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About Greg

Greg Bell is the Host of Radio Classics on Sirius & XM Channel 82 and the Host of When Radio Was, a syndicated old-time radio show on 200+ stations....more

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Welcome to My Web Site

Jack BennyAll the good stuff you know and love is always easily accessible using the links at the top of this page or in the left-hand column, including the Blog site (with all the pictures I know you enjoy), and the Show Schedules.

Don't forget, to get to all the great pictures from radio's Golden Age you simply need to click on any of the stories on the Blog site and they will pop up.

Upcoming Shows on Sirius XM Radio Classics Channel 82

Mar 1st to Mar 7th Radio Classics

Virginia Gregg Hey gang, cruise update – we have just a few cabins available, so if you want to join me on this July for the third annual Radio Spirits cruise this time heading to Alaska out of Seattle, then you need to act fast. Head on over to http://www.cruisingwithgregbell.com or call Larry at 800-269-2127. Even if you can’t join me, I encourage you to check out the videos from the third annual event. Here is a direct link to a couple of them http://www.cruisingwithgregbell.com/Videos.html. Two additional ones can be found CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE.

A busy week headlined by three different tributes to one of radio’s greatest actresses, Virginia Gregg! She will be featured in episodes of The Whistler, The Family Theater, Suspense, Have Gun Will Travel, Gunsmoke, Dr. Kildare and both a half-hour Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and the weekly 5-part marathon.

We also have birthday tributes for Lou Costello; Desi Arnaz (Suspense, Bob Hope Show); Oscar winner Rex Harrison; multiple Oscar nominee John Garfield (Screen Director’s Playhouse version of “Body & Soul”, Suspense, Cavalcade of America); Cliff Carpenter (X-Minus One, Suspense); Dean Stockwell’s 79th; child actor Bobby Driscoll (Lux Radio Theater’s version of “Treasure Island”); radio actress Minerva Pious (Mrs. Nussbaum on The Fred Allen Show); Edgar Barrier (Escape); radio actress Lee Allman (Lenore Case on The Green Hornet) and announcer Cy Harrice (Sherlock Holmes).

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Feb 22nd to Feb 28th Radio Classics

Elizabeth Taylor A Lot More Oscar Love – just like last week we celebrate The Academy Awards with some nominated and winning films and performers. We have Ginger Rogers in Academy Award Theater’s “Kitty Foyle”; William Powell in Academy Award Theater’s “My Man Godfrey”; Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart in “The Philadelphia Story” as presented The Victory Theater plus Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald in The Screen Guild Player’s creative re-telling of “Going My Way.”

We also bring back our annual birthday week tribute for Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor and also celebrate British movie actress Madeleine Carroll (Suspense); Robert Young (Father Knows Best); Jim Backus (Alan Young Show and guest shots on Jeff Regan Investigator and Richard Diamond Private Detective); Dinah Shore; Louise Erickson (A Date With Judy); Sheldon Leonard (The Saint, Jack Benny Program, Martin & Lewis); Ralph Camargo (Suspense, X-Minus One) and a personal favorite, Mason Adams (with two episodes of The CBS Radio Workshop plus Gangbusters).

Finally we mark the 66th anniversary of the debut of the quality police series, Broadway Is My Beat with three episodes featuring Larry Thor as NYPD detective Danny Clover.

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Interviews as First Heard on Sirius XM Radio Classics

As I've mentioned on the air, I frequently have the pleasure of visiting with various radio performers, celebrity fans, authors, etc., who are in some way involved with the Old-Time Radio business, or who are simply just huge fans of the genre.

Now you can listen to those interviews for free, here on my Web site.

Robb Weller Interview - 2010

Robb WellerThis first interview is with Robb Weller, TV producer and nephew of longtime radio and television announcer Art Gilmore, which I conducted in October of 2010, as heard on Sirius XM Radio Classics.


So What Else Have I Been Up To?

My First Audio Books

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of narrating screenwriter Derek Haas' first two novels, which are taut and suspenseful thrillers about a wily assassin who struggles with his conscience and his past. They were enormous fun to read, even though recording an audio book is a lot harder than it looks (sounds?).

These are gritty, contemporary stories that contain adult content and language, so if you think you might be interested, you can listen to a sample and download them by clicking on the links below. 

"Screenwriter Haas's debut features a darkly compelling narrator. When a young hit man who refers to himself as Columbus learns his next job is to assassinate presidential candidate Abe Mann, Columbus is not taken aback so much by Mann's national prominence as he is by the key role Mann once played in Columbus's past. Soon Columbus realizes that those behind the plot appear to be setting somebody else up as well - himself." - Publisher's Weekly

Download "The Silver Bear" for only $7.49 at Audible.com

"Like Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter, Columbus is a thoroughly likable villain. He operates on the wrong side of the law, with his own moral code and his own unique sense of compassion. It’s impossible not to like the guy, even though he explicitly and repeatedly tells us not to, just as it’s impossible not to like the novel itself." - David Pitt at Booklist.

Download "Columbus" for only $7.49 at Audible.com


The Cast of "Unconditional," by Michael Gilvary
The cast of "Unconditional," by Michael Gilvary
From left
: Jeff Baker, Nancy Camp, Spencer Bush, Craig Sechler

New Audio Dramas

Independent of my work on Radio Classics and When Radio Was, I have been working with some folks who love radio dramas to produce some brand new audio shows, including the top Hollywood screenwriter Derek Haas ("Wanted," "3:10 to Yuma," etc.), whose PopcornFiction.com Web site showcases some of the best short story writing coming out of Hollywood today. (Note: Some of the stories are adult themed, so use discretion as to what you wish to read.)

To listen to an exclusive sneak preview of our demo for what we hope will be the first in a series of cutting-edge, new audio shows, click here.

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