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
All 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
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
July 12th to July 18th Radio Classics
It’s the 13th year of Christmas In July, a week long celebration cooling things during the heat of the summer with classic Christmas themed radio offerings. And since if fall this year the same week of my 3rd Annual Radio Spirits Sea Cruise, not one but six different Sirius XM hosts fill in for me. They are all major fans of the channel, and it’s gonna be a blast.
In the tradition of the channel, the hosts like the shows will rotate and then repeat throughout the week.
You’ll hear the following folks;
Maggie Linton from Urban View Ch. 126
Ron Ross from The Pulse Ch. 15
Kyle Cantrell from Bluegrass Junction Ch. 61
Glen “Jonesey” Jones from Road Dog Trucking Ch. 146
Mike Ross host of Hockey This Morning on NHL Network Radio Sirius 211/ XM 218
Mary Sue Twohy from The Village Sirius XM Online Ch. 741
July 5th to July 11th Radio Classics
Hope you all had a nice Independence Day (and for my Canadian listeners hope you had a nice July 1st!)
Here are some of the highlights for the week of July 5th – 11th, 2015.
Series debut anniversary specials for Escape, The Line-Up, Tales Of The Texas Rangers, Adventures of Sam Spade, Jeff Regan Investigator, Mercury Theater On The Air (“Dracula“), Philo Vance, Dangerous Assignment and The Man Called X.
We mark a few birthdays as well – Milton Berle, Glenn Langan (Mystery Is My Hobby), Bill Thompson (Wallace Wimple & Old Timer on Fibber McGee & Molly); Graham McNamee (Behind The Mike); announcer Melville Ruick (Lux Radio Theater) and Philips H. Lord (Gangbusters creator).
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
Now you can listen to those interviews for free, here on my Web site.
Robb Weller Interview - 2010
This first interview is with
Robb Weller, TV producer and
nephew of longtime radio and television announcer
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
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.