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

May 18, 2015

#1349, True History, Strange as it Seems #32 "The Human Horse" 1935 Syndicated, Houdini Seance 10/31/46 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

May 15, 2015

#1348, Western, Hawk Larabee "The Pilgrim" 12/28/48 CBS, Have Gun, Will Travel "The Boss" 2/7/60 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 14, 2015

#1347, Comedy, Lux Radio Theater "The Lady and the Tumblers" 6/15/53 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

May 13, 2015

#1346, Drama, On Stage "An Ideal Couple" 6/18/53 CBS, Columbia Workshop "He Should Have Stood in Elba" 4/12/42 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 12, 2015

#1344, Mystery, Hercule Poirot "The Deadest Man in the World" 7/19/45 MBS, Mr. and Mrs. North "Honey Jones" Early 1950's 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 11, 2015

#1343, Variety, Town Hall Tonight with Fred Allen 6/22/38 NBC Red.

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 8, 2015

#1342, Horror, Dark Fantasy "Spawn of the Sandman" 2/27/42 NBC, Suspense "The Dead Alive" 3/9/53 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

May 7, 2015

#1341, Sitcom, Smiths of Hollywood 2/7/47 Syndicated, Ozzie & Harriet 4/18/52 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 6, 2015

#1340, Science Fiction, X Minus One "The Native Problem" 7/26/57 NBC, Two Thousand Plus "The Other Man" 6/7/50 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

May 5, 2015

#1339, True History, Biographies in Sound "Meet Frank Lloyd Wright" 1/8/57 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 4, 2015

#1338, Western, Hopalong Cassidy "Death Comes Invited" 3/26/51 Syndicated, Six Shooter 3/7/54 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

May 1, 2015

#1337, Comedy, Martin and Lewis Show "Guest: Dorothy Kirsten" 10/14/49 NBC, Eddie Cantor Show "Guest: Alan Young" 6/13/45 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

Apr 30, 2015

#1336, Drama, Ford Theater "The Silver Cord" 4/18/48 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

Apr 29, 2015

#1334, Mystery, Screen Directors' Playhouse "D.O.A." 6/21/51 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

Apr 28, 2015

#1333, Variety, A Tribute to Irving Berlin 8/3/38 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

Apr 27, 2015

#1332, Horror, Haunting Hour "Revenge" 1945 Syndicated, Sleep No More "Monster Cat" & "Night" 1956-57 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

Apr 24, 2015

#1331, Sitcom, Halls of Ivy 5/24/50 NBC, Lum and Abner 11/21/48 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

Apr 23, 2015

#1330, Science Fiction, Mysterious Traveler "Murder in 2952" 4/29/52 MBS, Exploring Tomorrow "Vincent Deem, 1997" 6/11/58 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

Apr 22, 2015

#1329, True History, American Adventure "The Zenger Trial" 12/1/55 NBC, Encore Theater "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" 7/23/46 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

Apr 21, 2015

#1328, Western, Lux Radio Theater "Smokey" 3/24/47 CBS / 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

Apr 20, 2015

#1327, Comedy, Jimmy Durante Show "Guest: Victor Moore" 6/14/48 NBC, Henry Morgan Show 8/10/49 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

Apr 17, 2015

#1326, Drama, First Nighter Program "An Order by the Lieutenant" 3/4/48 CBS, City Hospital "Episode #29" Later 1940's 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

Apr 16, 2015

#1324, Mystery, Weird Circle "The Murder of the Little Pig" 1944 NBC, Night Beat 7/24/50 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

Apr 15, 2015

#1323, Variety, Ginny Simms Show "Guest: Frank Sinatra" 12/28/45 CBS, Al Jolson Program "Guest: Comedian Robert Benchley" 1/12/43 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

Apr 14, 2015

#1322, Horror, Hermit's Cave "Search for Life" 1944-45 Syndicated, Escape "The Power of Hammer" 10/15/50 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

Apr 13, 2015

#1321, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve 5/28/44 NBC, Duffy's Tavern 12/29/50 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

Apr 10, 2015

#1320, Science Fiction, Suspense "A Strange Day in May" 9/9/62 CBS, Dimension X "Nightfall" 9/29/51 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

Apr 9, 2015

#1319, True History, White House Correspondents' Association Dinner 3/4/44 NBC (A variety style-dinner featuring Bob Hope, Ed Gardner and President Franklin Roosevelt).

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

Tuned to Yesterday

Apr 8, 2015

#1318, Western, Have Gun Will Travel "The Outlaw" 12/14/58 CBS, Fort Laramie "Loving Cup" 6/24/56 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

Apr 7, 2015

#1317, Comedy, Texaco Star Theater with Fred Allen 4/4/43 CBS, Jack Kirkwood 5/4/53 MBS.

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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