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

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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 10, 2012

#546 - Drama: Academy Award Theater "Pride Of The Marines" 6/15/46, Lady Esther Screen Guild Players "The Lost Weekend" 1/7/46

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 10, 2012

#545 - Mystery: Richard Diamond, Private Detective "Big Ed" 4/4/52, Its A Crime, Mr. Collins "Green Eyed Dragon" 1956

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 10, 2012

#544 - Adventure: Escape "The Man Who Would Be King" 7/25/48, Quiet, Please "Wahine Tahiti"

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 10, 2012

#543 - True History: Only Yesterday "Jimmy Dorante" 3/14/43, Cavalcade Of America "Circus Day" 4/8/46

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 10, 2012

#542 - Crime: I Was A Communist For The FBI "Against The Middle" 1/18/53, Man Called X 8/15/48

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 2, 2012

#541 - Western: Lux Radio Theater "In Old Oklahoma" 3/13/44

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 2, 2012

#540 - Romance: Lux Radio Theater "What A Woman!" 5/31/54

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

Tuned To Yesterday

Apr 2, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 27, 2012

#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.
 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 27, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 23, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 22, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 22, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 20, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 19, 2012

#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. 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 6, 2012

#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.  

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 6, 2012

#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.
 

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 2, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Mar 1, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Feb 29, 2012

#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.

Tuned To Yesterday

Feb 28, 2012

#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.

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