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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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#496, True History, Eyes Aloft "Dog Who Barks At Planes" 11/30/42 NBC, You Are There "Lee Rides To Meet Grant" 11/7/48 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 #18

Feb 18, 2017

It's the eighteenth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer for the week of February 20 - February 25, 2017.

In this episode: A radio maker turns its name into a detective show, the legacy of Little Orphan Annie, a profile of The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and a look at the shows coming up for the week.

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Tuned To Yesterday

Feb 17, 2017

#497, Adventure, John Steele - Adventurer "The Cape Or The Shroud" 12/7/54 MBS, Escape "Typhoon" 7/28/47 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

Feb 16, 2017

#498, Mystery, Box 13 "Daytime Nightmare" 5/15/49 Syndicated, Pat Novak For Hire "Go Away Dixie" 1949 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

Feb 15, 2017

#499, Drama, Studio One "An Enemy Of The People" 5/13/47 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

Feb 14, 2017

#500, Quiz, Double Or Nothing 5/17/44 MBS, You Bet Your Life 3/15/50 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

Feb 13, 2017

#501, Horror, Inner Sanctum "Deadly Fare" 7/18/49 CBS / AFRS, Murder At Midnight "Wherever I Go" 10/7/46 MBS.

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

TTY Dialer Podcast #17

Feb 11, 2017

It's the seventeenth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer for the week of February 13 - February 18, 2017.

In this episode: A shaving cream keeps a show afloat, a profile of radio's "Boston Blackie", a character actor who was "heavy" and versatile and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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Tuned To Yesterday

Feb 10, 2017

#503, Sitcom, Duffy's Tavern 5/19/48 NBC, My Friend Irma "Irma Buys An Air Conditoner" 6/30/53 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

Feb 10, 2017

#502, Comedy, Eddie Cantor 12/25/40 NBC, Jack Pear Show 8/31/47 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

Feb 9, 2017

#504, Broadway, Best Plays "Rope" 11/30/52 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

Feb 8, 2017

#505, Romance, Silver Theater "Captain Had A Daughter" 11/27/38 CBS, Romance "The Golden Face" 11/12/55 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

Feb 7, 2017

#506, Western, Six Shooter 11/22/53 NBC, Have Gun Will Travel "Gunshy" 5/3/59 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

Feb 6, 2017

#507, Crime, The Falcon "Case Of The Faded Rose" 6/15/52 NBC, Hollywood Star Theater "Promise Of The Murder" 9/10/49 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 #16

Feb 4, 2017

It's the sixteenth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer for the week of February 6 - February 11, 2017.

In this episode: A famous radio poet sells candy, a profile of "Dangerous Assignment", a tour through a familiar announcer's work and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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Tuned To Yesterday

Feb 3, 2017

#508, True History, Cavalcade Of America "The Marine Who Was 200 Years Old" 3/18/52 NBC, Memoirs of the Movies "Birth Of Boffo" 1959 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

Feb 2, 2017

#509, Adventure, Screen Guild Theater "12 o' Clock High" 9/7/50 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

Feb 1, 2017

#510, Mystery, Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes "Mystery Of The Headless Monk" 4/15/46 MBS, Mr. & Mrs. North "Investment Broker" later 1940's 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 31, 2017

#511, Drama, Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players "Golden Boy" 10/8/46 CBS, Grand Central Station "If the Shoe Doesn't Fit" 8/15/51 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 30, 2017

#512, Quiz, You Bet Your Life 3/1/50 CBS, Second Chance "#11" 7/26/55 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 #15

Jan 28, 2017

It's the fifteenth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of January 30 - February 4, 2017.

In this episode: A horror show sponsored by supplements for a too-thin country, a profile of FDR's "Fireside Chats", a tour of a Pulitzer prize winning play heard on different programs and a look at the shows coming up for the week.  

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Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 27, 2017

#513, Horror, Lights Out "Nature Study" 6/22/43 CBS, Mysterious Traveler "Death Writes A Letter" 5/18/48 MBS.

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 26, 2017

#514, Comedy, Charlie McCarthy Show 10/19/47 NBC, Burns and Allen "Guest: Fred Astaire" 2/15/44 CBS / 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

Jan 25, 2017

#515, Sitcom, What's With Herbert? (Audition Show) 7/25/50, Great Gildersleeve "Engaged to Eve Goodwin" 4/30/44 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 24, 2017

#516, Broadway, Theater Guild "The First Year" 3/23/47 ABC.

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 23, 2017

#517, Romance, Lady Esther Screen guild "Too Many Husbands" 9/4/44 CBS, Bright Star "French Dress Designer" 1/8/53 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 #14

Jan 21, 2017

It's the fourteenth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of January 23 - 28 2017.

In this episode: A "Kool" sponsor that knows no bounds, radio comedians take on censorship, the roots of radio's "Beat the Band" quiz program, Debbie Reynolds' first radio appearance and a look at the shows coming up for the week.  

  

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Tuned To Yesterday

Jan 20, 2017

#518, Western, Hallmark Playhouse "Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshall" 3/24/49 CBS, Frontier Gentleman "Claim Jumpers" 3/9/50 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 19, 2017

#519, Crime, The Whistler "Triple Play" 7/6/52 CBS, Night Beat 7/17/50 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 18, 2017

#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.

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