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, September 18 8pm
Richard Diamond, Private Detective “The Carnival”
Original Air Date – 3/30/1951

Tales of the Texas Rangers “Quick Silver” Part 1
Original Air Date – 8/5/1950

 

Wednesday, September 20 8pm
Tales of the Texas Rangers “Quick Silver” Part 2
Original Air Date – 8/5/1950

The Charlie McCarthy Show “Guest: Jo Stafford”
Original Air Date – 4/11/1954

 

Friday, September 22 8pm
The Shadow “The Chill Of Death”
Original Air Date – 1/4/1948

The Adv. of Superman “Drought in Freeville” Part 6
Original Air Date – 1/28/1947

 

Saturday, September 23 10pm
Suspense “Death of an Old Flame”
Original Air Date – 10/29/1961

The Couple Next Door “Waiting Outside The Department Store”
Original Air Date – 2/20/1958

 

Saturday, September 23 11pm
Bulldog Drummond “The Case of the Double Death”
Original Air Date – 4/16/1945

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Indestructable Mike Matter” Part 5
Original Air Date – 6/8/1956

 

Sunday, September 24 10pm
Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show “1st Show Of The Season”
Original Air Date – 10/1/1950

Burns & Allen “George is Being Sued” Part 1
Original Air Date – 8/26/1940

 

Sunday, September 24 11pm
Burns & Allen “George is Being Sued” Part 2
Original Air Date – 8/26/1940

The Aldrich Family “Jealous of a Jock”
Original Air Date – 9/28/1952

 

Monday, September 25 8pm
Kraft Music Hall “Guest: Bing Crosby”
Original Air Date – 10/16/1947

Fibber McGee & Molly “Otis Cadwallder May Visit” Part 1
Original Air Date – 10/6/1942

 

Wednesday, September 27 8pm
Fibber McGee & Molly “Otis Cadwallder May Visit” Part 2
Original Air Date – 10/6/1942

Whisperer “Woman On Ice”
Original Air Date – 9/9/1951

 

Friday, September 29 8pm
CBS Radio Workshop “Space Merchants” Part 1
Original Air Date – 2/17/1957

The Adv. of Superman “Drought in Freeville” Part 7
Original Air Date – 1/29/1947

 

 

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.”