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 mark@wrvo.org.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 11, 2012

#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. 

# 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.

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 7, 2012

  #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,

 

 

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 6, 2012

# 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. 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 5, 2012

# 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 

 

 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 4, 2012

# 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. 

Tuned to Yesterday

Jun 1, 2012

# 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. 

Tuned to Yesterday

May 31, 2012

#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.

Tuned to Yesterday

May 30, 2012

#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.

Tuned to Yesterday

May 25, 2012

*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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Tuned to Yesterday

May 25, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

May 10, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

May 10, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

May 10, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

May 10, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

May 3, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

May 3, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

May 3, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 30, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 27, 2012

#557 - Mystery: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Punctilious Firebug Matter" 5/23/44, Sherlock Holmes "The Great Gandolfo" 10/22/45

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 26, 2012

#556 - Adventure: Lux Radio Theater "Action in the North Atlantic" 5/15/44

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 26, 2012

#555 - True History: Cavalcade Of America "Wither Thou Goest" 10/31/50, CBS is There "The Listening Years" 11/6/47

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 24, 2012

#554 - Crime: Man From Homicide "Franklin Kelso Case" 7/16/51, The Fourth Estate "The Tip Off" 6/27/46

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 23, 2012

#553 - Western: Have Gun, Will Travel "Statue Of San Sebastian" 5/10/59, Six Shooter "Stacy Gault" 11/10/53

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 19, 2012

#552 - Romance: Hallmark Playhouse "The Barker" 5/26/49, Romance "Summer Song" 7/2/55

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 19, 2012

#551 - Broadway: 1937 Shakespeare Festival "Twelfth Night" 8/30/37

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 16, 2012

#550 - Sitcom: Life Of Riley "Insurance Policy" 5/31/47, Magnificent Montague 2/16/51

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 16, 2012

#549 - Comedy: Gulf Screen Guild Theater "Mr. Jinx Goes To Sea" 12/10/39, Bob Hope "Claudette Colbert" 4/1/52

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 12, 2012

#548 - Horror: Suspense "The House In Cypress Canyon" 12/5/46, Inner Sanctum "Murder Mansion" 3/27/50

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 12, 2012

#547 - Quiz: It Pays To Be Ignorant 3/28/47, Quiz Kids 10/3/48

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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