Y2K put the Art Bell show on the map and George Noory claims he has a steady job until December 21, 2012.

Worse things could have happened at the top of that first hour of the year 2000.

The lessons of Y2K all sprang from timeless cliché: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!", and "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." It is the truth behind the last statement that may apply to Coast To Coast AM; described by its parent company Clear Channel as: "... a dynamic vehicle for direct response advertising...".

A strange way to describe the only place you can hear that a Remote Viewer has predicted a disastrous concurrence of a solar disturbance and a meteor shower that affects the shuttle's delayed "Return To Flight" return to Earth. All after the sinking of an American Aircraft Carrier in the Atlantic (May 14th).

Someone with military connections may have known that the U.S.S. America was slated for destruction in a weapons test that would simulate the Iranian weapons expected to be encountered in an imminent Mid-East conflict, and figured out the rest but if the KILL SHOT is truly around the corner it may not matter why the sinking of the carrier wasn't mentioned by George Noory the night of the 14th, 15th, or since.

With sunspot 792 however, shrinking to a 15% chance of an X-Class flare, the Perseids a week away, and the shuttle scheduled to be talked down by Richard C. Hoagland over the weekend, the true trauma may have been listening to 24 to 32 minutes of sleep numbers, gold futures, debt refief, prostate care information, arthritis and hair loss product advertising, and ever expanding bumper music in the ever shrinking space between the top and bottom of every hour.

Hopefully, wanting to "take a ride" won't turn out to be the same as having been taken on one.

Hour after hour... night after night... coast to coast...