The Dialer podcast, from Tuned to Yesterday

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.

TTY Dialer Podcast #39

Jul 22, 2017

It's the thirty-ninth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of July 24 - 29, 2017.

In this episode: An insurance company caves for Hollywood, a profile of comedian Abe Burrows, a look at a District Attorney's "Foreign Assignment" and a preview of the shows coming up for the week.

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TTY Dialer Podcast #38

Jul 15, 2017

It's the thirty-eighth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of July 17 - July 22, 2017.

In this episode: A dental care company bristles at a radio vacation, a profile of actor James Cagney, patriotism on the air from a Pulitzer winner and a look at the shows coming up for the week on Tuned to Yesterday.

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TTY Dialer Podcast #37

Jul 8, 2017

It's the thirty-seventh episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of July 10 - July 15, 2017.

In this episode: Television supports radio in the hopes of listeners turning into viewers, a tour of pioneering announcer Graham McNamee's on-air work, a profile of "The Adventures of Sam Spade" and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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TTY Dialer Podcast #36

Jul 1, 2017

It's the thirty-sixth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of July 2 - July 8, 2017.

In this episode: A log cabin houses a comedian who is best known for being rusty on screen, a profile of the mystery show "The Whisperer", radio's hillbilly queen Judy Canova and a look at the shows coming up for the week on Tuned to Yesterday. 

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TTY Dialer Podcast #35

Jun 24, 2017

It's the thirty-fifth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of June 26 - July 1, 2017.

In this episode: A soap company keeps the gossip flowing on the air, a profile of Peter Lorre on radio, the background of the Scarlet Pimpernel series and a look at the shows coming up for the week on Tuned to Yesterday.

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TTY Dialer Podcast #34

Jun 17, 2017

It's the thirty-fourth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of June 19 - 24, 2017.

In this episode: A chlorophyll gum makes a show "kissing sweet" in court but not in Congress, a profile of radio's famous "Ma Perkins", behind the scenes at a "V-Mail" plant during the war and a look at the shows coming up for the week.  

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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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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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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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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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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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TTY Dialer Podcast #28

May 6, 2017

It's the twenty-eighth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of May 8 - 13, 2017.

In this episode: Butter goes soft for poetry, kids make the call on radio's "Juvenile Jury", a tour of boxer Joe Louis on the air and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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TTY Dialer Podcast #27

Apr 29, 2017

It's the twenty-seventh episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of May 1 - May 6, 2017.

In this episode: A way of life feels the need to advertise, sound from one of the most famous and unnerving recordings in history, a profile of Bing Crosby on the air and look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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TTY Dialer Podcast #26

Apr 22, 2017

It's the twenty-sixth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of April 24 - April 29, 2017.

In this episode: Newspaper reporters win big with tobacco, a profile of radio's team of Lum and Abner, a mind-reading mentalist and his legacy and a look at the shows coming up for the week.

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TTY Dialer Podcast #25

Apr 15, 2017

It's the twenty-fifth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of April 17 - 22, 2017.

In this episode: A wine company cements the future of a thrill show, a profile of the popular breakfast show, "Tex and Jinx", a silent film star takes a crack at radio and a look at the shows coming up for the week.

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TTY Dialer Podcast #24

Apr 8, 2017

It's the twenty-fourth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of  April 10 - 15, 2017.

In this episode: Two ads in one can't help a Hollywood show, a profile of Jimmy Stewart's radio western "The Six Shooter", actual stories of parolees on the air and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TTY Dialer Podcast #13

Jan 14, 2017

It's the 13th episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of Jan. 16-21, 2017. In this episode: Flash Gordon and nose drops; Laurel and Hardy's lost chance on radio; Howard Hughes on the air and in the sky; and a look at the shows coming up this week. 

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TTY Dialer Podcast #12

Jan 7, 2017

It's the twelfth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of January 9 - January 14, 2017.

In this episode: A "mystery cake" on and off the air, a profile of "Murder and Mr. Malone", Ed Sullivan on radio (before TV) and a look at the shows coming up this week.

 

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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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