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Decades ago, WRVO Public Media began broadcasting old time radio with a small collection comprising 20 reel to real tapes. Today the collection includes nearly 5,000 reels and over 16,000 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.

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    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Decades ago, WRVO Public Media began broadcasting old time radio with a small collection comprising 20 reel to real tapes. Today the collection includes nearly 5,000 reels and over 16,000 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.

    7/29/21 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    7/29/21 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Adventure: Academy Award Theater “Foreign Correspondent” 7/24/46 CBS, Man Called X 2/12/52 NBC.

    • 52 min
    7/29/21 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    7/29/21 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Sitcom: Father Knows Best “Directness” 2/26/53 NBC, Mel Blanc Show “Efficiency Expert” 9/10/46 CBS.

    • 52 min
    7/28/21 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    7/28/21 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Science Fiction: X Minus One “Volpla” 8/29/57 NBC, Hallmark Playhouse “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” 11/8/51 CBS.

    • 52 min
    7/28/21 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    7/28/21 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Crime: Suspense “The Last Kilometer” 6/22/58 CBS, The Whistler “Tell-Tale Brand” 1/9/49 CBS.

    • 52 min
    7/27/21 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    7/27/21 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Mystery: Lux Radio Theater “Grissley’s Millions” 3/19/45 CBS.

    • 52 min
    7/27/21 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    7/27/21 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

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

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

JETessendorf ,

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.

alpanach ,

A gift of history and entertainment

I’ve been listening to Tuned to Yesterday since junior high (just graduated college) and it’s always been a blessing to hear the stories from an era where audio was the primary form of entertainment. Mark does an excellent job of researching and sharing facts about the shows that enhance the experience. I only hope to be able to listen to more in future years.

tDHARTYss ,

The way it is

I am so glad that I don’t have to listen to Mark anymore now that I have found an app for my phone with all the old radio shows on it. I am not a fan of Mark never have been just think he is too conceited in the way he is.

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