Re: One less bell to answer

John Boyer (
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 20:38:56 -0500

So, how many other FoRKers are Art Bell fans?
I first heard him five years ago when I spent the night in the SEATAC airport.
I've been hooked ever since. Although I now listen mostly by real audio
playback. His resignation was a quirky and strange as his show. The transcript
is below.

You may recall about a year ago... I told you that there was an event, a
threatening terrible event occured to my family, which I could not tell you
about. Because of that event, and a succession of other events, what you're
listening to right now, is my final broadcast on the air. This is it folks, I'm
going off the air and will not return. And what I will tell you now is what I
told you then. When the time comes when I can tell you what occurred, I will
tell you, through the press, through the media, of one sort or the other. I will
explain to you the entire thing, it's not that I want to hold anything back from
my audience, however, for the protection of my family, until it is otherwise
revealed, I can't discuss it, I won't discuss it. And if you were in my
position, you would do exactly the same thing. And when you finally hear
whatever it is, what it is, whenever you hear it, I think you will then

At any rate, I wanted to tell you, I didn't want to go without saying a
word, so I'm telling you now. What you are listening to, is MY FINAL BROADCAST.
It's been a good run, and you've been a great audience, and it's been an
absolutely incredible forum. And my presumption is, that the forum will
continue. At any rate, it certainly is my hope, that the forum will continue.
And again when the time comes, when this information can be released, you can be
sure that I will release it, and I would assume because of the magnitude of the
forum that I have held, at that time, you'll get the whole story. But the time
will come when I will tell it. So for now and the foreseeable future, that's it!
That is the end of this man's broadcast career. So, thank you, and goodbye...

(Art Bell, 2:55 AM, Oct 13, 1998)