When Radio Was

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8pm-9pm Saturdays and Sundays 9pm-11pm

When Radio Was airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights from 8pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday nights from 9pm to 11pm.  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 16 8pm
Our Miss Brooks “Audition Show”
Original Air Date – 6/23/1948

Fibber McGee & Molly “Notre Dame – Army Game” Part 1
Original Air Date – 10/29/1940

Wednesday, November 18 8pm
Fibber McGee & Molly “Notre Dame – Army Game” Part 2
Original Air Date – 10/29/1940

Have Gun, Will Travel “Return Engagement”
Original Air Date – 1/3/1960

Friday, November 20 8pm
The Whistler “What Makes A Murderer?”
Original Air Date – 4/7/1948

The Adv. of Superman “Dead Man’s Secret” Part 5
Original Air Date – 1/20/1948

Saturday, November 21 9pm
Hopalong Cassidy “The Memory of Mace Melot”
Original Air Date – 12/15/1951

The Couple Next Door “Traveling Job Offered”
Original Air Date – 2/6/1959

Saturday, November 21 10pm
Boston Blackie “Tom Everett – Murder With an Alibi”
Original Air Date – 3/5/1946

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Shepherd Matter” Part 4
Original Air Date – 4/19/1956

Sunday, November 22 9pm
The Charlie McCarthy Show “Elsa Maxwell Thanksgiving”
Original Air Date – 11/19/1944

Night Editor “Time Saver”
Original Air Date –

Sunday, November 22 10pm
Let George Do It “Cause For Thanksgiving”
Original Air Date – 11/20/1950

Lum & Abner “Jot ’em Down Store History”
Original Air Date – 1/20/1943

Monday, November 23 8pm
Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show “A Trip To The Moon”
Original Air Date – 11/13/1953

Jack Benny Program “Jack Dreams He Is A Turkey” Part 1
Original Air Date – 11/21/1943

Wednesday, November 25 8pm
Jack Benny Program “Jack Dreams He Is A Turkey” Part 2
Original Air Date – 11/21/1943

Mr. District Attorney “Murder in Rhythm & Rhyme”
Original Air Date – 3/17/1948

Friday, November 27 8pm
Jack Carson Show “Thanksgiving Dinner”
Original Air Date – 11/27/1946

The Adv. of Superman “Dead Man’s Secret” Part 6
Original Air Date – 1/21/1948


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.”