When Radio Was

When Radio Was airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights from 8pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday nights from 10pm to 12 midnight.  A Seattle favorite for years, “When Radio Was” showcases radio’s Golden Age, with classic shows such as “The Shadow”, “Jack Benny”, “Fibber McGee and Molly”, “Gunsmoke”, and “Dragnet”, and unforgettable stars like Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Orson Welles, and many others. Visit When Radio Was online.

Upcoming When Radio Was episodes


Sunday, January 14 10pm
Behind The Mike “Character Actors”
Original Air Date – 2/16/1941

Night Editor “Point of Honor”
Original Air Date –

Sunday, January 14 11pm
The Saint “Gangster District Attorney”
Original Air Date – 10/15/1947

Ian Dickerson Interview Part 1
Original Air Date –

Monday, January 15 8pm
Alan Young Show “Bear Shot With Bow & Arrow”
Original Air Date – 1/24/1947

The Couple Next Door “Betsy Wants To Be A Hollyhock”
Original Air Date – 2/24/1958

Wednesday, January 17 8pm
Bulldog Drummond “The Case of the Fatal Right”
Original Air Date – 10/14/1946

Captain Midnight “Plans to Rescue Delores”
Original Air Date – 11/16/1939

Friday, January 19 8pm
CBS Radio Workshop “Meditation on Ecclesiastes (A Time To Live)”
Original Air Date – 6/23/1957

The Adv. of Superman “The Monkey Burglar” Part 7
Original Air Date – 2/20/1947

Saturday, January 20 10pm
Family Theater “Stranger in Town”
Original Air Date – 1/12/1955

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “Margaret’s Father Says No”
Original Air Date – 10/25/1943

Saturday, January 20 11pm
Mr. and Mrs. North “The Color of Blood”
Original Air Date –

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Cui Bono Matter” Part 2
Original Air Date – 2/14/1956

Sunday, January 21 10pm
Great Gildersleeve “Unclaimed Savings Account”
Original Air Date – 5/20/1945

A Date with Judy “Judy Dreams of Frank Sinatra” Part 1
Original Air Date – 3/20/1945

Meet Greg Bell… the host of KIXI’s When Radio Was

gregbellGrowing up in Central Illinois, nearly smack dab between St. Louis and Chicago, allowed Greg to enjoy both rich and rewarding radio markets. As a matter of fact, in one of those quirky coincidences, he developed his appreciation for Classic radio and historical trivia by listening to shows hosted by two of his professional predecessors — the original “When Radio Was” host, Art Fleming, and the gentleman he now takes over the reins from on that show, Chuck Schaden.

“Over the past few years, I have heard from many folks well under Jack Benny’s age (39), who tell me how surprised and thrilled they are to discover how cool these shows are at 50, 60 even 70 years after they originally aired,” says Greg.  “As the new host of ‘When Radio Was’, I hope I can continue to bring these wonderful nuggets from the past to a whole new audience, while also entertaining the long-term Classic radio fans as well.”