20 episodes

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.

Tuned to Yesterday Mark Lavonier

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    • 4.8 • 32 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.

    Brandon Williams on the Campbell Conversations

    Brandon Williams on the Campbell Conversations

    Brandon Williams on the Campbell Conversations.

    • 27 min
    8/12/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    8/12/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Horror: The Whistler “Escape to Skull Island” 1/15/50 CBS, Hermit’s Cave “The Mystery of the Thing” 1944 Syndicated.

    • 51 min
    8/12/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    8/12/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Mystery: The Fat Man “The Crooked Horse” 9/9/46 ABC, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Burning Desire Matter” 12/27/59 CBS.

    • 51 min
    8/11/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    8/11/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Science Fiction: Suspense “Kaleidoscope” 7/12/55 CBS, Two Thousand Plus “The Rocket and the Skull” 10/10/51 MBS.

    • 51 min
    8/11/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    8/11/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Comedy: Screen Directors’ Playhouse “The Perfect Marriage” 3/20/49 NBC, Linit Bath Club Revue with Fred Allen 1/22/33 CBS.

    • 51 min
    8/10/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    8/10/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Broadway: Mercury Theater “Seventeen” 10/16/38 CBS.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Tom dishayshdif ,

The best!

So good. Thank you mark lavonier.

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.

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