Greg Bell

Presenting the Best from the Golden Age of Radio

Nationally syndicated for over 20 years!

When Radio Was brings listeners the very best of the Golden Age of Radio. Packed with classic performers, iconic characters, and top-flight story-telling, When Radio Was is pure timeless entertainment:

Detectives and Crime Fighters - Return to the scene of the crime with The Shadow, Sam Spade, The Green Hornet, Gang Busters, Sherlock Holmes, and many more!

Comedy Classics - Laugh along with the great performers - Jack Benny, Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Our Miss Brooks, Burns & Allen and many others!

Drama, Westerns, Mysteries, Thrillers, Sci-Fi - Enjoy classic western adventure with Hopalong Cassidy, the top stars of Hollywood in Screen Director's Playhouse, chilling horror in Lights Out, and so much more!

Each broadcast edition of When Radio Was features the shows that have a life of their own. The ones that will be remembered for generations to come. And, our programs have been digitally remastered and restored to provide optimum listener enjoyment.

While decades have passed since their original airdates, the shows offered in When Radio Was are pure entertainment, just as fresh and thrilling today as they were back in radio's heyday.

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 06:00pm - 08:00pm When Radio Was

Alexandria, LA
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Full Forecast
970 KSYL On Air Now
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5:00am - 6:00am
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LSU Football


November 28th

The LSU Tigers

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Texas A & M



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LSU Basketball


LSU Basketball is Back!

Minday Night The Tigers

Travel To Charleston

To Play The Cougars

Airtime 5:30p


The KSYL Morning Report

Monday Thru Friday 7:10a


With Host

Dave Graichen

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The CBS World News Roundup

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Commercial Free


The Best Of The 60's & 70's


Now On Air At 93.1 HD3

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State Wire
North Rapides Business & Industry Alliance



All Weekend Long

It's a

Political Free Zone!

Kim Komando, The "Weekend" Roundup, Leo Laporte (The Tech Guy!), Art Bell, The Real Estate Show, Bill Handel, Chef John Folse "Stirin' It Up" , Doug Stephan's Weekend, The Pet Show & When Radio Was!.

New Shows!

Rudy Maxa’s World

Now A Full 2 Hours

Saturday 12 to 2p




Dr. Ronald Hoffman

Intelligent Medicine

Saturday 2 to 4p



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