When Radio Was

 

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.

Join the hundreds of AM and FM stations around the country who are delivering top-flight entertainment to their listeners devoted audiences to their advertisers.

Program Directors Love WHEN RADIO WAS!

Here are just some of the reasons why stations rave about our show:

  • It appeals to a broad cross-section of listeners-young and old alike
  • Loyal audiences grow with each ratings period
  • Listeners can’t get enough of these unique, high-quality programs
  • It consistently beats typical talk, news and music programming
  • It stands out from the competition – there is nothing else like it!

On Air With Doug, Jen and Victoria

On Air With Doug, Jen and Victoria. The daily morning program provides listeners with pure fun and positive conversation to start their days. The show airs live every weekday from 4 to 10 a.m. EST

On Air With Doug, Jen and Victoria delivers passionate discussions on items affecting listeners the most in their daily lives. Hosts Doug Stephan, Jen Horn and Victoria Keelan each bring a distinctive perspective to their highly entertaining conversations. Additional contributors round out each hour by providing listeners with news they can use on pop culture, entertainment, astrology, health, technology, pets, travel, finances, home improvement and much more. These benchmark segments also offer an opportunity for stations to generate local revenue with sponsorships.

“We are making radio great again,” Host Doug Stephan said. “It’s gonna be HUGE!”

On Air With Doug, Jen and Victoria is customizable by daypart to fit any station’s needs. Stations can localize the show by including their own content at designated points throughout each hour. It can also be tailored to fit multiple formats including talk, adult contemporary, classic hits, hot AC, oldies and more.

“Creating the show has been a labor of love and a dream come true! We’ve blended my background of pop culture, fashion and beauty with Jennifer’s vast knowledge of politics, world events and her incredible sense of humor under the guidance of our fearless leader Doug, one of the most highly-regarded and versatile radio personalities,” Host Victoria Keelan said. “Together we have created a totally unique listening experience. We cannot wait for the world to hear the fun!”

The Chad Benson Show

Chad Benson doesn’t look or sound like a typical talk radio host. And that’s a GREAT thing. Conversational, informative, irreverent and very FUNNY. Chad’s take on the issues offers a refreshing sound that gives talk listeners the hard news and opinion that they need in a thoughtful, entertaining way that they CRAVE.

[Inside Radio – Talking the Talk Right Means More than Just Politics]

Listen to “The Chad Benson Show Promos” on Spreaker.

At 44, Chad is part of a New Generation of talk hosts that is able to connect with talk’s existing demo while bringing new and younger listeners into the format. Chad is an accomplished talk show host boasting over 22 years experience in the entertainment industry. He started in music radio in the 1990s at the legendary KRTH in Los Angeles as the Executive Producer of the Robert W. Morgan Show and has also been featured on Los Angeles radio stations such as KZLA-FM and KNCI-FM and KWOD-FM in Sacramento. Chad has also honed his skills as a voice artist for several Hollywood productions and has been the voice of several cartoon characters.

[Inside Radio – Syndication’s Next Generation: Chad Benson]

Chad’s sense of showmanship and entertainment, developed from years in music radio, has had a huge influence on him as a talk host, which is where his true passion lies. Using this creativity from the music side of the business, Chad honed his talk skills at Talk Radio UK as one of the first commercial talk hosts to take on the mighty BBC, boasting over a quarter million listeners per week. With success and experience abroad, Chad returned to the U.S. and hosted programs in Palm Springs at K-NEWS-FM and in San Antonio at KTSA-AM. “Chad Benson is not the usual talk host. His entertaining style, and passion for talk radio, helped develop him into a great talent.  He’s not afraid to go places the average talk host will not tread.  Very unique!”, says Greg Martin, Operations Manager / Program Director, Alpha Media San Antonio.

[All Access: 10 Questions with Chad Benson]

In his early years, fresh out of school, Chad left everything he knew at home in Southern California to play professional soccer in Europe and was talented enough to be signed onto the rosters of several teams including the Bristol Rovers, the Fallkirk Scotland and the Portsmouth Football Club.

Chad has a son named Jack, who has changed his world.

The Dana Show

Dana Loesch is the number one nationally-syndicated female talk radio host in the country and hosts her award-winning show, The Dana Show, from Dallas, Texas. Her original brand of young, entertaining irreverence has found a fast-growing multi- platform audience. As one of the leading talkers of the “next generation”, her funny and feisty personality has connected with radio and podcast listeners of all ages.  More below…

Listen to “The Dana Show Promos” on Spreaker.

Dana is the author of two books, the national best-seller Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America which turned the tide in the gun control debate, and Flyover Nation: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been to, which predicted the coastal-flyover divide and sentiment that decided the 2016 election. Her third book released in 2020, Grace Canceled: How Outrage is Destroying Lives, Ending Debate, and Endangering Democracy, evaluates the current Cancel Culture taking over America.

Dana appears regularly on Fox news and has provided election analysis for ABC, CNN, Fox; she’s appeared on HBO, and has co-hosted “The View.” A Second Amendment advocate for well over a decade, a Christian, wife, mother, and dog lover, when not behind the mic, camera, or traveling around the country speaking on various issues, Dana enjoys playing Call of Duty, reading historical biographies, and dark wave music.

