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.