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

Tue June 26, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 588, Science Fiction, Two Thousand Plus “The Brooklyn Brain” 6/21/50, X Minus One “The Parade” 5/1/55  

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

10:00am

Mon June 25, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

 # 587, Adventure, Campbell Playhouse “Escape” 10/15/39  

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 22, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 586, Broadway, Theater Guild “Wings Over Europe” 9/9/45 ABC

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

10:00am

Thu June 21, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 585, Romance, Silver Theater “Heaven is Like That” 2/18/40, Romance “Law and Miss Deborah” 9/22/56  

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

10:00am

Wed June 20, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 584, Crime, The Judge “Death of a Playboy” 6/5/52, Suspense “The Great Train Robbery” 4/13/53 

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

10:00am

Tue June 19, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 583, Comedy, Fred Allen Show “Guests: Mr. and Mrs. James Mason” 3/28/48, Red Skelton “Candy” 4/11/44 

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

10:00am

Mon June 18, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

 Horror, Dark Fantasy “The Sea Phantom” 2/6/42, Lights Out “Lord Marley’s Ghost” 9/7/43  

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 15, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

Show # 581, Western, Hopalong Cassidy "An Old Spanish Custom" 3/21/49, Gunsmoke "Obie Tater" 8/30/54 

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

10:00am

Thu June 14, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#580, Drama, NBC Star Playhouse "The Champion" 1/3/54, 

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

1:17pm

Wed June 13, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#579, Sitcom, A Date With Judy 8/1/44, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet "Home-Made Ice Cream" 10/30/53 

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

10:00am

Tue June 12, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

 # 578 , Mystery, Weird Circle "The Murders in Rue Morgue" 1943, Screen Director’s Playhouse "The Spiral Staircase" 11/25/49  

10:00am

Mon June 11, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#577, True History, We The People 1/26/47, Destination Freedom, "Citizen Toussanit, 10/3/48.

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

10:00am

Fri June 8, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

# 576, Dragnet "The Big Gone" 11/30/54 NBC, Whisperer "Fight Game" 8/12/51 

 

 

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

 

10:00am

Thu June 7, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

  #575, Adventure, Safari "The Adventure of the Bull Elephant" later 1940’s,           Escape "Grove of Ashtaroff" 2/29/48 

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

 

 

 

 

# 575, Adventure,

 

 

 

10:00am

Wed June 6, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 574, Broadway, Studio One "Uncle Harry" 3/2/48  ....

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

10:00am

Tue June 5, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 573, Romance, LaRosa Hollywood Theater "Highway to Danger" 11/15/49 , Romance "Flight to Athens" 7/31/54 

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

 

Romance "Flight to Athens" 7/31/54 

 

 

10:00am

Mon June 4, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 572, , ,, , Crime, Radio City Playhouse "The Promise" 11/8/49, Whistler "Till Death Do Us Part" 4/14/48 

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

3:47pm

Fri June 1, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

# 571, Comedy, Gulf Screen Guild Theater "The Firebrand" 1/21/40 , Jack Benny Show 10/10/54

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

10:00am

Thu May 31, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#570, Horror, Haunting Hour “No Escape” 1945, Author’s Playhouse “The Inexperienced Ghost” 12/4/44

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

2:02pm

Wed May 30, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#569, Western, Lux Radio Theater, “Winchester 73” 11/12/51

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

4:53pm

Fri May 25, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

*568, Drama, Stars Over Hollywood "Jury of My Peers" 3/27/54, Escape "From Autumn" 9/18/44  

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

 

Escape "From Autumn" 9/18/44  

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3:10pm

Fri May 25, 2012
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Tuned to Yesterday

#567 - CRIME - Counterspy "Washington Woman" 6/8/42, Suspense "Thou Shalt Not Commit" 4/4/57

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

2:30pm

Thu May 10, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#565 - Western: Frontier Gentleman "The Actress" 3/23/58, Gunsmoke "Moon" 8/15/53

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

2:27pm

Thu May 10, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#564 - Romance: Lux Radio Theater "Lady In The Dark" 1/29/45

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

2:24pm

Thu May 10, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#563 - Broadway: Theater Guild "Allegro" 11/26/51

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

2:21pm

Thu May 10, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#562 - Sitcom: Lum and Abner "Advice Bureau" 11/14/48, Blondie "Baby Snooks Visits" 10/8/44

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

1:35pm

Thu May 3, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#561 - Comedy: Red Skelton 6/11/50, Martin And Lewis 4/10/49

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

1:24pm

Thu May 3, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#560 - Horror: Inner Sanctum "Devil's Fortune" 1/31/49, Mysterious Traveler "The Locomotive Ghost" 7/6/47

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

1:21pm

Thu May 3, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#559 - Quiz: Take It Or Leave It: 4/4/48, Information, Please 7/4/41 

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

4:13pm

Mon April 30, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#558 - Drama: On Stage "Eddie" 3/19/53, Suspense "Celebration" 5/5/57

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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