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, April 22 8pm
Honest Harold “Mrs. O’Day’s Warbleware Party”
Original Air Date – 1/3/1951

Our Miss Brooks “Stretch the Basketball Star” Part 1
Original Air Date – 2/13/1949

Wednesday, April 24 8pm
Our Miss Brooks “Stretch the Basketball Star” Part 2
Original Air Date – 2/13/1949

The Witch’s Tale “The Troth of Death”
Original Air Date – 5/29/1933

Friday, April 26 8pm
The Cavalcade of America “The Great McGraw”
Original Air Date – 4/15/1946

The Adv. of Superman “The Phantom of the Sea” Part 10
Original Air Date – 5/9/1947

Saturday, April 27 9pm
Bulldog Drummond “Death Loops the Loop”
Original Air Date – 3/10/1948

The Blue Beetle “Finesse in Diamonds” Part 2
Original Air Date – 7/19/1940

Saturday, April 27 10pm
Murder At Midnight “The Creeper”
Original Air Date – 11/25/1946

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Lansing Fraud Matter” Part 1
Original Air Date – 12/12/1955

Sunday, April 28 9pm
Judy Canova “Like a Fish Out Of Water”
Original Air Date – 6/2/1945

Burns & Allen “Kansas City’s Favorite Singer” Part 1
Original Air Date – 6/6/1944

Sunday, April 28 10pm
Burns & Allen “Kansas City’s Favorite Singer” Part 2
Original Air Date – 6/6/1944

Murder by Experts “Three’s A Crowd”
Original Air Date – 4/22/1950

Monday, April 29 8pm
Charlie McCarthy Show “Guests Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa”
Original Air Date – 9/30/1945

The Aldrich Family “Homer Gets Engaged to Agnes” Part 1
Original Air Date – 5/5/1949

Wednesday, May 1 8pm
The Aldrich Family “Homer Gets Engaged to Agnes” Part 2
Original Air Date – 5/5/1949

Man From Homicide “Muriel Smith”
Original Air Date – 6/25/1951

Friday, May 3 8pm
Frontier Gentleman “The Honkytonkers”
Original Air Date – 2/16/1958

The Adv. of Superman “The Phantom of the Sea” Part 11
Original Air Date – 5/12/1947

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.”