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Best C2C year?
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:55:10 AM »
Listening to the archives and I gotta say 97 was my favorite year. You got Area 51 call in show, Mel's Hole, Harlot, Area 51 fly over, Phoenix lights, Philip Corso, Witch hunt and all other goodies. Whats the best year in your opinion?   

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 02:21:06 PM »
1997 was definitely a good one from what I can remember. 2000 was my fav.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 04:56:45 PM »
All the pre-1998 Art Bell shows (before his first quittening) was the classic period.
Back when he used Cusco bumper music almost exclusively in the mid 1990s really set the tone I thought compared to later years.


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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 05:09:54 PM »
There are a few


95-96 was tops In terms of paranormal news proliferation due to the internet starting to take off.

97-99 were tops for political intrigue.  Clinton/ Monica/ columbine, etc.

1999 for the Y2K silliness

2002-2004 were my personal favs,


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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 12:30:26 PM »
95-2000 were my favorite years

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 12:13:53 AM »
Can I have a few years?

97, 98, & 2000, because the world didn't end and the show kind of had a reset button pushed. I also really like 03, and 04.

I have NEVER liked Dreamland, from it's intro and so on. I never saw the point of it when Coast was so much better.  If I'm going to work Sundays I'm not going to change the name of my company for that one day of the week.  sorry, that's off topic

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 05:43:17 AM »
Anything before 2002 is a favorite of mine.

94 to 98 are standouts.

2003 onwards has too much Noory stank on it.

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 05:52:37 AM »
I'd say pre 9/11.

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2014, 06:05:44 AM »
I'd say pre 9/11.

And that is how the terrorists won.

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2014, 06:09:21 AM »
they are all classhics

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2015, 11:40:17 AM »
Now that I've actually heard most of the shows from 94-02 (made this thread a bit too early maybe) I got some thoughts on it

94-95 - Probably my least favorite for C2C (though it was the best year for Dreamland). The show was still too political based for me, with a few notable gems in there but overall not as interesting. Art's first book The Art of Talk shows this as the chapter about Coast to Coast Am says almost nothing about paranormal topics and mainly talks politics and whatnot. Ghost to Ghost shows were the main attraction in these years. Overall all the best topics were saved for Dreamlands.

96 - Things really got kicking, we got classic guests like Whitley by the end of 95 and Graham and Malachi Martin in 96. 96 was kinda half and half with normal topics and unusual. 

97-98 - Coast hit its stride, phoenix lights, Roswell anniversary, Area 51 classic call, Mel's hole. Art flat out says he's done with politics in 97. Also some really good shows in early 98.

99 - Not as good but some awesome stuff of course. Trumbell UFO tape was my favorite. Lot of negatives though Art was out a lot, less Cusco played, chemtrails and Y2K crap and tons of other millennium doom saying.

00-02 - Art leaves, then comes back. 2000 was alright I guess. 01 Art was back and recharged for another two years. Great shows, Atlantis off Cuba story, Shadow People showed up, 9/11 shows were handled properly, Skinwalker Ranch and NIDs enter the scene as well as GIS with EVPs. Monster open lines and multiple Ghost to Ghosts too. Art's retirement was actually honest too, he wasn't like NEVER COMING BACK BYE. He was like I'll be back time to time which he was.

Overall, 01-02 stand out and I still think 97 was one of the top years as well.

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2019, 08:38:45 AM »
bump?

Still sticking to my 97,01 and 02 were my favorites.

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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2019, 09:07:42 AM »
2006 was great. Art sounded so well rested, and happy. I preferred his pace and the level of gravel in his voice, just doing weekends.

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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2019, 09:10:48 AM »
1997

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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2019, 02:11:05 PM »
Praise MV

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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2019, 06:32:49 PM »
1997 was possibly best year but I also enjoyed 1995 with the horrible OKC bombing due the live and caller speculations.

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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2019, 07:26:47 PM »
Donít forget 1999 and the Y2K terror. Jammed interstates, no food deliveries, no power. We lived through a very difficult time.

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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2019, 11:04:03 PM »
2013.  Got to hear George Noory snivel on his birthday.  Got to see him forget his lyrics and not salvage the song very well, in a brightly-lit basement with low ceilings in the Ozarks.  If it looked like no one was at the tables in the audience, it was because they all were lined up along the back wall videoing him with their cell phones.  Lots of their small talk came through on the You Tube.  And he danced with an appreciative senior lady who immediately started texting afterward (!) and he sat in a man's lap there, too.  No alcohol in sight.  A great You Tube.

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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2019, 09:37:16 AM »
2013. 
Is it true you never listened to the Art Bell years of C2C? It's like somebody who only watches the cousin Oliver episodes of the Brady Bunch

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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2019, 11:23:54 AM »
Donít forget 1999 and the Y2K terror. Jammed interstates, no food deliveries, no power. We lived through a very difficult time.
Art was also great in various years when "live," or close to it, during Hurricanes, Wildfires, Earthquakes, Wildfires, or terrorist events.  Good local coverage of events by callers and sometimes local reporters, rapidly developing updates and theorizing, and exciting radio- even if you didn't live near the areas. All he ate it up because it fit with his "Quickening" theories and long-format- not just quick radio news updates. 

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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2019, 02:15:24 AM »
Is it true you never listened to the Art Bell years of C2C? It's like somebody who only watches the cousin Oliver episodes of the Brady Bunch
I just didn't know about the program.  I was always an NPR girl.  Kind of surprising not to know about it, especially since I went to church with a lady who claimed to be an abductee.  But she never mentioned it.  In 2009, I started listening to a small radio program concerning targeted individuals.  Someone there mentioned Coast.  I tried it out, and cried when I heard "Sleepy Jean" bumper music.  Hadn't heard that in years.  Nonetheless, I didn't make the time to start listening regularly until late in 2012 in my mid-forties.  Would you believe I guessed George (in 2012) was about 30 years old?  Based on his voice.

I got very confused when the Coast website said old Bell shows were playing, because I didn't know what the venue was - I guess Insiders, but I never figured it out.  I think I found some old ones on You Tube.

Bellgab has been just as much fun as Coast, though  :).

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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2019, 12:05:07 PM »
Bellgab has been just as much fun as Coast, though  :).

Where else can you hurt people again and again and again and never take any back?