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 playhouse@wrvo.org.

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2:00pm

Tue January 22, 2013
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

#723, Adventure, Rocky Fortune “Double Identity” 10/13/53 NBC, Cloak and Dagger “The People in the Forest” 6/11/50 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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12:00pm

Mon January 21, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#722, Drama, The Marriage 3/28/54 NBC, Columbia Workshop “Now It’s Summer” 9/21/39 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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1:40pm

Fri January 18, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#721, Sitcom, Mel Blanc “Prize Winning Cake” 9/17/46 CBS The Great Gildersleeve 19/28/45 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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3:50pm

Thu January 17, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#720, Crime, The Whistler “Quadrangle” 8/29/54 CBS Pat Novak For Hire 6/18/49 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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12:00pm

Wed January 16, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#719, Western, Frontier Town 3/12/49 Syndicated Have Gun, Will Travel “Apache Concerto” 6/5/60 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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12:55pm

Tue January 15, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#718, Variety, Good News of 1939 6/15/39 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 January 10, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#717, Horror, Mystery in the Air "The Horla" 8/21/47 NBC, Suspense "Pigeon in the Cage" 5/23/53 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

Wed January 9, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#716, Broadway, Best Plays "Macbeth" 7/12/53 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 January 8, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#715, True History, Biography in Sound "The Tumult and the Shouting: His Finest Hour" 11/28/.54 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 January 7, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#714, Science Fiction, X Minus One "Protection" 3/20/57 NBC, Escape "The Earthmen" 7/25/51 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 January 7, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#714, Science Fiction, X Minus One "Protection" 3/20/57 NBC, Escape "The Earthmen" 7/25/51 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 January 4, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#713, Mystery, Adventures of Ellery Queen "The Case of the one Diamond" 5/6/48 ABC, Mr. and Mrs. North "The Filed Skate" 1/3/50 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 January 3, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#712, Comedy, Jack Benny Show 11/13/49 CBS, Bob Hope Show 12/24/46 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 January 2, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#711, Sitcom, Great Gildersleeve "Big Heel" 9/10/47 NBC, Duffy’s Tavern 11/9/45 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 January 1, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#710, Mystery, Candy Matson "Murder On a Cable Car" 7/7/49 NBC, Sherlock Holmes "Case of the Solitary Cyclist" 2/27/55 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

Mon December 31, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #5, Christmas, Big Town ""Prelude to Christmas" 12/21/48 NBC, Suspense "Out For Christmas" 12/21/58 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

Fri December 28, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #8, Christmas, Romance "Richer By One Christmas" 12/24/55 CBS, Lights Out "The Uninhabited" 12/22/37 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 December 27, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #15, Christmas, Textron Theater "A Child is Born" 12/22/45 CBS, Hallmark Playhouse "The Story of Silent Night" 12/22/49 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

Wed December 26, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #1, Christmas, Lux Radio Theater "Miracle on 34th Street" 12/21/54 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

Tue December 25, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #7, Christmas, Campbell Playhouse "A Christmas Carol" 12/24/39 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 December 24, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #10, Christmas, Suspense "Dog Star" 12/22/57 CBS, Let’s Pretend "The Night Before Christmas" 12/19/53 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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10:10am

Fri December 21, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #11, Christmas, Lux Radio Theater "It’s a Wonderful Life" 3/10/47 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

Thu December 20, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #2, Christmas, Have Gun Will Travel "The Hanging Cross" 12/21/58 CBS, Six Shooter "Western Christmas Carol" 12/20/58 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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10:05am

Wed December 19, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #9, Christmas, The Marriage 12/20/53 NBC, Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show "Christmas Decorations" 12/18/49 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 December 18, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #4, Christmas, Fitch Bandwagon "Jack Benny Plays Santa" 12/21/47 NBC, Jack Benny Program 12/22/40 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 December 17, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Xmas #3, Christmas, Texaco Star Theater 12/21/38 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 December 14, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#709, True History, Americans at Work "The Auctioneer" 9/21/39 CBS, That Was the Year "1914" 1935 Syndicated, Treasury Salute "Dr. Walter Reed" 7/24/44 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

Thu December 13, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#708, Science Fiction, Dimension X "The Martian Death March" 1/14/51, Exploring Tomorrow "Flashback" 10/29/58

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 December 12, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#707, Adventure, Lux Radio Theater "The Navy Comes Through" 5/3/43

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 December 11, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#706, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air "A Bill of Divorcement" 12/13/46

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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