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


Monday, May 14 8pm
Life With Luigi “Luigi Discovers America”
Original Air Date – 9/21/1948

Fibber McGee & Molly “Molly Gets Flowers” Part 1
Original Air Date – 1/18/1944

Wednesday, May 16 8pm
Fibber McGee & Molly “Molly Gets Flowers” Part 2
Original Air Date – 1/18/1944

Story of Dr. Kildare “Janet Dane”
Original Air Date – 3/15/1950

Friday, May 18 8pm
Gunsmoke “Cholera”
Original Air Date – 12/4/1954

The Adv. of Superman “Knights of the White Carnation” Part 14
Original Air Date – 3/17/1947

Saturday, May 19 10pm
Molle Mystery Theater “Nightmare”
Original Air Date – 11/28/1944

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “Hettie Commits Suicide”
Original Air Date – 12/23/1943

Saturday, May 19 11pm
Sherlock Holmes “Accommodating Valise”
Original Air Date – 5/23/1948

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Meg’s Palace Matter” Part 4
Original Air Date – 9/28/1956

Sunday, May 20 10pm
The Bickersons “John’s Snoring Dilemma”
Original Air Date – 8/21/1951

Vic and Sade “Happy to Be Alive”
Original Air Date – 9/5/1944

Sunday, May 20 11pm
Family Theater “The Scout”
Original Air Date – 6/15/1949

Police Headquarters “Tommy Evans Run Down”
Original Air Date –


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.”