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, May 29 8pm
Danny Kaye Show “Kingdom of Brooklyn (Back From Washington)”
Original Air Date – 2/3/1945

Ray Bolger Show “Frank Sinatra’s Secret For Attracting Girls” Pt 1
Original Air Date – 8/24/1945

Wednesday, May 31 8pm
Ray Bolger Show “Frank Sinatra’s Secret For Attracting Girls” Pt 2
Original Air Date – 8/24/1945

Defense Attorney “Mike Pelly”
Original Air Date – 8/31/1951

Friday, June 2 8pm
Dimension X “A Logic Named Joe”
Original Air Date – 7/1/1950

Baby Snooks “Baby Snooks Has Amnesia”
Original Air Date – 3/7/1940

Saturday, June 3 10pm
Hermit’s Cave “The House with a Past”
Original Air Date –

The Couple Next Door “To Sell Or Not To Sell”
Original Air Date – 2/11/1958

Saturday, June 3 11pm
Casey, Crime Photographer “Action Photograph”
Original Air Date – 1/20/1949

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Laird Douglas Douglas of Heatherscote Matter ” Pt 4
Original Air Date – 4/12/1956

Sunday, June 4 10pm
Our Miss Brooks “Conklin’s Blood Pressure”
Original Air Date – 7/3/1949

The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show “Phil is Drafted” Part 1
Original Air Date – 1/2/1949

Sunday, June 4 11pm
The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show “Phil is Drafted” Part 2
Original Air Date – 1/2/1949

Murder at Midnight “The Thirteenth Floor”
Original Air Date – 1/27/1947

Monday, June 5 8pm
Jack Carson Show “Guest Howard Duff”
Original Air Date – 3/5/1947

Burns & Allen “Guest: Dorothy Lamour” Part 1
Original Air Date – 2/29/1944

Wednesday, June 7 8pm
Burns & Allen “Guest: Dorothy Lamour” Part 2
Original Air Date – 2/29/1944

The Sealed Book “I’ll Die Laughing”
Original Air Date – 5/27/1945

Friday, June 9 8pm
Philip Marlowe “Gold Cobra”
Original Air Date – 6/21/1950

Captain Midnight “Stealing Gasoline”
Original Air Date – 11/7/1939

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.”