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


Wednesday, February 13 8pm
Our Miss Brooks “Couch Potato”
Original Air Date – 8/28/1955

Lum & Abner “Going-Away Party for Mousey”
Original Air Date – 12/2/1942

Friday, February 15 8pm
The Whistler “A Rose For Pamela”
Original Air Date – 2/17/1952

The Adv. of Superman “Mystery of the Lost Planet” Pt 13
Original Air Date – 4/25/1947

Saturday February 16 9pm
The Third Man “Fool’s Gold”
Original Air Date – 4/4/1952

Buck Rogers “Buck and Wilma Rocket to Omaha”
Original Air Date – 5/1/1939

Saturday, February 16 10pm
This Is Your FBI “The Loner”
Original Air Date – 4/25/1952

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Tears of Night Matter” Part 1
Original Air Date – 5/21/1956

Sunday, February 17 9pm
Judy Canova “Valentines Flashback To Cactus Junction”
Original Air Date – 2/9/1946

The Jack Benny Program “Dennis is Quitting” Part 1
Original Air Date – 9/26/1954

Sunday, February 17 10pm
The Jack Benny Program “Dennis is Quitting” Part 2
Original Air Date – 9/26/1954

Dimension X “The Lost Race”
Original Air Date – 5/20/1950

Monday, February 18 8pm
Duffy’s Tavern “Guest: Colonel Stoopnagle”
Original Air Date – 3/7/1944

Vic & Sade “Vic Dun’s Kleebergers”
Original Air Date – 9/28/1944

Wednesday, February 20 8pm
Let George Do It “How Guilty Can You Get”
Original Air Date – 2/19/1951

Phyl Coe Mysteries “Missing Masterpiece”
Original Air Date – 2/5/1936

Friday, February 22 8pm
Gunsmoke “Cara”
Original Air Date – 5/1/1954

The Adv. of Superman “The Phantom of the Sea” Part 1
Original Air Date – 4/28/1947

Saturday, February 23 9pm
Sherlock Holmes “Strange Case of the Persecuted Millionaire”
Original Air Date – 2/10/1947

Blue Beetle “Crime, Inc.” Part 1
Original Air Date – 7/3/1940

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.”