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Pahrump-based radio host Art Bell dies at 72

•, By Rio Lacanlale

He was 72.

Bell was awake when most of the country was asleep, sharing his fascination with the unexplained — Bigfoot, UFOs, alien abductions and crop circles — on his nighttime paranormal-themed show,

"Coast to Coast AM." He was his own producer, engineer and host.
Coast to Coast was syndicated nationwide on about 500 stations across the United States and Canada in the 1990s before he left the nightly show in 2002. He broadcast the show from Pahrump's

KNYE 95.1 FM, a station he founded.

Lorraine Rotundo Steele, who had been listening to Bell for more than 21 years, said Saturday that she was stunned by the news of her favorite radio host's death. The 60-year-old Canadian resident started tuning in to Bell's show after her dad died.

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