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, November 13 8pm
Honest Harold “Thanksgiving Play”
Original Air Date – 11/22/1950

Fibber McGee & Molly “Trolley Trouble” Part 1
Original Air Date – 11/1/1949


Wednesday, November 15 8pm
Fibber McGee & Molly “Trolley Trouble” Part 2
Original Air Date – 11/1/1949

Have Gun, Will Travel “The Outlaw”
Original Air Date – 12/14/1958


Friday, November 17 8pm
The Shadow “The Phantom Voice”
Original Air Date – 2/6/1938

The Adv. of Superman “Drought in Freeville” Part 14
Original Air Date – 2/7/1947


Saturday, November 18 10pm
Academy Award Theatre “The Story of Louis Pasteur”
Original Air Date – 4/13/1946

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “Markham’s Story”
Original Air Date – 9/24/1943


Saturday, November 18 11pm
Mr. Keen “Murder at a Mile”
Original Air Date – 12/6/1951

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Amy Bradshaw Matter” Part 3
Original Air Date – 11/23/1955


Sunday, November 19 10pm
Judy Canova “Geneology Society”
Original Air Date – 2/2/1946

The Couple Next Door “Grandma’s 75th Birthday Plans”
Original Air Date – 1/30/1958


Sunday, November 19 11pm
Family Theater “Home For Thanksgiving”
Original Air Date – 11/27/1947

Vic & Sade “Suggestion Box”
Original Air Date – 10/27/1942


Monday, November 20 8pm
Bing Crosby Show “Guest: Dick Powell”
Original Air Date – 11/8/1950

The Great Gildersleeve “Thanksgiving Time” Part 1
Original Air Date – 11/22/1942


Wednesday, November 22 8pm
The Great Gildersleeve “Thanksgiving Time” Part 2
Original Air Date – 11/22/1942

Broadway Is My Beat “Sherman Gates”
Original Air Date – 12/3/1949


Friday, November 24 8pm
Man Called X “Stolen Cholera Virus”
Original Air Date – 12/2/1950

The Adv. of Superman “Drought in Freeville” Part 15
Original Air Date – 2/8/1947


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.”