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Coast to Coast radio host Art Bell dead at 72

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Apr 14, 2018

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

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.

Bell first got his start in the radio business when he was 13 years old. According to his biography, he was recognized in the Guinness Book of Records for a 116 hour (and 15 minutes) solo broadcast marathon when he deejayed for an AM radio station in Okinawa, Japan. He later founded and put KNYE 95.1 FM on the air in Pahrump.

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.

The New York Times best-selling author and DJ retired in 2015 to spend more time with his daughter and wife, Airyn Bell. 

Bell was 72.

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