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 8-2
The Burns and Allen Show
Quiz Show
Original Air Date – 9/26/1946

Jack Benny Program
Bob Hope Show Parody – Part 1
Original Air Date – 4/23/1944

Wednesday 8-4

Jack Benny Program
Bob Hope Show Parody – Part 2
Original Air Date – 4/23/1944

The Stallion
Original Air Date – 5/18/1958

Friday 8-6

“Casey, Crime Photographer”
Cupid is a Killer
Original Air Date – 5/19/1949

The Adv. of Superman
Mystery of The Stolen Costume – Pt 2
Original Air Date – 3/11/1948

Saturday 8-7 Part 1

The Weird Circle
The Middle of the Right Foot
Original Air Date – 5/28/1944

Strange Doctor Weird
Murder Will Out
Original Air Date – 2/27/1945

Saturday 8-7 Part 2

Boston Blackie
Uncle Bill Blaine’s Legacy
Original Air Date – 5/16/1945

“Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
The Open Town Matter – Part 1
Original Air Date – 7/23/1956

Sunday 8-8 Part 1

The Great Gildersleeve
Three Roles in the Town Play
Original Air Date – 6/14/1942

Fibber McGee & Molly
The Employment Agency – Pt. 1
Original Air Date – 6/22/1936

Sunday 8-8 Part 2

Fibber McGee & Molly
The Employment Agency – Pt. 2
Original Air Date – 6/22/1936

Backseat Driver
Original Air Date – 2/3/1949

Meet Greg Bell… the host of KIXI’s When Radio Was“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.”Growing 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.gregbellsm2