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

Mon April 21, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1050, True History, Heroes of the Merchant Marine “Story of Gus Warren Darnell” 1945 Syndicated, We the People “Red Cross Volunteer” 6/24/45 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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10:00am

Fri April 18, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1049, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “Les Miserables” 12/22/52 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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10:00am

Thu April 17, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1048, Science Fiction, Dimension X “Destination Moon” 6/24/50 NBC, X Minus One “Double Dare” 12/19/57 NBC

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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10:00am

Wed April 16, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1047, Western, Fort Laramie “Hattie Pelfrey” 3/11/56 CBS, Gunsmoke “Mr. and Mrs. Amber” 4/3/54 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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10:00am

Tue April 15, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1046, Adventure, Dangerous Assignment “Swiss Alps” 1953 Syndicated, Adventures of Frank Race “The Istanbul Adventure” 5/15/49 Syndicated

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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10:00am

Mon April 14, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1045, Crime, Casey, Crime Photographer “Road Angel” 1/3/54 CBS, The Whistler “Eight to Twelve” 2/24/47 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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10:00am

Fri April 11, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1044, Sitcom, Smiths of Hollywood “Cecil Helps a Burglar” 1/31/47 Syndicated, My Friend Irma “Irma’s Accident” 1950’s 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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10:00am

Thu April 10, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1043, Horror, Inner Sanctum “Strange Passenger” 8/31/52 CBS / AFRS, The Sealed Book “The Ghost Makers” 6/10/45 MBS

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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10:00am

Wed April 9, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1042, Comedy, Academy Award Theater “My Sister Eileen” 5/18/46 CBS, Fred Allen Show “Guest: Basil Rathbone” 4/24/49 NBC

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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10:00am

Tue April 8, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1041, Mystery, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes “The Darlington Substitution” 1/4/47 ABC, Box 13 “Dead Man Walks” 6/12/49 Syndicated

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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10:00am

Mon April 7, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1040, True History, You Are There “Death of Montezuma” 5/1/49 CBS, Cavalcade of America “Man of Action” 4/17/51 NBC

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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10:00am

Fri April 4, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1039, Drama, Campbell Playhouse “Counselor at Law” 1/6/39 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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10:00am

Thu April 3, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1038, Science Fiction, X Minus One “The Lights on Precipice Peak” 3/13/57 NBC, Beyond Tomorrow “Incident at Switchpath” 4/11/56 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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10:00am

Wed April 2, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1037, Western, Cisco Kid “Manhunt For a Killer” 3/3/55 Syndicated, Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch “Wilson Valley Church” 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.

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10:00am

Tue April 1, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1036, Adventure, Cloak and Dagger “Operation Sellout” 9/22/50 NBC, Suspense “The Steel River Prison Break” 7/27/58 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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10:00am

Mon March 31, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1035, Crime, The FBI in Peace and War “The Crackup” 9/14/50 CBS, Gangbusters “Harry Brockton” 11/9/58 MBS

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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10:00am

Fri March 28, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1034, Sitcom, The Bickersons “The New Television Set” 7/17/51 CBS, My Little Margie 5/22/55 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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10:00am

Thu March 27, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1033, Horror, Hermit’s Cave “The Author of Murder” 1942-45 Syndicated, Sleep No More “Over the Hill / The Man in the Black Hat” 12/5/56 NBC

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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10:00am

Wed March 26, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1032, Comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly “Off to Hollywood” 6/24/41 NBC, Avalon Time with Red Skelton 9/9/39 NBC

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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10:00am

Tue March 25, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1031, Mystery, Rogue’s Gallery “The Star of Savoy” 6/23/46 NBC, Night Beat 6/12/50 NBC

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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10:00am

Mon March 24, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1030, True History, Lives of Great Men “Spinoza – Philosopher of the Eternal” 12/31/38 NBC, Treasury Salute “Dr. Walter Reed” 6/12/44 Syndicated, This Is the Story “Ulysses S. Grant” 1951 Syndicated, The Passing Parade “Two Alchemists” late 1940’s Syndicated

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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10:00am

Fri March 21, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1029, Drama, On Stage “Statement of Fact” 5/14/53 CBS, Suspense “Two Platinum Capsules” 1/10/56 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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10:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1028, Science Fiction, Exploring Tomorrow “The Telepath” 5/7/58 MBS, Suspense “Plan X” 2/2/53 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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10:00am

Wed March 19, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1027, Western, Hopalong Cassidy “Coming Attraction: Murder” 2/20/50 Syndicated, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone 5/18/58 CBS / AFRS

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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10:00am

Tue March 18, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1026, Adventure, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen “The Green Tourist and \the Temple Belle” 12/3/47 MBS, The Man Called X 4/7/51 NBC

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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10:00am

Mon March 17, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1025, Crime, Suspense “Summer Storm” 10/18/45 CBS, Mystery in the Air “Beyond Good and Evil” 8/27/47 NBC

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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10:00am

Fri March 14, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1024, Sitcom, Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show “The Wrestler – Part 1” 11/27/49 NBC, Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show “The Wrestler – Part 2” 12/4/49 NBC

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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10:00am

Thu March 13, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1023, Horror, Dark Fantasy “Superstition be Hanged” 3/13/42 NBC, Macabre “The Edge of Evil” 1/8/62 AFRS

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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10:00am

Wed March 12, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1022, Comedy, Jack Benny “Jack’s Birthday in Toronto” 2/14/43 NBC, Milton Berle Show “Salute to Gambling” 2/3/48 NBC

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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10:00am

Tue March 11, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1021, Mystery, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons “The Case of the Missing Witness” 1/13/44 CBS, Richard Diamond, Private Detective “The Dixon Case” 3/14/52 NBC

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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