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

Fri March 2, 2012
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#521 - Mystery: Suspense "Lost" 10/14/54, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "Dr. Otto Schmedlic" 10/15/49

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

10:00am

Thu March 1, 2012
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#520 - Adventure: Lux Radio Theater "Captain Blood" 2/22/37

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

4:14pm

Wed February 29, 2012
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#519 - True History: The Quick And The Dead "Story Of The Atomic Bomb" July 1950

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

10:00am

Tue February 28, 2012
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#518 - Crime: Whistler "Triple Play" 7/6/52, Night Beat 7/17/50

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

3:05pm

Mon February 27, 2012
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#517 - Western: Hallmark Playhouse "Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshell" 3/24/49, Frontier Gentleman "Claim Jumpers" 3/9/50

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

4:14pm

Fri February 24, 2012
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#516 - Romance: Lady Esther Screen guild "Too Many Husbands" 9/4/44, Bright Star "French Dress Designer" 1/8/53

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

3:11pm

Wed February 22, 2012
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#514 - Sitcom: What's With Herbert (Audition Show) 7/25/50, Great Gildersleeve "Engaged to Eve Goodwin"

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

10:00am

Tue February 21, 2012
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#513 - Horror: Lights Out "Nature Study" 6/22/43, Mysterious Traveler "Death Writes A Letter" 5/18/48

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

10:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
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#512 - Quiz: You Bet Your Life 3/1/50, Second Chance "#11" 7/26/55

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

10:00am

Thu February 16, 2012
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#510 - Mystery: Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes "Mystery Of The Headless Monk" 4/15/46, Mr. & Mrs. North "Investment Broker"

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

4:09pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#509 - Adventure: Screen Guild Theater "12 o' Clock High" 9/7/50

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

4:06pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#508 - True History: Cavalcade Of America "The Marine Who Was 200 Years Old" 3/18/52, Memoirs OF The Movies "Birth Of Boffo" 1959

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

4:02pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#507 - Crime: The Falcon "Case Of The Faded Rose", Hollywood Star Theater "Promise Of The Murder" 9/10/49

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

3:59pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#506 - Western: Six Shooter 11/22/53, Have Gun Will Travel "Gunshy" 5/3/59

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

3:56pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#505 - Romance: Silver Theater "Captain Had A Daughter" 11/27/38, Romance "The Golden Face" 11/12/55

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

3:52pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#504 - Broadway: Best Plays "Rope" 11/30/52

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

3:50pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#503 - Sitcom: Duffy's Tavern 5/19/48, My Friend Irma "Irma Buys An Air Conditoner" 6/30/53

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

3:46pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#502 - Eddie Cantor "Drugstore Follies" 12/25/40, Jack Pear Show "Parody Of PBC Shows" 8/31/47

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

3:33pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#501 - Horror: Inner Sanctum "Deadly Fare" 7/18/49, Murder At Midnight "Wherever I Go" 10/7/46

 

3:20pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#500 - Quiz: Double Or Nothing 5/17/44, You Bet Your Life 3/15/50

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

3:16pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#499 - Drama: Studio One "An Enemy Of The People" 5/13/47

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

3:14pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#498 - Mystery: Box 13 "Daytime Nightmare" 5/15/49, Pat Novak For Hire "Go Away Dixie" 1949

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

10:00am

Mon January 30, 2012
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#497 - Adventure: John Steel, Adventurer "The Cape Or The Shroud" 12/7/54, Escape "Typhoon" 7/28/47

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

10:00am

Fri January 27, 2012
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#496: True History - Eyes Aloft "Dog Who Barks At Planes" 11/30/42, You Are There "Lee Rides To Meet Grant" 11/7/48

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

10:00am

Thu January 26, 2012
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#495 - Crime: Dragnet "Auto Thieves" 9/1/49, Counterspy "The Mile High Murders" 4/11/50

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

10:00am

Wed January 25, 2012
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#494: Western - Fort Laramie "Still Waters" 10/14/56, Cisco Kid "The Black Kerchief" 3/5/48

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

10:00am

Tue January 24, 2012
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#493: Broadway - Lady Esther Screen Guild "Shopworn Angel" 10/2/44, Romance "A Girl's Best Friend" 9/17/55

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

10:00am

Mon January 23, 2012
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#492 - Broadway: Theater Guild "The Royal Family" 12/16/45

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

10:00am

Fri January 20, 2012
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#491 - Sitcom: Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet 11/7/48, The Bickersons 6/5/51

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

10:00am

Thu January 19, 2012
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#490 - Comedy: Judy Canova Show 11/9/43, Milton Berle Show "Salute To Prize Fighting" 12/9/47

 

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