He and his family returned to the Philippines in March 2009, after having significant difficulties obtaining a U. Bell now holds an Amateur Extra Class license, which is in the top U. The money raised there allowed Bell to charter a DC-8, fly to Vietnam, and rescue 130 Vietnamese orphans stranded in Saigon at the war's end.They were eventually brought to the United States and adopted by American families.
Bell's own interests, however, extend beyond the paranormal.
He added that unlike his previous "retirements," this one was permanent, while leaving open the option to return.
Classic Bell-hosted episodes of Coast to Coast AM can be heard in some markets on Saturday nights under the name Somewhere in Time.
During his tenure at KDWN Bell met and married his third wife, Ramona, who later handled production and management duties for the program.
According to The Washington Post in its February 23, 1997 edition, Bell was at the time America's highest-rated late-night radio talk show host, broadcast on 328 stations.