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 4/12
The Charlie McCarthy Show
Guest: Ann Blyth
Original Air Date – 4/25/1954

The Couple Next Door
Explaining White Lies
Original Air Date – 2/12/1959

Wednesday 4/14

The Jimmy Durante Show
Guest: Lucille Ball
Original Air Date – 4/28/1948

Gleason and Armstong
Full Belly & Forgotten Picture
Original Air Date –

Friday 4/16

Sherlock Holmes
The Island Of Death
Original Air Date – 4/28/1947

The Adv. of Superman
Kingdom Under The Sea -Part 1
Original Air Date – 2/18/2948

Saturday 4/17 Hour 1

Mysterious Traveler
Till Death Do Us
Original Air Date – 11/11/1948

Tops In Sports
Gil Hodges
Original Air Date – 7/25/1961

Saturday 4/17 Hour 2

Bad Boy
Original Air Date – 2/27/1954

“Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
Matter of the Medium Well Done – Pt 5
Original Air Date – 5/18/1956

Sunday 4/18 Hour 1

Archie Andrews
Archie Is Sick
Original Air Date – 6/12/1948

Fibber McGee & Molly
Locked Out – Part 1
Original Air Date – 1/22/1952

Sunday 4/18 Hour 2

Fibber McGee & Molly
Locked Out – Part 2
Original Air Date – 1/22/1952

Tales of the Texas Rangers
Dead Head Freight
Original Air Date – 1/7/1951


Meet Greg Bell… the host of KIXI’s When Radio Was

gregbellsm2Growing 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.”