Tuned to Yesterday

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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

20 hours ago

# 599,  Adventure, NBC University Theater "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" 7/23/50 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

Sep 27, 2016

# 600, Science Fiction, Dimension X "No Contact" 4/29/50 NBC, Suspense "Re-Entry" 11/1/59 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

Sep 26, 2016

#601, True History, American Adventure “Paint the Big Canvas” 12/29 55 NBC, Hallmark Hall of Fame “Damon Runyon” 5/16/54 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

Sep 23, 2016

# 602, Mystery, The Saint "Simon Takes a Curtain Call" 1/14/51 MBS, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons "Case of the Man Who Invented Death" 10/6/49 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

Sep 22, 2016

# 603, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve 6/11/44 NBC, Mel Blanc Show 6/6/47  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

Sep 21, 2016

# 604, Drama, NBC University Theater “Monsieur Vincent” 6/11/50 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

Sep 20, 2016

# 605, Western, Gunsmoke “Trojan War” 2/28/53 CBS, Frontier Gentleman “The Lost Mine” 3/2/58  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

Sep 19, 2016

# 607, Comedy, The New Edgar Bergen Hour 4/15/56  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

Sep 16, 2016

# 608, Crime, Counterspy “Case of the Bouncing Bank Robber” 8/23/49 ABC, Screen Director’s Playhouse “Chicago Deadline” 3/24/50  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

Sep 15, 2016

# 609, Romance, Academy Award Theater “Lost Angel” 12/18/46 CBS, Damon Runyon Theater “Romance in the Roaring Forties” 10/17/48  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

Sep 14, 2016

# 610, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse “Show Boat” 3/31/39 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

Sep 13, 2016

# 611, Adventure, Time For Love “The Uprising” 1953-54 CBS,Voyage of the Scarlet Queen “The Barefoot Nymph and the Mother Hubbard Jacket” 8/28/47  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

Sep 12, 2016

# 612, Science Fiction, X Minus One “If You Was a Moklin” 6/12/56 NBC, Two Thousand Plus “The Robot Killer” 8/30/50 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

Sep 9, 2016

# 613, True History, March of Time 3/31/38 NBC, Cavalcade of America “When We’re Green, We Grow” 5/2/49  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

Sep 8, 2016

# 614, Mystery, Lux Radio Theater “Deadline at Dawn” 5/20/46 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

Sep 7, 2016

# 615, Sitcom, Adventures of Topper “Topper Pretends He’s Dead” 8/30/45 NBC, Smiths of Hollywood “The Trailer” 2/14/47  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

Sep 6, 2016

# 616, Drama, Camel Screen Guild Theater “Command Decision” 3/3/49 CBS, AFRA Workshop “Night Flight” 11/8/46 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

Sep 5, 2016

# 617, Western, Have Gun, Will Travel “Ella West” 12/7/58 CBS, Crime Classics “Death of a Picture Hanger” 7/20/53 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

Sep 2, 2016

# 618, Horror, Witch’s Tale “The Boa Goddess” 7/31/33 Syndicated, Suspense “The Night Man” 10/26/44  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

Sep 1, 2016

# 619, Comedy, Eddie Cantor Show 6/5/46 NBC, First Nighter Program “There’s Something in the Air” 3/11/48 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

Aug 31, 2016

# 620, Crime, Whisperer “Tea Time For Teenagers” 7/8/51 CBS, Four Star Playhouse “The Hunted” 8/14/49 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

Aug 30, 2016

# 621, Romance, Grand Central Station “Moon Blind” 8/24/46 CBS, Lady Esther Screen Guild Players “Sweethearts” 3/25/46  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

Aug 29, 2016

# 622, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse “The Bad Man” 5/19/39  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

Aug 26, 2016

# 623, Adventure, First Nighter "Drink For the Damned" 3/15/48 CBS, Adventures of Christopher London "Price of Sugar" 2/26/50 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

Aug 25, 2016

# 624,  Science Fiction, CBS Radio Workshop "A Pride of Carrots" 9/14/56 CBS, X Minus One "Dr. Grimshaw’s Sanitarium" 7/14/55 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

Aug 24, 2016

# 625,  True History, Hallmark Playhouse "John Adams on the American Revolution" 10/25/51 CBS, Cavalcade of America "Emma" 10/10/50 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

Aug 23, 2016

# 626, Mystery, Casey, Crime Photographer "The Fix" 2/26/48 CBS, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons "Moonless Night" 1/6/44 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

Aug 22, 2016

# 627,  Sitcom, It’s Higgins, Sir "Elopement" 8/21/51 NBC, Halls of Ivy 6/25/52 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

Aug 19, 2016

# 628, Drama, Lux Radio Theater "National Velvet" 2/3/47 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

Aug 18, 2016

# 629, Western, All Star Western Theater "I Came From Texas" 10/13/46 CBS, Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch 1/29/55 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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