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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 11-29
The Burns and Allen Show
Gracie’s Christmas Party
Original Air Date – 12/25/1947

Kraft Music Hall
Christmas Program
Original Air Date – 12/14/1944


Wednesday 12-1

Kraft Music Hall
Christmas Program
Original Air Date – 12/14/1944

The Whistler
Three Wise Guys
Original Air Date – 12/24/1950


Friday 12-3

CBS Radio Workshop
All is Bright (Story of Silent Night)
Original Air Date – 12/23/1956

The Adv. of Superman
The Secret of Meteor Island – Part 3
Original Air Date – 6/16/1948


Saturday 12-4 Part 1

Roy Rogers Show
Night Before The Night Before X-Mas
Original Air Date – 12/25/1952

Front Page Drama
Christmas Ghost
Original Air Date – 12/23/1939


Saturday 12-4 Part 2

The Saint
Santa Claus is No Saint
Original Air Date – 12/24/1950

“Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
The Lorcoe Matter – Part 3
Original Air Date – 11/9/1955


Sunday 12-5 Part 1

The Life Of Riley
The Christmas Present
Original Air Date – 12/17/1944

Christmas Seals
Trapp Family Singers
Original Air Date –


Sunday 12-5 Part 2

Jack Carson Show
The Christmas Tree
Original Air Date – 12/4/1946

Couple Next Door
Mailing to the Wrong Address
Original Air Date – 12/19/1958

gregbellsm2Meet Greg Bell… the host of KIXI’s When Radio Was“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.”Growing 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.