Billy Goodman, Art Bell’s Predecessor, Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 13th, 2009

Photo of Billy Goodman from Adam Muskiewicz’s 2007 documentary, The Truth About Elvis.

William L. Goodman, 67, an internationally known radio and television personality, who was the host of the Coast to Coast radio program before Art Bell became the host, has died. Goodman passed away on February 10, 2009, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Judith M. (Iuliano) Goodman and the son of the late Anne V. (Gabriele) Goodman.

He also leaves two children, Wanda Clark and her husband Michael of Warwick and Billy Jaymes and his wife Sandra of Providence, three grandchildren, Joshua, Stacey, and Samantha, and two step-grandchildren, Kevin and Kayla.

His early broadcast was called The Billy Goodman Happening.


Thanks to Adam Gorightly.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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