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

Dec 16, 2013

#960, True History, Biography in Sound “Meet Carl Sandburg” 2/20/55 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 13, 2013

#959, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “Great Expectations” 10/12/54 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 12, 2013

#958, Science Fiction, X Minus One “Courtesy” 8/18/55 NBC, Escape “Dream of Armageddon” 9/5/48 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 11, 2013

#957, Western, Lux Radio Theater “Westward the Women” 12/29/52 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

Dec 10, 2013

#956, Adventure, Time For Love “Trip to Naples” late 1953 CBS / AFRS, Lives of Harry Lime “Man of Mystery” 4/11/52 Syndicated

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 9, 2013

#955, Crime, Dragnet “The Big Flight” 11/17/53 NBC, Jeff Regan, Investigator “The Lonesome Lady” 7/24/48 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 6, 2013

#954, Sitcom, Ozzie and Harriet “Ozzie’s Short Stories” 2/27/49 NBC, Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show “The Formal Party” 10/23/49 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

Dec 5, 2013

#953, Science Fiction, The Mysterious Traveler “The Most Famous Man in the World” 11/20/51 MBS, X Minus One “Martian Sam” 4/3/57 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 4, 2013

#952, Variety, Shell Chateau 6/29/36 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 3, 2013

#950, Sitcom, Duffy’s Tavern 1/5/49 NBC / AFRS, The Life of Riley “Night School” 9/6/47 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 2, 2013

#949, Crime, Dragnet “The Big Tooth” 2/15/53 NBC, Casey, Crime Photographer “The Miracle” 1/15/48 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

Nov 29, 2013

#948, Western, Have Gun Will Travel “Dad-Blamed Luck” 7/3/60 CBS, Six Shooter “Ned Plummer’s Widow” 12/27/53 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

Nov 28, 2013

#947, Horror, Weird Circle “The Strange Judgment” 1944 NBC Syndication, Inner Sanctum “Pattern For Fear” 7/4/49 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

Nov 27, 2013

#946, True History, Cavalcade of America “Juliet in Pigtails” 10/24/50 NBC, Hallmark Hall of Fame “George Gershwin” 9/20/53 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

Nov 26, 2013

#945, Mystery, Lux Radio Theater “Grissley’s Millions” 3/19/45 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

Nov 25, 2013

#944, Comedy, Jack Benny Show “First Show for CBS” 1/2/49 CBS, Red Skelton Show 2/6/47 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

Nov 22, 2013

#943, Science Fiction, Hall of Fantasy “The Man From the Second Earth” 8/11/53 MBS, Tales of Tomorrow “The Other Now” 1/22/53 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

Nov 21, 2013

#942, Variety, Hollywood March of Dimes of the Air 1/24/42 NBC Blue

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

Tuned to Yesterday

Nov 20, 2013

#941, Drama, Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater “The Old Lady Shows Her Medals” 10/7/46 CBS, The Marriage “Ben’s Law Firm” 2/14/54 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

Nov 19, 2013

#940, Sitcom, Aldrich Family “Dinner at Home” 12/9/48 NBC, Our Miss Brooks 12/3/50 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

Nov 18, 2013

#939, Crime, The Clock “Guilty As Always” 3/20/56 Syndicated, The Line-Up "The Senile Slugging Case" 2/8/51 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

Nov 15, 2013

#938, Western, Hopalong Cassidy “Black Grass Fever” 2/27/50 Syndicated, Frontier Gentleman “Holiday” 11/9/58 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

Nov 14, 2013

#937, Horror, The Witch’s Tale “The Puzzle” 9/7/34 Syndicated, Sleep No More “The Waxwork & The Man and the Snake” 1/9/57 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

Nov 13, 2013

#936, True History, American Adventure “The Pioneer Call” 2/256 NBC, You Are There "The Trial Run Of The Tom Thumb" 11/27/49 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

Nov 12, 2013

#935, Mystery, Mr. and Mrs. North “The Crooked Ring” 8/25/53 CBS / AFRS, Adventures of Leonidas Witherall “Dandy’s Dream Domicile” 9/7/43 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

Nov 11, 2013

#934, Comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly “McGee’s Sandwich Shop” 3/7/49 NBC, Charlie McCarthy Show 5/2/43 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

Nov 8, 2013

#933, Science Fiction, X Minus One “Surface Tension” 8/28/56 NBC, Exploring Tomorrow “First Contact” 1/15/58 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

Nov 7, 2013

#932, Variety, Bing Crosby Show “Guest: Louis Armstrong” 4/11/51 ABC, Columbia Presents Corwin “Unity Fair” 7/12/45 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

Nov 6, 2013

#931, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “Destroyer” 4/3/44 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

Nov 5, 2013

#930, Sitcom, Smiths of Hollywood “12th Wedding Anniversary” 2/28/47 Syndicated, Burns and Allen 1/15/45 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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