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[28 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 4,404 views]
Greg Bell — old time radio preservationist and all around good guy

If you listen to old time radio shows these days, there’s a very good chance you’re familiar with Greg Bell.
People catching their favorite old time radio episodes daily at 11 a.m. on Benton’s KEWI-690 AM know Bell as the host of When Radio Was. That nationally-syndicated program has been around for 30 years and Bell has been the host of it since 2007.
When Radio Was is a concept originally developed by Art Fleming, who launched the show on KMOX in St. Louis, stuck with it as it was syndicated nationally …

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[16 May 2010 | 6 Comments | 4,560 views]
Radio cartoons?

If you think old time radio is a thing of the past, think again.
While the “old time radio” label doesn’t exactly fit the new programs available (for obvious reasons), there are still a lot of individuals and companies dedicated to the notion that there’s room for exclusively audio entertainment. While entertainers prominent during the Golden Age of Radio – that era that lasted from the early 1920s through the 1950s when televisions took over as the primary source of broadcast entertainment – have achieved legendary status over the years, there …