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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 #419

Jun 12, 2017

#419, Science Fiction, X Minus One "Sea Legs" 5/1/56 NBC, Exploring Tomorrow "Fair Fight" 3/12/58 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 #33

Jun 10, 2017

It's the thirty-third episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of June 12 - June 17, 2017.

In this episode: A show touts the power of candy thanks to milk, listeners become students of crime with "Crime Classics", a unique call to unity broadcast just before the war and a look at the shows coming up for the week on Tuned to Yesterday.

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Tuned to Yesterday #420

Jun 9, 2017

#420, Western, Tom Mix Ralston Straightshooters Program "The Vanishing Village Four Episodes from August, 1945. 

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

Tuned to Yesterday #421

Jun 8, 2017

#421, True History, Front Line Theater "The Good Old Days" early to mid 1940's AFRS, You Are There "Signing of the Magna Carter" 1/18/48 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 #422

Jun 7, 2017

#422, Crime, Let George Do It "Sabotage" 8/25/52 MBS, Suspense "The Guilty Always Run" 3/22/54 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 #423

Jun 6, 2017

#423, Drama, NBC Star Playhouse "Farewell to Arms" 12/13/53 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 #424

Jun 5, 2017

#424, True History, Cavalcade of America “The President and the Doctor” 3/22/48 NBC, The Thirteenth Juror “What Happened to John Wilkes Booth?” 8/20/53 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 #32

Jun 3, 2017

It's the thirty-second episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of June 5 - June 10, 2017.

In this episode: An oil company explains the advantages of a rear view mirror, the wonder-dog Lassie's radio legacy, a tour of announcer Ernest Chappell and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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Tuned to Yesterday #425

Jun 2, 2017

#425, Adventure, Top Secret (Dress Rehearsal) 7/15/50 NBC, Escape “Derelict” 4/26/53 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 #426

Jun 1, 2017

#426, Mystery, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons “Case of the Girl Who Flirted” 2/3/44 CBS, Suspense “The Trap” 6/16/49 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 #427

May 31, 2017

#427, Drama, Stars Over Hollywood “Fantasy Impromptu” 4/12/52 CBS, Story of Dr. Kildare “$5,000 Stolen” 5/31/50 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 #428

May 30, 2017

#428, Quiz, Information, Please “Guest: Alfred Hitchcock” 6/27/41 NBC, Mind Your Manners “Should I Accept an Expensive Watch?” 5/22/48 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 #429

May 29, 2017

#429, Horror, Weird Circle “Feast of Red Gauntlet” 1944 NBC Syndication, Sleep No More “To Build a Fire / Three Skeleton Key” 2/27/57 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 #31

May 27, 2017

It's the thirty-first episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of May 29 - June 3, 2017.

In this episode: Contented cows support America's soundtrack on on the air, Marilyn Monroe's first radio appearance, a tour of Bob Hope's comedy during radio's golden age and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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Tuned to Yesterday #430

May 26, 2017

#430, Comedy, It’s Time to Smile (with Eddie Cantor) “Guest: Cary Grant” 5/19/43 NBC, Screen Directors' Playhouse “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” 7/1/49 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 #431

May 25, 2017

#431, Sitcom, Our Miss Brooks “MacDougal the Frog” 6/12/49 CBS, Father Knows Best 1954 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 #432

May 24, 2017

#432, Broadway, Railroad Hour “The Merry Widow” 1/23/50 NBC, Guest Star “Guest: Gordon MacRae” 4/9/50 Syndicated, Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood (excerpt with G. MacRae) 1/7/51 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 #433

May 23, 2017

#433, Romance, Stars Over Hollywood “Cupid is a Hobo” 4/19/52 CBS, Romance “The Winds of June” 9/24/55 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 #434

May 22, 2017

#434, Western, Have Gun Will Travel “My Son Must Die” 7/31/60 CBS, Gunsmoke “Chester’s Murder” 1/15/55 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 #30

May 20, 2017

It's the thirtieth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of May 22 - 27, 2017.

In this episode: For the week of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, the story of Sherlock Holmes on the air during radio's golden age, along with a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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Tuned to Yesterday #435

May 19, 2017

#435, Crime, Counterspy “The Case of the Statue of Death” 8/16/49 CBS / AFRS, Dragnet “Fake Talent Scouts” 12/7/50 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 #436

May 18, 2017

#436, True History, Cavalcade of America “Adventure of Kentucky” 3/11/52 NBC, Mr. President “John Tyler” 9/4/47 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 #437

May 17, 2017

#437, Adventure, Adventures of Frank Race “Adventure of the Six Week Cure” 11/6/49 Syndicated, Man Called X “Venezuelan Waterway Sabotage” 2/26/52 NBC.

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

#438, Mystery, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Man Who Wrote Himself To Death" 3/21/50 CBS, Adventures Of Michael Shayne "Case Of The Model Murder" 1948 Syndicated.

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

#439, Drama, Damon Runyon Theater "Bloodhounds Of Broadway" 2/20/51 Syndicated, Dr. Christian "The Other One" 2/21/51 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 #29

May 13, 2017

It's the twenty-ninth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of May 15 - May 20, 2017. 

In this episode: A "Strange Adventure" helps sell airtime, J. Edgar Hoover's disapproval leads to a new crime series, a profile of radio's "Information, Please" quiz program and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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Tuned To Yesterday

May 12, 2017

#440, Quiz, Twenty Questions (later 1940's) MBS, Take It Or Leave It with Gary Moore 7/24/48 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

May 11, 2017

#441, Horror, Hermit's Cave "Reflected Image" 1944 Syndicated, Suspense "On A Country Road" 11/16/50 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

May 10, 2017

#442 - Comedy: Fibber McGee And Molly "McGee Builds A Dog House" 1/2/50 NBC, Quacker Party 10/1/38 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

May 9, 2017

#443, Sitcom, The Bickersons “The Mink Coat” 6/10/51 CBS, Life of Riley “Football Tickets” 12/3/48 NBC.

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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