Art Bell returning to Radio on Sirius XM

Delbert's note:  I think Art returning to radio is fantastic. I thought that maybe this was going to be all hot air when George Noory  at Coast to Coast AM recently announced he had resigned a multi year deal.  Many of us were hoping that he'd step back in and retake his throne over there.  I can't say I'm thrilled about him going to a pay to listen platform as I'm currently not a subscriber and until now never even considered it.  However, that balances out with the fact that he's going to be on much earlier in the evening starting at 10PM EST.  I'd rather not recall how many times I stayed up all night long only to have to be at work a few hours later.    Best wishes Art as you embark on this new chapter in your career. 


NEW YORK (AP) — Art Bell, radio's master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone on Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.

Bell was one of radio's top syndicated voices in the 1990s before walking away from his nightly show in 2002 due to family issues. He worked occasionally after that but hasn't been on the air since Halloween 2010.


"I missed it terribly," said Bell, 68, whose weeknight show will air live from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET. Sirius is building a studio at Bell's rural Nevada home where he will work.

A Sirius representative contacted Bell through social media a few months ago, leading to the formation of his show, "Art Bell's Dark Matter." He'll talk about things like UFOs, ghosts, near-death experiences and weird aspects of science. He'll do interviews and take calls from viewers.

Scott Greenstein, Sirius XM president and chief content officer, said the show will be "uncensored, unrestricted, uncluttered and utterly unique."

"There's probably more interest in the genre now than when I did it," Bell said. "When I did it, I was damned near alone."

Bell was on some 500 radio stations nationwide and "quit when he was at the top of his game," said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers, a magazine that covers the radio industry. Continued

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