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

Oct 29, 2014

#1195, Romance, Lux Radio Theater “The Moon’s Our Home” 2/10/41 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

Oct 28, 2014

#1194, Series, Adventures By Morse “City of the Dead” Part 8 2/26/44 Syndicated, Terry and the Pirates “#42” 12/2/41 WGN Chicago, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Molly K. Matter” Part 3 10/12/55 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

Oct 27, 2014

#1193, Crime, Gangbusters “The Case of the Ape Bandit” 11/1/40 NBC Blue, Dragnet “The Big Customer” 6/22/54 NBC /  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

Oct 24, 2014

#1192, Variety, Royal Gelatin Hour (with Rudy Vallee) 5/20/37 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

Oct 23, 2014

#1191, Horror, Suspense “The Companion” 11/15/59 CBS, The Sealed Book “I’ll Die Laughing” 5/27/45 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

Oct 22, 2014

#1190, Quiz, Double or Nothing 4/20/47 MBS, Break the Bank (undated broadcast) early 1950’s 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

Oct 21, 2014

#1189, Western, Dr. Six-Gun 10/24/54 NBC, Have Gun, Will Travel “The Five Books of Owen Deaver” 3/22/59 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

Oct 20, 2014

#1188, True History, The Passing Parade “American Millionaires” 1950 AFRS, Mr. President 7/10/47 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

Oct 17, 2014

#1187, Mystery, Nick Carter, Master Detective “The Numbers Murders” 10/1/44 MBS, Mr. and Mrs. North “The Premature Corpse” 2/12/52 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

Oct 16, 2014

#1186, Comedy, Joe Penner Show (Tip-Top Show) 10/5/39 NBC Blue, Judy Canova Show 8/24/43 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

Oct 15, 2014

#1185, Romance, Mayor of the Town “Holly’s Crush” 9/13/42 NBC, Romance “Sometimes It’s Hard to be a Gentleman” 9/10/55 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

Oct 14, 2014

#1184, Series, Adventures By Morse “City of the Dead” Part 7 2/19/44 Syndicated, Terry and the Pirates “#41” 12/1/41 WGN Chicago, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Molly K. Matter” Part 2 10/11/55 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

Oct 13, 2014

#1183, Crime, The Black Museum “Bed Sheet” 1952 Syndicated, Crime Correspondent “The Chair For Dino” 11/4/49 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

Oct 10, 2014

#1182, Variety, Major Bowes Amateur Hour 9/21/39 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

Oct 10, 2014

#1182, Variety, Major Bowes Amateur Hour 9/21/39 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

Oct 9, 2014

#1181, Horror, Murder at Midnight “Island of the Dead” 12/20/46 Syndicated, Black Museum “Kilroy Was Here” 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

Oct 8, 2014

#1180, Quiz, Dr, I.Q. Jr. 3/4/48 NBC, Twenty Questions 11/28/50 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

Oct 7, 2014

#1179, Western, All-Star Western Theater “Hail to the Spirit That Always Wins” 11/22/47 CBS, Hopalong Cassidy “The Case of the Last Word” 1/6/51 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

Oct 6, 2014

#1178, True History, Stage Struck “The Life and Career of Florenz Ziegfeld” 3/21/54 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

Oct 3, 2014

#1177, Mystery, New Adventures of Michael Shayne “The Case of the Hunted Bride” 7/22/48 Syndicated, Suspense “The Man Who Knew How” 8/10/44 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

Oct 2, 2014

#1176, Comedy, Lux Radio Theater “The Physician in Spite of Himself” 7/13/53 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

Oct 1, 2014

#1175, Romance, Gulf Screen Guild Theater “Ninotchka” 4/21/40 CBS, Screen Directors’ Playhouse “Love Crazy” 8/19/49 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

Sep 30, 2014

#1174, Adventures By Morse “City of the Dead” Part 6 2/12/44 Syndicated, Terry and the Pirates “#40” 11/28/41 WGN Chicago, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Molly K. Matter” 10/10/55 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

Sep 29, 2014

#1173, Crime, Squad Room “Ferris Wheel” 1954 MBS, Night Beat 6/19/52 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

Sep 26, 2014

#1172, Variety, The Magic Key 3/1/36 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

Sep 25, 2014

#1171, Horror, Hermit’s Cave “Mystery of the Thing” 1940’s Syndicated, Macabre “The Crystalline Man” 1/1/62 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

Sep 24, 2014

#1170, Quiz, Stop the Music 1/21/51 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

Sep 23, 2014

#1169, Western, Tales of the Texas Rangers “White Elephant” 10/28/51 NBC, Gunsmoke “The Gambler” 10/7/56 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

Sep 22, 2014

#1168, True History, Eyes Aloft 2/15/43 NBC, American Adventure “The Orchid” 1124/55 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

Sep 19, 2014

#1167, Mystery, Hercule Poirot “Death in the Golden Gate” 1947 MBS, Police Headquarters “The Mansfield Necklace” 1932 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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