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Listen to the best shows from the Golden Age of Radio.

Radio Spirits presents its nationally-syndicated program When Radio Was which features a selection of Old Time Radio (OTR) shows and is hosted by Greg Bell.

Access an archive of recent shows and see the schedule of upcoming programs.

Featuring great series such as The Shadow, Jack Benny Show, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Green Hornet, Abbott and Costello, Life of Riley, and many others.

iOS background play allows you to listen while you do other things on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Fully integrated with iPod/audio controls.

AirPlay will allow you to stream the shows to your Apple TV.

Runs on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

For more great Old Time Radio, be sure to visit www.radiospirits.com and listen to our Sirius XM RadioClassics channel 148.

What's New

Version 1.2

iOS 11 compatibile.
All ad banners removed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

181 Ratings

181 Ratings



This what’s me and my teenagers here these great stories without waiting through long commercial breaks on the radio when we used to sit in the car just to hear these because it was the only place that got reception. Several times each story it backs up a few seconds and repeats but it is not completely unbearable. I don’t know if this is a flaw and maybe if fixed would be better but even my teenagers don’t complain. I’m just glad that myself and my children are able to even hear these gems from an era gone bye.

Great content, outdated app...


Love Radio Spirits and Wen Radio Was, their content is great. The app however is a very different story. It has not kept up with iOS updates, the current version is over three years old. It is in dire need of an update. It's so bad that it will no longer run on my my iPad or iPhone. When I try to open the app it instantly crashes.
Other issues of concern are the aggressive ads on the app that frequently hijack your phone to take you to the App Store to buy the app they're peddling. If you can get the app to work and stream a program it will frequently stop in the middle of a program, temporarily pause, and then back up a few seconds and continue the stream.
I hope Radio Spirits will address these issues and update the app. It used to be so enjoyable.

Goes away for IOS 11, Try OTR Streamer

Long Time Flashlight User

Loved this when it first came out. I even went to Radio Spirits website and left a comment asking them to update this to IOS 11 before it no longer runs.
Fortunately, I found OTR Streamer which lets you pick from thousands of radio shows by Genre and Title. Also has option to download show so you can listen offline.
There is a 99 cent up charge to be able to have multiple downloaded shows which is very convenient for trips and multi part shows like Yours Truly Johnny Dollar.


1.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
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