Monday, February 2, 2015

The hot air is blowing strong

ORIGINAL POST PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 1 2015 AT 10:29PM. UPDATED FEBRUARY 2 2015 AT 7:45 AM

It may not be a war of words, but a cold wind of tension has taken over the popular message board BELLGAB this week.. While the Superbowl and New England Patriots victory played out on television, Art Bell and George Noory were busy playing their own radio version of a war of words.. Bell, who has messaged considerably more often on BELLGAB and Facebook than any time since his Sirius radio program aired, issued a direct message to Tom Danheiser, Lysa Lyon, and George Noory. The message seemed to cut deep enough that Noory himself returned to BellGAB to respond.

Art Bell's message in total:
 To, Lisa, Tommy & George

 I am posting this here because I know you read here by the hour.

 You may have noticed that when I made my announcement on FB I did not in ANY
way mention George or even Premiere. That is because I was hoping that I could
put all my efforts into preparing for the show I am going to do. It is not in your
interest to make this a War because as the 500 pound Gorilla in the room any conflict
does not work in your favor at all. I was and still am hoping we can simply both do
what we do and see how it all shakes out.

 However, taking Jimmy away from Keith was kind of low brow, having George get on
the air and pretend to "help" me by talking about my return and then playing my now
very old show where I was told to say "George gets it".....well, it just does not seem like a
good start.

 Let's start fresh! I will not go after you guy's and you don't go after me. Lets both do what
we do and see how it comes out in the end! I am more then happy to have a smaller, higher
quality show if that's how it plays out.

 I will not hit, but I will hit back.

                                                                                Art Bell

Noory, hours later, issued a response using BELLGAB:
Some of you have asked that I reply to Art's most recent posting and I shall.
First of all and this is directed to Art. We ALL wish you well in your return and you can count on us not launching a first strike lol. I think its great that you are doing what you do best. My announcement of your return was just that----you created C2C and I felt I owed it to you to make that announcement. I wouldnt do it for anyone else. If you DONT want me to engage in promoting your return, please say the word so all  can see that it not me doing it!!!
 
As for Jimmy Church....we didnt steal him from Keith I just found out a few days ago that he wants to do his own thing (he called me) He has only filled in on two shows. Hardly stealing him away.
 
Id like to address your feelings that we were poaching on 'your' guests during your Sirius show. Never...they were all told that they could do any show they wanted and that included Richard C Hoagland and the psychic twins. What they were told was that IF they were on your show on a Monday...we wouldnt have them on immediately thereafter. Some of the guests you selected had already been boooked on coast and once they appeared on your Sirius Show...we moved them. I do believe the twins didnot unedrstand Tommy's discussion with them . As for us popping up on Sirius/XM after you left. As you know we were on XM before your were hired on for years..The channel was discontinued cancelling many shows and we immediately started negotiations to get back on a different channel and would have ended up on the INDY Channel (the one you were on) after your show aired. Once you left, they quickly wrapped up negotiations.
 
the somewhere in time shows are selected by one of our producers who simply picks shows based on what we have in the vault. Frankly, he should have run the 'George gets it" show....years ago...lol.....
 
and lastly you asked (I am told) on your facebook page to have Bellgabbers to call into my show. Rest assured we dont play that game.....We sincerely wish you well. and trust your family is well.
 
You have my personal email so if at anytime you wish to privately email me...please do so.
 
George Noory
 
PS We dont peruse BELLGAB hourly  ...maybe every two hours lol
Be well

This is not the first time that Bell and Noory have spoken to each other without directly speaking to each other. BELLGAB was the venue previously, when Bell hosted DARK MATTER on Sirius radio. Noory slowly left the message board and started hinting on his program that people who 'live in their parents' basement' and utilize 'chatrooms' such as Bellgab are haters and without much merit or credibility. It was only on Friday night that Noory, speaking in a strangely deep voice, almost sounded to be trembling while discussing people online who 'hide' behind fake names and say cruel things.  BELLGAB users latched onto those comments and sensed Noory was speaking of the message board.

This latest twist in the saga of BELL vs NOORY will no doubt get as much fan attention as previous fights.  Some of them comments back to Noory take no prisoners:
Go to bed you drunk. 

You should contact Art directly when you sober up.

Another:
Go jump in a portal.

Art Bell took George Noory to task in a return message, again postd to BELLGAB.

Bell wrote,
 I guess I will have to work from the bottom up, I defy you to show me where at any point
on my Facebook page or ANY other place I have ever asked ANYBODY to call your show.

 Second, for a guy who "does not believe in coincidence" you seem to have a endless number
of them when it comes to me, from Oates forward, simply too many to recite here.

 Third, with regard to Poaching, it has nothing to do with my "feelings" and more to do with actual History.

 Fourth, As for your "popping up on 104" I don't care, it was a shrewd business move and I would have
done the same thing had the situation been reversed, I made my bed with that situation and I have to
live with it.  My choice today would be the same for the same reasons.

 Fifth, I hope that your promise not to launch a first strike begins now after the 2nd strike has already
landed. I also hope it includes the others YOU will say launched it when it inevitability comes.

 Sixth, WORD! Meaning no thank you, please do not promote in any way my return in July. I along
with a few close friends will carry that water. If whoever keeps making you mention my name at the end
of each show will allow you to stop, please do.

 Seventh, Jimmy Church was Keith Rowland's guy and I guess it is just another darn "coincidence" that IHeart
Radio owned by Clear Channel snapped him up a Week before he did his second show on Coast.

 All that said, let us both do the best Radio we know how to do and barring any "coincidental" launches this
should end our discourse.

                                                                                                 Art Bell

We Tweeted earlier today that BELLGAB was going to be center stage in the return of Art Bell. It appears even more likely after tonight's Superbowl fireworks..

One big game ended.
In radioland, another big one is just heating up..

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