Decades ago, WRVO Public Media began broadcasting old-time radio with a small collection comprising 20 reel-to-reel tapes. Today the collection includes nearly 7,000 reels and over 20,000 broadcasts. "Tuned to Yesterday" is public radio's premier old-time radio show, hosted by Mark Lavonier. The highest quality broadcasts are restored and played as they were heard years and years ago. You'll hear programs like "The Whistler," "The Jack Benny Show," "Fibber McGee and Molly," "Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy," and "Gunsmoke" -- spanning all genres.
10/1/23 11pm Tuned to Yesterday
Mystery: Casey, Crime Photographer “Box of Death” 4/17/47 CBS, The Saint “The Saint Goes Underground” 7/31/49 MBS.
10/1/23 10pm Tuned to Yesterday
Comedy: Red Skelton Show 10/17/51 CBS, Jack Benny Program “Guests: Vincent Price, Claudette Colbert, Fletcher Markle” 2/6/49 CBS.
9/30/23 11pm Tuned to Yesterday
Romance: Stars Over Hollywood “The Truth Pays Off” 3/15/52 CBS, Obsession “The North Wind” 12/4/50 CBS.
9/30/23 10pm Tuned to Yesterday
Mystery: Hercule Poirot “Death in the Golden Gate” 1947 MBS, Police Headquarters “The Mansfield Necklace” 1932 Syndicated.
9/29/23 11pm Tuned to Yesterday
True History, Tales of the Foreign Service “State Department Couriers” 6/21/46 NBC, You Are There “The Execution of Charles I” 1/9/49 CBS.
9/29/23 10pm Tuned to Yesterday
Crime: True Detective Mysteries “The Black Legion: Secrets Never Told Before” 4/1/47 Syndicated Candy Matson “The Donna Dunham Case” 4/4/49 NBC.
Love Old Radio
Please don’t ever get rid of this program, it’s a wonderful look into the past!
It’s so real, educational and entertaining.
So good. Thank you mark lavonier.
Thank you, Mark Livonier and WRVO
Some shows I enjoy for their quality, some for their social history, and I always appreciate Mr. Livonier’s background on the shows.