Tuned to Yesterday

10 p.m. to midnight - Nightly

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Tuned to Yesterday Broadcast Schedule

Decades ago, WRVO began broadcasting old time radio with a small collection comprising twenty reel to reel tapes. Programs like The Whistler, The Jack Benny Show, Fibber McGee and Molly, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, and Gunsmoke.  Today the collection includes nearly 5,000 reels and well over 16,000 broadcasts.

In 1970, Ellen Robinson, an old time radio enthusiast, joined several clubs that circulated classic radio shows on reel to reel. At that time, she offered to allow WRVO to make copies, and our collection grew. By the 1990s WRVO possessed approximately 7,500 programs.

This bolstering of our audio archive reached an unprecedented level when WRVO listener Ted Nettleton donated his collection of over 1,000 tapes – everything from comedy and mystery classics to operas and old movie sound tracks (and we mean the entire tracks!). Within these two collections are thousands of well known programs and hundreds of rarities including broadcasts of Kate Smith, RCA’s Magic Key, and a detective show unearthed for the first time in 50 years, The Affairs of Peter Salem.  In 2008 Ron Zolweg donated another 900 tapes that helped to fill gaps in the WRVO library.  Old time radio fans Ed Clute and Art Pierce helped develop our collection as well.

The Zolweg collection, and those donated by Ellen Robinson and Ted Nettleton, are meticulously catalogued.  Those catalogs provide the comprehensive information heard during the on air introduction of each program.  The entire collection has been named in memory of Ellen Robinson.  Without her early assistance and the eventual donation to WRVO of her entire, extraordinary collection, Tuned to Yesterday would not be possible.

Tuned to Yesterday now airs at the same time, 10 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week.  WRVO also presents two hours on WRVO-Remix.  Learn how to listen to WRVO-Remix here...

 Broadcast Disclaimer: According to our research of the programs in our collection, most of the shows we air are in the public domain, or we have agreements with certain copyright holders. In presenting these programs on our air with historical integrity, it is not our intention to broadcast unauthorized copyrighted material. Additionally, we do not sell the programs. If you are a copyright holder of any of these, ‘golden age of radio’ shows, please contact us at mark@wrvo.org.

PODCAST NOTE: If you're keeping track of the show numbers themselves, you will soon start to notice them with a lower number and in a descending order. These are shows that have either yet to be posted or have been with the audio lost following a website change a few years ago. - Mark Lavonier / June 2016

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 29, 2016

# 643, Comedy, Screen Director’s Playhouse "Jackpot" 4/26/51 NBC. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 28, 2016

# 644, Crime, Night Beat "Old King Max" 7/10/50 NBC, The Line-Up "The Bakery Bandit's Bad Blooper" 3/25/52 CBS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 27, 2016

# 645, Romance, Silver Theater "Misty Mountain" Part 1 1/22/39 CBS, Silver Theater "Misty Mountain" Part 2 1/29/39 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 26, 2016

# 646, Broadway, Theater Guild "What Every Woman Knows" 3/2/47 ABC. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 25, 2016

# 647, Adventure, John Steele, Adventurer "Three Minus Two" 12/14/52 MBS, Cavalcade of America "Life on the Mississippi" 2/24/53 NBC. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 22, 2016

# 648,  Science Fiction, Dimension X "With Folded Hands" 4/15/50 NBC, X Minus One "The Merchant of Venus" 7/18/57 NBC. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 21, 2016

# 649, True History, Radio Reader’s Digest "The Counsel Assigns" 2/13/47 CBS, Cavalcade of America "John Yankee" 8/29/50 NBC. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 20, 2016

# 650,  Mystery, Suspense "Another Man’s Poison" 5/17/51 CBS, Whistler "The Professor and the Fox" 12/3/47 CBS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 19, 2016

# 651, Sitcom, Our Miss Brooks "Impersonators" 9/11/49 CBS, Mr. Feathers 11/23/49 MBS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 18, 2016

# 652,  Drama, Quiet Please "Let the Lilies Consider" 6/28/48 MBS, Columbia Presents Corwin "Untitled" 5/30/44 CBS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 15, 2016

# 653, Western, Lux Radio Theater "The Plainsman" 5/31/37 CBS, Hollywood Calling (interview with Gary Cooper) 1951 Syndicated. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 14, 2016

# 654, Horror, Murder at Midnight "Ape Song" 11/1/40 Syndicated, Dark Fantasy "Funeral Arrangements Completed" 5/15/42 Syndicated. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 13, 2016

#655, Comedy, Joan Davis Time 11/17/48 CBS, Bob Hope 1/7/53 NBC / AFRS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 11, 2016

# 656, Crime, Official Detective "The Murdered Groom" 11/29/56 MBS, Escape "The Sure Thing" 1/17/50 CBS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 8, 2016

# 657,  Romance, Lux Radio Theater "Because of You" 11/2/54 CBS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 7, 2016

 # 658, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse "Private Lives" 4/21/39 CBS. 

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 6, 2016

#659 , Adventure, Foreign Assignment 1/8/44 MBS, Man Called X "Saigon" 9/4/47 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 5, 2016

  # 660, Science Fiction,  Suspense "Donovan’s Brain" Part 1 5/18/44 CBS, Suspense "Donovan’s Brain" Part 2 5/25/44 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

 

Tuned to Yesterday Independence Day Special

Jul 4, 2016

Tuned to Yesterday's Independence Day Special

Featuring  Columbia Presents Corwin "Home for the Fourth" 7/4/44 CBS, You Are There "The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence" 7/4/48 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 1, 2016

# 661, True History, Strange As it Seems 9/21/39 CBS , Believe it Or Not 1/24/42 NBC Blue.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 30, 2016

# 662, Mystery,  Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Blood River Matter" 8/3/50 CBS, Broadway Is My Beat "Joe Quito" 6/5/49 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 29, 2016

# 663, Sitcom, Life with Luigi 2/2/52 CBS, Aldrich Family 5/13/48 NBC.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 28, 2016

#664, Drama, Theater of Romance "Casanova Brown" 11/13/45 CBS, Strange Wills "Black Interlude" 12/19/46 Syndicated.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 27, 2016

#665, Western, Six Shooter "Aunt Em" 4/1/54 NBC, Gunsmoke "Old Pal" 9/2/46 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 24, 2016

# 666, Horror, Weird Circle "The Queer Client" 1945 Syndicated, The Haunting Hour "If the Shoe Fits" 1945 Syndicated.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 23, 2016

# 667, Comedy, Fred Allen Show 5/9/48 NBC, Let Yourself Go 6/6/45 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 22, 2016

#668, Crime, Gangbusters "The Case of Joe McCann and the West Side Syndicate " 3/23/46 ABC, Calling All Cars "The Mae West Jewel Robbery" 2/21/34 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 21, 2016

# 669, Romance, LaRosa Hollywood Theater of Stars "It Takes Two" 3/31/49 Syndicated, Romance "Old Man’s Bride" 8/18/52 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 20, 2016

#670, Broadway, 1937 Shakespeare Festival “Henry IV” 8/23/49 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 17, 2016

#671, Adventure, High Adventure “Deep Water” 6/4/50 NBC, Escape “Macao” 7/1/51 CBS.

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

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