According to RadioINSIGHT, Art Bell has quit his most recent program Midnight In The Desert due to concerns for his family's personal safety. Apparently Art is being stalked by someone who has already shot at him and his home twice. You can read more details here:
I read that too. First I started laughing, then I just yawned. If I had a dollar for every time Bell "retired" I think I could buy Cumulus by now. He's made a career out of nutter conspiracy theories and this sounds like more of the same. I still remember the first time I ran into his show many many years ago. (It was on skywave late one night, maybe KOMA.) I thought it was the funniest thing I'd heard in years. I guess the only really bad thing is that some people actually take him seriously. I'd never let him on my air. Too big a hit to the station's reputation. But, follow the money.
I guess that explains why I can tune across the AM band in the wee hours of the morning and hear nothing but George Noory on a dozen or more stations, sometimes on adjacent frequencies with only a few seconds delay. As for me, I've been listening to Overnight America with John Grayson on KLO lately. The show leans more toward intelligent conversation and less of the "nutter conspiracy theories". I'm surprised that KLO actually has some decent overnight programming instead of just airing Coast to Coast AM like most stations, but I'm glad they do. Their old time radio programming on the weekends is a lot of fun to listen to as well!
It's KNRS that has the rights to "Coast to Coast AM" in this market if you do decide to go over to the Dark Side.
No thanks . . . I'll stick with Overnight America or even Red Eye Radio with Joe Kelly and Eric Harley. Red Eye Radio comes in loud and clear in Ogden on the blowtorch KKOB 770 AM, but sometimes the hosts get too political for me. Other than that, it's a good program and beats the heck out of Coast to Coast AM IMHO.
By the way, Coast to Coast AM is also on KVNU 610 AM in Northern Utah . . . and KFI, and KOA, etc., etc.--I'm sure you get the picture.
It will be interesting to see whether KKOB is still readable after/if the new 780 comes on, whenever that might be. They have a construction permit for the KFNZ site near the south interchange, though it's only 250 watts at night.