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

Jan 31, 2014

#994, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve “Magazine Salesman” 2/5/47 NBC, Blondie “Blondie’s Beautiful Dreamer” 6/19/44 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

Jan 30, 2014

#993, Horror, The Sealed Book “The King of the World” 3/25/45 MBS, Lights Out “State Executioner” 8/17/43 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

Jan 29, 2014

#992, Comedy, Lux Radio Theater “You Can’t Take it With You” 10/2/39 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

Jan 28, 2014

#991, Mystery, Suspense “Daisy Chain” 6/26/60 CBS, The Whistler “Legacy of Death” 2/14/42 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

Jan 27, 2014

#990, True History, Night Watch 2/3/55 CBS, Adventures in Research “No Sale” 11/23/54 Syndicated, Strange as It Seems 3/22/35 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

Jan 24, 2014

#989, Drama, Stars Over Hollywood “Love Can Happen to Anybody” 4/26/52 CBS, The Marriage “Liz Takes Up Painting” 12/6/53 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

Jan 23, 2014

#988, Science Fiction, Quiet, Please “The Other Side of the Stars” 5/8/49 MBS, X Minus One “Shangheid” 9/1/55 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

Jan 22, 2014

#987, Western, Frontier Gentleman “The Deadly Grover Family” 11/2/58 CBS, Academy Award Theater “Ruggles of Red Gap” 6/8/46 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

Jan 21, 2014

#986, Adventure, Suspense “Death of an Old Flame” 10/29/61 CBS, High Adventure “Metamorphicide” 10/8/50 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

Jan 20, 2014

#985, Crime, Official Detective “The Currency Exchange” 2/17/50 MBS, Crime Club “Cupid Can Be Deadly”  10/16/47 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

Jan 17, 2014

#984, Sitcom, Our Miss Brooks “The Taxi Driver” 6/19/55 CBS, Adventures of Archie Andrews “New TV Set” 5/21/49 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

Jan 16, 2014

#983, Horror, The Haunting Hour “The People in the House” 8/18/45 NBC Syndication, Suspense “A Terribly Strange Bed” 6/7/54 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

Jan 15, 2014

#982, Comedy, Gulf Screen Guild Theater “Single Crossing” 2/11/40 CBS, Jack Benny Program 4/4/54 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

Jan 14, 2014

#981, Mystery, Box 13 “Death is No Joke” 5/22/49 Syndicated, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Sudden Wealth Matter” 12/13/59 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

Jan 13, 2014

#980, True History, America’s Town Meeting of the Air “Should the U.S. Open its Doors to Displaced Persons Now?” 10/31/46 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

Jan 10, 2014

#979, Drama, NBC University Theater “Precious Bane” 9/3/49 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

Jan 9, 2014

#978, Science Fiction, Dimension X “Dwellers in Silence” 7/19/51 NBC, Hall of Fantasy “The Automaton” 7/27/53 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

Jan 8, 2014

#977, Western, Wild Bill Hickok “Wagon Train for Tombstone” 1/12/52 MBS, Tales of the Texas Rangers “Double Edge” 8/3/52 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

Jan 7, 2014

#976, Adventure, Lux Radio Theater “The African Queen” 12/15/52 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

Jan 6, 2014

#975, Crime, Big Town “The Final Payment” 9/21/48 NBC, Suspense “Twelfth Rose” 6/5/56 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

Jan 3, 2014

#974, Sitcom, Magnificent Montague “Premiere Show” 11/10/50 NBC, My Favorite Husband “Locked in the Attic” 9/23/49 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

Jan 2, 2014

#973, Horror, Weird Circle “A Terrible Night” 1943 NBC, Macabre “The Midnight Horseman” 12/11/61 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

Jan 1, 2014

#972, Comedy, Fred Allen Show “Guest: Henry Morgan” 5/2/48 NBC, Eddie Cantor Show “Guests: Burns and Allen” 1/29/48 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

Dec 31, 2013

#971, Mystery, The Falcon “Murder is a Family Affair” 11/27/45 MBS, Sherlock Holmes “Final Problem” 6/5/55 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

Dec 30, 2013

#970, True History, Author Meets the Critics “Miracle of the Bells” 7/4/48 NBC, Cavalcade of America “Page One” 5/12/47 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

Dec 27, 2013

#969, Drama, CBS Radio Workshop “Young Man Axelbrod” 9/22/57 CBS, Encore Theater “Magnificent Obsession” 6/4/46  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

Dec 26, 2013

#968, Science Fiction, The Mysterious Traveler “Fire in the Sky” 8/21/51 MBS, Incredible But True “The Phantom Army” 1950’s Syndicated, Exploring Tomorrow “The Mutants” 2/12/57 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

Dec 25, 2013

#967, Western, Fort Laramie “Boatwright’s Story” 1/29/56 CBS, Gunsmoke “Trouble in Kansas” 10/16/55 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

Dec 24, 2013

#966, Adventure, Douglas of the World “The Terrorist” 1953 AFRS, Dangerous Assignment “London” 1953 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

Dec 23, 2013

#965, Crime, The Whistler “A Woman’s Privilege” 2/12/47 CBS, Camel Screen Guild Theater “So Evil, My Love” 1/13/49 NBC / AFRS

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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