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.

Tuned to Yesterday

21 hours ago

#1392, Comedy, Screen Directors' Playhouse "The Great Lover" 3/22/51 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 1, 2015

#1391, Broadway, Studio One "The Constant Nymph" 7/27/48 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

Jun 30, 2015

#1390, Adventure, Strange Wills “Treasure to Starboard” 1/10/47 Syndicated, Suspense “The Star of Thessaly” 11/24/57 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, 2015

#1389, Horror, Weird Circle “The Tapestry Horse” 1944 Syndicated Lights out “Prelude to Murder” 6/15/43 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 26, 2015

#1388, Drama, They Met the Boat 10/9/49 ABC, Hallmark Playhouse “Night of the Hayride” 12/1/51 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 25, 2015

#1387, True History, Cavalcade of America “Nine Men Against the Arctic” 8/2/43 NBC, Words at War “Eighty-Three Days” 10/5/43 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 24, 2015

#1385, Mystery, Adventures of Ellery Queen “The Singing Rat” 1/7/43 NBC, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Carson Arson Matter” 11/8/59 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

Jun 23, 2015

#1384, Variety, Good News of 1940 1/11/40 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 22, 2015

#1383, Horror, Murder at Midnight “The Black Swan” 12/13/46 Syndicated, The Witch’s Tale “The Entomologist” 7/11/32 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 19, 2015

#1382, Sitcom, My Friend Irma “The Prize Fighter” 4/18/47 CBS, My Little Margie 7/31/55 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 18, 2015

#1381, Science Fiction, X Minus One “Lifeboat Mutiny” 9/11/56 NBC, Exploring Tomorrow “The Moon is New” 1/22/58 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

Jun 17, 2015

#1380, True History, Biographies in Sound "“H. L. Mencken: The Bitter Byline” 7/10/56 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

Jun 16, 2015

#1379, Western, Frontier Gentleman "South Sunday" 2/2/58 CBS, Dr. Six-Gun 9/9/54 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 15, 2015

#1378, Comedy, Bob Hope Show "Guest: Jane Russell" 3/4/53 NBC, Blue Ribbon Town with Groucho Marx 2/5/44 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

Jun 12, 2015

#1377, Drama, Lux Radio Theater "Casablanca" 1/24/44 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

Jun 11, 2015

#1375, Mystery, Box 13 "Design For Danger" 6/5/49 MBS, New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "Murder By Moonlight" 10/29/45 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

Jun 10, 2015

#1374, Varitey, Kraft Music Hall 5/27/37 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 9, 2015

#1373, Horror, Suspense "Pretty Girl" 12/16/54 CBS, The Mysterious Traveler "The Accusing Corpse" 4/16/44 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

Jun 8, 2015

#1372, Sitcom, Burns and Allen Show 9/9/40 NBC, Aldrich Family "Mary Gets a Job" 1940's 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 5, 2015

#1371, Science Fiction, X Minus One "The Volpla" 8/29/57 NBC, Hallmark Playhouse "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" 11/8/51 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 4, 2015

#1370, True History, Tribute to Humphrey Bogart 1/16/57 NBC, Memoirs of the Movies "Hollywood at Home" 1959 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 3, 2015

#1362, Horror, The Sealed Book "Devil Island" 4/8/45 MBS, The Weird Circle "The Rope of Hair" 1944 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 2, 2015

#1361, Sitcom, My Favorite Husband 10/14/49 CBS / AFRS, Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show "Phil's Birthday" 10/8/53 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

Jun 1, 2015

#1360, Science Fiction, X Minus One "The Haunted Corpse" 12/5/57 NBC, Dimension X "The Vital Factor" 8/1/51 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

May 29, 2015

#1359, True History, Hallmark Hall of Fame "Robert Baden Powell" 1/24/54 CBS, Cavalcade of America "Man with Green Fingers" 3/17/47 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

May 28, 2015

#1358, Western, CBS Radio Workshop "Roughing It" 10/5/56 CBS, Gunsmoke "Second Choice" 11/6/55 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

May 27, 2015

#1357, Comedy, Jack Benny Show 5/22/49 CBS, Jack Carson Show 2/12/47 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

May 26, 2015

#1356, Drama, Encore Theater "Disputed Passage" 8/27/46 CBS, From the Bookshelf of the World "On Borrowed Time" 1948 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

May 25, 2015

#1354, Mystery, Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons "The Bride and Groom Murder Case" 1/19/50 CBS / AFRS, It's a Crime Mr. Collins "Bullet Grey Cottage" 1956 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

May 22, 2015

#1353, Sitcom, Command Performance "#13" 5/11/42 AFRS, Rudy Vallee Show 12/26/40 NBC.

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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