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Rest In Peace Art Bell - King of night time talk radio
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: April 15, 2018 06:56PM
Rest In Peace Art Bell! You will be missed. You will always be known as the King of talk radio, conspiracy and the unknown. Art was one of only a handful of hosts that not only broadcast live but his calls were not screened. He also broadcast 5-7 nights a week on over 500 stations and with up to 23,000,000 viewers. He was in the Air Force as a medic in Vietnam and held the Guinness record for longest nonstop time on the air. He used money raised from that to save about 130 orphans from Vietnam at the end of the war.

After leaving military service he stayed in Asia, living on the Japanese island of Okinawa where he worked as a disc jockey for KSBK, the only non-military English-language station in Japan. While there, he set a Guinness World Record by staying on the air for 116 hours and 15 minutes. The money raised there allowed Bell to charter a DC-8, fly to Vietnam, and rescue 130 Vietnamese orphans stranded in Saigon at the war's end. They were eventually brought to the United States and adopted by American families.

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Re: Rest In Peace Art Bell - King of night time talk radio
Posted by: freeradical
Date: April 15, 2018 08:49PM
That show is on an FM station in my town. I find this very odd. Coast to Coast should be on a low power AM station that you always have to be fiddling with the tuning dial and antenna in order to receive it...
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Re: Rest In Peace Art Bell - King of night time talk radio
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 15, 2018 09:10PM
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freeradical
That show is on an FM station in my town. I find this very odd. Coast to Coast should be on a low power AM station that you always have to be fiddling with the tuning dial and antenna in order to receive it...

I know what you mean.
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Re: Rest In Peace Art Bell - King of night time talk radio
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 15, 2018 10:03PM
I also know what you mean and I'm thinking some of us are showing our age with these comments.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: Rest In Peace Art Bell - King of night time talk radio
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 16, 2018 10:31AM
I used to find him when driving long distances in the night. The callers were really the entertainment... so much weirdness ! I did not know that about his Vietnam service or his charity activity at the end of the war. That's impressive.
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