|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).
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.
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.
Common topics include paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. Noory has stated: “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.
In a 2010 article about Noory published in the magazine, The Atlantic, Atlantic senior editor Timothy Lavin wrote:
Noory can be an uneven broadcaster. He sometimes seems to not pay full attention to his guests, offers strangely obvious commentary, or — and this has alienated some fans — lets clearly delusional or pseudoscientific assertions slide by without challenge.
Feud with Art Bell
Art Bell stated that the decision to come out of retirement was his to start Dark Matter Radio Network, and was a response to Noory having "ruined" the Coast to Coast franchise by taking it in a political talk radio direction, with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as a regular guest. Bell wanted to see a return to the open-minded exploration of the supernatural that had defined his own earlier tenure. Noory responded with a show in September 2013, which had as a guest David John Oates. Oates had been banned by Art Bell from Coast to Coast. Bell sued Oates and Robert Stephens, of Montana, for "seeking to malign, harass, cyberstalk, defame, injure and annoy" Bell by making false and defamatory statements, including calling him "crazy" and suggesting that Bell had been arrested on pornography-related charges. Bell's suit stated that several witnesses had reported hearing Oates accuse Bell of pedophilia. This was proven to be 100% false, as Ted Gunderson who created the allegation admitted. The D.A. of Nye county further proved Art Bell was never under any sort of investigation and the allegations against him were false. "There is nothing on Art Bell and never has been," said Nye County D.A. Robert Beckett. As a result Oates was banned from Coast to Coast (until Noory had him back on) and had to publicly apologize to Art Bell. Art Bell responded on Facebook to Noory booking Oates as a guest by stating "Last night Coast did the most shameful thing since George has been in that seat, I am just sad for them." Art Bell also stated that, 'I hated the direction the show (Coast to Coast) has taken and no longer wanted to be associated with it. George has become lazy and does not pay attention." Noory has stated that "Art Bell is winding down".
George Noory released his first book in 2006. Worker In The Light: Unlock Your Five Senses And Liberate Your Limitless Potential, co-written with best-selling author William J. Birnes, is Noory’s 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 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 with 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 frequently refers 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.
- About George Noory
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- "The Listener" The Atlantic Magazine
- Dickey, jack. "Insomniac Radio King reclaims his crown". Time magazine. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- Sullivan, Kathrine. "ourtroom Witness Describes Art Bell Slander Suit Hearing". Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Rogers, patrick. "The twighlight Zone". people. People magazine. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- Ryan, Joal. "Art bell's strange Days". E Online. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- noory, George. "george noory". You Tube.
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