Tuned to Yesterday

10 p.m. to midnight

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Tuned to Yesterday Broadcast Schedule

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 playhouse@wrvo.org.

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10:00am

Thu May 23, 2013
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

#812, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air “Knickerbocker Holiday” 12/30/45 ABC

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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10:00am

Wed May 22, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#811, True History, Adventures in Research “The Lost Chemical” 2/25/47 Syndicated, Mr. President “James Monroe” 7/31/47 ABC

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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10:00am

Tue May 21, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#810, Science Fiction, X Minus One “Gray Flannel Armor” 1/9/58 NBC, Radio Guild “The Man Who Was Tomorrow” 5/14/39 NBC Blue

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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10:00am

Mon May 20, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#809, Mystery, Suspense “The Moonstone – Part 1” 11/16/53 CBS, Suspense “The Moonstone – Part 2 “ 11/23/53 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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10:00am

Fri May 17, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#808, Comedy, Fred Allen Show “Guest: Frank Sinatra” 5/16/43 NBC, Bob Hope Show “Guest: Bing Crosby” 1/1/52 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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10:00am

Thu May 16, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#807, Adventure, Lux Radio Theater “The China Run” 6/8/53 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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10:00am

Wed May 15, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#806, Drama, Damon Runyon Theater “The Big Umbrella” 4/3/49 Syndicated, Rogers of the Gazette “Intense Writer” 1/6/54 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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10:00am

Tue May 14, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#805, Sitcom, Smiths of Hollywood “Cecil’s Auto Accident” 1/10/47 Syndicated, Halls of Ivy 1/30/52 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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10:00am

Mon May 13, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#804, Crime, Whistler “Fatal Fraud” 5/22/49 CBS, Suspense “Experiment 6R” 9/22/49 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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10:00am

Fri May 10, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#803, Western, Gunsmoke “Last Fling” 2/20/54 CBS, Hallmark Playhouse “The Way West” 1/12/50 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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10:00am

Thu May 9, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#802, Variety, Royal Gelatin Hour 5/5/38 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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10:00am

Wed May 8, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#801, Horror, Murder at Midnight “House Where Death Lived” 7/26/46 Syndicated, Appointment With Fear “And the Deep Shuddered” 11/20/45 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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10:00am

Tue May 7, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#800, Broadway, Lux Radio Theater “Stage Door” 2/20/39 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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10:00am

Mon May 6, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#799, True History, Democracy in America “The Fourth of July in Albany: 1831” 1/31/62 NBC, Cavalcade of America “Oliver Wendell Holmes” 2/9/38 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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10:00am

Fri May 3, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#798, Science Fiction, Hollywood Star Playhouse “The Tenth Planet” 9/7/52 NBC, X Minus One “The Scapegoat” 8/8/57 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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10:00am

Thu May 2, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#797, Mystery, Fat Man "The Black Angel" 11/26/46 ABC, It’s a Crime, Mr. Collins "Brown Alligator Briefcase" 1956 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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10:00am

Wed May 1, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#796, Comedy, Jack Benny Show "Renting Out the Maxwell" 4/24/55 CBS, Eddie Cantor Show "Guest: John Charles Thomas" 4/1/42 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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10:00am

Tue April 30, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#795, Adventure, Lives of Harry Lime "The Golden Fleece" 10/12/51 Syndicated, Screen Directors’ Playhouse "The Fighting O’Flynn" 4/7/50 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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12:06pm

Mon April 29, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#794, Drama, Hallmark Playhouse "The Phantom Filly" 7/29/48 CBS, Silver Theater "Expert Opinion" 4/16/39 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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10:00am

Fri April 26, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#793, Sitcom, Alan Young Show 1/10/47 NBC, Blondie 1945 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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10:00am

Thu April 25, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#792, Crime, Bulldog Drummond "The Book Store" 12/24/47 MBS, Counterspy "The Dope Addict" 2/14/52 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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10:00am

Wed April 24, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#791, Western, Frontier Gentleman "Kendall’s Last Stand" 2/23/58 CBS, Straight Arrow "Long Summer" 6/21/51 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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10:00am

Tue April 23, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#790, Variety, Radio Hall of Fame 12/17/44 NBC Blue

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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10:00am

Mon April 22, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#789, Horror, Quiet, Please “My Son, John” 11/26/48 ABC, Lights Out “The Ball” 3/9/43 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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10:00am

Fri April 19, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#788, Broadway, Theater Guild “The Farmer Takes a Wife” 2/2/47 ABC

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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10:00am

Thu April 18, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#787, True History, Cavalcade of America “Greeley of the Tribune” 2/6/51 NBC, NBC Stands By “World War Two Coverage” 5/5/44 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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10:00am

Wed April 17, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#786, Science Fiction, Suspense “Doom Machine” 3/4/62 CBS, X Minus One “Marionettes, Inc.” 12/21/55 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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10:00am

Tue April 16, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#785, Mystery, Sherlock Holmes “The Case of the Six Napoleons” 3/6/55 NBC, Suspense “Mission Completed” 12/1/49 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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10:00am

Mon April 15, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#784, Comedy, Jack Benny Program “Shooting of Dan McGrew” 3/27/55 CBS, Joan Davis Time “Guest: Danny Thomas” 10/4/47 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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10:00am

Fri April 12, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#783, Adventure, The Man Called X 2/12/52 NBC, Escape “The Coward” 8/14/54 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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