More Artisms from his Facebook page over the past several hours:
Art Bell: When they hired George they asked me to say something nice about him, all I knew at that point was he did a Paranormal show In St Louis so I said "He gets it" that was a Decade ago. Since then if he ever got it, he lost it again.
Art Bell: yes he suddenly has started playing my bumper music like crazy, I wonder what is up with that, it started the day I announced.
Art Bell: George Knapp is indeed my friend and one hell of a Host, if he was the full time guy I would stay Retired happy that Coast was in good hands, he is also a award winning TV Reporter on KLAS