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Special announcement: We're presenting old time radio fans with a new way to connect with their favorite public radio program. The "Tuned to Yesterday Dialer" podcast is here to enhance your listening to Tuned to Yesterday during the week. You'll hear about what's coming up on the air and stories of the shows and performers who brought the radio to life during its golden age.

Best listened to on Sundays, the TTY Dialer features a living schedule and date specific stories and commentary about radio's yesteryear from Tuned to Yesterday host Mark Lavonier. Be sure to tune in!

More about Tuned to Yesterday:

Decades ago, WRVO began broadcasting old time radio with a small collection comprising twenty reel to reel tapes. Programs like The Whistler, The Jack Benny Show, Fibber McGee and Molly, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, and Gunsmoke.  Today the collection includes nearly 5,000 reels and well over 16,000 broadcasts. Learn more about the history of WRVO's flagship old time radio program.

 Broadcast Disclaimer: According to our research of the programs in our collection, most of the shows we air are in the public domain, or we have agreements with certain copyright holders. In presenting these programs on our air with historical integrity, it is not our intention to broadcast unauthorized copyrighted material. Additionally, we do not sell the programs. If you are a copyright holder of any of these, ‘golden age of radio’ shows, please contact us at mark@wrvo.org.

Tuned To Yesterday

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#520, True History, The Quick And The Dead "Story Of The Atomic Bomb" July 1950 NBC, George Fisher's Filmtown Featurette "Bob Hope on Set" July 1950 Syndicated.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 17, 2017

#521, Adventure, Lux Radio Theater "Captain Blood" 2/22/37 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 16, 2017

#522, Mystery, Suspense "Lost" 10/14/54 CBS, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Dr. Otto Schmedlic" 10/15/49 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

TTY Dialer Podcast #13

Jan 14, 2017

It's the 13th episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of Jan. 16-21, 2017. In this episode: Flash Gordon and nose drops; Laurel and Hardy's lost chance on radio; Howard Hughes on the air and in the sky; and a look at the shows coming up this week. 

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Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 13, 2017

#523, Drama, Ford Theater "The Late Christopher Bean" 6/20/48 NBC.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 12, 2017

#524, Quiz, Information, Please 8/1/41 NBC Blue, Second Chance "#14" 8/3/55 NBC.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

  

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 11, 2017

#525, Horror, Quiet Please "Calling All Souls" 10/31/48 MBS, Haunting Hour "Murder Wears A Strange Mask" 1945 Syndicated.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 10, 2017

#526, Comedy, Lux Radio Theater "Model Wife" 5/19/41 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 9, 2017

#527, Sitcom, My Friend Irma "Cooking Lessons" 4/21/53 CBS, Our Miss Brooks "Mr. Boynton's BBQ" 5/7/50 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

TTY Dialer Podcast #12

Jan 7, 2017

It's the twelfth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of January 9 - January 14, 2017.

In this episode: A "mystery cake" on and off the air, a profile of "Murder and Mr. Malone", Ed Sullivan on radio (before TV) and a look at the shows coming up this week.

 

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Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 6, 2017

#528, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse "June Moon" 3/24/40 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 5, 2017

#529, Romance, Harold Lloyd Comedy Theater "Take A Letter, Darling" 12/3/44 NBC Blue, Romance "Zeea's Dream" 2/19/55 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 4, 2017

#530, Western, Gunsmoke "The Bear" 1/16/54 CBS, Have Gun, Will Travel "The Colonel In The Lady" 4/12/59 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 3, 2017

#531, Crime, Screen Director's Playhouse "The Killers" 6/25/49 NBC, Suspense "Girl In The Powder Blue Jag" 8/28/60 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 2, 2017

#532, True History, Mr. President "John Adams" 5/8/49 ABC, The American Trail "Dispatch From NY" 2/6/53 Syndicated.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

TTY Dialer Podcast #11

Dec 31, 2016

It's the eleventh episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of January 2 - January 7, 2017. 

In this episode: Comic strips come to life on the air, a British Nazi broadcaster's final bow, the day the radio soap opera left and a look at the shows coming up this week.

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Tuned to Yesterday: New Year's Special

Dec 30, 2016

Tuned to Yesterday presents: New Year’s of Yesteryear! Enjoy an hour of moments from some of your favorite old time radio shows to hear how they celebrated another year gone by. Golden age of radio comedians Jack Benny, Milton Berle and Fred Allen deliver some great New Year’s routines, and you’ll hear how the holiday was featured in dramatic shows like Ma Perkins, Wild Bill Hickok and Sherlock Holmes, as well as how celebrations were heard during wartime and on big band stages.

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 29, 2016

#533, Adventure, Suspense "The Wreck Of The Maid Of Athens" 11/30/53 CBS, Escape "Night Of The Guns" 7/31/54 CBS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 28, 2016

#534, Mystery, Adventures Of Maisie 10/4/51 Syndicated, New Adventures Of Michael Shayne "Case Of The Bayou Monster" 1948 Syndicated.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 27, 2016

#535, Drama, Here's To Youth "Children Of Trailertown, USA" 1/15/44 NBC, Armed Forces Theater "Return To Tomorrow" 8/25/45 AFRS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 26, 2016

#536, Quiz, Information, Please "Guest: Boris Karloff" 12/24/45 NBC, You Bet Your Life 11/2/49 NBC.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

TTY Dialer Podcast #10

Dec 24, 2016

It's the tenth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of December 26 - December 31, 2016.  

In this episode: A former Sherlock Holmes plays "word detective", a profile of the western show Wild Bill Hickok​, a moment with a pioneer of the stage and screen and a look at the shows coming up this week.

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Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 23, 2016

#537, Horror, Inner Sanctum "The Dead Laugh" 9/23/46 CBS / AFRS, Mystery In The Air "Black Cat" 9/18/47 NBC.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 22, 2016

#538, Comedy, Jack Benny 10/28/51 NBC, Bob Hope "Guest: Johnny Mercer" 6/15/43 NBC.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 21, 2016

#539, Sitcom, Father Knows Best "Uninsured Robin" 3/26/53 NBC, Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show 10/9/49 NBC.

 Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 20, 2016

#540, Broadway, Gulf Screen Guild Theater "Babes In Arms" 11/9/41 CBS, Railroad Hour "Miss Liberty" 2/9/53 NBC.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 19, 2016

#541, Romance, Lux Radio Theater "What A Woman!" 3/14/49 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

TTY Dialer Podcast #9

Dec 17, 2016

It's the ninth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of December 19 - December 24, 2016.  

In this episode: The support behind one of radio's most listened to mystery shows, a respected gossip columnist of the air, Ripley's "Believe it or Not" on radio and a look at the shows coming up this week. 

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Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 16, 2016

#542, Western, Lux Radio Theater "In Old Oklahoma" 3/13/44 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 15, 2016

#543, Crime, I Was A Communist For The FBI "Against The Middle" 1/18/53 Syndicated, Man Called X 8/15/48 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

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