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"Midnight in the Desert" will air on Portland'sKXL-FM (101) weeknights, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m, beginning Monday, July 20. The show will also be available online through Dark Matter Digital Network.
Bell announced he was retiring from the show he founded, "Coast to Coast AM" in 2007, but he has turned up since then in a short-lived satellite radio show, and other spots.
When "Coast to Coast AM" was at its most popular, in the 1990s and early 2000s, Bell's subject matter -- conspiracies, UFOs, unexplained phenomena -- struck a chord in pop culture. In addition to being interviewed on TV, Bell also played himself in a 1999 episode of the Fox series, "Millennium."
In the press release from Alpha Media, Scott Mahalick, executive VP of programming, said, "We're thrilled to be amping up our paranormal broadcast activity with the addition of Art Bell following Clyde Lewis' Ground Zero. It's a home run for Alpha Media to have the two biggest talents anchored on FM NEWS 101 KXL."
Milt McConnell, Alpha Media senior VP/market manager, said in the release, "Art is an American Original in terms of putting the paranormal on the radio landscape. We are so proud to extend his coverage to the Northwest where there is a rabid appetite for his unique brand of communication."
-- Kristi Turnquist