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 #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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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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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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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. 

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. 

TTY Dialer Podcast #6

Nov 26, 2016

It's the sixth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of November 28 - December 3, 2016.

In this episode: An unearthly sounding voice machine used for ads and songs, the story of the NBC chimes, "I Love Lucy" on radio and a look at the shows coming up for the week.     

TTY Dialer Podcast #5

Nov 19, 2016

It's the fifth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of November 21 - 26, 2016.

In this episode: A turkey and cereal - one of them shot from a gun, the last radio western "Have Gun, Will Travel", funny and reflective voices from Thanksgivings' past on the air and a look at the shows coming up for the week.   

TTY Dialer Podcast #4

Nov 12, 2016

It's the fourth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of November 14 - 19, 2016.

In this episode: Radio profits "Behind the Scenes", Al Capone's cell block radio, the pioneering radio and tv show "Space Patrol" and a look at the shows coming up for the week. 

TTY Dialer Podcast #3

Nov 5, 2016

It's the third episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of November 7 - 12, 2016.

In this episode: A "lonesome gal" on the air, radio's "Vox Pop" man-on-the-street program, a look at the schedule for the week and some insight into how TTY is scheduled.

TTY Dialer Podcast #2

Oct 29, 2016

It's the second episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of  October 31 - November 5, 2016. In this episode: A five minute mystery with a catch, an audible tour of the infamous War of the Worlds broadcast and a look at the shows coming up this week. 

TTY Dialer Podcast #1

Oct 22, 2016

It's the first episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of  October 24 - 29, 2016.

In this episode: A commercial sponsor that only went half way with a big show, thoughts from radio writer Norman Corwin, Groucho Marx and his show "You Bet Your Life" in focus and a look at the shows coming up this week.