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
Crime: Casey, Crime Photographer “Road Angel” 1/3/54 CBS, The Whistler “Eight to Twelve” 2/24/47 CBS.
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.
10/5/22 11pm Tuned to Yesterday
Drama: Screen Director’s Playhouse “Lifeboat” 11/16/50 NBC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.