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, March 27 8pm
Alan Young Show “Honeymoon Train”
Original Air Date – 2/27/1945

The Burns & Allen Show “George Burns, Esquire” Part 1
Original Air Date – 4/13/1943

Wednesday, March 29 8pm
The Burns & Allen Show “George Burns, Esquire” Part 2
Original Air Date – 4/13/1943

Dr. Sixgun “Immigrant Settler”
Original Air Date – 10/21/1954

Friday, March 31 8pm
Pursuit “Pursuit On The Night Ferry”
Original Air Date – 11/20/1951

Night Editor “Desert Justice”
Original Air Date –

Saturday, April 1 10pm
Dinah Shore Show “Guest: Frank Sinatra”
Original Air Date – 5/10/1945

Lum & Abner “To Cheer Up Professor Sloane”
Original Air Date – 10/14/1942

Saturday, April 1 11pm
The Whistler “Two Smart People”
Original Air Date – 9/30/1951

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Plantagent Matter” Part 5
Original Air Date – 3/9/1956

Sunday, April 2 10pm
Duffy’s Tavern “Archie Returns from the Hospital”
Original Air Date – 2/22/1946

We Care “We Care Special”
Original Air Date – 9/26/1948

Sunday, April 2 11pm
Gunsmoke “Cows & Cribs”
Original Air Date – 5/13/1956

Have Gun, Will Travel “The Silver Queen”
Original Air Date – 5/17/1959

Monday, April 3 8pm
The Life of Riley “A Week At The Lake”
Original Air Date – 6/28/1947

Fibber McGee & Molly “A Visit to the IRS” Part 1
Original Air Date – 2/19/1952

Wednesday, April 5 8pm
Fibber McGee & Molly “A Visit to the IRS” Part 2
Original Air Date – 2/19/1952

Crime and Peter Chambers “Clair Connely”
Original Air Date – 8/31/1954

Friday, April 7 8pm
Screen Director’s Playhouse “Her Husband’s Affairs”
Original Air Date – 5/22/1949

Baby Snooks “The Stolen Medal”
Original Air Date – 1/14/1943


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.”