Art Bell (1945 - 2018), paranormal-themed radio show host

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The longtime UFO conspiracy theorist and radio host was known for his paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast that aired on 500 North American broadcasts in the early 1990s.

Radio disc jockey Arthur William Bell passed away at his home in Pahrump, Nevada on Friday the 13th.

Bell last hosted an edition of Coast to Coast AM in 2010.

The present tweeted a remark from its present host, George Noory, who described Bell as "a legend - a radio icon who went in opposition to the grain and developed an incredible present referred to as 'Coast to Coast AM.' His influence on my life is past phrases".

Bell created the precursor to Coast to Coast AM at 720 KDWN-AM in Las Vegas in the late 1970s.

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Mr. Bell hosted the popular radio talk show "Coast to Coast AM" before he left the airwaves in 2002.

Bell didn't make many media appearances outside of his talk show, but one Larry King on CNN appearance from 1999 has been preserved on YouTube. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.

Coast to Coast AM is aired on over 300 radio stations in the US and Canada.

Bell later founded Pahrump's KNYE 95.1 FM radio station, where its broadcast studio and transmitter were stationed near his Pahrump residence.

Mr. Bell, who grew up in a military family, became an FCC-licensed radio technician by the age of 13, according to the "Coast to Coast AM" website.

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