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 17 8pm
The Milton Berle Show “A Salute to Automobiles”
Original Air Date – 9/23/1947

Burns & Allen “Wisconsin Primary” Part 1
Original Air Date – 4/10/1940

Wednesday, September 19 8pm
Burns & Allen “Wisconsin Primary” Part 2
Original Air Date – 4/10/1940

Damon Runyon Theatre “Earthquake”
Original Air Date – 7/10/1949

Friday, September 21 8pm
Rocky Jordan “Black Ball”
Original Air Date – 11/6/1949

Captain Midnight “Re-unite with Senor Pareda”
Original Air Date – 10/27/1939

Saturday, September 22 10pm
Mr. and Mrs. North “The Comic”
Original Air Date – 7/7/1953

Scout About Town “Bobby Breen”
Original Air Date – 7/30/1947

Saturday, September 22 11pm
The Fat Man “Murder Plays Hide and Seek”
Original Air Date – 1/2/1948

Frontier Fighters “Sutter’s Mill”
Original Air Date –

Sunday, September 23 10pm
Escape “The Derelict”
Original Air Date – 4/26/1953

Manhunt “The Accusing Violin”
Original Air Date –

Sunday, September 23 11pm
The Man Called X “The Girl Who Couldn’t Remember”
Original Air Date – 8/15/1948

Marine Story “The Bell of Hidalgo”
Original Air Date – 3/31/1948

Monday, September 24 8pm
Charlie McCarthy Show “Billie Burke”
Original Air Date – 10/22/1944

The Couple Next Door “The Driver’s Test”
Original Air Date – 3/7/1958

Wednesday, September 26 8pm
My Friend Irma “Manhattan Magazine”
Original Air Date – 4/26/1948

Lum & Abner “Article on Rocket Project”
Original Air Date – 11/24/1942

Friday, September 28 8pm
This Is Your FBI “The Face”
Original Air Date – 2/8/1952

The Adv. of Superman “Man Without a Face” Part 9
Original Air Date – 3/28/1947


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.”