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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3:16pm

Wed February 15, 2012
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#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

 

10:00am

Wed January 18, 2012
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#489 - Horror: Fantasies From Lights Out "Reunion In Death" 7/21/45, Hermit's Cave "House On Lost Lands Bluff" 1945

 

10:00am

Tue January 17, 2012
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#488 - Quiz: Quiz Kids "Mother In Law" 2/21/51, You Bet Your Life 3/8/50

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

10:00am

Mon January 16, 2012
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#487 - Drama: Encore Theater "Green Light" 6/25/46, Hallmark Playhouse "Afterward" 8/5/48

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

10:00am

Fri January 13, 2012
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#486 - Mystery: Big Story "Case Of The Unfinished Love Song" 12/1/47, Quiet Please "13 & 8" 4/26/48

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 12, 2012
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#485 - Adventure: Lux Radio Theater "Union Station" 4/7/52

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 11, 2012
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#484 - True History: Hallmark Hall Of Fame "Story Of Lee Deforest" 2/7/54, Cavalcade Of America "Valley Of The Swans"

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 9, 2012
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#482 - Western: Gunsmoke "Chester's Love Affair/Dilemma" 1/31/60, Tales Of The Texas Rangers "Square Dance" 5/20/51

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

10:00am

Fri January 6, 2012
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#481 - Romance: Four Star Playhouse "Corey" 8/28/49, Romance "Home On Approval" 7/23/55

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

10:00am

Thu January 5, 2012
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#480 - Broadway: Mercury Theater "Seventeen" 10/16/38

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 4, 2012
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#479 - Sitcom: My Favorite Husband "Dinner For Twelve" 1950, Great Gildersleeve "Leroy Gets The Flue" 2/17/46

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

10:00am

Tue January 3, 2012
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#478 - Comedy: Penny Singleton Show "The Admiral" 1950, Joan Davis Time "Guest: Garry Moore" 2/14/48

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

10:00am

Mon January 2, 2012
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#477 - Horror: Once Upon A Midnight "Malice A Forethought" 9/21/48, Haunting Hour "A Corpse There Was" 1945

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

10:00am

Fri December 30, 2011
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#476 - Quiz: Break The Bank 10/5/49, You Bet Your Life 2/10/58

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

10:00am

Thu December 29, 2011
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#475 - Drama: Prudential Family Hour "Deeper Shadow" 11/7/48, This Is My Best "Anything Can Happen" 4/24/45

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

10:00am

Tue December 27, 2011
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#474 - Mystery: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Mickey McQueen Matter" 4/14/51, The Falcon "Case Of The Raw Deal" 12/10/50

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

10:00am

Mon December 26, 2011
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#473 - Adventure: Dangerous Assignment "Road To Mondalay" 5/24/50, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen "Winchester Rifle of the Ambitious Groom" 2/25/48

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

10:00am

Fri December 23, 2011
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#472 - True History: You Are There "Fort Sumter/Civil War" 4/12/49, Hallmark Playhouse "Lincoln and the Baltimore Plot" 2/9/50

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

10:00am

Thu December 22, 2011
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#471 - Crime: Counterspy "Cold Blooded Professor Part 1 & 2" 8/30/49 - 9/1/49

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

10:00am

Wed December 21, 2011
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#470 - Western: Gunsmoke "Solomon" 4/17/60, Fort Laramie "The Galvanized Yankee" 2/9/50

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

10:00am

Tue December 20, 2011
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#469 - Romance: Romance "Isle To the Windward" 8/14/54, Screen Director's Playhouse "When My Baby Smiles At Me" 5/5/50

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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