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

Sep 30, 2015

#1461, True History, Night Watch 4/12/54 CBS, Up For Parole "The Case of Harold Edgerton" 4/21/50 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

Sep 29, 2015

#1460, Series, (One-Shot Episode) Speed Gibson of the International Secret Police "Episodes 5, 6, 7, 8" 1937 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

Sep 28, 2015

#1459, Western, Gunsmoke "The Preacher" 11/13/55 CBS, Hawk Larabee "Mountain Central Railroad" 7/18/47 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 25, 2015

#1458, Romance, Romance "The Vailant Lady" 7/17/54 CBS, Gulf Screen Guild Theater "Waterloo Bridge" 1/12/41 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

Sep 24, 2015

#1457, Crime, Screen Directors' Playhouse "Ivy" 1/11/51 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

Sep 23, 2015

#1456, Comedy, Burns and Allen 4/4/46 NBC, Jack Benny Show "Surprise Birthday Party" 2/13/55 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 22, 2015

#1455, Broadway, Campbell Playhouse "Lilliom" 10/22/39 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

Sep 21, 2015

#1454, Adventure, The Chase "King Danno" 4/17/53 NBC, Escape "The Adversary" 5/6/54 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

Sep 18, 2015

#1453, Horror, Suspense "The Wax Work" 5/1/56 CBS, Inner Sanctum "The Death Deal" 4/18/49 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

Sep 17, 2015

#1452, Drama, City Hospital "Episode #25" 1950's AFRS, Suspense "The man Who Couldn't Lose" 9/28/44 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

Sep 16, 2015

#1451, True History, Vox Pop "At the Lake Placid Club" 7/16/45 CBS, Ports of Call "Chile" 1936 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

Sep 15, 2015

#1449, Western, Gene Autry's Melody Ranch "Uncle Billy Harlow" 9/19/48 CBS, Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters "The Mystery of the Magic Mesa" 12/16/49 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

Sep 14, 2015

#1448, Romance, Lux Radio Theater "Trade Winds" 3/4/40 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 11, 2015

#1447, Crime, Suspense "The Thimble" 11/22/59 CBS, Radio Reader's Digest "Murder in the Big Bowl" 11/7/46 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

Sep 10, 2015

#1446, Comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly "The Dog License" 3/19/40 NBC, Wednesdays With You 9/29/45 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

Sep 9, 2015

#1445, Broadway, Studio One "Thunder Rock" 9/2/47 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 8, 2015

#1444, Adventure, The Adventures of Frank Race "Adventure of the Green Doubloon" 10/2/49 Syndicated, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen "The Derelict and the Wandering Boy" 1/7/48 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

Sep 7, 2015

#1443, Horror, Quiet Please "Symphony in D Minor" 9/13/49 MBS, Escape "Casting of the Runes" 11/19/47 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 4, 2015

#1442, Drama, The Ford Theater "The Man Who Played God" 12/23/47 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

Sep 3, 2015

#1441, True History, Adventures In Research "Toothpowder Mountain" 11/19/46 Syndicated, Elmer Davis and the News 10/4/39 CBS, Mr. President (first show) 6/26/47 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

Sep 2, 2015

#1450, Series, Destination Freedom "Black Hamlet" (Part 2 of 2) 8/21/49 NBC, The Man Behind the Gun "The U.S.S. Boise" (Part 2 of 2) 3/23/43 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

Sep 1, 2015

#1440, Series, Destination Freedom "Black Hamlet" (Part 1 of 2) 8/14/49 NBC, The Man Behind the Gun "The U.S.S. Boise" (Part 1 of 2)  3/21/ 43 CBS.

Check the next podcast for part 2 of both shows.

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

Tuned to Yesterday

Aug 31, 2015

#1439, Western, Dr. Sixgun 9/23/54 NBC, Gunsmoke "Doc's Revenge" 1/8/56 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

Aug 28, 2015

#1438, Romance, First Nighter Program "Love and Gazooza" 3/25/41 CBS, Damon Runyon Theater "Maybe a Queen" 7/3/49 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

Aug 27, 2015

#1437, Crime, 21st Precinct "9/15/53 CBS/AFRS, Casey Crime Photographer "The Grey Kitten" 2/6/47 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

Aug 26, 2015

#1436, Comedy, Radio Reader's Digest "Mr. Cugat is Taken Sick" 10/24/46 CBS, Bob Hope Show "Guest: Phil Harris" 9/25/53 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

Aug 25, 2015

#1435, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air "The House of Mirth" 12/14/52 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

Aug 24, 2015

#1434, Adventure, Dangerous Assignment "Alaska" 4/24/50 NBC, Adventures of Rocky Jordan "Adventure in Zaqaziq" 4/16/50 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

Aug 21, 2015

#1433, Drama, Gulf Screen Guild Theater "The Beach-Comber" 11/2/39 CBS, Radio City Playhouse "Whistle Daughter, Whistle" 7/31/48 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

Aug 20, 2015

#1432, True History, Biographies in Sound "Labor's John L. Lewis" 7/12/55 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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