Tuned to Yesterday

10 p.m. to midnight - Nightly

Tuned to Yesterday Podcasts

Tuned to Yesterday Broadcast Schedule

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

May 19, 2016

#692, Crime, Danger With Granger "Phone Call Threat" 1947 Syndicated, Suspense "Slow Burn" 2/23/50 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

May 18, 2016

#693, Romance, NBC University Theater "The History of Henry Esmond" 3/27/49 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

May 17, 2016

#694, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air "Dead End" 2/24/46 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

May 16, 2016

#695, Adventure, Dangerous Assignment "Sicily" 7/9/49 NBC, Whistler "Reform to Riondo" 1/8/50 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

May 13, 2016

#696, Science Fiction, X Minus One "Teylana" 9/19/57 NBC, Escape "Conqueror’s Isle" 3/5/49 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

May 12, 2016

#697, True History, Eyes Aloft 8/24/42 NBC, Cavalcade of America "The Mayor and the Mules" 8/16/43 NBC Red.

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 11, 2016

#698, Mystery, Murder Clinic "The Governor of Cap Haitian" 8/11/42 MBS, Box 13 "Triple Cross" 11/7/48 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

May 10, 2016

#699, Sitcom, Adventures of Archie Andrews 7/13/49 NBC, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 2/20/49 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

May 9, 2016

#1627, Science Fiction, Favorite Story “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” 3/18/48 NBC, X Minus One “Lulugameena” 5/26/56 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

May 6, 2016

#1626, True History, Hallmark Hall of Fame "Alfred Nobel" 12/13/53 CBS, Cavalcade of America "Doctor Commando" 2/26/52 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

May 5, 2016

#1625, Romance, Lux Radio Theater "The Clock" 1/28/46 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

May 4, 2016

#1624, Mystery, Casey Crime Photographer "Hot New Year's Party" 1/1/48 CBS, Boston Blackie 11/29/45 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

May 3, 2016

#1623, Horror, Quiet Please "The Room Where the Ghosts Lived" 1/14/48 MBS, Escape "Ancient Sorceries" 2/15/48 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

May 2, 2016

#1622, Western, Wild Bill Hickok "Old Red's Revenge" 11/19/52 Syndicated, The Six Shooter "General Guilford's Wife" 4/8/54 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

Apr 29, 2016

#1621, Crime, FBI In Peace and War "Retirement Plan" 9/21/58 CBS, The Whistler "The Clayton Affair" 4/29/51 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

Apr 28, 2016

#1620, Drama, Screen Directors' Playhouse "Alias: Nick Beale" 12/28/50 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

Apr 27, 2016

#1619, Comedy, Henry Morgan Show 3/5/47 ABC, Can You Top This? 4/21/42 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

Apr 26, 2016

#1618, Science Fiction, Quiet Please "Northern Lights" 1/30/49 MBS, X Minus One "The Coffin Cure" 11/21/57 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

Apr 25, 2016

#1617, True History, Biographies in Sound "They Knew Grantland Rice" 2/14/56 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

Apr 22, 2016

#1616, Romance, Stars Over Hollywood "Fog Warning" 1/12/52 CBS, Damon Runyon Theater "The Lemon-Drop Kid" 10/24/48 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

Apr 21, 2016

#1615, Mystery, Lux Radio Theater "The Unguarded Hour" 12/4/44 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

Apr 20, 2016

#1614, Horror, Suspense "Feathers" 1/14/62 CBS, Lights Out "The Dream" 3/23/38 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

Apr 19, 2016

#1613, Western, Fort Laramie "Talented Recruits" 7/8/56 CBS, Gunsmoke "Summer Night" 6/16/57 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

Apr 18, 2016

#1612, Crime, The Line-Up 11/23/50 CBS, The Saint "Greed Causes Murder" 8/14/49 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

Apr 15, 2016

#1611, Drama, Theater Guild on the Air "All About Eve" 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.

Tuned to Yesterday

Apr 14, 2016

#1609, Science Fiction, Lux Radio Theater "I'll Never Forget You" 9/22/52 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

Apr 13, 2016

#1608, True History, Mr. President 7/17/47 ABC, Adventures in Research "The Paper Invention That Worked" 8/6/46 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

Apr 12, 2016

#1607, Romance, NBC University Theater "Howard's End" 3/26/50 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

Apr 11, 2016

#1606, Mystery, Box 13 "Find Me, Find Death" 4/24/49 MBS, Jeff Regan Investigator "The Pilgrim's Progress" 11/20/48 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

Apr 8, 2016

#1605, Horror, Hall of Fantasy "The Mark of Shame" 5/1/47 CBS, The Haunting Hour "Homicide House" 6/30/45 NBC Syndication.

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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