Tuned to Yesterday

10 p.m. to midnight

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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 playhouse@wrvo.org.

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10:00am

Fri April 26, 2013
-Tuned To Yesterday

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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10:00am

Thu April 11, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#782, Drama, NBC Radio Theater “Star Quality” 5/13/59 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 10, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#781, Sitcom, Magnificent Montague “The Puppy” 8/25/51 NBC, My Favorite Husband “Business School” 2/18/49 CBS / 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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10:00am

Tue April 9, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#780, Crime, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Syndicate Matter” 3/24/53 CBS, Crime Classics “The General’s Daughter” 4/7/54 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

Mon April 8, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#779, Western, Have Gun, Will Travel “French Leave” 1/17/60 CBS, Gunsmoke “Hack Prine” 7/5/54 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

Fri April 5, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#778, Variety, Gateway to Hollywood 12/31/39 CBS, Hollywood Calling with George Fisher 1950 Syndicated, My Little Margie Excerpt from 1954

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 4, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#777, Horror, Haunting Hour “Till Murder Do Us Part” mid 1940’s Syndicated, Weird Circle “The Phantom Picture” 1944 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

Wed April 3, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#776, Broadway, Best Plays “The Rose Tattoo” 7/19/53 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 2, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#775, True History, I Want to Come Back (Audition) 8/1/41 Syndicated, Nightwatch 8/21/54 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

Mon April 1, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#774, Science Fiction, Dimension X “Universe” 11/26/50 NBC, Hall of Fantasy “Out of the Sky” 4/20/53 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 March 29, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#773, Mystery, Screen Directors’ Playhouse "Spellbound" 1/25/51 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 March 28, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#772, Comedy, Milton Berle Show "Salute to Football" 11/4/47 NBC, Fibber McGee and Molly "Rummage Sale" 1/15/52 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 March 27, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#771, Adventure, Stars in the Air "House on 92'nd Street" 5/3/52 CBS, Dangerous Assignment "Buzz Bomb" 2/24/51 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 March 26, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#770, Drama, This is My Best "The Master of Ballantrae" 4/10/45 CBS, CBS Radio Workshop "Noh Plays of Japan" 4/7/57 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 March 25, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#769, Sitcom, Honest Harold "The Lost Sponsor" 1/10/51 CBS, Our Miss Brooks "The Butcher" 1/22/53 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 March 22, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#768, Crime, CBS Radio Workshop "Cops and Robbers" 3/16/56 CBS, Suspense "For Old Time’s Sake" 12/14/58 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 March 21, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#767, Western, Wild Bill Hickok "Two Gun Justice" 1/7/53 MBS / AFRS, Six Shooter "Jenny" 9/20/53 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 March 20, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#766, Variety, Opportunity USA 5/16/49 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 March 19, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#765, Horror, Hermit’s Cave "Blackness of Terror" 1944, Mystery in the Air "The Marvelous Barastro" 8/7/47 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 March 18, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#764, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse "Dinner at Eight" 2/18/40 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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