Art called me about a month ago to tell me that Premiere was using the occasion of his retirement to cancel Dreamland. This did not surprise me. When their parent company, Clear Channel, bought the Matt Drudge program, they were planning to cancel Dreamland. It was only the intervention of Art Bell and his partner Alan Corbeth that prevented this.
Instead, Clear Channel moved Dreamland to Saturday night. This was done with virtually no notice to stations. As a result, Dreamland lost about fifty stations and for a time the schedule was in chaos. But the efforts of Alan Corbeth’s staff in the Medford, Oregon office got the situation fixed. However, Premiere never gave the program any affiliate support and made no effort to sell advertising on it.