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, February 24 8pm
Honest Harold “Getting a Job for Raymond”
Original Air Date – 11/15/1950

Baby Snooks “Robespierre’s Tooth”
Original Air Date – 3/28/1940

Wednesday, February 26 8pm
My Friend Irma “Election Connection”
Original Air Date – 3/22/1948

Vic and Sade “Save Scrap”
Original Air Date – 5/6/1942

Friday, February 28 8pm
X Minus One “Nightmare”
Original Air Date – 7/21/1955

The Adv. of Superman “The Ruler of Darkness” Part 5
Original Air Date – 10/30/1947

Saturday, February 29 9pm
The Green Hornet “Pavement Condemned”
Original Air Date – 6/29/1939

Blair of the Mounties #19
Original Air Date – 6/14/1935

Saturday, February 29 10pm
Sam Spade, Detective “The Bluebeard Caper”
Original Air Date – 8/8/1948

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Chesapeake Fraud Matter” Part 4
Original Air Date – 10/20/1955

Sunday, March 1 9pm
The Life of Riley “Driving Test”
Original Air Date – 10/13/1950

Easy Aces “Argument with Betty”
Original Air Date –

Sunday, March 1 10pm
Lights Out “Story of Mr. Maggs”
Original Air Date – 12/1/1942

Phyl Coe Mysteries “Death Ray Tube”
Original Air Date – 2/12/1936

Monday, March 2 8pm
The Charlie McCarthy Show “Sidney Greenstreet”
Original Air Date – 3/7/1943

Fibber McGee & Molly “McGees Go To The Carnival” Part 1
Original Air Date – 4/22/1947

Wednesday, March 4 8pm
Fibber McGee & Molly “McGees Go To The Carnival” Part 2
Original Air Date – 4/22/1947

Michael Shayne “Murder, Prepaid”
Original Air Date – 4/2/1945

Friday, March 6 8pm
Inner Sanctum Mysteries “Fearful Voyage”
Original Air Date – 1/3/1949

The Adv. of Superman “The Ruler of Darkness” Part 6
Original Air Date – 10/31/1947


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.”

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