|Born||George Ralph Noory
June 4, 1950
|Education||University of Detroit|
|Occupation||Talk radio host|
|Known for||Coast to Coast AM|
George Ralph Noory (born June 4, 1950) is a radio talk show host. Since January 2003, Noory has been weekday host of the late-night radio talk show Coast to Coast AM. He also appears in the History Channel series Ancient Aliens and Beyond Belief (Gaiam TV).
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Noory was born in Detroit to an Egyptian-born father and his American-born wife. Noory grew up in Dearborn Heights with two younger sisters as Roman Catholics of Lebanese descent. He graduated from the University of Detroit in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in Communications, and began his radio career as a newscaster for Detroit station WCAR-AM. He would later move into Detroit television and take a position as an assignment desk editor and news producer at then-CBS affiliate WJBK-TV. Noory would later serve as news director for KMSP-TV in Minneapolis, and later as news director at KSDK-TV in St. Louis. He would win a total of three local Emmy Awards for his work in TV news. He also served 9 years as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. In 1996 he hosted a late-night program called Nighthawk, over KTRS in St. Louis, which caught the attention of executives at Premiere Radio Networks, syndicators of Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. Noory would serve as a substitute host for Bell.
Feud with Art Bell
Art Bell started a short lived show Dark Matter on Sirius, which was ended due to Sirius' decision not to provide an internet streaming service. Art Bell stated that the decision to come out of retirement was entirely his, a response to the direction that Noory has taken the show—closer to talk radio's over caffeinated political chat (Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist best known for claiming that the government perpetrated the September 11th attacks, is a regular guest) than the open-minded exploration of the supernatural that defined Bell's tenure. Noory, Bell says, has "ruined" the franchise of Coast to Coast AM. Noory has previously stated that Art Bell was, "winding down".On Thursday September 5, 2013 Noory had on David John Oates  a guest who was banned by Art Bell. Bell sued David John Oates and Robert Stephens, of Montana, for "seeking to malign, harass, cyberstalk, defame, injure and annoy" Bell by calling him "crazy"—and worse. It accuses Stephens of spreading rumor, on Oates' own radio show, that Bell was arrested on pornography-related charges. Additionally, Bell's suit stated several witnesses have reported hearing Oates accuse Bell of pedophilia. The accusations by Oates and Stephens were were proven to be 100% false.  Oates was court ordered to apologize to Bell on his radio show. After Bell and Sirius mutually agreed to end the Dark Matter Show on Sirius, George Noory's Coast to Coast swooped into the vacant Sirius Indie Channel within a week.
About Coast to Coast AM
Broadcast live, Monday-Sunday from 1-5 a.m. ET, Coast to Coast AM is the most-listened-to overnight radio program in North America. The program is heard by millions of listeners on nearly 570 stations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Guam.
Each night, Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that. I learned that broadcast is the best business for exploring these issues, and I’ve been doing it for years.” He dates his interest in these matters to a book by Walter Sullivan, We Are Not Alone, that his mother gave him when he was 13. He was hooked.
The Commonsense show has described Noory led Coast to Coast by the following: When Art Bell relinquished control of his program to corporate interests, Premier and ultimately Clear Channel, Coast to Coast was never the same as the show took a turn and became reflective of “the corporate message”. Noory’s listening numbers are nothing to write home about. Bell has an estimated 6-12 million listeners on any given night. In contrast, Noory’s numbers are a paltry 275,000 to 300,000 listeners per night. George Noory is the perfect front man and his numbers take on a secondary level of importance because he is very good at protecting the corporate turf and is very careful to only take risks on subjects which the corporate sponsors do not care about (e.g. crystal skulls, near death experiences, psychic mediums, etc.). Gone are the former days of Art Bell’s hard hitting journalism. Under George Noory Coast to Coast AM has fallen from the fourth most listened to radio show to the fourteenth. Crowel HUnter stated George Noory is infamous for having the vocabulary of an average 9 year old boy combined with a tendency to mispronounce about every third word, not to mention butcher the most common popular turns of phrase.
George Noory released his first book in 2006. Worker In The Light: Unlock Your Five Senses And Liberate Your Limitless Potential, co-written by best-selling author William J. Birnes, is Noory’s revolutionary guide to spiritual enlightenment, human empowerment, ultimate productivity and absolute happiness.
Noory and Birnes co-authored a follow up in 2009 entitled Journey to the Light, in which they present amazing first-hand accounts of how ordinary people changed their own lives, transcended their doubts and fears, and unlocked the secrets to their spiritual growth.
In October 2011, Noory released his third book, Talking To The Dead. Co-written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural, the book explores the colorful history and personalities behind spirit communications, weaving together spirituality, metaphysics, science and technology.
In December 2012, GAIAM TV launched Beyond Belief with George Noory, a webcast exploring the unknown and mysteries of the universe. Even though the show is a webcast, Noory keeps referring to this as a TV program. The one-hour, weekly series features Noory, taped in front of a live audience at GAIAM studios in Boulder, Colo., Beyond Belief with George Noory is available exclusively on Giamtv.
- Noory, George; Birnes, William (2006). Worker in the Light. New York, NY: Tor Books. p. 319. ISBN 0765310872. OCLC 71322269.
- Noory, George; Birnes, William (2009). Journey to the Light. New York, NY: Tor Books. p. 317. ISBN 9780765321039. OCLC 317928896.
- Noory, George; Guiley, Rosemary (2011). Talking to the Dead. New York, NY: Tor Books. p. 304. ISBN 9780765325389. OCLC 707969668.
- Noory, George; Birnes, William J. (2013). George Noory's Late-Night Snacks. New York, NY: Tor Books. ISBN 9780765314086.
- "Alumnus Profile: George Noory '72". University of Detroit Mercy. Retrieved Jan 7, 2012.
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- Time. September 23, 2013 http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2151794,00.html#ixzz2ehU9iB4g
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