Knapp is thoughtful, intelligent, objective, thorough, does his research, polite but firm with both callers and guests, not afraid to ask tough questions, play devils' advocate and call people out on misinfo and bs, and in every way the model of what a Coast host should be. And hey, he also has a full time day job as an investigative reporter. Legitimate journalistic street cred! And as I've said, a longstanding association with Art Bell.
Wells is well-spoken, much better than Noory, and he does have a good radio voice. But he's also a young earth creationist, climate/environment/peak oil denier, end-times Christian, and politically fringe-right. But that voice no doubt sends all those rapture-believing middle aged female listeners into a frenzy, while soothing the male listeners with its manly assurance
Style AND substance over style with NO substance. Which one do you think is more up Premiere's alley? This is why I'm convinced Knapp's days are numbered. I hope I'm wrong, but I fear I'm not.
Yes, folks, Coast to Coast AM, that great beacon of midnight radio that the legendary Art Bell set up decades ago as an alternative to everything else on the radio...has now truly become the very thing it was created in reaction against.
For shame, Premiere, for shame.