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Listed below are the current Yesterday USA volunteer DJs, some of whom have become familiar on-air voices for over two decades.  Theses talented individuals are internationally known celebrities or broadcast pioneers; while others of them are like your next door neighbor or best friend!  They each take turns hosting the many Segments that air around the clock every day on Yesterday USA.  The one thing they all have in common is their vast knowledge of and their never ending love, understanding and dedication to OLD TIME RADIO.  Over the past 26 years, they have become the world's largest and most respected group of OTR historians, collectors and archivists; and they all donate their time and talents every day!  Click on the graphics below to see when the shows will air during the current 2 week cycle.

 

BILL BRAGG founded The National Museum Of Communications, Inc. in 1979 and later founded The Yesterday USA Radio Network in 1983.  He and his wife Kim now own one of the world's largest audio archives and the most comprehensive collection of historical broadcast related memorabilia in North America!  Bragg has over 40 year's of experience in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures and his warm & friendly voice keeps all YUSA Listeners updated about the Station's ever changing lineup of Old Time Radio Shows.  As a special bonus, he presents "The Hollywood Radio Theatre", with host Frank Bresee.  Bill is also heard "LIVE" at 10:30 PM Eastern Time, Monday thru Thursday nights. CLICK HERE for contact info and CLICK HERE to visit the Bill Bragg Web Site. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

THE RENFRO VALLEY SUNDAY MORNING GATHERIN' is the third oldest continually broadcast radio program in America, and the second-longest such program featuring country music.  Only the Grand Ole Opry (1925) and Music And The Spoken Word (1929) have been continually broadcast longer.  Mr. Jim Gaskin (pictured in the graphic on the left) was the third person to host The Gatherin' and was a faithful friend and supporter of YUSA until his death in 2008.  Host Wayne Combs has successfully taken over the reins of the broadcast and the area is now a World Class Entertainment Center that is home to LIVE Concerts featuring the top names in Country Music!   CLICK HERE for contact info and CLICK HERE to visit the Renfro Valley Web Site. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

THE LAST GREAT DAYS OF RADIO is one of YUSA's newer programs and it is a great stopping off point when you are in the mood for a great Old Time Radio Show.  Host Bob Bro, an independent business man who makes his home near St. Louis, MO., lets his love of Old Time Radio guide his choice of programs.  Bob's computer skills have allowed him to incorporate the voice of Parley Baer (who played Chester on Radio's Gunsmoke) into what sounds like the "world's most lovable sidekick"!  Bob, and his lovely wife Carol, have visited the YUSA Studios in person and Bob has many friends and followers both on and off the air.  CLICK HERE for contact info and CLICK HERE to visit the Bob Bro Web Site. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

THE MUSIC MUSEUM features the "magic of music from the past" and is hosted by a world famous Magician and a Forensic Expert.  Co-Host Milt Larsen, the owner of the 10 million dollar Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA., choreographs many of the magic acts in Las Vegas and he created special effects for such movies as "Bedknobs & Broomsticks"!  Milt, who also worked personally for Ralph Edwards (of This Is Your Life fame), owns one of the countries largest collections of recorded music.  Larsen, and Private Detective Co-Host David Berger (who worked with the Frank Sinatra Family for many years), make up the perfect team to showcase this priceless collection of historical music!  CLICK HERE for contact info and CLICK HERE to visit The Magic Castle Web Site. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

THE DENNIS DAILY SHOW features the efforts of a nationally known Broadcast Professional!  Mr. Daily enjoyed lengthily careers with both The Associated Press and United Press International and hosted more than 200 episodes of the nationally syndicated UPI show "AMERICAN MONTAGE"  He also worked for a number of years with the great Larry King!  His "always ON" delivery style, coupled with his "rapid fire" diction and mellow voice, is the perfect addition to your favorite Old Time Radio Show. His vast knowledge and research talents allow Dennis Daily to always create a show that is the envy of all other nostalgia networks.  CLICK HERE for contact info. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

SHOWS FROM YESTERYEAR was originally hosted by Dan Riazzi, a motor oil salesman from West Virginia, who is on hiatus at the present time.  Dan was a great example of how "the guy next door" type personality could become a successful Radio Personality; and his Show was a refreshing change from usual "automated sound" that is currently offered on other Stations.  This slot is often times filled by  Stan Silkowski, a professional truck driver who prepared hundreds of shows for YUSA before his death in 2007.  This slot continues to be a popular segment; where you can always expect to hear a great Old Time Show from "the golden days of radio"!  CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

