When It Was Live

Series produced by Bill Taylor

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From out of the past, return with us now to those thrilling days of vintage radio with your host Bill Taylor. Like an invisible beam, cloaked in the darkness of the night, When It Was Live will chill you a little; even give you a laugh or two in your “Theater of the Mind”.

When It Was Live has an extensive audio archive that ranges from original recordings of drama, comedy, western, suspense, and soap opera that spans broadcasting from the late 1920s through the 1960s. In many cases these vintage programs contain their original commercial spots. From Jack Benny to Fiber Magee and Mollie; from The Shadow to Lights out Theater - When It Was Live brings it all back to life.

We take pride in producing special tributes to the stars, performers and programs that were heard 'on the air' during radio's golden era. When It Was Live also recounts important historic events of our nation's past as originally 'heard' over radio more than a half century ago.

It's not just radio drama - it's "Theater of the Mind”


39 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

  • Added: Oct 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:02:06
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:03
  • Purchases: 2
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:52
  • Purchases: 2
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Sep 26, 2020
  • Length: 59:52
  • Purchases: 1
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Sep 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:46
  • Purchases: 1
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Sep 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:45
  • Purchases: 1
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Sep 05, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:15
  • Purchases: 1
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Aug 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:04
  • Purchases: 1
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Aug 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:45
  • Purchases: 1
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The series featured as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance....

  • Added: Aug 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:44
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When It Was Live is pleased to present a weekly one hour series of the Lux Radio Theatre the finest radio theater series ever produced. The Lux Rad...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jul 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:03
  • Purchases: 1
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When It Was Live is pleased to present a weekly one hour series of the Lux Radio Theatre the finest radio theater series ever produced. The Lux Rad...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:56
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From out of the past, return with us now to those thrilling days of vintage radio with your host Bill Taylor. Like an invisible beam, cloaked in th...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:16
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From out of the past, return with us now to those thrilling days of vintage radio with your host Bill Taylor. Like an invisible beam, cloaked in th...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:04
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From out of the past, return with us now to those thrilling days of vintage radio with your host Bill Taylor. Like an invisible beam, cloaked in th...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:24
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When It Was Live is pleased to present a weekly one hour series of the Lux Radio Theatre the finest radio theater series ever produced. The Lux Rad...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:45
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When It Was Live is pleased to present a weekly one hour series of the Lux Radio Theatre the finest radio theater series ever produced. The Lux Rad...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:18
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When It Was Live is pleased to present a weekly one hour series of the Lux Radio Theatre the finest radio theater series ever produced. The Lux Rad...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:18
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When It Was Live is pleased to present a weekly one hour series of the Lux Radio Theatre the finest radio theater series ever produced. The Lux Rad...

  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:55