20 episodes

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.Visit the "Tuned to Yesterday" schedules page, available here.

Tuned to Yesterday Mark Lavonier

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    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

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.Visit the "Tuned to Yesterday" schedules page, available here.

    4/20/24 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    4/20/24 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Mystery: Box 13 “Much Too Lucky” 5/1/49 Syndicated, Fat Man “The Nightmare Murder” 1/17/51 ABC.

    • 51 min
    4/20/24 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    4/20/24 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    True History: Johnny Stompanato Murder Inquest 4/11/58 CBS, American Portraits “Reveille” 8/21/51 NBC.

    • 51 min
    4/19/24 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    4/19/24 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Horror: Hermit’s Cave “The Nameless” 1944 Syndicated, Cabin B-13 “The Bride Vanishes” 12/12/48 CBS.

    • 51 min
    4/19/24 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    4/19/24 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Mystery: Ford Theater “Ellery Queen’s Adventure of the Bad Boy” 1/4/48 NBC.

    • 51 min
    4/18/24 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    4/18/24 11pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Science Fiction: Favorite Story “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” 3/18/48 NBC, X Minus One “Lulugameena” 5/26/56 NBC.

    • 51 min
    4/18/24 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    4/18/24 10pm Tuned to Yesterday

    Sitcom: Smiths of Hollywood 2/7/47 Syndicated, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 4/18/52 ABC.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

jeannie_waitress ,

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.
Thank you

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.

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