Art Bell was the original full-time host of Coast to Coast AM and the part-time host from September 2003 to July 2007. His talk radio show started on 720 KDWN in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1989 and took his show nationwide as Coast to Coast AM in 1993. Art Bell retired from the show three times, in 1998, 2000–01, and 2002–03, turning the show over to other hosts only to return. His return in September 2003 was only to host the show part-time on weekends, with George Noory and Ian Punnett hosting otherwise. He again announced his retirement from the show in July 2007.