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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 09:10:04 PM »
Listening to a recording, in the final half hour of the c2cam AB tribute show last night, in the intro for the final AB clip, Noory said referring to Art Bell about his health issues:
"That ultimately led to him retiring, coming back, retiring again, and then finally retiring for good. Then he came back with some of his internet based programs too."

So nobody last night on c2cam ever mentioned MITD show by name, only referred to a "little internet show or internet based program"

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 08:38:44 PM »
I've been playing back last night's c2cam AB tribute show and I found it was Dannion Brinkley that made the statement:
"Art was trying to get Heather on the little internet radio show he started to talk her into going into Area 51 and broadcasting, and he was telling her he would come bail her out."

So I believe that statement by Dannion was the only time Heather and MITD were referenced last night on the show.

On last night's show Linda Howe told how in the 1990s for her live hour each Sunday night on Art's Dreamland radio show, she would carry a 10"x12" cassette tape recorder with her on interviews. For the show she would call in at a phone booth and hold the receiver up to the cassette recorder's speaker to play her interviews unedited - she had to cue up to the spot each time.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 08:23:06 PM »
So, anyone think Heather will do a show tonight?
nope, they show another Art Bell replay is scheduled for tonight on MITD.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 08:10:38 PM »
was that verbatim?
pretty close i think

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 08:04:02 PM »
I fell asleep before it ended. Was there any mention during the Tribute of MITD continuing on with Heather?
Nope.  Noory only mentioned in passing that after Art retired from c2cam he had some little internet shows.
The only two guests with recent details about Art were Dannion and Whitley, the other guests only had talked with Art many years ago.
The show last night had more time on the old clips than the guests or callers.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 07:59:35 PM »
Whitley said no one invloved with Coast to Coast was there except himself, Danion and Bob Crane because it was a very small very private service. What are the odds HW was excluded?
Perhaps one of the reasons for HW's meltdown online yesterday might have been she wasn't invited to the private service?
Whitley said it was only family and a few close longtime friends and neighbors.

Sounded like Dannion and Whitley were the only ones that weren't locals.
Neither mentioned anything about HW being there or her speaking.  If she was the planner of the services like she implied on facebook days ago, wouldn't she be the host there?  Seems more like the plans changed...

I have seen no postings by HW today on Facebook about Art's service yesterday at all.

Noory played this area 51 pilot caller last Friday night too.

Aww, George is playing all of Art’s favorite bumper music. ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you, George.
The weekend c2vam hosts also played Art Bell playlist music.

Seems like instead of Hoagie they got his coauthor Mike Bara instead?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Yesterday at 12:56:04 AM »
Whitley on the Coast tribute show now reporting that he was at Art's funeral today and it was very small. He said Bob Crane was there. He said Airyn spoke.
And he didn't mention Heather, was she not there?

Hoagie may be planning his own Art Bell tribute show for this weekend:

What ever happened to RCH? Does he still have a show?
Hoagie indeed has a show, now only on weekends.
There is a Bellgab thread for it too where some come and post during the live shows.
Here is Hoagie's website for his show:

Looks like Hoagie's show this coming weekend may be his own Art Bell tribute show?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:07:49 PM »
She hasn’t quit yet
The magic 8-ball indicates that outcome is getting extremely likely...

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:03:06 PM »
Isn't ironic that all of Heather's online postings this week are apparently increasing bellgab activity by 1000+% ?
She could have put all that effort instead on open lines shows this week.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 19, 2018, 08:23:18 PM »
From the revelations on Heather's Facebook page today apparently the number of monthly paying subscribers for MITD has been shrinking over her period as host, plus the monthly fee was reduced in half when she started hosting, and that is insufficient to pay for running the network.

In light of all this news, could her plan for the Area 51 invasion been an attempt to get publicity to increase subscriptions?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 19, 2018, 08:18:30 PM »
Keith today is now putting up at the website, media articles reporting on Art Bell:

It was almost inevitable that talk radio host Art Bell’s death would stir controversy on the internet.

On Monday, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office found itself defending its decision to announce Bell’s death with a video on Facebook about 12 hours after he was found dead at his home in Pahrump on Friday.

The move has drawn some criticism online from people calling it an invasion of the Bell family’s privacy. But a spokesman for the rural department said Sheriff Sharon Wehrly recorded the video statement because Bell was “a huge celebrity” and “we knew we would be inundated with questions.”

“We received information that his death had already begun to circulate via Facebook, and in an effort to get factual information out to the public, prior to the onslaught of public records requests, we decided to do a short press release announcing his death and the pending autopsy,” said Lt. David Boruchowitz. “The release was made once public conversation and requests started coming in.”

The sheriff’s office did not consult with Bell’s family prior to issuing its statement, but the department has not received any complaints from the family since its release, Boruchowitz said.

Bell’s wife, Airyn, could not be reached for comment.

From ham to syndication

The 72-year-old Bell also left behind three children, Asia, Alex and Art Bell IV.

The Clark County coroner’s office had not determined his cause of death Monday. According to a statement posted on the website for “Midnight in the Desert,” the radio show Bell started in 2015, he died peacefully in his sleep, likely from complications associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Bell was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on June 17, 1945, and developed a love for radio at an early age. He had his first ham radio license by the age of 13, and he ran an on-base pirate radio station while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He started at KDWN-AM in Las Vegas in the mid-1980s, broadcasting his early morning talk show from the station’s studios at what is now the Plaza hotel downtown.

