I have to disagree. Yes, the host(s) are horrid. However, to say that it is the same topics is simply untrue. [respectfully snipped]
Please do not misunderstand me. I enjoyed the recent show Knapp did about the mob and other shows that are not classic coast topics (as long as Noory or Wells are not hosting). I am just saying that the material and topics no longer remain what they were in the days of Bell.
Tonight, according to the coast website it appears that it is 9/11 conspiracy. Last night was big pharma (was that really something that Bell did on a regular basis?)
We don't need any more evidence of the truth of your post than the fact that Noory has been using the phrase **CLASSIC COAST TO COAST SHOW** to promote any upcoming show that's currently an anomaly.
Simple George: "Wednesday, we'll talk to Charles Goyette about the fractured American Dream and how our freedom and prosperity can be restored. Thursday night, we'll have Emerson Hardwick Fenstermarquer on with a weird tale of the supernatural, a Classic C2C show. Then on Friday, author James Wasserman will discuss the Illuminati, the existence of Secret Societies, and their role in the 9/11 plot to destroy America from within.
Okay, I made parts of that up, but that's the contrast: whatever Art might have done when C2C was conceived is "classic," as in "classic Coca Cola." Whatever Georgie Boy does is the New Coke.
We all know what happened to the New Coke and I can't wait for it to happen to Simple George.
Knapp's broad, inclusive vision is fine with me--ordinary people finding themselves caught up in extraordinary events. That can run the gamut from UFO's, cryptozoology, Michio Kaku, etc. through the kinds of off-beat topics Ian often chooses.
But it does not--repeat does not--just continue the daytime conversation about health, medicine, politics, financial stuff, religion, student loans, etc.
In my humble opinion.