Radio: Bell began his career at age 13 when he became a licensed radio technician. After the Air Force, he worked at KSBK in Okinawa. His first on-air job was at KENI in Anchorage, Alaska and later worked at XTRA in Tiajuana, Mexico. Other stints included: KDWN, Las Vegas.
Claim to Fame: In 1999 he became the top overnight talk show host in America with "Coast to Coast AM".
Career Bumps: Bell resigned from his syndicated radio show on April 26, 2000 to attend to personal family problems. His son had been kidnapped and raped.
He returned just as unexpectedly to the airwaves February 5, 2001 but then announced his retirement less than a year later.
In September, 2003, Bell came out of retirement to take over some of the weekend duties of the program he founded, "Coast to Coast AM".
In July, 2013 Sirius XM Satellite Radio announced that Art Bell would launch a new show in the fall of that year. Art Bell's Dark Matter will air nightly on Indie, channel 104 from 10:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET.