Pahrump-Based Paranormal Radio Show Host Art Bell Dies at 72

Bessie Dean
April 15, 2018

Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly announced in a Facebook video that Bell died Friday in Pahrump.

Art Bell, the longtime radio personality and host of "Coast to Coast AM" has died at age 72.

Bell hosted the nationally syndicated radio show Coast to Coast AM, which focused on the paranormal and conspiracy theories, before leaving the program in 2002, according to Radio Ink.

The current host of the show, George Noory, said in a statement: "Art was a legend - a radio icon who went against the grain and developed an unbelievable show".

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Bell was the founder and original owner for Pahrump station KNYE.

Bell retired a few times over the years, including in 2015 from his "Midnight in the Desert" show after what he claims to be several intrusion events occurring at his Pahrump home. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death, she said.

It wasn't until 2006 is when the Vietnam veteran was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2006 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.

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

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