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, March 19 8pm
Life With Luigi “Surprise Party”
Original Air Date – 1/16/1949

Fibber McGee & Molly “Molly Wants a Budget” Part 1
Original Air Date – 4/18/1939

Wednesday, March 21 8pm
Fibber McGee & Molly “Molly Wants a Budget” Part 2
Original Air Date – 4/18/1939

Screen Director’s Playhouse “Yellow Sky”
Original Air Date – 7/15/1949

Friday, March 23 8pm
The Shadow “Makeup for Murder”
Original Air Date – 12/1/1946

The Adv. of Superman “Knights of the White Carnation” Part 6
Original Air Date – 3/5/1947

Saturday, March 24 10pm
Suspense “Tell You Why I Shouldn’t Die”
Original Air Date – 6/7/1951

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “In Coravina, Austria”
Original Air Date – 11/25/1943

Saturday, March 24 11pm
Richard Diamond “The Hank Burton Case”
Original Air Date – 3/21/1952

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The LaMarr Matter” Part 1
Original Air Date – 3/26/1956

Sunday, March 25 10pm
Our Miss Brooks “Dyeing Easter Eggs”
Original Air Date – 4/9/1950

The Life of Riley “Promotion Exam” Part 1
Original Air Date – 12/8/1945

Sunday, March 25 11pm
The Life of Riley “Promotion Exam” Part 2
Original Air Date – 12/8/1945

The Line Up “The Silver Swan Case”
Original Air Date – 2/22/1951


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.”