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Host : Greg Bell
WHEN RADIO WAS features digitally-restored episodes of classic old-time radio. This highly popular show is hosted by old-time radio expert Greg Bell.

It's a fun, family-friendly show for listeners of every generation.

WHEN RADIO WAS presents classic shows including Abbott & Costello, Sam Spade, Hopalong Cassidy, The Shadow, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Jack Benny Show, Gang Busters, Gunsmoke, Suspense, Dragnet, and many more.

Be sure to check out The Official WHEN RADIO WAS Website to visit the store, get free downloads, learn about old-time radio, and more.

Today's Episode
 
January 30, 2023
Burns & Allen & Lum & Abner
First up, we present a 1947 episode of Burns and Allen. Then, it's the gentle homespun humor of Lum & Abner.
Upcoming Episodes
 
January 31, 2023
Screen Director's Playhouse & Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter
First up, John Garfield stars in a radio recreation of the 1947 sports film "Body and Soul," on Screen Directors Playhouse. Then, it's our weekly dose of heartbreak on Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter.
 
February 01, 2023
Gunsmoke & The Adv. of Superman
Today we present the greatest radio western of all time. And most would argue the best TV western as well. Then after Gunsmoke, it's The Adventures of Superman.
 
February 02, 2023
Sherlock Holmes & Chandu The Magician
Up First, it's off to England for a story featuring Tom Conway as the world's greatest detective on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Then we enter the realm of the supernatural with Chandu The Magician.
 
February 03, 2023
The Whistler & Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Today, it's a pair of CBS/Hollywood-produced programs. First, we present a tale of mystery and terror, courtesy of The Whistler. That's followed by part 3 of "The Indestructible Mike Matter," on Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
Recent Episodes
 
January 27, 2023
Boston Blackie & Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Today we present two of the very best detective programs from the Golden Age of Radio...Boston Blackie and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
 
January 26, 2023
Mystery in the Air & Chandu The Magician
We open with Peter Lorre on Mystery in the Air with the story of The Marvelous Barastro. Then, it\'s our weekly trip into the supernatural, with Chandu The Magician.
 
January 25, 2023
The Adv. of Sam Spade & Adventures of Superman
It's an adventurous day of crime fighting, as we bring you episodes of The Adventures of Sam Spade and The Adventures of Superman.
 
January 24, 2023
CBS Radio Workshop & Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter
We begin with another quality episode of The CBS Radio Workshop, entitled "Only Johnny Knows," followed by another 1948 installment of the daytime soap Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter.
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