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

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# 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.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 16, 2016

# 672, Science Fiction, X Minus One “Skulking Permit” 2/15/56 NBC, Dimension X “Pebble in the Sky” 6/17/51 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

Jun 15, 2016

#673, True History, The Passing Parade 7/13/43 Syndicated, Hallmark Playhouse “Woman With a Sword” 12/9/49 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 14, 2016

# 674, Mystery, Bulldog Drummond “Death in the Deep” 6/16/48 MBS, Fat Man “The Nineteenth Pearl” 1/21/46 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

Jun 13, 2016

#675, Sitcom, June’s My Girl 10/4/48 NBC Audition, Adventures of Maisie “The Manicurist” 2/9/50 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 10, 2016

#676, Drama, CBS Radio Workshop “The Endless Road” 3/17/57 CBS, On Stage “Public Furlough” 1/29/53 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

Jun 9, 2016

#677, Western, Fort Laramie “Woman at Horse Creek” 2/12/56 CBS, Frontier Gentleman “Gentle Virtue” 3/30/58 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

Jun 8, 2016

# 678, Horror, Suspense "The Yellow Wallpaper" 7/29/48 CBS, Inner Sanctum "The Undead" 12/18/45 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 7, 2016

#679, Comedy, Wednesday With You 6/27/45 NBC, Jimmy Durante Show 4/7/48 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 6, 2016

#680, Crime, This is Your FBI "Draft Dodger" 5/25/45 NBC Blue, Whistler "Fateful Friday" 5/26/47 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

Jun 3, 2016

#681, Romance, Bright Star 4/16/53 CBS, Silver Theater "It May Be Forever" 2/5/39 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

Jun 2, 2016

#682, Broadway, Studio One "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse" 1/20/48 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 1, 2016

#683, Adventure, Gulf Screen Guild Theater "Desire" 12/1/40 CBS, Mercury Summer Theater "A Passenger to Bali" 7/5/46 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

May 31, 2016

#684, Science Fiction, Dimension X "Hello, Tomorrow" 9/15/50 NBC, X Minus One "Requiem" 10/27/55 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

May 30, 2016

#685, True History, Cavalcade of America "Iron Mountain" 9/5/50 NBC, Mr. President 7/3/47 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

May 27, 2016

#686, Mystery, Mystery House "A New Lease on Death" 8/19/45 MBS, Rogue’s Gallery "Jealousy is a Strange Thing" 6/6/46 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

May 26, 2016

#687, Sitcom, Our Miss Brooks 9/18/55 CBS, Father Knows Best "The Bad BBQ" 11/9/50 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

May 25, 2016

#688, Drama, Radio Reader’s Digest "The Master Swindle" 1/1/48 CBS, Philip Morris Playhouse "The Lady From the Sea" 3/11/49 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

May 24, 2016

#689, Western, Tom Mix Ralston Straightshooters "The Mystery of the Border Smugglers" 12/15/41 NBC Blue, Treasury Salute "Buffalo Bill" 6/12/44 Syndicated, Have Gun, Will Travel "Deadline" 9/11/60 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 23, 2016

#690, Horror, Inner Sanctum "Terror By Night" 6/29/52 ABC, Lights Out "Until Dead" 2/2/42 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 20, 2016

#691, Comedy, Blue Ribbon Town 1/8/44 CBS, Academy Award Theater "Vivacious Lady" 8/14/46 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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