 

What’s Cookin’ Today

The What’s Cookin’ Today Show with host Michael Horn, is the nation’s food, wine, travel, entertainment, health and business show. It’s information flavored with fun and the only radio show you can sink your teeth into. What’s Cookin’ Today serves up the best trends in lifestyle from the celebrities and experts in the know!

Advice Line: A Voice of Reason in a Perilous World

A rare duo, brothers David and Alan Masters cohost the program, offering listeners advice and coping strategies for dealing with an increasingly complicated and stressful world. From tackling problems such as stress and social anxiety to the challenges of social media, David and Alan offer useful solutions in a funny and friendly manner. Always topical, Advice Line uses a blend of current news, science and psychology to address the larger problems affecting your listeners every day.

Host, David Masters – Educator, Lecturer & Radio Personality Since 1979

After a nearly catastrophic surfing accident at the age of 18, David began his long time practice of meditation on his spiritual journey. After more than 1,500 hours of learning to "let go" of the push and pull of his own thoughts, David arrived at a point where he realized that everything existed only in the present moment. Since then, he has mastered mindfulness meditation. In 2008 he became the lead Lifeline Trainer for Patriot Outreach, where he assists military veterans in overcoming trauma-based issues. For 28 years he has produced and helped develop 6 of the top 10 syndicated, talk radio personalities. In addition, David has also won multiple awards in social media creation for his work with the Weta Workshop of New Zealand.

Host, Alan Masters

Alan Masters is an award winning radio and television host, a 30+ year broadcast and media professional, a serial entrepreneur, and avid automotive enthusiast. A successful businessman, a faithful husband and father of 4, he currently enjoys spending his free time with his two grandchildren. Alan Masters is an advocate and spokesperson for Patriot Outreach; an organization focused on the meditation exercise known as “Coping Strategies”, utilized and approved by all branches of the military in overcoming trauma-based issues. This ground breaking program has been made available to all military service men, women, veterans, retirees, government civilians, battlefield contractors and their families.

The American Family Farmer Show (Thu only)

The American Family Farmer Show is the weekly voice for small, independent farm owners, as well hobby farmers and all of those interested in eating natural foods that make as few stops as possible from the farm to the table.

The weekly program is packed with information and advocacy for the beleaguered family farmer, as well as those who support these farmers and the food that they produce, as an alternative to the  processed food options that occupy most grocery stores.

American Family Farmer is hosted by Doug Stephan, lifelong broadcaster and a dedicated lifelong family farmer! Stephan is the owner/operator of several dairy farms in the Boston suburb of Framingham, MA under the umbrella of Eastleigh Farm.

“I have been around cows all my life,” said Stephan. “I spent all my free time around the animals as a young boy.” Stephan continues, “I have become more involved on a wider scale, to the point now where I have several hundred Jersey dairy cows, which provide us with the raw milk we sell, along with cheeses, ice cream and various other diary-related products that have meaning to those in the locavore movement [people who choose to eat food locally grown and raised].” Stephan is a tell-it-like-it is advocate for the political and economic interests of the farmers this program is designed to serve.

American Family Farmer is a targeted revenue generator for stations, geared to a wide variety of advertisers specifically interested in reaching the farming community and the growing natural foods market.

Eat! Drink! Smoke!

Eat! Drink! Smoke! is a two-hour weekly program that combines good times and good friends. Looking to step away from the madness of the week, Eat! Drink! Smoke! talks about and reviews fine cigars, excellent bourbon and interesting food. Ok, sometimes the cigars aren’t fine…the bourbon is sometimes awful and the food is just a mess. Award-winning radio host, writer and regular cable news presence Tony Katz, along with everyman Fingers Malloy and a wide array of guests honestly share all their thoughts with humor and expertise.

Conversations include cigar and bourbon reviews, policies that are being introduced across the country that affect shops and restaurants in your town and growing trends to look out for. Distillers and cigar experts call in to share their favorites and educate listeners.

Celebrity friends call in to share their favorites and talk about the news of the day. With over 4 million cigar smokers in the United States who enjoy a cigar at least once a month, growing in diversity, Eat! Drink! Smoke! is the show that reaches your entire audience, whoever they are and wherever they may be.

Listen to “Eat Drink Smoke Demo 2 6-9-2020” on Spreaker.

Tony Katz is the award-winning host of the top rated Tony Katz and the Morning News on 93.1FM WIBC in Indianapolis, IN, and has been described as a “prominent” radio voice in America by the Boston Globe.

Tony is a regular presence on cable news, discussing how pop culture affects politics, as well as Midwest perspective on today’s current events. His appearances include FOX and Friends, The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino and programs on CNN and MSNBC.

His articles and appearances have been quoted in social media and print around the country. He is a fellow of the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation, which builds business, political and thought leaders to drive innovation in the next generation. Tony’s work in building education opportunities has been utilized by issues-focused entities in Washington, DC.

He lives in Indianapolis, IN with his family which includes one wife, two kids, two guinea pigs and this cardboard box of random cords that he doesn’t know how he got or what they go to, but he refuses to get rid of it.


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