They are all announced at the beginning of each broadcast by Ross Mitchell.
The shows opening, which is now famous, had been spoofed on the now defunct nationally-syndicated Phil Hendrie Show, with Hendrie imitating Mitchell's trademark deep voice and repeating his one phone number for all four lines.
Then in June 2005, he announced that he would be reducing his role to just two Sundays a month to leave more time for traveling with his wife.
He also disclosed that Ian Punnett and Hilly Rose would take over the new vacancies.
Previously, Rose had been a frequent guest-host of the program, and Punnett had regularly hosted Sunday evening broadcasts years ago.
However, following the passing of his wife, Ramona Bell, on January 5, 2006, Art decided to return to the air on Saturdays and Sundays, stating in an emotion-filled broadcast on Sunday, January 22, 2006, that he needed to keep busy.
On special occasions, Coast to Coast AM rolls out more numbers, including lines that are reserved for special "themed" callers, for example those who claim to be from other dimensions, time periods, and those possessed by spirits.
The Halloween edition of Coast to Coast becomes for the coming year, and the host (commonly Art Bell) rating the predictions made a year earlier.
Seems, since Coast has lost their long-time announcer to the Red Eye Radio people, the show is going dowing hill rapidly and has mad a vast departure from the initial Art Ball programming.
Bell's program was syndicated in 1990 as Coast to Coast AM and began airing on more stations.
For a while it still kept the AM starting time, but then moved to PM to AM and then to the present PM to AM schedule to better serve other time zones.
While program content varies, most nights are focused toward the muldane, and subjects such as the occult, remote viewing, hauntings, shadow people, psychic predictions, card reading, magic numbers, rock bands, cryptozoology and science fiction literature, among other paranormal topics.
and counter-terrorism After the theme song is played (Giorgio Moroder's The Chase from Midnight Express), the broadcast is typically kicked off with a reading of current events or news stories by the host, with callers weighing in if time permits.