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Yesterday USA - Old Time Radio

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For fans of old time radio shows from the 1920s - 1950s.

Unlike traditional Radio Stations that broadcast directly to members of the general public, Yesterday USA only transmits through the internet and satellite radio. Therefore, our actions do not constitute as a "Public Performance" of any kind! YUSA is not licensed by The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and as a result, is not subject to any FCC rules and/or regulations! We do, however, pledge to (at all times) offer only clean, wholesome, family type material; by presenting public domain old time radio shows from the 1920s - 1950s, 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

Yesterday USA was founded in 1983 by Bill Bragg. It is the worldwide voice of the National Museum Of Communications, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) 3 Texas Corporation, which Bill also founded in 1979. Yesterday USA's purpose is to preserve and present the history of radio and to tell the world about the Museum.

The station operates on a non-profit basis and is funded entirely by contributions from its listeners and anonymous donors. YUSA is operated by an all-volunteer staff. No one at YUSA receives a salary of any kind!

YUSA is on the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operates on "two-week cycles". During each two-week period a total of 87 hours of LIVE and/or recorded programming is prepared and presented. The format is public domain OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS all day long everyday, with a LIVE Broadcast each night at 10:30 PM Eastern Time. 24 of the 87 hours are created by a staff of over 50 dedicated volunteers, including the likes of Country Music Superstar Ronnie Milsap (who has recorded 40 Number One songs for RCA Victor Records) and Milt Larsen and Richard Sherman. Milt owns the Magic Castle in Hollywood and Richard wrote hundreds of songs including "Its A Small World" and all of the "Winnie The Pooh" songs. The volunteer DJ's record their presentations (containing the Old Time Radio shows) in their home studios, and then send their recorded tapes to the YUSA Studios. These tapes are then assembled onto 16 ninety minute Master Program Tapes, which are aired via a computer controlled the NEW Automation System invented by Bill Bragg, Rick Porter, Roger Wentzel and Frank Smith. The Rotation Schedule is such that the listener can tune in during the same ninety minute period each day; and always hear something new and different! The 63 remaining hours consists of the nightly LIVE Broadcasts and Special Programs.


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Customer Reviews

Great content and personalities! This app delivers OTR with great features.

Bill and the gang have been putting together quality programming for many years. The interviews and well thought out production quality and scheduling make for a great network.

This app features AirPlay as well as backgrounding. I can surf the web on my iPad while it streams OTR to my Apple TV. I bet even the Shadow didn't know that would be possible.


Wonderful as always.

I have been a listener, part time low power AM rebroadcaster and contributor of YUSA for over 12 years. As always, the programming is wonderful! Having it on my iPhone now is an added bonus! If you like old time radio or just want to hear something that is not the same chatter as everywhere else on the dial then YUSA is for you!

Up grades

I have 2 older iPod touches that you can't up grade and every time I want to do something it asked for a up grade to do something I don't understand why do you have to change everything like that at my age I'm not going to buy another one to keep with the times. I think you should have one sets of downloads for the new iPods and one for the older ones you can't up grade. I know it would be a little more work but I think you would make a lot of people happy if you did that. I don't know everything about computers like some people do.

Yesterday USA - Old Time Radio
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 8.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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