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

Mar 19, 2015

#1302, Mystery, Bulldog Drummond "Death Uses Disappearing Ink" 6/9/48 MBS, Johnny Madero Pier 23 7/23/47 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 18, 2015

#1301, Horror, Lights Out "The Fast One" 1/5/43 CBS, Hall of Fantasy "The Perfect Script" 2/13/47 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 17, 2015

#1300, True History, Rendezvous with Destiny "Profile of FDR" 3/27/46 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 16, 2015

#1299, Science Fiction, Theater of Romance "It Happened Tomorrow" 1/2/45 CBS, Dimension X "Untitled Story" 8/23/51 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 13, 2015

#1297, Sitcom, Life of Riley "Match Maker" 9/13/47 NBC, Abie's Irish Rose "Scarlet Fever" 6/17/44 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 12, 2015

#1296, Western, Lux Radio Theater "Shane" 2/22/55 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

Mar 11, 2015

#1295, Adventure, I Love Adventure "The Kwan Moon Dagger" 6/27/48 ABC, Let's Pretend "The Yellow Dwarf" 7/26/46 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

Mar 10, 2015

#1294, Comedy, Eddie Cantor Show "18th Radio Anniversary" 11/19/48 NBC, Bob Hope Show "Guest: Linda Darnell" 2/18/53 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, 2015

#1293, Drama, Seven Front Street "The Shiek" 5/4/47 MBS, Hollywood Star Time "Elmer the Great" 1/24/48 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 6, 2015

#1292, Mystery, Casey Crime Photographer "The Clue in the Clouds" 2/26/44 CBS, Philo Vance "The Case of the Girl Who Came Back" 7/26/45 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 5, 2015

#1291, Horror, The Mysterious Traveler "Death Has a Cold Breath" 3/29/49 MBS, Inner Sanctum "Song of the Slasher" 4/24/45 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

Mar 4, 2015

#1290, True History, D-Day Documentary "June 6, 1944" 2/16/45 NBC, Special Broadcast from Manila "General Jonathon M. Wainwright Surrender" 5/7/42 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

Mar 3, 2015

#1289, Science Fiction, Family Theater "U.F.O." 10/13/54 MBS, X Minus One "The Moon Is Green" 1/2/57 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

Mar 2, 2015

#1287, Sitcom, My Friend Irma "The Psychiatrist" 4/2/51 CBS, A Date With Judy "The Lecture" 10/22/46 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 27, 2015

#1286, Western, Have Gun Will Travel "Death of a Young Gunfighter" 3/15/59 CBS, Gene Autry's Melody Ranch "Caleb Hooten Story" 9/30/50 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 26, 2015

#1285, Adventure, Suspense "Night Ferry to Paris" 8/14/60 CBS, Escape "Leinengen Vs. the Ants" 1/14/48 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

Feb 25, 2015

#1284, Comedy, Jack Benny Program "Jack Goes to the Movies" 6/7/54 CBS,  Fibber McGee and Molly "Duck Hunting with Doc" 10/31/44 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 24, 2015

#1283, Drama, Damon Runyon Theater "Hold 'Em Yale" 12/26/48 Syndicated, Screen Guild Theater "Song For Clotilda" 2/19/49 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

Feb 23, 2015

#1282, Mystery, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar "The King's Necklace Matter" 3/17/53 CBS, Danger With Granger "A Promise of Rain" 1956 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 20, 2015

#1281, Horror, Quiet Please "Three-Thousand Words" 8/23/48 MBS, Suspense "Return Trip" 6/27/46 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

Feb 19, 2015

#1280, True History, Then and Now "The First Fifty Years" 9/17/36 CBS, Globe Theater "One Life to Lose" 9/18/45 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 18, 2015

#1279, Science Fiction, Armed Forces Theater "Johnny Cartwright's Camera" 7/22/44 AFRS, X Minus One "Nightmare" 7/21/55 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

Feb 17, 2015

#1278, Sitcom. Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show "mother's Day" 5/8/49 NBC, Adventures of Maisie 7/13/50 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 16, 2015

#1277, Western, Gunsmoke "Bone Hunters" 12/11/54 CBS, Frontier Gentleman "Duel For the School Marm" 6/1/58 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 13, 2015

#1276, Adventure, Dangerous Assignment 6/24/53 NBC, Escape "The Ambassador of Poker" 4/7/50 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 12, 2015

#1275, Comedy, Alan Young Show "The Winter Lodge" 12/4/45 ABC, Abbott and Costello Show 4/5/45 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 11, 2015

#1267, Series, Les Miserables "Conclusion" Part 7 (final) 9/3/37 MBS, Shadow of Fu Manchu "Episode #20" 6/21/39 Syndicated, Firefighters "Episode #7" 11/22/49 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 10, 2015

#1266, Series, Les Miserables "The Barricade" Part 6 8/27/37 MBS, Shadow of Fu Manchu "Episode #19" 6/19/39 Syndicated, Firefighters "Episode #6" 11/21/49 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 9, 2015

#1265, Series, Les Miserables "The Grave" Part 5 8/20/37 MBS, Shadow of Fu Manchu "Episode #18" 6/16/39 Syndicated, Firefighters "Episode #5" 11/18/49 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 6, 2015

#1264, Horror, Inner Sanctum "Death Wears a Lonely Smile" 4/4/49 CBS, Suspense "The Doctor Prescribed Death" 2/2/43 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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