Tuned To Yesterday

WRVO's broadcast of classic radio in podcast form.

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. The first TTY Dialer will debut on Sunday, October 23. Be sure to tune in on this page!

Tuned to Yesterday #340

Oct 2, 2017

#340, Sitcom, My Friend Irma “The Costume Party” 11/29/48 CBS, Halls of Ivy “Stolen Mummy” 5/28/52 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 #48

Sep 29, 2017

It's the forty-eighth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of October 1 - 7, 2017.

In this episode: A conversation with BBC producer and manager Dominic Delargy, who produced a three hour special for BBC Radio 4 Extra dedicated to the golden age of radio in America that was broadcast last month. Dominic tells his story of discovering the broadcasts of radio's yesteryear and how his ambitious special came to be with the British listener in mind. 

Tuned to Yesterday #341

Sep 29, 2017

#341, Broadway, Theatre Guild “The Guardsman” 9/30/45 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 #342

Sep 28, 2017

#342, Mystery, Richard Diamond, Private Detective 9/24/49 NBC, New Adventures of Michael Shayne "The Case Of The Blood-Stained Pearls" 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 #343

Sep 27, 2017

#343, Romance, Theater of Romance “Cradle Song” 1/29/46 CBS, Damon Runyon Theater “The Lily of St. Pierre” 4/24/49 Mayfair Syndication.

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

Tuned to Yesterday #344

Sep 26, 2017

#344, Variety, Texaco Town 10/25/36 CBS, Amos and Andy Music Hall 11/25/60 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 #345

Sep 25, 2017

#345, Adventure, Counterspy “Case of the Postal Pirates Part 1” 9/20/49 ABC, Counterspy “Case of the Postal Pirates Part 2” 9/22/49 ABC.

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

TTY Dialer Podcast #47

Sep 23, 2017

It's the forty-seventh episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of September 25 - 30, 2017.

In this episode: A contest as slick as the soap that sponsored it, Al Jolson's attendance record on the air, a profile of the last show of radio's golden age - Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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Tuned to Yesterday #346

Sep 22, 2017

#346, Comedy, Fred Allen Show 10/11/39 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 #347

Sep 21, 2017

#347, Science Fiction, Mysterious Traveler “The Planet Zevius” 5/1/51 MBS, X Minus One “And the Moon Be Still as Bright” 9/22/45 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 #348

Sep 20, 2017

#348, Western, Have Gun, Will Travel “Stardust” 10/16/60 CBS, Tales of the Texas Rangers “Joy Ride” 5/27/51 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 #349

Sep 19, 2017

#349, True History, March of Time (first broadcast) 3/6/31 CBS, Soldiers With Wings 8/24/44 Army Air Corps Syndication.

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

Tuned to Yesterday #350

Sep 18, 2017

#350, Crime, Let George Do It “Seeds of Destruction” 8/18/52 MBS, High Adventure “Inside Story” 4/9/50 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 #46

Sep 16, 2017

It's the forty-sixth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of September 18 - 23, 2017.

In this episode: A cosmetic that involved radio listeners in more ways than one, a profile of the dramatic news program "You Are There", H.G. Wells and Orson Welles in conversation and a look at the shows coming up for the week on Tuned to Yesterday. 

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Tuned to Yesterday #351

Sep 15, 2017

#351, Drama, CBS Radio Workshop “Son of Man” 4/21/57 CBS, Quiet Please “The Third Man’s Story” 9/6/48 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 #352

Sep 14, 2017

#352, Sitcom, Adventures of Topper 7/5/45 NBC, Great Gildersleeve 8/12/53 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 #353

Sep 13, 2017

#353, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse “The Green Goddess” 2/10/39 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 #354

Sep 12, 2017

#354, Mystery, Broadway is My Beat 11/8/52 CBS, Official Detective 2/23/56 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 #355

Sep 11, 2017

#355, Romance, Lux Radio Theater “Goodbye, My Fancy” 6/28/54 CBS/AFRS.

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

TTY Dialer Podcast #45

Sep 9, 2017

It's the forty-fifth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of September 11 - 16, 2017.

In this episode: A classic giveaway that didn't spoil the show, a profile of the radio program "Tales of the Texas Rangers", a tour of Agatha Christie's work (and voice) on the air and a look at the shows coming up for the week on Tuned to Yesterday.

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Tuned to Yesterday #356

Sep 8, 2017

#356, Variety, Command Performance “6th Anniversary Special” 5/29/48 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 #357

Sep 7, 2017

#357, Adventure, Suspense “The Lost Ship” 8/26/62 CBS, Escape “Evening Primrose” 11/5/47 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 #358

Sep 6, 2017

#358, Comedy, Jimmy Durante-Garry Moore Show 5/2/47 CBS, Fibber McGee and Molly “Night School” 9/26/50 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 #359

Sep 5, 2017

#359,  Science Fiction, Two Thousand Plus “Men From Mars” 3/29/50 MBS, Dimension X “The Potters of Firsk” 7/28/50 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 #360

Sep 4, 2017

#360, Western, The Six-Shooter 10/4/53 NBC, Wild Bill Hickok “Danny’s Big Ride” 1/14/53 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 #44

Sep 2, 2017

It's the forty-fourth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of September 4 - September 9, 2017.

In this episode: A church makes a soft sell on the air, a profile of the trusted voice of Jiminy Cricket on radio, a look at the noir series, "Box 13" and a preview of the shows coming up for the week. 

Want to subscribe to this podcast? Search "Tuned to Yesterday" on iTunes and subscribe!

Tuned to Yesterday #361

Sep 1, 2017

#361, True History, March of Time 12/31/36 CBS, Mr. President 11/20/49 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 #362

Aug 31, 2017

#362, Crime, Pat Novak For Hire 4/2/49 ABC, Dragnet “The Big Gap” 2/8/55 NBC/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 #363

Aug 30, 2017

#363, Drama, NBC University Theater “The Chips Are Down” 7/2/50 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 #365

Aug 28, 2017

#365, Broadway, Best Plays “A Bell For Adano” 12/28/52 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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