When Radio Was

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, July 22 8pm
The Great Gildersleeve
War Bond Drive
Original air Date 9/12/1943

Life with Luigi
Boys Club Part 1
Original Air Date 4/25/1950

Wednesday, July 24 8pm
Life with Luigi
Boys Club Part 2
Original Air Date 4/25/1950

Man Called X
Journey to Xenophon
Original Air Date 11/16/1947

Friday, July 26 8pm
Hopalong Cassidy
Killers of Sandy Gultch
Original Air Date 4/9/1950

The Adventures of Superman
Superman Vs. Kryptonite
Original Air Date 6/18/1947

Saturday, July 27 9pm
Behind The Mike
You’re My Dream
Original Air Date – 1/26/1941

Lum & Abner
Club Meets at Grandpap’s
Original Air Date – 12/15/1942

Saturday, July 27 10pm
Sam Spade, Detective
The Champion Caper
Original Air Date – 8/7/1949

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
The Kranesburg Matter – Part 4
Original Air Date – 8/27/1956

Sunday, July 28 9pm
Judy Canova
First Rest Home Guest
Original Air Date – 3/14/1944

Burns & Allen
Guest: William Powell – Part 1
Original Air Date – 2/1/1944

Sunday, July 28 10pm
Burns & Allen
Guest: William Powell – Part 2
Original Air Date – 2/1/1944

Candy Matson
The Movie Company
Original Air Date – 9/11/1950

Monday, July 29 8pm
The Aldrich Family
Formal Wear
Original Air Date – 1/27/1949

My Friend Irma
Dancing Fools – Part 1
Original Air Date – 12/15/1947

Wednesday, July 31 8pm
My Friend Irma
Dancing Fools – Part 2
Original Air Date – 12/15/1947

The Whistler
Fateful Reminder
Original Air Date – 8/12/1951

Friday, August 2 8pm
Big Town
Gambling Club Expose
Original Air Date – 11/2/1937

The Adv. of Superman
Superman Vs. Kryptonite – Part 27
Original Air Date – 6/19/1947

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.”