Arthur W. "Art" Bell is a broadcaster and author, known primarily as one of
the founders and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program
Coast to Coast Am. He also created and formerly hosted its companion show, Dreamland. Semi-retired from Coast to Coast AM since 2003, Art hosted the
show many weekends for the following four years. He announced his retirement
from weekend hosting on July 1, 2007 but occasionally serves as a guest host. Art
was always interested in radio and at the age of 13 became a licensed amateur
radio operator (call sign W6OBB).
Art Bell served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic during the Vietnam War. After leaving military service he stayed in Asia, living on the on what is now the Japanese island
of Okinawa where he worked as a disc jockey for KSBK in the capital city of Naha. It
was the only non-military English language station in Japan. In 2009, Art moved to
the Philippines. Bell was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame on November 8, 2008.
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