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 5-23
Father Knows Best
The Chaperone
Original Air Date – 1/3/1952

Abe Burrows
Original Air Date – 3/27/1948

Wednesday 5-25

The Jimmy Durante Show
Guest – Eddie Cantor
Original Air Date – 10/8/1947

Vic and Sade
Miz’ Scott Getting Too Chummy
Original Air Date – 5/27/1940

Friday 5-27

“Casey, Crime Photographer”
The Miscarriage of Justice
Original Air Date – 10/2/1947

Buffalo Hills – Part 4
Original Air Date – 5/20/1940

Saturday 5-28 Part 1

Cavalcade of America
Original Air Date – 5/13/1946

Bill Stern
Guest: Frankie Carle
Original Air Date – 11/26/1948

Saturday 5-28 Part 2
The Whistler
Fatal Appointment
Original Air Date – 7/7/1948

“Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
The Long Shot Matter – Part 4
Original Air Date – 6/28/1956

Sunday 5-29 Part 1

The Charlie McCarthy Show
Guest: Edward Everett Horton
Original Air Date – 11/30/1947

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Remley Moves In – Part 1
Original Air Date – 2/27/1949

Sunday 5-29 Part 2

Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show
Remley Moves In – Part 2
Original Air Date – 2/27/1949

Murder Clinic
A Scrap of Lace
Original Air Date – 9/22/1942


Meet 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.