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.

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

Nov 25, 2015

#1527, Series, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar "The Valentine Matter" Part 4 of 5 11/3/55 CBS, Adventures of Marco Polo "Episode #4" 1940 Syndicated, Firefighters "Episode #10" 11/25/49 Syndicated, Man in the Iron Mask "Episode #4" 1948 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

Nov 24, 2015

#1517, Series, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar "The Valentine Matter" Part 3 of 5 11/2/55 CBS, Adventures of Marco Polo "Episode #3" 1940 Syndicated,  Firefighters "Episode #9" 11/24/49 Syndicated, Man in the Iron Mask "Episode #3" 1948 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

Nov 23, 2015

#1511, Series, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar "The Valentine Matter" Part 2 of 5 11/1/55 CBS, Adventures of Marco Polo "Part 2" 1940's Syndicated, Firefighters "Episode 8" 11/23/49 Syndicated, Man in the Iron Mask "Part 2" 1948 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

Nov 20, 2015

#1502, Series, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar "The Valentine Matter" Part 1 of 5 10/31/55 CBS, Adventures of Marco Polo "Part 1" 1940's Syndicated, Firefighters "Episode 7" 11/22/49 Syndicated, Man in the Iron Mask "Part 1" 1948 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

Nov 19, 2015

#1501, Western, Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders "Three Wise Monkeys" 8/15/50 MBS, Hopalong Cassidy "The Killers of Lion Canyon" 3/12/51 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

Nov 18, 2015

#1500, Romance, Campbell Playhouse "Dodsworth" 11/26/39 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

Nov 17, 2015

#1499, Crime, Dragnet "The Big Fellow" 8/30/55 NBC, The Mysterious Traveler "I Would Die Alone" 5/11/48 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

Nov 16, 2015

#1497, Broadway, Theater Guild "Little Women" 12/23/45 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

Nov 13, 2015

#1496, Adventure, Deadline For Danger "No. 5 For Felix" 1950's Syndicated, John  Steele - Adventurer "High Test" 12/21/54 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

Nov 12, 2015

#1495, Horror, Sleep No More "The Woman in Grey / A Suspicious Gift" 3/20/57 NBC, Dark Fantasy "The Edge of the Shadow" 4/10/42 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

Nov 11, 2015

#1494, Drama, Lux Radio Theater "Breaking the Sound Barrier" 10/12/53 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

Nov 10, 2015

#1493, True History, Biographies in Sound "A Portrait of Fred Allen" 5/29/56 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

Nov 9, 2015

#1491, Western, Frontier Gentleman "The Education of Kid Yancy" 7/6/48 CBS, The Six Shooter 3/21/54 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

Nov 6, 2015

#1490, Romance, Hallmark Playhouse "State Fair" 8/26/48 CBS, Silver Theater "It May Be Forever" 2/5/39 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

Nov 5, 2015

#1489, Crime, Crime Club "Serenade Macabre" 7/24/47 MBS, The Whistler, "Episode at Thunder Mountain" 1/6/52 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

Nov 4, 2015

#1488, Comedy, Jimmy Durante Show "Guest: Boris Karloff" 12/10/47 NBC, Bob Hope Show "Guest: Corinne Calvet" 11/13/51 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

Nov 3, 2015

#1487, Broadway, Broadway Playhouse (Lux Radio Theater) "The Heiress" 9/11/50 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

Nov 2, 2015

#1486, Adventure, Top Secret "Midnight For Danger" 7/23/50 NBC, Clyde Beatty Show "In Search of a Myth" 1940's 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 30, 2015

#1485, Horror, Weird Circle "Markheim" 1944 NBC, Suspense "The Furnished Floor" 9/13/45 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

Oct 29, 2015

#1484, Drama, Forecast "Angel" 7/29/40 CBS, CBS Radio Workshop "Grief Drives a Black Sedan" 9/1/57 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

Oct 28, 2015

#1483, True History, You Are There "The Hanging of Robert Emmett" 11/21/48 CBS, Fulton Lewis Jr. and the News 5/3/40 MBS, Front Page Drama "The Bull with the Delicate Ego" 5/3/40 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 27, 2015

#1481, Western, Lux Radio Theater "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" 3/12/51 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

Oct 26, 2015

#1480, Romance, Mercury Summer Theater "The Golden Honeymoon / Romeo and Juliet" 8/2/46 CBS, Romance "Heatherstone Revisited" 5/28/55 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 23, 2015

#1479, Crime, The Line-Up "The Cigar Box Boys Case" 2/15/51 CBS, I Was a Communist For the FBI "Little Red Schoolhouse" 4/13/52 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 22, 2015

#1478, Comedy, Texaco Star Theater with Fred Allen 1/9/44 CBS / AFRS, Red Skelton Show "Jealousy" 1/28/47 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

Oct 21, 2015

#1477, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air "Papa is All" 12/22/46 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

Oct 20, 2015

#1476, Adventure, Lux Radio Theater "The Prisoner of Zenda" 6/4/39 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 19, 2015

#1475, Horror, Hermit's Cave "The Castle By the Sea" 1942 Syndicated, The Mysterious Traveler "Stranger in the House" 1/29/52 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 16, 2015

#1474, Drama, Mayor of the Town 11/4/42 CBS, Suspense "Misfire" 10/6/57 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

Oct 15, 2015

#1473, True History, BASEBALL THEMED EPISODE FEATURING: The Dizzy Dean Show 8/21/48 WMAQ / NBC, Behind the Mike (Excerpt) 10/13/40 NBC Blue, Can You Imagine That? (Excerpt) 3/15/40 Syndicated, Command Performance (Excerpt) 4/17/42 AFRS, Cavalcade of America "Big Boy" 9/29/47 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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