Tuned to Yesterday

10 p.m. to midnight

Tuned to Yesterday Podcasts

Tuned to Yesterday Broadcast Schedule

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 August 8, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 620, Crime, Whisperer “Tea Time For Teenagers” 7/8/51, Four Star Playhouse “The Hunted” 8/14/49 

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 7, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 619, Comedy, Eddie Cantor Show 6/5/46, First Nighter Program “There’s Something in the Air” 3/11/48  

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 6, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 618, Horror, Witch’s Tale “The Boa Goddess” 7/31/33, Suspense “The Night Man” 10/26/44  

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

3:52pm

Sun August 5, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 617, Western, Have Gun, Will Travel “Ella West” 12/7/58, Crime Classics “Death of a Picture Hanger” 7/20/53

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 2, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 616, Drama, Camel Screen Guild Theater “Command Decision” 3/3/49, AFRA Workshop “Night Flight” 11/8/46 

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 1, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 615, Sitcom, Adventures of Topper “Topper Pretends He’s Dead” 8/30/45, Smiths of Hollywood “The Trailer” 2/14/47  

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

10:00am

Tue July 31, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 614, Mystery, Lux Radio Theater “Deadline at Dawn” 5/20/46  

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

10:00am

Fri July 27, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 613, True History, March of Time 3/31/38, Cavalcade of America “When We’re Green, We Grow” 5/2/49  

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

10:00am

Thu July 26, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 612, Science Fiction, X Minus One “If You Was a Moklin” 6/12/56, Two Thousand Plus “The Robot Killer” 8/30/50 

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

10:00am

Wed July 25, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 611, Adventure, Time For Love “The Uprising” 1953-54,Voyage of the Scarlet Queen “The Barefoot Nymph and the Mother Hubbard Jacket” 8/28/47  

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

10:00am

Tue July 24, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 610, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse “Show Boat” 3/31/39  \

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

10:00am

Mon July 23, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 609, Romance, Academy Award Theater “Lost Angel” 12/18/46, Damon Runyon Theater “Romance in the Roaring Forties” 10/17/48  

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

10:00am

Fri July 20, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 608, Crime, Counterspy “Case of the Bouncing Bank Robber” 8/23/49, Screen Director’s Playhouse “Chicago Deadline” 3/24/50  

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

10:00am

Thu July 19, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 607, Comedy, The New Edgar Bergen Hour 4/15/56  

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

10:00am

Wed July 18, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 605, Western, Gunsmoke “Trojan War” 2/28/53, Frontier Gentleman “The Lost Mine” 3/2/58  

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

10:00am

Tue July 17, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 604, Drama, NBC University Theater “Monsieur Vincent” 6/11/50 

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

10:00am

Mon July 16, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 603, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve 6/11/44, Mel Blanc Show 6/6/47  

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

10:00am

Fri July 13, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 602, Mystery, The Saint "Simon Takes a Curtain Call" 1/14/51, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons "Case of the Man Who Invented Death" 10/6/49 

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

2:17pm

Thu July 12, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 597, Romance, Romance “Such a Wonderful Team” 7/30/55, Radio City Playhouse “Temporarily Purple”  

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

10:00am

Thu July 12, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 601,  True History, American Adventure "Paint the Big Canvas" 12/29 55, Hallmark Hall of Fame "Damon Runyon" 5/16/54  

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

10:00am

Wed July 11, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 600, Science Fiction, Dimension X "No Contact" 4/29/50, Suspense "Re-Entry" 11/1/59  

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

10:00am

Tue July 10, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 599,  Adventure, NBC University Theater "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" 7/23/50  

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

10:00am

Mon July 9, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 598, Broadway, Theater Guild "Elizabeth, the Queen" 12/2/45 

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

10:00am

Fri July 6, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 596, Crime , The Clock “Bank Holiday” 5/2/48, Dragnet “The Big Rush” 7/5/55  

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

10:00am

Thu July 5, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

 #595, Comedy, Fred Allen Show (guest: Monty Woolley) 12/28/47, Screen Guild Players “Love is News” 6/14/43 

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

 

10:00am

Wed July 4, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 594, Horror, Murder at Midnight “Death’s Hand” 5/1/50, Suspense “Hunting Trip” 9/12/46  \

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

10:00am

Tue July 3, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 593, Western, Have Gun Will Travel “The Gunsmith” 4/26/59, Fort Laramie “Never the Twain” 5/6/56  \

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

10:00am

Mon July 2, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 592, Drama, Arch Oboler’s Plays “Another World” 7/29/39, Mayor of the Town “The Rocking Chair” 7/13/46

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

10:00am

Mon July 2, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 592, Drama, Arch Oboler’s Plays “Another World” 7/29/39, Mayor of the Town “The Rocking Chair” 7/13/46

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

10:00am

Fri June 29, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

 # 591, Sitcom, My Favorite Husband “Safe Driving Week”10/21/50 CBS, Aldrich Family “Painting the Garage” 6/24/48  

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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