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
Oct 19th to Oct 25th Radio Classics
First of all here is the location of the video from the 2nd Annual Radio Spirits sea cruise and to sign up for the 3rd annual cruise schedule for July 1oth-17th, 2015 RT from Seattle to Alaska.
Well Halloween week is rapidly approaching (this year it will run Sunday Oct. 26th through Saturday Nov. 1st) so to get in the proper scary mood, I have a few Halloween themed shows airing this week. They include offerings from Lights Out, Dark Fantasy, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, The Sealed Book as well as some Halloween humor from Our Miss Brooks, Baby Snooks; The Great Gildersleeve and Abbott & Costello.
We celebrate the following radio debut anniversaries: The Fred Allen Show and Sherlock Holmes (celebrated with a two-hour four episode special featuring four different acting tandems as Holmes & Watson.)
Our birthday tributes this week are heading up by one for Oscar winner Joan Fontaine (Screen Director’s Playhouse “Ivy” and “The Affairs Of Susan”) and others include Barney Phillips’ (Dragnet, Escape); Bela Lugosi (Suspense, Abbott & Costello), Hy Averback (The Whistler, Escape), producer Harry Alan Towers (The Black Museum, The Third Man) and actress Teri Keane’s 89th (X Minus One.)
Oct 12th to Oct 18th Radio Classics
First of all to answer a series of emails; here is the location of the video from the 2nd Annual Radio Spirits sea cruise:
Okay among the birthdays being celebrating on the channel this week; Marsha Hunt’s 97th (Suspense, The Bickersons); Rita Hayworth; Robert Hall (The Green Hornet); Berry Kroeger (Murder At Midnight, Inner Sanctum Mysteries); Linda Darnell; Benita Hume (The Halls of Ivy); Lillian Gish, Cornell Wilde; Jan Miner (The Chase, Boston Blackie, Casey Crime Photographer) and Martin Blaine’(FBI In Peace & War, American Portraits.) And a Man Of Steel Marathon as a centennial celebration for Superman co-creator, Jerry Siegel.
We also have a Columbus Day special (Life with Luigi, Stan Freberg) and celebrate the 239th anniversary of the creation of the US Navy (Lux Radio Theater’s “The Navy Comes Through” plus episodes from navy veterans, Jack Benny & Dennis Day.)
We mark the series debut anniversaries for Lux Radio Theater (80th!); Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons (77th); Michael Shayne Detective (70th) and Let George Do It (68th).
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.