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 September 21, 2012
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# 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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Tuned to Yesterday

# 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.
 

10:00am

Fri September 7, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 642, Horror, Weird Circle "The Evil Eye" 1945, Suspense "Frankenstein" 11/3/52  

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

10:00am

Thu September 6, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 641, Western, Gunsmoke "How to Die For Nothing" 10/10/53, Tales of the Texas Rangers "Wheelchair Killing" 10/7/51  

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 5, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 640, Drama, On Stage "The Bear" 5/7/53, Your Playhouse of Favorites "Rip Van Winkle" 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

Tue September 4, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 639,  Sitcom, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 7/8/40 , Duffy’s Tavern 4/20/51  

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

10:00am

Mon September 3, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 638,  Mystery, Adventures of Sam Spade "The Bouncing Betty Caper" 12/12/48 CBS / AFRS, Sherlock Holmes "The Empty House" 1955  

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

10:00am

Fri August 31, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 637, True History, Farewell to Studio Nine 8/16/64  

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

10:00am

Thu August 30, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 636,  Science Fiction, Exploring Tomorrow "The Trouble With Robots" 5/28/58, X Minus One "Student Body" 7/31/56  

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

10:00am

Wed August 29, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 635, Adventure, Suspense "Breakthrough" 1/7/62, Rocky Jordan "Lady From Istanbul" 8/28/49  

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

10:00am

Tue August 28, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

# 634, Broadway, Lux Radio Theater "Edward, My Son" 8/17/53 

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

10:00am

Mon August 27, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 633, Romance, Romance "The Long Way Home" 7/24/54, Rogers of the Gazette 10/15/53  

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

10:00am

Fri August 24, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 632 Crime, I Was a Communist For the FBI "Tight Wire" 5/25/52, Broadway Is My Beat 3/27/49 

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

10:00am

Thu August 23, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

 # 631, Comedy,Henry Morgan Show 1/19/47,Avalon Time (with Red Skelton) 8/26/39  

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

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

# 631

Genre: Comedy

Program(s)

Henry Morgan Show 11/19/47 ABC

Avalon Time (with Red Skelton) 8/26/39  

 

10:00am

Wed August 22, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 630, Horror, Lights Out "Projective Mr. Drogan" 1/26/43, Suspense "Blind Date" 9/29/49  

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

10:00am

Tue August 21, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 629, Western, All Star Western Theater "I Came From Texas" 10/13/46, Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch 1/29/55  

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

10:00am

Mon August 20, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 628, Drama, Lux Radio Theater "National Velvet" 2/3/47  

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

10:00am

Fri August 17, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 627,  Sitcom, It’s Higgins, Sir "Elopement" 8/21/51, Halls of Ivy 6/25/52  

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

10:00am

Thu August 16, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 626, Mystery, Casey, Crime Photographer "The Fix" 2/26/48, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons "Moonless Night" 1/6/44  

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

10:00am

Wed August 15, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 625,  True History, Hallmark Playhouse "John Adams on the American Revolution" 10/25/51, Cavalcade of America "Emma" 10/10/50  

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

10:00am

Tue August 14, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 624,  Science Fiction, CBS Radio Workshop "A Pride of Carrots" 9/14/56, X Minus One "Dr. Grimshaw’s Sanitarium" 7/14/55  

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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