ASSORTED OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS is a very accurate description of what you'll find when you chose to enjoy this portion of The Yesterday USA lineup.  Careful selections are made from the YUSA Archival Library; which represents more than a quarter century of the collecting and stockpiling of rare vintage program material! CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

 

THE BUFFALO OLD TIME RADIO CLUB is the combined efforts of members of the Old Time Radio Club of Lancaster, NY.  This 30 year old institution has more that 100 members, they maintain a large audio and reference Library and they publish a monthly newsletter entitled "The Illustrated Press".  Hosts Dick Olday guide YUSA Listeners down memory lane as he showcase the best in Old Time Radio from the Club's historic Library; and listener requests are always welcomed!  Tune in and travel back into time!  CLICK HERE for contact info and CLICK HERE to visit The Old Time Radio Club Web Site. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

ASSORTED OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS is a very accurate description of what you'll find when you chose to enjoy this portion of The Yesterday USA lineup.  Careful selections are made from the YUSA Archival Library; which represents more than a quarter century of the collecting and stockpiling of rare vintage program material! CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

 

Radio Spirits' Special Features is one of YUSA's newest and most important additions to it's daily program lineup!  After almost a quarter century of collaboration,  Radio Spirits and Yesterday USA have officially joined forces to bring this program to the forefront of the Old Time Radio Community!  Many of the offerings featured here are no longer available from the Radio Spirits Catalog and all of the shows have been restored to mint condition at a cost of hundreds of dollars per episode.  CLICK HERE to visit the Radio Spirits Website and to find out how to purchase or download your own personal copy of a great radio show!  This program is hosted by YUSA Founder Bill BraggCLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.


 

ASSORTED OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS is a very accurate description of what you'll find when you chose to enjoy this portion of The Yesterday USA lineup.  Careful selections are made from the YUSA Archival Library; which represents more than a quarter century of the collecting and stockpiling of rare vintage program material! CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

 

The Old Time Radio Show will soon celebrate it's 15th anniversary on YUSA and is hosted by Mr. Bobb (with 3 B's) Lynes.  Bobb's deep melodious voice is well known up and down the west coast of the Unites States; as a result of his association with several of the most popular Radio Stations in California!  Bobb has a "steady hand" too, making him one of the most talented commercial artist in North America.  Bobb has illustrated numerous books and publications during his many years as a commercial artist; so tune in often and let his deep rich voice "paint you a picture" as you enjoy one of the great old time radio shows he presents during his popular time slot!  CLICK HERE for contact info. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

                                                                            

Yesterday's Radio is hosted by "Deputy" Don Aston, a real Sheriff's Deputy in the State Of California!  Don was one of the first Old Time Radio Collectors in America to realize the historical significance of the many old shows that were wasting away in forgotten warehouses around the country.  Don has been in the business for over 40 years and as a result, he has amassed one of the nation's largest collections of shows and was one of the first full time OTR Dealers in the hobby.  Don's AVPRO Web Site is a great place to purchase your favorite OTR Show and the price is always right; but you'll never pay a penny when you listen to this segment of YUSA's daily line up!  CLICK HERE for contact info and CLICK HERE to visit the AVPRO Web Site. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.


THE HORN SPEAKER is hosted by one of America's  premier trial lawyers, Mr. Mike Handy ESQ.  Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Mike is perhaps this Network's biggest supporter and will soon celebrate his 20th year of service to Yesterday USA!  "We wanted the Network to be staffed by many professionals from all walks of life, and Mike Handy is a great example of that philosophy", says Station Founder Bill Bragg,!  "ORDER IN THE COURT.... loud music and screaming announcers have been over ruled by Old Time Radio Shows",  thanks to Yesterday USA and the efforts of Mike Handy!  This time slot is yet another location to enjoy a great Show from The Golden Days Of Radio!  CLICK HERE for contact info and CLICK HERE to visit the Law Offices of Mr. Mike Handy. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.
 

