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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10:00am

Wed October 24, 2012
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# 672, Science Fiction, X Minus One “Skulking Permit” 2/15/56, Dimension X “Pebble in the Sky” 6/17/51

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

10:00am

Tue October 23, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#671, Adventure, High Adventure “Deep Water” 6/4/50, Escape “Macao” 7/1/51

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

10:00am

Mon October 22, 2012
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#670, Broadway, 1937 Shakespeare Festival “Henry IV” 8/23/49

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

10:00am

Fri October 19, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 669, Romance, LaRosa Hollywood Theater of Stars "It Takes Two" 3/31/49, Romance "Old Man’s Bride" 8/18/52

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

10:00am

Thu October 18, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#668, Crime, Gangbusters "The Case of Joe McCann and the West Side Syndicate " 3/23/46, Calling All Cars "The Mae West Jewel Robbery" 2/21/34

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

10:00am

Wed October 17, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 667, Comedy, Fred Allen 5/9/48, Let Yourself Go 6/6/45

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

10:00am

Tue October 16, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 666, Horror, Weird Circle "The Queer Client" 1945, The Haunting Hour "If the Shoe Fits" 1945

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

10:00am

Mon October 15, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#665, Western, Six Shooter "Aunt Em" 4/1/54, Gunsmoke "Old Pal" 9/2/46

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

10:00am

Fri October 12, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#664, Drama, Theater of Romance "Casanova Brown" 11/13/45, Strange Wills "Black Interlude" 12/19/46

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

10:00am

Thu October 11, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 663, Sitcom, Life with Luigi 2/2/52, Aldrich Family 5/13/48

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

 

10:00am

Wed October 10, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 662, Mystery,  Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Blood River Matter" 8/3/50, Broadway Is My Beat "Joe Quito" 6/5/49

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

 

10:00am

Tue October 9, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 661, True History, Strange As it Seems 9/21/39, Believe it Or Not 1/24/42

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

 

10:00am

Mon October 8, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

  # 660, Science Fiction, "Donovan’s Brain" Part 1 5/18/44 , "Donovan’s Brain" Part 2 5/25/44

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

 

2:40pm

Fri October 5, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#659 , Adventure, Foreign Assignment 1/8/44, Man Called X "Saigon" 9/4/47

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



 

10:00am

Fri September 28, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

 # 658, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse "Private Lives" 4/21/39  

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

10:00am

Thu September 27, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 657,  Romance, Lux Radio Theater "Because of You" 11/2/54  

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

10:00am

Wed September 26, 2012
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# 656, Crime, Official Detective "The Murdered Groom" 11/29/56, Escape "The Sure Thing" 1/17/50  

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

10:00am

Tue September 25, 2012
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# 655, Comedy, Joan Davis 11/17/48, Bob Hope 1/7/53  

10:00am

Mon September 24, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 654, Horror, Murder at Midnight "Ape Song" 11/1/40, Dark Fantasy "Funeral Arrangements Completed" 5/15/42  

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

10:00am

Fri September 21, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 653, Western, Lux Radio Theater "The Plainsman" 5/31/37, Hollywood Calling (interview with Gary Cooper) 1951  

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

10:00am

Thu September 20, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 652,  Drama, Quiet Please "Let the Lilies Consider" 6/28/48, Columbia Presents Corwin "Untitled" 5/30/44  

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

10:00am

Wed September 19, 2012
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# 651, Sitcom, Our Miss Brooks "Impersonators" 9/11/49, Mr. Feathers 11/23/49  

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

10:00am

Tue September 18, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 650,  Mystery, Suspense "Another Man’s Poison" 5/17/51, Whistler "The Professor and the Fox" 12/3/47  

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

10:00am

Mon September 17, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 649, True History, Radio Reader’s Digest "The Counsel Assigns" 2/13/47, Cavalcade of America "John Yankee" 8/29/50  

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

10:00am

Fri September 14, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 648,  Science Fiction, Dimension X "With Folded Hands" 4/15/50, X Minus One "The Merchant of Venus" 7/18/57  

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

10:00am

Thu September 13, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 646, Broadway, Theater Guild "What Every Woman Knows" 3/2/47  

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

10:00am

Thu September 13, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 647, Adventure, John Steele, Adventurer "Three Minus Two" 12/14/52, Cavalcade of America "Life on the Mississippi" 2/24/53  

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

10:00am

Wed September 12, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 645, Romance, Silver Theater "Misty Mountain" Part 1 1/22/39 CBS

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

10:00am

Tue September 11, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 644, Crime, Night Beat "Old King Max" 7/10/50, The Line-Up "The Bakery Bandit's Bad Blooper" 3/25/52  

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

10:00am

Mon September 10, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 643, Comedy, Screen Director’s Playhouse "Jackpot" 4/26/51  

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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