LONG LIVE THE HOT AIR..
George Noory breathing a stale sigh of relief tonight..
Art Bell has finally said he will not be coming back to radio..
For months, Art Bell has been teasing fans with potential news that he could come back to radio. Not long ago, he was released from his non compete clause from Premiere Radio. His voice hasn’t been heard on radio since October 31, 2010, the final broadcast..
But the speculation is now over. The hot air will apparently live on..
He writes on Facebook tonight:
I guess it is time to end any further speculation that I will return to the air anytime soon. I have given (2) very solid offers a lot of thought and have turned them down. My reasons are many, though I am profoundly sad at the current state of the show, both offers would have been direct competition with Coast and anger is the wrong reason to proceed. Also I really do not want to destroy what I built despite it’s current state. Asia will be in first grade in the Fall and getting up very early, I would be up late and sleeping late, I would not see much of her or Airyn. Life is short and I want to spend what I have left with my Family. I hope my friends understand…
Message boards and fan pages have lilt up with commentary about Bell’s words.. I even offered my own thoughts on the popular COAST GAB
It appears that closure has finally come to this story.. From rumors of sickness, to rumors that he’d take over the night again.. it’s all coming to a quiet end. Art Bell put up the “wind no longer blows” webcam message years ago now.. And the wind no longer blows. The hot air does in fact exist..
Maybe Art Bell knows that George Noory, minus the backing of Bell even in a distance, will not be able to thrive.. Or maybe the audience will dive. Sometimes dive bars last generations..
Either way, this is now the silent end of an era on radio. There will be no further Art Bell retirements, because there will be no further Art Bell broadcasts. He made that clear tonight..
Premiere no way.
Sirius, are you serious?
Bell’s had his say..
It’s over, folks. The show must go on.. but we’ll all be asking when we listen, must this show go on?
And in some form of irony, some sick sense of humor.. tonight’s George Noory hosted Coast to Coast AM is about suicide and the afterlife..