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”


120 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: May 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:59
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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 KMXT


  • Added: May 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:31
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:19
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Apr 30, 2022
  • Length: 58:47
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:56
  • 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 KMXT and KNCT FM


  • Added: Apr 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:45
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:23
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:17
  • 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 KNCT FM and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:29
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:43
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 01:01:47
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Mar 04, 2022
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Feb 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:21
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Feb 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:50
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:34
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Jan 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:48
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Jan 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:06
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:41
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Dec 31, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:37
  • 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 KMXT


  • Added: Dec 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:19
  • Purchases: 1