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Art Bell: 'Just be nice'
Pahrump Valley Times ^ | 1/21/2006 | Staff

Posted on 01/21/2006 9:27:00 PM PST by JennysCool

Listeners to KNYE radio heard from owner Art Bell on the air Tuesday morning, during a break in his music format, broadcast on 95.1 FM from Pahrump.

The recent widower, whose wife Ramona was laid to rest just last week, spoke lovingly of her, saying he knew she would want him to keep KNYE running.

Bell said his wife handled all their finances, mentioning that he didn't even know the PIN number on his bank account. He also doesn't cook.

"It was my intention to leave a rich widow," Bell said. "Not the other way around."

He announced he will hire a person to handle the day to day operations of KNYE and that more details would be announced on the radio station on Jan. 22.

Bell said if residents in Pahrump see him around town, "Just be nice, because I am in an extreme grieving (process)."

Ramona Bell died unexpectedly on Jan. 5 after an asthma attack. The couple was in Laughlin on a short vacation. She was 47 years old.


TOPICS: UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: artbell; asthma; coasttocoast; talkradio
Art is expected to return to "Coast To Coast" tomorrow (Sunday) night.
1 posted on 01/21/2006 9:27:02 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool

His show got way too goofy for me years ago, so I haven't heard him in a long time, but he seems like a decent guy. This is a crummy deal.


2 posted on 01/21/2006 9:29:04 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: JennysCool

Coast to Coast's success is due to Art Bell. He is a very engaging interviewer even when the guest is insane.

George Noory, OTOH, is the perfect cure for insomnia.


3 posted on 01/21/2006 9:30:24 PM PST by Kuksool (A GOP Senate is needed to replace Justices Ginsburg & Stevens)
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To: JennysCool

I am not a fan of Art Bell but for lack of other things to listen to have been a listener for years when nothing else is on. I really am saddened to hear of his horrible sudden loss. I feel for him and pray he will find comfort at this time.


4 posted on 01/21/2006 9:30:37 PM PST by Yaelle (in their effort not to demonize humans, Spielberg and Kushner end up humanizing demons)
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To: Hank Rearden

Poor man. Men don't generally do so well after a beloved spouse dies, for some reason. Women often fare better emotionally in the long run.


5 posted on 01/21/2006 9:30:50 PM PST by Capriole (I don't have any problems that can't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition.)
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To: JennysCool

Geez, what's the deal with asthma attacks in Laughlin? I was thinking about going there next week. Well I don't have asthma, so it doesn't matter.


6 posted on 01/21/2006 9:30:51 PM PST by defenderSD ( In a battle of wits against a FReeper, the typical liberal is unarmed. )
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To: JennysCool

Sad. It looks like he'll be on live tomorrow night.


7 posted on 01/21/2006 9:33:10 PM PST by JTN ("I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of bubble gum.")
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To: Hank Rearden
His show was always a glorified comic book live on air.

It was meant to be entertaining and get you interested or laughing.

I remember listening to him all through a grave yard shift I used to work as a younger man while going to college.

He's consistent with what he does and approaches it like the people he talks with are credible.

He makes it fun and gets huge ratings.

Sorry about his wife the witch. (Yep she was a witch according to what I heard Art say on radio several times)
8 posted on 01/21/2006 9:33:12 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: All

I wonder if it was an asthma attack caused by an allergic reaction to cats. Seriously, those can be fatal, and if someone had kept a cat in their hotel room that could have triggered it. I have a friend who had to get an adrenalin shot to survive a cat allergy asthma attack.


9 posted on 01/21/2006 9:33:15 PM PST by defenderSD ( In a battle of wits against a FReeper, the typical liberal is unarmed. )
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To: JennysCool

As you already said. I suppose I should read the thread before I post.


10 posted on 01/21/2006 9:33:56 PM PST by JTN ("I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of bubble gum.")
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To: defenderSD
I wonder if it was an asthma attack caused by an allergic reaction to cats. Seriously, those can be fatal, and if someone had kept a cat in their hotel room that could have triggered it.

I doubt it. The Bell household has several cats.

11 posted on 01/21/2006 9:35:30 PM PST by JTN ("I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of bubble gum.")
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To: BurbankKarl; doug from upland; paulat; Flux Capacitor; Las Vegas Dave; Brad's Gramma; onyx; ...

Ping!


12 posted on 01/21/2006 9:39:04 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: Kuksool

>George Noory, OTOH, is the perfect cure for insomnia.

and a perfect kook himself


13 posted on 01/21/2006 9:40:40 PM PST by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: JTN

Read the thread before posting? Wow! That's a novel concept that's never occurred to me before! :-)


14 posted on 01/21/2006 9:42:35 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: JennysCool

Sorry about Art's loss. Sounds like he's having a tough time handling it. Perhaps going back on the air will help him recover.


15 posted on 01/21/2006 9:44:13 PM PST by TBP
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To: JennysCool
Art Bell is an excellent interviewer IMHO. Even with guests that are "out there" Art could make it entertaining and enjoyable.

When going through tough times of my own and living alone, Art got me through many a long night. I rarely listen to C2C except when he is on (Ethan Punnette? is a good substitute, but not as good as the real thing).

I hope he can get through his recent loss. The man has had his share of bad times.

16 posted on 01/21/2006 10:01:54 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: JennysCool
I have enjoyed listening to Art over the years. I feel so bad for his loss. He has had a real tough time over the last several years.

My favorite guest was Father Malachi Martin. When Art asked Father Martin if Bill Clinton was perfectly possessed he would not answer.

17 posted on 01/21/2006 10:10:57 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents or anyone just passing through)
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To: Lawgvr1955

He is an excellent interviewer -- naturally curious, which helps the interview process a great deal!


18 posted on 01/21/2006 10:19:46 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Ian Punnett just announced Art will return to Saturday and Sunday nights beginning next week.


19 posted on 01/21/2006 10:41:31 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: JennysCool

Thanks for the heads up.


20 posted on 01/21/2006 11:42:55 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: JennysCool

Just.....damn. Art is good people. GBU, Art.


21 posted on 01/21/2006 11:50:23 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: JennysCool
Art's a great guy. I have the feeling that he privately disbelieved much of his show's material, but he had a strong knack for nurturing an atmosphere of trust conducive to unusual exchanges.

I think of Art's show as campfire 'n smores time, like I used to have as a kid. That, or the family chats you'd have when the power went out. It feels great, and if you trust everyone present, you end up wondering about stuff you'd NEVER think about during the day.

I think that's been going on since cave-man days, actually.

I hope Art NEVER stops...

22 posted on 01/22/2006 12:53:19 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin
I hope Art NEVER stops...

Mega-dittoes to that!

23 posted on 01/22/2006 1:00:18 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: JTN
The Bell household has several cats.

And Mrs. Bell had suffered there from severe asthma for years.

24 posted on 01/23/2006 8:34:02 PM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: Lawgvr1955

If a guest just didn't make sense and/or contradicted him/herself (some were clearly liars or deranged), Art would dump them early.


25 posted on 01/23/2006 8:35:49 PM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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