Premiere Says it Will Not Stop Airing Art Bell
As he gets set to debut on SiriusXM next week, Bell posted on his Facebook page that he requested Premiere stop running a Saturday replay of his old shows (Bell was syndicated by Premiere on Coast-to-Coast before George Noory took over). "I wanted my name dropped from the show as well as my Saturday shows stopped to be blunt because I hated the direction the show had taken and no longer wanted to be associated with it." Here's the statement Premiere gave Radio Ink yesterday about the Bell request.
“Somewhere in Time with Art Bell remains very popular with listeners and airs on more than 300 stations. To remove the show from our weekend lineup would be a disservice to those affiliates and their listeners, many of whom have already expressed their desire to keep the show on the air.”
Bell retired in 2003. Premiere says Coast to Coast with George Noory is on about 570 stations and revenue has increased substantially.
Here's the entire Facebook post from Art Bell
"I want to thank all of you for the many messages that never in a zillion Years I could answer. There is not much I can say now. However some Months ago I asked Premiere to stop my Saturday replay, I thought they had run their course and I wanted them gone for reasons I will not state here. They refused and continue to this day for reasons I still don't understand, so thank Premiere for my new show. I also want to thank George for signing his new LONG term contract. Without those two things I would not be going back on air. I would only add that if Premiere is going to continue my Saturday show, please tag it at the end with.."for new shows, please tune to Sirius/XM 104". I wanted my name dropped from the show as well as my Saturday shows stopped to be blunt because I hated the direction the show had taken and no longer wanted to be associated with it."
(9/17/2013 11:38:56 AM) |
First, Art Bell owns the 'Coast to Coast AM' brand. Next is or is not 'John B. Wells' in truth Art Bell.
|- James M Russo|
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