Art Bell W6OBB is now a SK

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WB8MF, Apr 14, 2018.

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  1. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Laura Hmmm.. was a New Age show. But not 'Dr. Laura'

    Nice lady.

    I was on that show as a debunker.

    After Art did his 'Geronimo in the smoke' stuff, I turned down any overtures to do Coast to Coast.

    I did Laura's(name?) show (she asked) after I was brought up on a 1998 Coast to Coast: so many comments were so factually wrong there, and my statements were re-stated, IMO, as the opposite of what I actually said.

    Hmmm..is Laura still around?
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
  2. W8FLH

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    Art started Midnight In The Desert in 2015. This new show is still carried online by Dark Matter Digital Network. Heather Wade hosts, and had the privilege of working directly with Art even after he left the show in December of 2015. Heather provides a great alternative to the corporate broadcast machine. In fact, it's been very recent that she'd purchased the guest house from Art, and uses his last studio space there.

    All my best sympathy to Airyn, Asia, and Alexander Bell. Alexander is Art's son, not yet a year old.
     
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  3. K3XR

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    Listened to Art Bell a few times over the years and thought this article summed it up rather well.......
    "Their fidelity did not mean a belief in the words said on the broadcast. They tuned in not for the truth but for a good story. Adults still want storytellers, preferably ones offering the most fantastical tales, to send them to sleep. Art Bell told them stories when parents and older siblings no longer would."
    https://spectator.org/art-bell-an-a-m-radio-original-rip/
    "From the Heartland of America to the Gateway to the West, radio listeners mourn this weekend. The a.m. band lost one of its last great personalities."
     
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  4. KI7QVR

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    I learned about the "chupakabra" from Art. Loved listening to him, laying in bed, when I got home from work. RIP, Art.
     
  5. N0KEW

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    His show was not for “stupid people.” His show was for people wanting to hear a good story.
     
  6. N6RLS

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  7. KR5J

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  8. KR5J

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    I used to hear him on 80 meters here in Colorado on the now raucous 3840 frequency. I never did make a contact but really didn't have a good antenna for 80. 73s Art!
     
  9. N2TCP

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    Art just QSYed.
    Tom N2TCP
     
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  10. W7UUU

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    DING DING DING!! :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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