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

4 hours ago

#1417, True History, Eyes Aloft "#15" 11/23/42 NBC, Strange As It Seems "#39" 1935 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 30, 2015

#1414, Romance, Hallmark Playhouse "The Arbutus Bonnet" 4/6/50 CBS, Romance "Pagosa" 8/6/51 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

Jul 29, 2015

#1413, Crime, Big Town "The Poultry Racket" 10/14/38 CBS, Counterspy "Hot Car Killer" 9/15/49 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 28, 2015

#1412, Comedy, The Bickersons 5/14/48 CBS, Four Star Playhouse "Surprise For the Professor" 8/28/49 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

Jul 27, 2015

#1411, Broadway,  Campbell Playhouse "The Garden of Allah" 11/19/39 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

Jul 24, 2015

#1410, Adventure, Lux Radio Theater "Intrigue" 5/10/48 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 23, 2015

#1409, Horror, Hall of Fantasy "The Castle of Lavoka" 3/29/54 MBS, Dark Fantasy "Pennsylvania Turnpike" 3/20/42 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, 2015

#1408, Drama, LaRosa Hollywood Theater "A Very Unusual Woman" 12/5/49 Syndicated, Encore Theater "A Man to Remember" 8/6/46 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

Jul 21, 2015

#1407, True History, Behind the Mike "Episode #10" 11/24/40 NBC Blue, That Was the Year "1928" 1935 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 20, 2015

#1405, Western, Have Gun Will Travel "Love Bird" 8/30/59 CBS, Six Shooter "The Gambler's Son" 3/14/54 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

Jul 17, 2015

#1404, Romance, Lux Summer Theater "Romance to a Degree" 8/3/53 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

Jul 16, 2015

#1403, Crime, Crime Club "The Sun is a Witness" 4/3/47 MBS, The Whistler "Element X" 4/6/52 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 15, 2015

#1402, Comedy, Milton Berle Show "Salute to Radio" 9/16/47 NBC, Jack Benny Show "Palm Springs Trip" 12/12/54 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 14, 2015

#1401, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air "Of Mice and Men" 5/8/49 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 13, 2015

#1400, Adventure, Academy Award Theater "Foreign Correspondent" 7/24/46 CBS, Man Called X 2/12/52 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 10, 2015

#1399, Horror, Quiet Please "Rain on New Year's Eve" 12/29/47 MBS, Escape "The Abominable Snowman" 9/13/56 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 9, 2015

#1398, Drama, Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater "Journey For Margaret" 4/5/43 CBS, Stars in the Air "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" 4/17/52 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 8, 2015

#1397, True History, You Are There "The Capture of John Wilkes Booth" 6/5/49 CBS, American Adventure "Thomas Wolfe - An Unfound Door" 12/8/55 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

Jul 7, 2015

#1395, Western, All-Star Western Theater "One Man's Poison" 10/4/47 CBS, Wild Bill Hickok "The Red Wagon Jinx" 6/24/51 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 6, 2015

#1394, Romance, NBC University Theater "The Time of Man" 7/9/50 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

Jul 3, 2015

#1393, Crime, Stars Over Hollywood "When the Police Arrive" 3/1/52 CBS, Dragnet "The Big Odd" 12/1/53 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 2, 2015

#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.

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