Early on, Bell’s “West Coast AM” was devoted to traditional news and politics. Retired pilot and Las Vegas resident John Lear said he was the one who showed Bell the career-making potential of a show about the unexplained.

“I was one of the first people on the show who talked about the paranormal,” said Lear, an outspoken UFO buff and conspiracy theorist. “The response was so enormous that he started going all paranormal.”

Lear went on to make about 10 appearances on Bell’s show, the last coming a few months after 9/11.

“He was adamant that it couldn’t be an inside job. We parted company on that,” Lear explained.

Trappings of fame

By then, Bell was a household name, and not just among long-haul truckers, night-shift workers and insomniacs. “Coast to Coast AM,” Bell’s literally homemade show, was syndicated on about 500 radio stations and aired nightly to as many as 15 million people. They tuned in to hear a wild array of pseudo-scientists, recurring crackpots and certified stars such as Dan Aykroyd, George Carlin, Willie Nelson, Leonard Nimoy and “X-Files” creator Chris Carter.

They also tuned in to hear Bell, who almost never screened his calls and happily followed his guests and callers down any rabbit hole.

“He was a master interviewer,” Lear said. “He could draw material out of a guest without the guest realizing what was going on.”

But life as Pahrump’s most famous resident (sorry, Heidi Fleiss) wasn’t always easy.

One former Nye County police dispatcher described Bell as a “repeat customer” because of all the times he called 911 to report someone lurking outside his fenced property at the town’s southern edge.

“He was kind of paranoid, and people would come by his house because they knew he was there. It was never anything serious,” said former Nye County Sheriff Wade Lieseke, who considered Bell a friend.

The radio host also received fan mail befitting a man with a show and an audience like his. He once invited a reporter to his house to examine an envelope full of “UFO parts” sent by one of his listeners.

Bell announced his retirement from radio at least four times during his career. He finally walked away for good in 2015, about five months after launching “Midnight in the Desert,” citing threats to his family.

Services for Bell have not been announced.

Probably time to try to guess who some of the surprise guests Noory will have on tomorrow night for his official Art Bell tribute show.
Friday night he already had on a few like Whitley Strieber and Ian Punnett...

I bet Noory will find some JC impersonator as well as play a few old clips of Art with JC.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:42:52 PM »
Good grief, here is a thought.  What if Art was going into the studio and getting all the equipment warmed up so the Heather could stroll in and do the show?  Perhaps she doesn't know how to turn the equipment on?
What about when inevitably something happens, like an equipment failure or tech problem?
Art could repair it himself, but now there is nobody available to do that in the area?
Keith Rowland is in Arizona someplace not around there.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:39:26 PM »
Maybe Mary Ann will call in and talk to Art.  She could supposedly see and speak to spirits that haven't crossed into the light (and Art, as you recall, was afraid of the light).

Would be interesting to hear Art's perspective on things now that he's dead.


I thought of that Mary Ann Winkowski (The Ghost Whisperer) as well.
She said on past c2cam appearances most spirits hang around the earth plane until at least their funeral, so Art's spirit  may still be around for her to contact for awhile.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:28:36 PM »
Another Heather facebook post/reply:

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:19:02 PM »
Heather posted this on facebook early today, sounds like she might not be back on the air by Friday after all:

He'll have Tommy play some of Art's greatest hits during the last 2 hours of Friday's show.  A half hour or an hour isn't enough for Art.  That way Noory can leave the studio 2 hours early. :-\

Thats what I was expecting - except I see Noory is off on Friday night, Dave Schader is guest hosting that night...

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:24:18 PM »
Did Art take any days off, much less a week, when Ramona passed? I thought he got right back on the horse.
I seem to recall Art wasn't doing shows when Ramona passed away, he had retired.
But soon after, he asked to host  c2cam weekends again to keep him busy and they had to move Ian Punnett to early Sat nights since he had been hosting the weekend shows then around 2006?

Any guesses on what Noory and his staff will come up with this week for an Art Bell tribute?
If the stuff he tried last Friday night was a preview, I don't expect much - probably just a few old clips.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Knapp
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:18:56 PM »
Peter Robins under his breath says "Philip Glass, what an ass." According to IMDB Philip Glass composed for the show "UFO Files" (or they used one of his songs?) I wonder if that was where he questioned Robin's recollection as he saw another story and is misremembering?
Wasn't he referring to arch debunker Philip Klass?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:16:19 PM »
Is this the cuckshed that Art used to do his show from before Wade turned it into her house? Asking for a friend...

More likely the house Heather bought is the one to the right next door with the RV parked behind it?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:06:07 PM »
I heard George Knapp play the Midnight in the Desert song as well as other Art Bell bumper music favorites last night, it was his way of giving tribute to Art.
Knapp did mention on air he didn't know the entire history of the Crystal Gayle song and Art Bell.

But I recall Crystal visited with Art at his home in person at that time, around 2001:

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:11:27 PM »
It wasn't a conspiracy theory. Chef just got confused by the sheer amount of Art Bell threads now.  ;D
Probably time for thread merging?

Well, if he didn't play UFO Phil, I'll buy Art a thank you drink someday.
Yep that was the only good thing - UFO Phil's song got replaced with Frank Sinatra for one Friday night...

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