"Art Bell's Dark Matter"

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"Art Bell's Dark Matter"

Post by Kaztronic » 07-29-2013 11:54 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Art Bell, radio's master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone on Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.

Bell was one of radio's top syndicated voices in the 1990s before walking away from his nightly show in 2002 due to family issues. He worked occasionally after that but hasn't been on the air since Halloween 2010.

"I missed it terribly," said Bell, 68, whose weeknight show will air live from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET. Sirius is building a studio at Bell's rural Nevada home where he will work.

A Sirius representative contacted Bell through social media a few months ago, leading to the formation of his show, "Art Bell's Dark Matter." He'll talk about things like UFOs, ghosts, near-death experiences and weird aspects of science. He'll do interviews and take calls from viewers.

Scott Greenstein, Sirius XM president and chief content officer, said the show will be "uncensored, unrestricted, uncluttered and utterly unique."

"There's probably more interest in the genre now than when I did it," Bell said. "When I did it, I was damned near alone."

Bell was on some 500 radio stations nationwide and "quit when he was at the top of his game," said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers, a magazine that covers the radio industry.

Harrison said Bell's subject matter has roots in old-time radio, and he predicted it will become popular once again in the coming years.

"He'll be looked at as one of the veteran, old masters," Harrison said. "He's the real deal when it comes to marching to the beat of a different drummer."

There's also a potential rivalry with George Noory, who replaced Bell on the syndicated show. Bell isn't a fan, saying he considers Noory "not edgy enough." Noory's program is on later at night, so the two will not compete directly live.

No contract terms were divulged.

Bell said he's intrigued to learn the differences between satellite and terrestrial radio.

"It seems to me they are the next step in technology," he said. "I've always been a technological junkie. The mix of what they're giving me, the freedom that they're giving me, is priceless."

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Post by BenSlain » 07-30-2013 12:31 AM

Three hours. No comercials. UNRATED. I like that part.
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Post by Kaztronic » 07-30-2013 01:13 AM

This is going to be fantastic!

I need to start figuring out the technology piece of this. We should probably make a basics thread for those of us who will no doubt be new to the world of satellite radio.
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Post by Fan » 07-30-2013 09:00 AM

Kaztronic wrote: This is going to be fantastic!

I need to start figuring out the technology piece of this. We should probably make a basics thread for those of us who will no doubt be new to the world of satellite radio.


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Post by Fan » 07-30-2013 09:23 AM

Art's "press photo" is hilarious :)

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Post by HB3 » 07-30-2013 10:08 AM

Linked on Drudge Report....

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Post by HB3 » 07-30-2013 10:18 AM

Drudge has also posted a much better 'promo' photo....

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Post by Diogenes » 07-30-2013 01:31 PM

Kaztronic wrote: This is going to be fantastic!

I need to start figuring out the technology piece of this. We should probably make a basics thread for those of us who will no doubt be new to the world of satellite radio.


Good idea as I stream from the IPad and now have to figure this out.
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Post by Diogenes » 07-30-2013 01:32 PM

You know watching all of this play out is going to be very interesting.
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Post by Fan » 07-30-2013 01:37 PM

Diogenes wrote: Good idea as I stream from the IPad and now have to figure this out.


You have to install a new app and sign up for sirius - here is the info about iPad and iPhone listening http://www.siriusxm.com/ios

You can't get it in any other way than Sirius (legal way that is).
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Post by BenSlain » 07-30-2013 01:54 PM

Fan wrote:

(legal way that is).



Are we going to post on those topics? I have a few ways now of listening to shows that are on SXM that aren't really on the up and up. Even though I do have a account.

Just not sure you wanted to go there are not. It's up to you. If you deside to probably better to make a new thead for it like Conscious did a few years back with his recordings thread.
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Post by Fan » 07-30-2013 01:58 PM

BenSlain wrote: Are we going to post on those topics? I have a few ways now of listening to shows that are on SXM that aren't really on the up and up. Even though I do have a account.

Just not sure you wanted to go there are not. It's up to you. If you deside to probably better to make a new thead for it like Conscious did a few years back with his recordings thread.


Talking about alternate ways to do things is fine, I am not telling anyone to break copyright laws, but information is free to be discussed. Don't link to any pirated material, don't post it here, and yeah, let's make an alternate thread for alternate methods of listening in case people can't subscribe or live outside the US/Canada.
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Post by alleyrulez » 07-30-2013 05:09 PM

the best news I have heard all year.

Art Bell.

uncensored.

count me in.

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Post by No Dice » 07-30-2013 08:07 PM

I'm really looking forward to it. I wonder if this is why Sirus dumped Coast to coast am...

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Post by Diogenes » 07-30-2013 09:01 PM

Fan wrote: You have to install a new app and sign up for sirius - here is the info about iPad and iPhone listening http://www.siriusxm.com/ios

You can't get it in any other way than Sirius (legal way that is).


Yes and I will be signing up for sure.
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