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, June 24 8pm
Father Knows Best “Watching The Dog”
Original Air Date – 9/11/1952

Charlie McCarthy Show “Guest: Charles Boyer” Part 1
Original Air Date – 5/23/1943

Wednesday, June 26 8pm
Charlie McCarthy Show “Guest: Charles Boyer” Part 2
Original Air Date – 5/23/1943

Fort Laramie “Nature Boy”
Original Air Date – 7/29/1956

Friday, June 28 8pm
Cavalcade of America “Going Up”
Original Air Date – 4/29/1952

The Adv. of Superman “Superman Vs. Kryptonite” Part 22
Original Air Date – 6/12/1947

Saturday, June 29 9pm
The Frank Sinatra Show “Guest: Gene Kelly”
Original Air Date – 10/17/1945

Lum & Abner “Golden Era Discussion Club Refreshments”
Original Air Date – 12/14/1942

Saturday, June 29 10pm
The Falcon “The Case of the Double Exposure”
Original Air Date – 10/29/1950

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Midas Touch Matter” Part 5
Original Air Date – 7/6/1956

Sunday, June 30 9pm
Jack Carson Show “Fixing The Radio”
Original Air Date – 2/12/1947

Night Editor “Deep Roots”
Original Air Date –

Sunday, June 30 10pm
Gunsmoke “Reward for Matt”
Original Air Date – 4/30/1955

Abe Burrows “Guest: Frank Loesser”
Original Air Date – 8/23/1947

Monday, July 1 8pm
Burns & Allen “George the Cowboy”
Original Air Date – 5/5/1949

Duffy’s Tavern “Half A Racehorse” Part 1
Original Air Date – 11/30/1951

Wednesday, July 3 8pm
Duffy’s Tavern “Half A Racehorse” Part 2
Original Air Date – 11/30/1951

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator “Visitor at Midnight”
Original Air Date – 5/12/1955

Friday, July 5 8pm
Have Gun, Will Travel “Dad-Blamed Luck”
Original Air Date – 7/3/1960

The Adv. of Superman “Superman Vs. Kryptonite” Part 23
Original Air Date – 6/13/1947

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.”