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, September 21 8pm
Life With Luigi “Luigi Attends PTA Meeting”
Original Air Date – 11/16/1948

The Jack Benny Program “The Fiddler” Part 1
Original Air Date – 10/20/1946

Wednesday, September 23 8pm
The Jack Benny Program “The Fiddler” Part 2
Original Air Date – 10/20/1946

Have Gun, Will Travel “Death of a Young Gunfighter”
Original Air Date – 3/15/1959

Friday, September 25 8pm
Inner Sanctum Mysteries “The Melody of Death”
Original Air Date – 4/22/1944

The Adv. of Superman “The Ruler of Darkness” Part 21
Original Air Date – 11/21/1947

Saturday, September 26 9pm
Mr. & Mrs. North “Too Late To Die”
Original Air Date – 12/15/1953

The Couple Next Door “Prizefight Interruptions”
Original Air Date – 2/4/1959

Saturday, September 26 10pm
Mystery Is My Hobby “Coin Collector Mystery”
Original Air Date –

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Forbes Matter” Part 1
Original Air Date – 12/26/1955

Sunday, September 27 9pm
It’s Higgins, Sir “Mr Robert’s Business Trip”
Original Air Date – 9/18/1951

Burns & Allen “Back From Omaha” Part 1
Original Air Date – 5/22/1940

Sunday, September 27 10pm
Burns & Allen “Back From Omaha” Part 2
Original Air Date – 5/22/1940

Dark Fantasy “The Curse of the Neanderthal”
Original Air Date – 1/9/1942

Monday, September 28 8pm
Big Town “Slot Machine Racket”
Original Air Date – 11/9/1937

Vic and Sade “Sade Provides Names Of Wildflowers”
Original Air Date – 9/22/1939

Wednesday, September 30 8pm
My Friend Irma “Planning a Vacation”
Original Air Date – 6/21/1948

Gasoline Alley “A Kicking Around From Cupid”
Original Air Date – 7/30/1948

Friday, October 2 8pm
The Story of Dr. Kildare “Marjorie Northrup”
Original Air Date – 2/8/1950

The Adv. of Superman “The Ruler of Darkness” Part 22
Original Air Date – 11/24/1947


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.”