my first post, and I sincerely want to thank u for this.  The numbers lady drove me to near insanity within 2 minutes of hearing her voice again. I searched the net and found this. I have listened to the show since 97, and really miss Art and entertaining programming. Happy New Year!!!!

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2012, 07:30:44 PM »
No problemo! We've got a great batch of shows queued up after this one. One of my favorites is in there, Art's interview with Willie Nelson.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2012, 06:47:26 PM »
hopefully you'll keep running this stream, because i just spent an hour trying to figure out the best way to add a menu link to your stream.  i guess you could say it's now the official coastgab art bell stream. 


one suggestion:  any way to make the embedded player automatically play when the page is loaded?  perhaps it's your preference that it not auto play, so just a suggestion.  however, your listener count will increase, and it's one fewer click for listeners.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2012, 07:09:10 PM »
We definitely plan on doing this for a long time. Good suggestion, too, we'll have the player stream automatically soon. Again, thanks a ton for all the support. We're doing our best to keep a top of shows up and trying to play something people haven't heard in awhile.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2012, 04:59:00 PM »
We've got four straight hours of JC's appearances with Art starting now!

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2012, 05:13:04 PM »
We've got four straight hours of JC's appearances with Art starting now!

LOL hilarious JC is hilarious.  Oh btw I don't know if anyone has noticed but the same person who called in as JC also called in as Edna pringle.  I have a good ear for voices and noticed this about a year back on Michael's old stream.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2012, 07:44:16 PM »
I'm listening now. I haven't listened to any of my old Art Bell shows in a while. I almost forgot how great he was... thanks for the reminder.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2012, 10:01:56 PM »
I love the way Art handles JC. Some of my favorite moments are in those shows.

Re: Art Bell Stream!
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2012, 09:30:27 AM »
I just wanted to say thanks for the new Art Bell stream.  I know the mp3s are out there and there are many ways to still hear Art Bell, but the streaming format just works so well and needs so little preperation to enjoy.  I hope it sticks around for a long time!