Art Bell Quits … Again!
After only six weeks on the air, radio talk show host Art Bell’s new show for SiriusXM has abruptly ended its run. The reason? Here’s what he had to say:
“Many thousands of my listeners came on board when it began but they have fallen off because of that reason,” Bell said. “It’s a systemic problem. For a caller-driven show like this one, speaking only to people on cell phones in moving vehicles is somewhat difficult.
“The show also is being pirated, oh you have no idea. We are all over the Net right now, from YouTube to a server in England, for example, that’s streaming the show live. And because of all this, I have asked SiriusXM to alter their normal method of doing business and allow free streaming for everybody from artbell.com.
“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.”
SiriusXM chose not to change their policies for Art’s show. And the Art posted this on Facebook:
“Sometimes when you are “all in” you win, sometimes lose. By mutual agreement, Dark Matter will no longer air as of tonight.
There is still a glimmer of hope for a return. As the following was recently posted on Art Bell’s website: