Monday, December 9, 2013

John B. Unwell

Here’s some ‘inside baseball’ for those who listen to late night paranormal radio. Well.. radio that used to be paranormal.

Despite amazing bumper music and a voice for the midnight hour, Coast to Coast AM weekend host John B. Wells has been facing a growing amount of opposition to his hosting skills on the popular website BELLGAB.COM.. A few recent posts have indicated some outright anger about a show he aired on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and outrage over a Bible thumping lineup of guests on the Sunday night show…
For anyone who tried listening to the 12 hours of John Wells this weekend, kudos and hat tips. You have told us all of the shows details .. details we may not have known.
I did catch the some of the programs, especially the final few minutes from the Saturday and Sunday shows. Either Wells is doing it for some more attention, or there is tension behind the scenes, but he alluded that if he vanishes from the Coast roster, we can find him on Caravan to Midnight—a new online radio program he will be hosting in 2014.
On his Facebook page, he has told people that he is going to continue his weekend hosting duty on the ‘mothership’ that is Coast to Coast AM, and that his Caravan to Midnight radio show that fans will have to pay him to hear will air during the daytime—a strange schedule for a ‘midnight’ named show. Nonetheless, the latest few words of his demise that he himself hints at makes me wonder if someone is growing weary of the ultra political and almost zealot like religious momentum that he has built up since Ian Punnett left.
I think by mid-2014 he is not a weekend host, but instead replaced by Dave Schrader.. That may be going out on a limb, but it seems likely to occur—especially if Premiere Radio wants to try to continue having Coast be associated with paranormal instead of political. 
Maybe I will call the Coast to Coast AM New Years show and make my prediction official.

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