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, September 16 8pm
Duffy’s Tavern “Archie Buys a Radio Station”
Original Air Date – 9/21/1950

Red Skelton Show “Travel Is So Broadening” Part 1
Original Air Date – 11/14/1951

Wednesday, September 18 8pm
Red Skelton Show “Travel Is So Broadening” Part 2
Original Air Date – 11/14/1951

Pat Novak for Hire “Give Envelope to John St. John”
Original Air Date – 5/21/1949

Friday, September 20 8pm
Big Town “The Fatal Fix”
Original Air Date – 1/25/1949

The Adv. of Superman “The Secret Rocket” Part 1
Original Air Date – 9/29/1947

Saturday, September 21 9pm
Damon Runyon Theatre “Hold ‘Em Yale”
Original Air Date – 3/27/1949

Lum & Abner “Cedric Kidnapped at Wedding”
Original Air Date – 12/17/1942

Saturday, September 21 10pm
The Sealed Book “Welcome Home”
Original Air Date – 5/20/1945

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Flight Six Matter” Part 1
Original Air Date – 1/30/1956

Sunday, September 22 9pm
The Charlie McCarthy Show “Guest: Walter Brennan”
Original Air Date – 6/28/1942

Baby Snooks “Gozinta”
Original Air Date – 10/1/1942

Sunday, September 22 10pm
Suspense “Three O’Clock”
Original Air Date – 3/10/1949

Night Editor “The Big House on the Hill”
Original Air Date –

Monday, September 23 8pm
Our Miss Brooks “Weekend at Crystal Lake”
Original Air Date – 8/21/1949

The Bickersons “Missing Fishing Poles” Part 1
Original Air Date – 3/30/1947

Wednesday, September 25 8pm
The Bickersons “Missing Fishing Poles” Part 2
Original Air Date – 3/30/1947

Defense Attorney “Jim Nelson”
Original Air Date – 9/11/1952

Friday, September 27 8pm
A Man Called X “Venezuela Waterway Sabotage”
Original Air Date – 2/26/1952

The Adv. of Superman “The Secret Rocket” Part 2
Original Air Date – 9/30/1947


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.”