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Art Bell's radio show ends after just 6 weeks


Posted on Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 | Comment icon 25 comments

Art Bell presented Coast to Coast AM for 15 years. Image Credit: CC 2.0 Curtis Kennington
The popular paranormal radio host's show 'Dark Matter' has disappeared from SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Art Bell is a name that became synonymous with all things unexplained when he presented the popular Coast to Coast AM radio show for over 15 years. When plans were announced for him to return as host of a new nightly paranormal radio show on SiriusXM back in July, fans jumped at the chance to tune in.

Things haven't all gone according to plan however and now it seems that the show is all but dead in the water after just six weeks on the air. In a statement on his site, Bell outlined the problems that lead to the show's demise including piracy and issues with streaming.

"I have asked SiriusXM to alter their normal method of doing business and allow free streaming for everybody from artbell.com.," he wrote. "If we get the opportunity to do this streaming, we will kick some serious butt...If not, we may not have a viable situation going forward."

Unfortunately it seems that Bell and SiriusXM failed to reach an agreement and the show has now been cancelled. "Sometimes when you are 'all in' you win, sometimes lose. By mutual agreement, Dark Matter will no longer air as of tonight," Bell wrote.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (25)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #16 Posted by promKing on 6 November, 2013, 19:05
yeah Art is so rich that he could do it for free streamin on net.
Comment icon #17 Posted by gatekeeper32 on 21 November, 2013, 22:52
Great! Just got a 6 month subion to satellite radio as part of the package to listen too.
Comment icon #18 Posted by AZDZ on 11 December, 2013, 18:00
I liked old Art shows more, something wasn't the same with this new one. Was his deal with Sirius based on how many words he said during each show? He never shut the hell up and allow a guest to make his point! Time after time the guest would spend time laying a foundation then just before the payoff Art would suddenly interrupt thus destroying the moment! Guests seldom ever recovered from his breaking in causing the entire interview ruined, imo The whole thing just seemed to be some sort of victory dance over owners of Coast to Coast AM.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Pinche Gringo on 12 January, 2014, 23:33
I never even knew about this show. I will have to check it out on youtube. I listen to the somewhere in time old episodes when they are on and was a listener for several years back when he was the host when I was a repo man prowling the night.Recently I have been wondering if his outlook towards government "conspiracies" has changed much with all the information that has come to light since Noory has taken over.
Comment icon #20 Posted by keninsc on 13 January, 2014, 10:17
Did his show end or did it just end on Sirrus XM? Art does have a rather cult following, not what we'd call mainstream.
Comment icon #21 Posted by sam_comm on 13 January, 2014, 17:55
Did his show end or did it just end on Sirrus XM? Art does have a rather cult following, not what we'd call mainstream. The show Dark Matters hosted by Art Bell no longer air. The issue is related to the streaming of the show online, where Art Bell wanted a free streaming online so that people in America and around the world could listen it live for free and the pool of callers would be greater than it was. Sirius XM disagreed. Art Bell felt he could no longer host the show in these conditions. Apparently, he cannot go back on air due to a 2 years non-compete clause in his contract with Sirius... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by Mike D boy on 1 February, 2014, 0:25
I feel sorry for Art Bell...he's been successful launching Coast-to-Coast AM in the 80s to become one of the most listened to radio programs in the nation. Sirius XM doesn't cover a wider audience like terrestrial radio does and paranormal radio programs aren't a novelty than it was 20-some years ago when Bell hosted Coast-to-Coast AM.
Comment icon #23 Posted by MisterSuperGod on 9 March, 2014, 3:34
Disappointing that I never even heard about this show until it was over . That make's two of us. Bummer, Art Bell help's pass a dull night. Guess it's back to hooker's and booze for that problem.
Comment icon #24 Posted by spirit unknown on 14 August, 2015, 6:57
He will be back. It's ok to move on from Sirius! No what you like, know what you don't and move on! (I'll be back.") you know who. -Sunny.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Mind Explorer on 5 September, 2015, 1:39
He's back: http://darkmatterdigitalnetwork.com/


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