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!

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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 14, 2016

#544, True History, Only Yesterday "Jimmy Dorante" 3/14/43 CBS, Cavalcade Of America "Circus Day" 4/8/46 NBC.

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 13, 2016

#545, Adventure, Escape "The Man Who Would Be King" 7/25/48 CBS, Quiet, Please "Wahine Tahiti" 7/5/48 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

Dec 12, 2016

#545 - Mystery: Richard Diamond, Private Detective "Big Ed" 4/4/52 NBC, It's A Crime, Mr. Collins "Green Eyed Dragon" 1956 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 #8

Dec 10, 2016

It's the eighth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of December 12 - December 17, 2016.  

In this episode: How a card company capitalized on the air, a radio play so controversial that a world famous actress was banned on a network, "Gone With the Wind" and its unique radio promotion and a look at the shows coming up this week. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 9, 2016

#547 - Drama: Academy Award Theater "Pride Of The Marines" 6/15/46 CBS, Lady Esther Screen Guild Players "The Lost Weekend" 1/7/46 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 8, 2016

#548 - Quiz: It Pays To Be Ignorant 3/28/47 CBS, Quiz Kids 10/3/48 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

Dec 7, 2016

#549 - Horror: Suspense "The House In Cypress Canyon" 12/5/46 CBS, Inner Sanctum "Murder Mansion" 3/27/50 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

Dec 6, 2016

#550 - Comedy: Gulf Screen Guild Theater "Mr. Jinx Goes To Sea" 12/10/39 CBS, Bob Hope "Claudette Colbert" 4/1/52 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

Dec 5, 2016

#551 - Sitcom: Life Of Riley "Insurance Policy" 5/31/47 NBC, Magnificent Montague 2/16/51 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 #7

Dec 3, 2016

It's the seventh episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of December 5 - December 10, 2016.

In this episode: A signature radio siren silenced for the war, voices from the day after Pearl Harbor, the radio institution the "Grand Ole Opry", memories from radio's first full time announcer and a look at the shows coming up this week. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Dec 2, 2016

#552 - Broadway: 1937 Shakespeare Festival "Twelfth Night" 8/30/37 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

Dec 1, 2016

#553 - Romance: Hallmark Playhouse "The Barker" 5/26/49 CBS, Romance "Summer Song" 7/2/55 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

Nov 30, 2016

#554, Western, Have Gun, Will Travel "Statue Of San Sebastian" 5/10/59 CBS, Six Shooter "Stacy Gault" 11/10/53 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

Nov 29, 2016

#555, Crime, Man From Homicide "Franklin Kelso Case" 7/16/51 ABC, The Fourth Estate "The Tip Off" 6/27/46 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

Nov 28, 2016

#556 - True History: Cavalcade Of America "Wither Thou Goest" 10/31/50, CBS is There "The Listening Years" 11/6/47 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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