|Coast to Coast AM|
|Running time||4 hours|
|Home station||Syndicated: 500+ affiliates|
Ian Punnett (Saturdays)
Art Bell (stand-in)
George Knapp (Sundays)
|Air dates||1980s to present|
|Opening theme||"The Chase (Theme from Midnight Express)" by Giorgio Moroder|
|Ending theme||"Inca Dance" by Cusco|
"Hands of Time" by Groove Armada (Shows hosted by Punnett)
"Midnight in the Desert" by Crystal Gayle (Bell-hosted shows)
Coast to Coast AM is a late-night syndicated radio talk show in the United States which deals with a variety of topics, but most frequently ones that relate either to the paranormal, or to alleged conspiracies. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In Broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast Radio shows and Television shows to multiple individual stations without going through George Ralph Noory (born June 4, 1950) is a US-based radio broadcaster Arthur W "Art" Bell III (born June 17, 1945) is an American broadcaster and Author, known primarily as the founder and George Knapp is an American Investigative journalist. (born April 1 1952 Woodbury New Jersey) Arthur W "Art" Bell III (born June 17, 1945) is an American broadcaster and Author, known primarily as the founder and Chase is one of the instrumental songs by Giorgio Moroder from the Academy Award -winning soundtrack and album ''Midnight Express''. Midnight Express is a 1978 film, based on Billy Hayes ' book of the same name adapted into screenplay by Oliver Stone. Hansjörg "Giorgio" Moroder (born on April 26 1940 in Urtijëi, Italy) is an Italian Record producer, songwriter Groove Armada are Big beat duo Andy Cato and Tom Findlay from England. Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country singer best known for a series of country-pop crossover hits in the late 1970s Syndicate comes from French syndicat which means Trade union ( syndic meaning administrator) from the Latin word syndicus Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to Paranormal is an Umbrella term used to describe unusual Phenomena or experiences that lack an obvious Scientific explanation A conspiracy theory attributes the ultimate cause of an event or chain of events (usually Political, Social or Historical events or the concealment It was created by Art Bell, airs seven nights a week 10:00 p. Arthur W "Art" Bell III (born June 17, 1945) is an American broadcaster and Author, known primarily as the founder and m. to 2:00 a. m. Pacific Time, and is distributed by Premiere Radio Networks. The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) Premiere Radio Networks is an American Radio network. It is the largest syndication company in the United States based on popularity of George Noory hosts the show weekdays, and the first Sunday of every month. George Ralph Noory (born June 4, 1950) is a US-based radio broadcaster Ian Punnett hosts Saturday nights, and the second Sunday of every month. George Knapp hosts the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, and when there is a 5th Sunday, Art Bell or a fill-in hosts the show. George Knapp might mean Georg Friedrich Knapp (1842–1926 a German economist George Knapp (journalist, an American journalist
Coast to Coast AM mostly emphasizes very unusual topics, and is full of personal stories related by callers. While program content varies, most nights are focused toward the paranormal, and subjects such as the occult, remote viewing, hauntings, shadow people, psychic predictions, conspiracy theories, UFOs, crop circles, cryptozoology and science fiction literature, among other paranormal and unusual topics. Paranormal is an Umbrella term used to describe unusual Phenomena or experiences that lack an obvious Scientific explanation The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine hidden secret referring to "knowledge of the hidden" Remote Viewing (RV refers to the attempt to gather information about a distant or unseen target using paranormal means or Extra-sensory perception. A ghost is said to be the apparition of a Deceased person frequently similar in appearance to that person and usually encountered in places she or he frequented Shadow people (also known as shadow men, shadow folk, or shadow beings) are Supernatural shadow-like creatures of both modern Folklore A prediction is a statement or claim that a particular Event will occur in the Future in more certain terms than a forecast. A conspiracy theory attributes the ultimate cause of an event or chain of events (usually Political, Social or Historical events or the concealment Crop circles are patterns created by the flattening of crops such as Wheat, Barley, Rapeseed (also called "canola" Rye Cryptozoology (from Greek κρυπτός kruptos, "hidden" + Zoology; literally "study of hidden animals" is the study of and search Since the terrorist attacks carried out in the United States on September 11, 2001, the events of that day (as well as conspiracy theories surrounding them) and current U. Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion The United States of America —commonly referred to as the S. counter-terrorism strategy have also become frequent themes. Counter-terrorism or counterterrorism refers to the practices tactics, techniques and strategies that Governments militaries, Police departments
After the theme song is played (Giorgio Moroder's The Chase from Midnight Express), the broadcast is typically kicked off with a reading of current events or news stories by the host, usually with at least one bizarre or peculiar story. Hansjörg "Giorgio" Moroder (born on April 26 1940 in Urtijëi, Italy) is an Italian Record producer, songwriter Midnight Express is a 1978 film, based on Billy Hayes ' book of the same name adapted into screenplay by Oliver Stone. Current events are contemporary happenings of significance The phrase may also refer to the following Current Events, a journal published by Weekly Reader Publishing This is usually followed by a guest interview for the rest of the first hour (with open lines if there is enough time), then a more lengthy two-hour interview with a second guest. The last hour is dedicated to open lines (see below), where callers may ask questions of the second guest. Occasionally, round table discussions are held on one of the show's common topics. Conventional topics are sometimes discussed, with interviews with notable authors and political talk sometimes featured.
