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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

Nov 30th to Dec 6th Radio Classics

Richard Crenna 1964 Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. And now we head into December. As the month progresses expect the arrival of more and more Christmas themed shows. It all begins this year with a special treat. Sirius XM and Bing Crosby Enterprises have gotten together and supplied RadioClassics with a number of “new to the channel” holiday episodes from his radio career. The shows span the 1940s into the 1960s and will debut during the Crosby Christmas Kickoff airing Saturday evening (Nov 29th) into Sunday. Then after that special wraps up we return to a busy week of regular programming.

Among the highlights are a two-hour Man Of Steel Marathon with a Superman storyline from April of 1940; The Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Marathon – The Broderick Matter plus some pretty major birthdays to celebrate.

Here is a partial list: Agnes Moorehead (Suspense, The Shadow), Richard Crenna (Our Miss Brooks, The Great Gildersleeve): Nero Wolfe creator, Rex Stout, William Spier (Producer/Director of Suspense, Sam Spade), Mary Martin (special guest on The Jack Benny Program), mystery writer John Dickson Carr (Murder By Experts, Suspense), author Cornell Woolrich (Suspense) and Isabel Randolph (Mrs. Uppington on Fibber McGee & Molly).

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Nov 23rd to Nov 29th Radio Classics

Howard Duff A very busy week which not only contains lots of Thanksgiving offerings but also birthday tributes for some huge stars on this channel namely Elliott Lewis (Suspense, The Whistler, Phil Harris & Alice Faye, Voyage Of The Scarlet Queen, Hawk Larabee); John Dehner (Frontier Gentleman, The Whistler, CBS Radio Workshop, Suspense); Howard Duff (Sam Spade, Suspense’s “The Kandy Tooth”) and Harry Bartell (Escape, Gunsmoke, The Whistler Suspense, etc).

Additional birthday tributes for Boris Karloff (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Suspense); Ralph Bell (The Mysterious Traveler, The CBS Radio Workshop); Richard Crenna (Our Miss Brooks, The Great Gildersleeve) and New York Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio’s 100th (a guest on The Eddie Cantor Show).

And Saturday evening November 29th (beginning at 6pm ET) into Sunday November 30th, we’ll present A Bounty Of Bing: A Crosby Christmas Kickoff featuring mostly new to the channel holiday programs from his many shows spanning the 1940s to the 1960s.

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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.

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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.

1 FREE Audiobook RISK-FREE from Audible

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