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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10:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1028, Science Fiction, Exploring Tomorrow “The Telepath” 5/7/58 MBS, Suspense “Plan X” 2/2/53 CBS

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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10:00am

Wed March 19, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1027, Western, Hopalong Cassidy “Coming Attraction: Murder” 2/20/50 Syndicated, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone 5/18/58 CBS / AFRS

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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10:00am

Tue March 18, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1026, Adventure, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen “The Green Tourist and \the Temple Belle” 12/3/47 MBS, The Man Called X 4/7/51 NBC

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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10:00am

Mon March 17, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1025, Crime, Suspense “Summer Storm” 10/18/45 CBS, Mystery in the Air “Beyond Good and Evil” 8/27/47 NBC

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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10:00am

Fri March 14, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1024, Sitcom, Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show “The Wrestler – Part 1” 11/27/49 NBC, Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show “The Wrestler – Part 2” 12/4/49 NBC

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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10:00am

Thu March 13, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1023, Horror, Dark Fantasy “Superstition be Hanged” 3/13/42 NBC, Macabre “The Edge of Evil” 1/8/62 AFRS

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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10:00am

Wed March 12, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1022, Comedy, Jack Benny “Jack’s Birthday in Toronto” 2/14/43 NBC, Milton Berle Show “Salute to Gambling” 2/3/48 NBC

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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10:00am

Tue March 11, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1021, Mystery, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons “The Case of the Missing Witness” 1/13/44 CBS, Richard Diamond, Private Detective “The Dixon Case” 3/14/52 NBC

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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10:00am

Mon March 10, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1020, True History, Behind the Mike “Episode 21” 2/9/41 NBC Blue, American Adventure “The Story of Cyrus Fields” 12/15/55 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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10:00am

Fri March 7, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1019, Drama, Studio One “King’s Row” 2/24/48 CBS

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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10:00am

Thu March 6, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1018, Science Fiction, Dimension X “The Professor Was A Thief” 11/5/50 NBC, Mysterious Traveler “Operation Tomorrow” 4/11/50 MBS

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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10:00am

Wed March 5, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1017, Western, Mystery House “Death in the Saddle” 10/21/45 MBS, Dr. Six-Gun “Colonel Crown is a Mad Man” 9/30/54 NBC

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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10:00am

Tue March 4, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1016, Adventure, Rocky Fortune “Oyster Shucker at the Fifty Fathoms” 10/6/53 NBC / AFRS, Adventures of Frank Race “Adventure of Diver’s Loot” 10/18/49 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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10:00am

Mon March 3, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1015, Crime, Molle Mystery Theater “Close Shave” 5/14/48 NBC, The Whistler “Charming Hostess” 5/25/52 CBS

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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10:00am

Fri February 28, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1014, Sitcom, Life of Riley “Riley Revolts From Work” 6/28/47 NBC, Halls of Ivy “The Lost Dog” 4/14/50 NBC

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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10:00am

Thu February 27, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1013, Horror, Weird Circle “The Middle Toe of the Right Foot” 5/21/44 Syndicated, The Chase “My Love is a Ghost” 11/16/52 NBC

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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10:00am

Wed February 26, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1012, Comedy, Screen Guild Theater “Bachelor Mother” 11/23/42 CBS, Edgar Bergen Show “Guest: Lana Turner” 11/16/47 NBC

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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10:00am

Tue February 25, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1011, Mystery, First Nighter “The Tin Box” 5/6/48 CBS, It’s a Crime, Mr. Collins “The Case of the Forest Green Ticket” 1956 MBS

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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10:00am

Mon February 24, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1010, True History, Biography in Sound “The Atom: Menace and Promise” 8/9/55 NBC

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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10:00am

Fri February 21, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1009, Drama, Suspense “The Shot” 12/2/54 CBS, Plays For Americans “Adolf and Mrs. Runyon” 6/21/42 NBC

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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10:00am

Thu February 20, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1008, Science Fiction, Two Thousand Plus “The Insect” 5/19/50 MBS, X Minus One “Target One” 12/26/57 NBC

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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10:00am

Wed February 19, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1007, Western, Six Shooter “City Boy at the Ranch” 2/7/54 NBC, Gunsmoke “Brothers” 4/30/56 CBS

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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10:00am

Tue February 18, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1006, Adventure, Horatio Hornblower “Reception With the Czar” 2/13/53 Syndicated, Escape “Port Royal” 3/10/50 CBS

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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10:00am

Mon February 17, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1005, Crime, Crime Classics “Russian Tragedy” 4/7/54 CBS, Dragnet “The Big Bird” 2/1/55 NBC / AFRS

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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10:00am

Fri February 14, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1004, Sitcom, Father Knows Best “Directness” 2/26/53 NBC, Mel Blanc Show “Efficiency Expert” 9/10/46 CBS

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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10:00am

Thu February 13, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1003, Horror, Inner Sanctum “The Vengeful Corpse” 9/12/49 CBS, Murder at Midnight “Till Death Do Us Part” 1946 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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10:00am

Wed February 12, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1002, Comedy, Bob Hope Show “Guest: Fred Allen” 3/14/50 NBC, Jimmy Durante “Guest: Lucille Ball” 10/29/47 NBC

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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10:00am

Tue February 11, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1001, Mystery, Campbell Playhouse “There’s Always a Woman” 12/17/39 CBS

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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10:00am

Mon February 10, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#1000, True History, Death Valley Days “Mount Whitney / Death Valley Highway Dedication” 10/28/37 Syndicated, Cavalcade of America “Wire to the West” 8/30/49 NBC

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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10:00am

Fri February 7, 2014
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Tuned to Yesterday

#999, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “Knute Rockne – All American” 12/2/40 CBS

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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