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, July 17 8pm
The Charlie McCarthy Show “Guest: Rosemary Clooney”
Original Air Date – 10/5/1952

Burns & Allen “Gracie Wants A Fur Coat” Part 1
Original Air Date – 2/5/1948


Wednesday, July 19 8pm
Burns & Allen “Gracie Wants A Fur Coat” Part 2
Original Air Date – 2/5/1948

The Witch’s Tale “The Puzzle”
Original Air Date – 9/7/1934


Friday, July 21 8pm
Mutual Radio Theater “The Lovers (Host: Cicely Tyson)”
Original Air Date – 5/8/1950


Saturday, July 22 10pm
Wild Bill Hickok “Gunsmoke Pass”
Original Air Date – 2/1/1952

Lum & Abner “How to Build a Rocket Ship”
Original Air Date – 10/28/1942


Saturday, July 22 11pm
Big Story “16 Year Old Misfit Kills Out Of Fear”
Original Air Date – 1/5/1949

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Laughing Matter” Part 1
Original Air Date – 6/11/1956


Sunday, July 23 10pm
X Minus One “The Defenders”
Original Air Date – 5/22/1956

Baby Snooks “Getting Gas”
Original Air Date – 12/3/1942


Sunday, July 23 11pm
Inner Sanctum “Song of the Slasher”
Original Air Date – 4/24/1945

The Strange Dr. Weird “The Knife of Death”
Original Air Date – 2/20/1945


Monday, July 24 8pm
Archie Andrews “Going To Bed Early”
Original Air Date – 11/13/1948

The Life of Riley “Riley Proves His Manhood” Part 1
Original Air Date – 12/15/1950


Wednesday, July 26 8pm
The Life of Riley “Riley Proves His Manhood” Part 2
Original Air Date – 12/15/1950

Broadway Is My Beat “Howard Crawford”
Original Air Date – 8/5/1951


Friday, July 28 8pm
Gunsmoke “Who Lives by the Sword”
Original Air Date – 2/26/1956

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


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.”