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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3:30pm

Mon April 2, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#539 - Broadway: Gulf Screen Guild Theater "Babes In Arms" 11/9/41, Railroad Hour "Miss Liberty" 2/9/53

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

1:17pm

Tue March 27, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#538 - Sitcom: Father Knows Best "Uninsured Robin" 3/26/53, Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show 10/9/49

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

1:13pm

Tue March 27, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#537 - Comedy: Jack Benny 10/28/51, Bob Hope "Guest: Johnny Mercer" 6/15/43

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

10:00am

Fri March 23, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#536 - Horror: Inner Sanctum "The Dead Laugh" 9/23/46, Mystery In The Air "Black Cat" 9/18/47

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

1:36pm

Thu March 22, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#535 - Quiz: Information, Please "Guest: Boris Karloff" 12/24/45, You Bet Your Life 11/2/49

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

1:33pm

Thu March 22, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#534 - Drama: Here's To Youth "Children Of Trailertown, USA" 1/15/44, Armed Forces Theater "Return To Tomorrow" 8/25/45

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

1:02pm

Tue March 20, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#533 - Mystery: Adventures Of Maisie 10/4/51, New Adventures Of Michael Shayne "Case Of The Bayou Monster" 1948

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

3:44pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#532 - Adventure: Suspense "The Wreck Of The Maid Of Athens" 11/30/53, Escape "Night Of The Guns" 

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

3:41pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#531 - True History: Mr. President "John Adams" 5/8/49, The American Trail "Dispatch From NY" 2/6/53

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

3:37pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#530 - Crime: Screen Director's Playhouse "The Killers" 6/25/49, Suspense "Girl In The Powder Blue Jag" 8/28/60

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

3:33pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#529 - Western: Gunsmoke "The Bear" 1/16/54, Have Gun, Will Travel "The Colonel In The Lady" 4/12/59

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

3:30pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#528 - Romance: Harold Lloyd Comedy Theater "Take A Letter, Darling" 12/3/44, Romance "Zeea's Dream" 2/19/55

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

3:26pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#527 - Broadway: Campbell Playhouse "June Moon" 3/24/40

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

3:23pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#526 - Sitcom: My Friend Irma "Cooking Lessons" 4/21/53, Our Miss Brooks "Mr. Boynton's BBQ" 5/7/50

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

3:19pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#525 - Comedy: Lux Radio Theater "Model Wife" 5/19/41

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

3:14pm

Mon March 19, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#524 - Horror: Quiet Please "Calling All Souls" 10/31/48, Haunting Hour "Murder Wears A Strange Mask" 1945

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

2:35pm

Tue March 6, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#523 - Quiz: Information, Please 8/1/41, Second Chance "#14" 8/3/55

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

2:33pm

Tue March 6, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#522 - Ford Theater "The Late Christopher Bean" 6/20/48

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

10:00am

Fri March 2, 2012
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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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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Tuned To Yesterday

#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.

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