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, November 12 8pm
The Red Skelton Show “Squabble In The Smog”
Original Air Date – 2/17/1948

The Couple Next Door “The Pencil Sharpener”
Original Air Date – 3/11/1958

Wednesday, November 14 8pm
Gunsmoke “What The Whiskey Drummer Heard”
Original Air Date – 4/17/1954

Lum & Abner “Lum Deposits Article Money”
Original Air Date – 11/26/1942

Friday, November 16 8pm
CBS Radio Workshop “The Long Way Home”
Original Air Date – 5/12/1957

The Adv. of Superman “Man Without a Face” Part 16
Original Air Date – 4/8/1947

Saturday, November 17 10pm
Philo Vance “Johnny A. Murder Case”
Original Air Date – 8/16/1949

The Blue Beetle “The Payroll Bandits” Part 2
Original Air Date – 6/28/1940

Saturday, November 17 11pm
The Whistler “Man In The Trench Coat”
Original Air Date – 6/17/1951

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “Curse of Kamoshek Matter” Part 3
Original Air Date – 9/5/1956

Sunday, November 18 10pm
The Life of Riley “Thanksgiving Flashback”
Original Air Date – 11/19/1948

The Great Gildersleeve “Thanksgiving Time” Part 1
Original Air Date – 11/22/1942

Sunday, November 18 11pm
The Great Gildersleeve “Thanksgiving Time” Part 2
Original Air Date – 11/22/1942

Rogue’s Gallery “Blood On The Sand”
Original Air Date – 12/13/1945

Monday, November 19 8pm
My Friend Irma “The Big Secret”
Original Air Date – 3/29/1948

Fibber McGee & Molly “Fibber Getting info Condition” Part 1
Original Air Date – 11/24/1942

Wednesday, November 21 8pm
Fibber McGee & Molly “Fibber Getting info Condition” Part 2
Original Air Date – 11/24/1942

An American Gallery “To Hear A Different Drummer”
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Friday, November 23 8pm
Murder at Midnight “The Secret of XR-3”
Original Air Date – 9/30/1946

The Adv. of Superman “Mystery of the Lost Planet” Part 1
Original Air Date – 4/9/1947


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.”