In April 2008, apparently in response to listeners' e-mails, George Noory volunteered an elaboration of the show's policy respecting the controversial opinions of regular guests. April holidays and events National Poetry Month - in United States National Sexual Assault Awareness Month - in United He explained that, provided there was no element of hostility toward third parties, it was program policy to allow expression of opinion unchallenged. He gave as an example Richard Hoagland's contention that features on Mars are artificial, constructed by a civilization that once inhabited the planet. Richard Hoagland may refer to Richard C Hoagland, conspiracy theorist famous for his theories on the Face on Mars Richard E Noory accepted that this opinion has no support whatsoever in the planetary science community, but said that C2C exists in part to provide a forum for such eccentric ideas. He added that, since guests are never paid appearance fees, it's inevitable that promotion of books, videos, and web sites is often a motivation for guests to sacrifice a night's sleep.
During hours of "open lines", calls are taken and put on air. Under George Noory, open lines have added topics for callers to share their experiences or stories about a particular issue or situation. The show has multiple call-in numbers, of which there are always at least five (as of 2005): for "east of the Rockies", "west of the Rockies", first-time callers, "international callers" and finally a "wild card" line. Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America. Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America. They are all announced at the beginning of each broadcast by Ross Mitchell. Ross Mitchell is an American radio personality known for his deep voice On special occasions, Coast to Coast AM rolls out more numbers, including lines that are reserved for special "themed" callers, for example those who claim to be from other dimensions, time periods, and those possessed by spirits. In mathematics the dimension of a Space is roughly defined as the minimum number of Coordinates needed to specify every point within it Spirit possession is a concept of Paranormal, Supernatural and/or Superstitious belief in which spirits, gods, daemons
The Halloween edition of Coast to Coast AM becomes Ghost to Ghost AM, as listeners call in with their ghost stories. Halloween, or Hallowe’en, is a Holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The New Year's Eve show usually entails listeners calling in their predictions for the coming year, and the host (commonly Art Bell) rating the predictions made a year earlier. New Year's Eve is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year and the day before New Year's Day. In recent years, the host of the New Year's Eve prediction show preface open line predictions that callers may not predict the assassination or death of the US president. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by
Coast to Coast is broadcast on 500+ United States affiliates, as well as numerous Canadian affiliates, several of which stream the show on their station's website. Coast to Coast's Streamlink offers live Internet feeds of the show by subscription. The program is also broadcast on XM Satellite Radio in the United States, on Talk Radio 165. Talk Radio, often branded on-air as Talk Radio 165, is a talk channel on XM Satellite Radio featuring terrestrial radio show simulcasts from around the country Currently, the XM channel is not available to XM Radio Canada subscribers due to CanCon regulations limiting content produced outside of Canada. XM Radio Canada is the operating name of Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc Canadian content (abbreviated cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that Radio
In addition, XM's operational assistance agreement with Clear Channel provides the satcaster with exclusive rights to all Clear Channel content, and doesn't permit the broadcast of Coast to Coast AM on competitor Sirius Satellite Radio.
Coast to Coast AM is also available via C-Band on the W3 (GE3) Transponder 18, Sub-Carrier 6. C band is a name given to certain portions of the Electromagnetic spectrum, as well as a range of Wavelengths of Light, used for communications 8 MHz wide band. There are several feeds and re-feeds of the show.
Because the show is so frequently repeated, audible cue signals are inserted at the beginning and end of commercial breaks, to facilitate substitution of commercials by local stations.
Below is a list of some widely popular or regular listener callers to the show.
Several shows associated with Coast to Coast AM have aired in the slot immediately preceding the late Saturday night edition of the program, from 6-10 PM Pacific time.
