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 1/11
The Charlie McCarthy Show
Guest: Liberace
Original Air Date – 1/17/1954

Vic & Sade
Charlie Razorscum’s Fish Picture
Original Air Date – 11/6/1939

Wednesday 1/13

My Favorite Husband
Piano & Violin Lessons
Original Air Date – 1/14/1949

Bill Stern Sports Newsreel
Horace Heidt
Original Air Date – 1/21/1949

Friday 1/15

Mystery Is My Hobby
Voice Of Doom
Original Air Date –

The Adv. of Superman
Dead Man’s Secret – Part 13
Original Air Date – 1/30/1948

Saturday 1/16 Hour 1

Box Thirteen
Last Will and Nursery Rhyme
Original Air Date – 8/30/1948

Police Headquarters
Double Death
Original Air Date –

Saturday 1/16 Hour 2

Inner Sanctum
Dear Man’s Holiday
Original Air Date – 6/19/1945

“Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
The Crystal Lake Matter – Part 2
Original Air Date – 8/14/1956

Sunday 1/17 Hour 1

Duffy’s Tavern
Guest: Frank Buck
Original Air Date – 7/25/1943

Are You a Genius?
Mel’s Next Door Neighbor
Original Air Date –

Sunday 1/17 Hour 2

Dr. Six-Gun
Stage Holdup
Original Air Date – 11/28/1954

Strange Adventure
“Episodes 14, 15, and 16”
Original Air Date –


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.”