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

Wednesday, July 18 8pm
Jack Benny Program “Secrets of a Psychiatrist” Part 2
Original Air Date – 8/1/1954

Let George Do It “The Island In The Lake”
Original Air Date – 5/31/1948

Friday, July 20 8pm
Frontier Gentleman “Daddy Buckbucks”
Original Air Date – 5/4/1958

The Adv. of Superman “Knights Finale / Man Without a Face”
Original Air Date – 3/18/1947

Saturday, July 21 10pm
The Weird Circle “The Heart of Ethan Brand”
Original Air Date – 2/13/1944

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “Helen’s Mother Visits”
Original Air Date – 2/20/1944

Saturday, July 21 11pm
Nick Carter, Master Detective “Murder In A Decanter”
Original Air Date – 12/31/1944

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Sea Legs Matter” Part 3
Original Air Date – 8/1/1956

Sunday, July 22 10pm
Mutual Radio Theater “The Lovers (Host: Cicely Tyson)” Part 1
Original Air Date – 5/8/1950

Mutual Radio Theater “The Lovers (Host: Cicely Tyson)” Part 2
Original Air Date – 5/8/1950

Sunday, July 22 11pm
Gunsmoke “Who Lives by the Sword”
Original Air Date – 2/26/1956

Suspense “The Country of the Blind”
Original Air Date – 12/13/1959

Monday, July 23 8pm
Archie Andrews “Laryngitis Ruins Dad’s Nap”
Original Air Date – 11/27/1948

Baby Snooks “Sore Back Poultice”
Original Air Date – 4/16/1942

Wednesday, July 25 8pm
The Red Skelton Show “Inside Office Buildings”
Original Air Date – 1/20/1942

The Couple Next Door “Betsy The Model”
Original Air Date – 3/5/1958

Friday, July 27 8pm
The Shadow “Murder in E-Flat”
Original Air Date – 12/4/1938

The Adv. of Superman “Man Without a Face” Part 2
Original Air Date – 3/19/1947

Saturday, July 28 10pm
The Mysterious Traveler “Survival of the Fittest”
Original Air Date – 1/10/1950

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “Only Three More Doses”
Original Air Date – 2/24/1944


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.”