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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.

TTY Dialer Podcast #23

Apr 1, 2017

It's the twenty-third episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of April 3 - April 8, 2017.

In this episode: A dramatic on-air effort for the war, a profile of "This is Your FBI", Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis' radio debut and a look at the shows coming up for the week.

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Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 31, 2017

#470, Western, Gunsmoke "Solomon" 4/17/60 CBS, Fort Laramie "The Galvanized Yankee" 2/9/50 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

Mar 30, 2017

#471, Crime, Counterspy "Cold Blooded Professor Part 1 & 2" 8/30/49 - 9/1/49 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

Mar 29, 2017

#472, True History, You Are There "Fort Sumter/Civil War" 4/12/49 CBS, Hallmark Playhouse "Lincoln and the Baltimore Plot" 2/9/50 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

Mar 28, 2017

#473, Adventure, Dangerous Assignment "Mandalay" 5/24/50 NBC, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen "Winchester Rifle and the Ambitious Groom" 2/25/48 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

Mar 27, 2017

#474, Mystery, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Mickey McQueen Matter" 4/14/51 CBS, The Falcon "Case Of The Raw Deal" 12/10/50 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 #22

Mar 25, 2017

It's the twenty-second episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of March 27 - April 1, 2017.

In this episode: Listeners are called in for jury duty, a radio rebel that made everyone but his boss laugh, a profile of the Mysterious Traveler program and a look at the shows coming up for the week.

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Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 24, 2017

#475, Drama, Prudential Family Hour "Deeper Shadow" 11/7/48 CBS, This Is My Best "Anything Can Happen" 4/24/45 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

Mar 23, 2017

#476, Quiz, Break The Bank 10/5/49 NBC, You Bet Your Life 2/10/58 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

Mar 22, 2017

#477, Horror, Once Upon A Midnight "Malice A Forethought" 9/21/48 ABC, Haunting Hour "A Corpse There Was" 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

Mar 21, 2017

#478, Comedy, Penny Singleton Show "The Admiral" 1950 NBC, Joan Davis Time "Guest: Garry Moore" 2/14/48 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

Mar 20, 2017

#479, Sitcom, My Favorite Husband "Dinner For Twelve" 1950 AFRS, Great Gildersleeve "Leroy Gets The Flue" 2/17/46 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 #21

Mar 18, 2017

It's the twenty-first episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of March 20 - 25, 2017.

In this episode: A famous tv host's radio beginnings, a game show that called you at home, a profile of radio's first national talent show and a look at the shows coming up for the week.

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Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 17, 2017

#480, Broadway, Mercury Theater "Seventeen" 10/16/38 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

Mar 16, 2017

#481, Romance, Four Star Playhouse "Corey" 8/28/49 NBC, Romance "Home On Approval" 7/23/55 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

Mar 15, 2017

#482, Western, Gunsmoke "Chester's Love Affair/Dilemma" 1/31/60 CBS, Tales Of The Texas Rangers "Square Dance" 5/20/51 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

Mar 14, 2017

#483, Crime, It's a Crime Mr. Collins "The Pink Elephant" 1956 Syndicated, Crime Classics "The Incredible History of John Sheppard" 2/3/54 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

Mar 13, 2017

#484, True History, Hallmark Hall Of Fame "Story Of Lee Deforest" 2/7/54 CBS, Cavalcade Of America "Valley Of The Swans" 5/27/42 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

Mar 11, 2017

The TTY Dialer podcast is taking the week of March 11 - March 18, 2017 off. Enjoy previous podcasts this week, or check our repeat broadcasts on the Tuned to Yesterday area of our website. See you next week!

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 10, 2017

#485, Adventure, Lux Radio Theater "Union Station" 4/7/52 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

Mar 6, 2017

#486, Mystery, Big Story "Case Of The Unfinished Love Song" 12/1/47 CBS, Quiet Please "13 & 8" 4/26/48 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 #20

Mar 4, 2017

It's the twentieth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of  March 6 - March 11, 2017.

In this episode: The story of how Dragnet came to radio thanks to actor / producer Jack Webb and a look at the shows coming up for the week.

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Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 3, 2017

#487, Drama, Encore Theater "Green Light" 6/25/46 CBS, Hallmark Playhouse "Afterward" 8/5/48 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

Mar 2, 2017

#488, Quiz, Quiz Kids "Mother In Law" 2/21/51 NBC, You Bet Your Life 3/8/50 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

Mar 1, 2017

#489, Horror, Fantasies From Lights Out "Reunion In Death" 7/21/45 CBS, Hermit's Cave "House On Lost Lands Bluff" 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

Feb 28, 2017

#490, Comedy, Judy Canova Show 11/9/43, Milton Berle Show "Salute To Prize Fighting" 12/9/47 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 27, 2017

#491, Sitcom, Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet 11/7/48 NBC, The Bickersons 6/5/51 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 #19

Feb 25, 2017

It's the nineteenth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer for the week of February 27 - March 4, 2017.

In this episode: An old fashioned syrup carries a show and offers a strange method for helping a cold, the story of Batman on radio, a profile of writer/playwright Ben Hecht and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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Tuned To Yesterday

Feb 24, 2017

#492, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air "The Royal Family" 12/16/45 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

Feb 23, 2017

#493, Broadway, Lady Esther Screen Guild "Shopworn Angel" 10/2/44 CBS, Romance "A Girl's Best Friend" 9/17/55 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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