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.

PODCAST NOTE: If you're keeping track of the show numbers themselves, you will soon start to notice them with a lower number and in a descending order. These are shows that have either yet to be posted or have been with the audio lost following a website change a few years ago. - Mark Lavonier / June 2016

Tuned to Yesterday

Mar 17, 2016

#1586, Series, World’s Great Novels “Moby Dick” (Part 2 of 4) 1/10/47 NBC, Suspense “Othello” (Part 2 of 2) 5/11/53 CBS.

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 16, 2016

#1585, Series, World’s Great Novels “Moby Dick” (Part 1 of 4) 1/3/47 NBC, Suspense “Othello” (Part 1 of 2) 5/4/53 CBS.

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

Join WRVO Public Media this April for another in our series of live film screenings. This time we're bringing Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt" to the Kallet Theater in Pulaski on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available ahead of time, or at the door, and are $5 each.

Tuned to Yesterday

Mar 10, 2016

#1584, Mystery, Nero Wolfe "Case of the Careless Cleaner" 11/17/50 NBC, Richard Diamond Private Detective "The Cover-Up Murders" 11/22/50 NBC.

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 9, 2016

#1583, Drama, NBC University Theater "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" 4/23/50 NBC.

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 8, 2016

#1582, Horror, The Whistler "Escape to Skull Island" 1/15/50 CBS, The Hermit's Cave "The Mystery of the Thing" 1944 Syndicated.

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 7, 2016

#1581, Comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly "15th Anniversary Show" 9/13/49 NBC.

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 4, 2016

#1580, Western, Adventures of Red Ryder "The Casa Grande Valley" 3/12/42 NBC Blue, Dr. Six-Gun 10/14/54 NBC.

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 3, 2016

#1579, True History, 1946 In Review 12/26/46 MBS.

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, 2016

#1578, Variety, The Shell Chateau 7/13/35 CBS.

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, 2016

#1576, Crime, Crime Classics "The Torment of Henrietta Robinson and Why She Killed" 9/7/53 CBS, The Whistler "Saturday Night" 4/27/53 CBS.

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, 2016

#1575, Science Fiction, X Minus One "A Pail of Air" 3/28/56 NBC, Lights Out "Revolt of the Worms" 10/13/42 CBS.

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 26, 2016

#1574, Mystery, Candy Matson "Fort Ord" 10/8/50 NBC, Adventures of Ellery Queen "Nick the Knife" 8/1/45 CBS / AFRS.

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 25, 2016

#1573, Drama, Lux Radio Theater "Thunder on the Hill" 11/9/53 CBS.

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 24, 2016

#1572, Horror, Weird Circle "The Warning" 1944 NBC Syndication, Suspense "The Man in the Room" 5/11/50 CBS.

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 23, 2016

#1571, Comedy, Fred Allen Show 2/3/46 NBC, Bob Hope Show "Guest: William Holden" 4/29/52 NBC.

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 22, 2016

#1570, Western, Hawk Larabee 5/22/47 CBS, Frontier Gentleman "Nebraska Jack" 8/3/58 CBS.

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 19, 2016

#1569, True History, Democracy in America "The Chief Instrument of Freedom" 3/28/62 NBC, Our Freedom's Blessings "Look at the Birdie" 6/21/52 Syndicated, The Passing Parade "Wild Jack Howard" 1949 Syndicated.

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 18, 2016

#1568, Variety, Kraft Music Hall 4/16/42 NBC.

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 17, 2016

#1566, Crime, Big Town "Zone of Danger" 3/6/51 NBC, Bulldog Drummond "Penny Arcade" 12/1/48 ABC.

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 16, 2016

#1565, Science Fiction, Suspense "The Voice of Company A" 8/3/58 CBS, X Minus One "C-Chute" 2/8/56 NBC.

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 15, 2016

#1564, Mystery, Molle Mystery Theater "The Four Fatal Jugglers" 11/14/47 NBC, Mr. Keen - Tracer of Lost Persons "The Case of the Girl Who Sang Too Well" 1/20/44 CBS.

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 12, 2016

#1563, Drama, Stars in the Air "Deep Waters" 4/24/52 CBS, LaRosa Hollywood Theater of Stars "It's a Game" 1952 Syndicated.

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 11, 2016

#1562, Horror, Dark Fantasy "Rendezvous with Satan" 5/29/42 NBC, Inner Sanctum "Murder Takes a Honeymoon" 7/26/48 CBS / AFRS.

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 10, 2016

#1561, Comedy, Lux Summer Theater "The Affairs of Susan" 8/24/53 CBS.

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 9, 2016

#1560, Western, Six Shooter "Johnny Stringer" 4/22/54 NBC, Have Gun Will Travel "About Face" 12/27/59 CBS.

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 8, 2016

#1559, True History, Cavalcade of America "I, Mary Peabody" 3/21/50 NBC, Family Theater "Two Tickets For Stockholm" 2/25/53 MBS.

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 5, 2016

#1558, Variety, Paul Whiteman's Birthday Party 3/24/37 NBC Blue.

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 4, 2016

#1556, Crime, Lux Radio Theater "The Suspect" 4/9/45 CBS.

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 3, 2016

#1555, Science Fiction, Proudly We Hail "A Matter of Time" 1/6/52 Syndicated, Favorite Story "The Diamond Lens" 9/20/47 Syndicated.

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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