Art Bell’s radio show ends after just 6 weeks
Art Bell is a name that became synonymous with all things unexplained when he presented the popular Coast to Coast AM radio show for over 15 years. When plans were announced for him to return as host of a new nightly paranormal radio show on SiriusXM back in July, fans jumped at the chance to tune in.
Things haven’t all gone according to plan however and now it seems that the show is all but dead in the water after just six weeks on the air. In a statement on his site, Bell outlined the problems that lead to the show’s demise including piracy and issues with streaming.
“I have asked SiriusXM to alter their normal method of doing business and allow free streaming for everybody from artbell.com.,” he wrote. “If we get the opportunity to do this streaming, we will kick some serious butt…If not, we may not have a viable situation going forward.”
Unfortunately it seems that Bell and SiriusXM failed to reach an agreement and the show has now been cancelled. “Sometimes when you are ‘all in’ you win, sometimes lose. By mutual agreement, Dark Matter will no longer air as of tonight,” Bell wrote.