VINTAGE GROUP HARMONY SHOW - Now in it's 23rd year!!  Tony Fournier:  When the disk jockey, Alan Freed, came to WINS in New York City in 1954, I took an immediate interest in vocal group music. He would play the Moonglows, Five Keys, Flamingos, etc. The first record that I bought was "Earth Angel" by the Penguins on a 78-rpm in 1954. I was 12 years old at the time. I continued to collect records that I heard on Freed's radio show until I went to college in 1959. Several years later I discovered that there were also excellent vocal groups in the 1930's, 1940's and early 1950's, such as the Ink Spots, Four Knights, Deep River Boys, etc. So I began to collect these earlier records. And those are the years that are featured on the unique "Vintage Group Harmony Show," which began on YUSA in September 1991. My "Vocal Group Harmony Web Site" (vocalgroupharmony.com) was started in May 1997 and covers the same genre of music. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

ASSORTED OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS is a very accurate description of what you'll find when you chose to enjoy this portion of The Yesterday USA lineup.  Careful selections are made from the YUSA Archival Library; which represents more than a quarter century of the collecting and stockpiling of rare vintage program material! CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

 

The Golden Days Of Radio is hosted by "The living Legend Of Old Time Radio", Mr. Frank Bresee!  Mr. Bresee began his career as a child actor, when he was chosen to become the voice of "Little Beaver" on Old Time Radio's Red Ryder series.  He has hosted The Golden Days Of Radio for over 60 years; which was broadcast around the world for 28 of those years on The United States Armed Forces Radio & Television Network!  "Having a Staff Member who was actually a part of the very medium we were trying to preserve is a dream come true", says YUSA Founder Bill Bragg!  Not only does Frank showcase a great Old Time Radio Show in this time slot, but he comes your way LIVE from Hollywood, CA. each Friday night at 10:30 PM Eastern Time.  CLICK HERE to purchase a copy of Frank's latest book; which was illustrated by YUSA's own Bobb Lynes. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.
 

Radio Spirits' Archives is yet another of YUSA's newest and most important additions to it's daily program lineup!  After almost a quarter century of collaboration,  Radio Spirits and Yesterday USA have officially joined forces to bring this program to the forefront of the Old Time Radio Community!  Many of the offerings featured here are no longer available from the Radio Spirits Catalog and all of the shows have been restored to mint condition at a cost of hundreds of dollars per episode.  CLICK HERE to visit the Radio Spirits Website and to find out how to purchase or download your own personal copy of a great radio show!  This program is hosted by YUSA Founder Bill BraggCLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

Theatre Of The Mind is hosted by your "Head Usher", Mr. Ken Gough from the state of Michigan.  Nicknamed "the ole smoothie" by YUSA staff members, Ken received his formal training at the prestigious Specs Howard School Of Broadcast Arts.  Upon graduation he went to work in radio full time and was quickly promoted to News Director and then later to Program Director.  For more than 2 decades Ken Gough entertained listeners in Michigan, Delaware and Vermont via 7 major Radio Station outlets; and he quickly adapted himself to the commercial free format of hosting Old Time Radio Shows on Yesterday USA!  So if you're looking for an authoritative voice to intro a quality sounding Old Time Radio Show; please enter the Theatre Of The Mind at this time!  CLICK HERE for contact info. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.
 

The Best Of Yesterday USA is just what the name implies, and it's hosted by Lynn Noyes, a former AT&T Systems Engineer.  After the death of YUSA supporter and longtime Station Archivist Cliff Caplinger, Lynn stepped up to the plate and began to manage and care for the more than 6,000 Audio Tapes that aired during the first 15 years of YUSA's existence. This Time Slot allows the listener to enjoy the way YUSA sounded when it first signed-on back in 1983; becoming the first outlet to broadcast Old Time Radio on satellite and later the first ones to put OTR on the Internet.  And Lynn is the perfect man for the job, after having been an active supporter and listener during those early YUSA broadcast days! Stop by here often, so you can close your eyes, relax and remember!  CLICK HERE for contact info. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.
 

Ronnie Milsap's Radio Classics is hosted by country music super star Ronnie Milsap. CLICK HERE for Ronnie Milsap's page. CLICK HERE for contact info. CLICK HERE to see a list of the old time radio show titles that are currently airing during this two week period.

 

 

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