Tuned to Yesterday

10 p.m. to midnight

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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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12:37pm

Thu December 15, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#466 - Jack Benny "From El Toro, CA" 1/16/44, Bob Hope Show "Guest: Anne Boxter" 10/16/53

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

1:59pm

Wed December 14, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#465 - Horror: Witch’s Tale “House of the Bridegroom” 6/26/33, Mysterious Traveler “The Visiting Corpse” 8/17/48

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

12:44pm

Tue December 13, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#464 - Quiz: You Bet Your Life 1/6/56, Information Please 6/13/41

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

2:48pm

Wed October 26, 2011
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#463 - Drama: Academy Award Theater "Watch On The Rhine" 8/7/46, Humphrey Bogart Presents "Dead Man (Audition)" 9/17/49

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

1:56pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #446

Tuned To Yesterday

#446 - Western: Frontier Gentleman "The Librarian" 10/5/58, Six Shooter 10/11/53

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

1:52pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #445

Tuned To Yesterday

#445 - Romance: Lux Radio Theater "To Mary, With Love"

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

1:46pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #444

Tuned To Yesterday

#444 - Broadway: Theater Guild "Street Scene" 12/11/49

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

 

1:40pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #443

Tuned To Yesterday

#443 - Sitcom: The Bickersons "The Mink Coat" 6/10/51, Life Of Riley "Football Tickets" 12/3/48

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

1:31pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #442

Tuned To Yesterday

#442 - Comedy: Fibber McGee And Molly "McGee Builds A Dog House" 1/2/50, Quacker Party 10/1/38

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

1:19pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #441

Tuned To Yesterday

#441 - Hermit's Cave "Reflected Image" 1944, Suspense "On A Country Road" 11/16/50

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

1:12pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #440

Tuned To Yesterday

#440 - Quiz: Twenty Questions (Mid 1940's) , Take It Or Leave It with Gary Moore 7/24/48

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

1:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #439

Tuned To Yesterday

#439 - Drama: Damon Runyon Theater "Bloodhounds Of Broadway" 2/20/51, Dr. Christian "The Other One" 2/21/51

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

 

12:53pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #438

Tuned To Yesterday

#438 - Mystery: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Man Who Wrote Himself To Death" 3/21/50, Adventures Of Michael Shayne "Case Of The Model Murder" 1948

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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