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 • 33 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.

    10/6/22 Tuned to Yesterday

    10/6/22 Tuned to Yesterday

    Crime: Casey, Crime Photographer “Road Angel” 1/3/54 CBS, The Whistler “Eight to Twelve” 2/24/47 CBS.

    • 51 min
    10/6/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    10/6/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Science Fiction: Space Patrol “The Lady From Venus” 12/20/52 ABC, Exploring Tomorrow “The Last Doctor” 2/19/58 MBS.

    • 51 min
    10/5/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    10/5/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Drama: Screen Director’s Playhouse “Lifeboat” 11/16/50 NBC.

    • 51 min
    10/5/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    10/5/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Door to Suspense #19 featuring Eve Arden in: Our Miss Brooks 10/24/48 CBS, Suspense “The Well-Dressed Corpse” 1/18/51 CBS.

    • 51 min
    10/4/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    10/4/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Mystery: Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons “The Mother’s Plea Murder Case” 4/23/52 NBC, Box 13 “Speed to Burn” 6/26/49 Syndicated.

    • 51 min
    10/4/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    10/4/22 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Comedy: Abbott and Costello Show 8/11/48 ABC, Bob Hope Show “Guest: Charles Farrell” 3/11/52 NBC.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 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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