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

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#1450, Series, Destination Freedom "Black Hamlet" (Part 2 of 2) 8/21/49 NBC, The Man Behind the Gun "The U.S.S. Boise" (Part 2 of 2) 3/23/43 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, 2015

#1440, Series, Destination Freedom "Black Hamlet" (Part 1 of 2) 8/14/49 NBC, The Man Behind the Gun "The U.S.S. Boise" (Part 1 of 2)  3/21/ 43 CBS.

Check the next podcast for part 2 of both shows.

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, 2015

#1439, Western, Dr. Sixgun 9/23/54 NBC, Gunsmoke "Doc's Revenge" 1/8/56 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

Aug 28, 2015

#1438, Romance, First Nighter Program "Love and Gazooza" 3/25/41 CBS, Damon Runyon Theater "Maybe a Queen" 7/3/49 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

Aug 27, 2015

#1437, Crime, 21st Precinct "9/15/53 CBS/AFRS, Casey Crime Photographer "The Grey Kitten" 2/6/47 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 26, 2015

#1436, Comedy, Radio Reader's Digest "Mr. Cugat is Taken Sick" 10/24/46 CBS, Bob Hope Show "Guest: Phil Harris" 9/25/53 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

Aug 25, 2015

#1435, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air "The House of Mirth" 12/14/52 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

Aug 24, 2015

#1434, Adventure, Dangerous Assignment "Alaska" 4/24/50 NBC, Adventures of Rocky Jordan "Adventure in Zaqaziq" 4/16/50 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

Aug 21, 2015

#1433, Drama, Gulf Screen Guild Theater "The Beach-Comber" 11/2/39 CBS, Radio City Playhouse "Whistle Daughter, Whistle" 7/31/48 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

Aug 20, 2015

#1432, True History, Biographies in Sound "Labor's John L. Lewis" 7/12/55 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 19, 2015

#1431, Romance, Stars Over Hollywood "Moonlight Sonata" 5/31/52 CBS, Theater of Romance "Spring Time for Henry" 2/27/45 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

Aug 18, 2015

#1430, Broadway, Lux Radio Theater "Another Part of the Forest" 9/13/48 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 17, 2015

#1429, Horror, Inner Sanctum "Death's Little Brother" 8/29/49 CBS / AFRS, The Sealed Book "Death at Storm House" 4/22/45 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

Aug 14, 2015

#1428, Drama, Arch Oboler's Plays "Night" 6/7/45 MBS,  Your Movietown Radio Theater "The Coming of Mr. Snover" 1949-50 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

Aug 13, 2015

#1427, True History, An American Gallery "Mount Rushmore" 1940's AFRS, Hallmark Playhouse"The Autobiography of Will Rogers" 2/23/50 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

Aug 12, 2015

#1425, Western, Hopalong Cassidy "The Case of the Last Word" 2/6/50 Syndicated, Frontier Town "The Case of Bourbon Kate" 6/11/49 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

Aug 11, 2015

#1424, Romance, Silver Theater "Love is our Destiny" 4/30/39 CBS, Dr. Christian "The Norton Nose" 9/17/47 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 10, 2015

#1423, Crime, Richard Diamond Private Detective "The Yo-Yo" 12/17/49 NBC, Mr. and Mrs. North "Touch of Death" 1954 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

Aug 7, 2015

#1422, Comedy, Ford Theater "It's a Gift" 3/21/48 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

Aug 6, 2015

#1421, Broadway, Best Plays "There's Always Juliet" 8/2/53 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

Aug 5, 2015

#1420, Adventure, Suspense "Salvage" 4/6/50 CBS, High Adventure "Flood Tide, Ebb Time" 12/4/48 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

Aug 4, 2015

#1419, Horror, The Creaking Door "The Cards" 1950's Syndicated, Escape "The Birds" 7/10/54 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

Aug 3, 2015

#1418, Drama, Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater "Pittsburgh" 4/12/43 CBS, The Marriage "Liz Paints the Apartment" 1/3/54 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 31, 2015

#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.

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