Dreamland was another Art Bell creation, nearly identical to Coast-to-Coast AM but less caller driven. Bell hosted Dreamland on early Sunday evenings, until he relinquished control of the show to Whitley Strieber. Louis Whitley Strieber ( (born June 13, 1945) is an American writer best known for his Horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger It continued to precede Coast-to-Coast AM on most affiliate stations on Sunday nights but moved to Saturday night (after Premiere Radio began to syndicate Matt Drudge) and then dropped the program entirely. Premiere Radio Networks is an American Radio network. It is the largest syndication company in the United States based on popularity of Matthew Nathan Drudge (born October 27, 1966) is the American proprietor and editor of the Drudge Report, a conservative news aggregation It is now heard over the Internet exclusively. Internet radio (also known as web radio, net radio, streaming radio and e-radio) is an audio Broadcasting service transmitted via
Dreamland continues to focus on many of the same topics as its sister program, although often with a more spiritual point-of-view, as well as an increased emphasis on extra-terrestrials. Extraterrestrial life is Life originating outside of the Earth.
Upon Art Bell's January 2006 return, Ian Punnett hosted Coast To Coast Live on Saturdays from 9 pm to 1 am Eastern Time. A spin-off of the original Coast to Coast AM, the show covered similar topics as its flagship program. With Bell's July 2007 retirement, C2CLive was discontinued, with Punnett returning to host the regular Saturday edition.
Replacing C2CLive in the late Saturday time slot is a series of reruns of classic Art Bell episodes of C2CAM, under the name of "Somewhere in Time. "
The radio show publishes a monthly newsletter for subscribers called After Dark. It discusses matters covered on the show. It has fourteen inner pages. Approximately 46% of the fourteen pages are illustrations and photos instead of text. The front cover is art work. The back cover is a schedule listing of recent shows.
An excerpt of one show is used in the song "Faaip de Oiad" by the band Tool, in Lateralus (2001). The song samples a supposed employee from Area 51, who called Art Bell on September 11th, 1997 at about 11 p. m. PST.
The song "All the Children Are Dead" by the Venetian Snares uses excerpts from a caller retelling a story from his grandafther, who was once on the police force, who tells about his deputy finding a pit of dead bodies in a closed down factory. Venetian Snares is the main performing alias of Canadian Electronic musician Aaron Funk (born January 11, 1975)
Coast to Coast AM is spoofed in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as a radio segment on WCTR aptly-named "Area 53. A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is a sandbox-style action-adventure computer and Video game developed by Rockstar North " Area 53's host and callers would make ludicrous claims, such as video games giving people malaria, or cheese being the "new weapon in the fight against communism". Malaria is a vector -borne Infectious disease caused by Protozoan Parasites It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions including Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based The slogan of the show is "Prepare to be appalled!"
In 2006, Bell was featured in the video game "Prey" and played himself. For other uses of the word Prey see Prey (disambiguation Prey is a First-person shooter Video game developed by Human He hosts, as in real life, Coast to Coast AM, and the player is able to listen to the broadcast at several terminals throughout the game. The broadcasts detail what is happening on Earth during the time of the game. Here is a trailer for the game which Art Bell is featured on. E3 2K6 Trailer
Bell also has a brief cameo in the 2007 film I Know Who Killed Me, in which he explains a supernatural plot twist. I Know Who Killed Me is a thriller-mystery film released in 2007
Sean Hogan released a song in 2006, on his album "Catalina Sunrise," called "Conspiracy Radio" about Coast to Coast AM and Art Bell. This article is about the Canadian singer-songwriter For the American businessman see Shawn Hogan and for the Irish republican see Seán Hogan.
A track on Islands' Return to the Sea begins with an excerpt of frequent caller Oscar predicting a large supervolcano to explode "in 2007. An island (ˈaɪlənd or isle (/ˈaɪl/ is any piece of land that is completely surrounded by water in two dimensions above high tide and isolated from other significant Return to the Sea is the full-length debut by Indie rock band Islands. "
Crystal Gayle's song "Midnight in the Desert" is a tribute to Coast to Coast AM and Art Bell; Bell has since used the song as the end theme of all shows hosted by him. Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country singer best known for a series of country-pop crossover hits in the late 1970s
The location of the Martian landing in the film Mars Attacks! is Pahrump, Nevada, hometown of Art Bell. Mars Attacks! is a 1996 Black comedy and Science fiction Movie by Tim Burton based on the popular card series Mars Pahrump is a Census-designated place (CDP in Nye County, Nevada, United States.
Art Bell and his radio show were featured on the January 22, 1999 episode of the television series "Millennium" entitled "Collateral Damage. Events 565 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Millennium is an American supernatural thriller and crime drama television series produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files "
The eccentric itinerant AM radio host seen in the alien-themed Stephen Spielberg mini-series, "Taken", is modeled on Art Bell.