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

Aug 6, 2014

#1133, Crime, Counterspy “The Case of the Murdering Messenger” 8/25/49 ABC, The Whistler “A Matter of Time” 2/24/52 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

Aug 5, 2014

#1132, Variety, Good News of 1939 “Guest: Joan Crawford” 11/17/38 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

Aug 4, 2014

#1131, Horror, The Mysterious Traveler “The Man Insects Hated” 7/27/47 MBS, Suspense “Return to Dust” 2/1/59 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

Aug 1, 2014

#1130, Quiz, On Your Mark 10/6/48 WOR – NY, Can You Top This? 12/5/47 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

Jul 31, 2014

#1129, Western, Fort Laramie “Winter Soldier” 6/17/56 CBS, Wild Bill Hickok “Windmill on the River” 1/19/53 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

Jul 30, 2014

#1128, True History, 1945 in Review 12/25/45 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

Jul 29, 2014

#1127, Mystery, Adventures of Nero Wolfe “Case of the Vanishing Shells” 2/2/51 NBC, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes “Case of the Accidental Murderess” 11/26/45 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

Jul 28, 2014

#1126, Comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly “Car Shopping” 10/9/45 NBC, Academy Award Theater “The Front Page” 6/22/46 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

Jul 25, 2014

#1125, Romance, Bright Star “Patience’s Romance” 4/16/53 Syndicated, Gulf Screen Guild Theater “Winter in Paris” 3/3/40 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

Jul 24, 2014

#1124, Series, Adventures By Morse “City of the Dead” 1/8/44 Syndicated, Terry and the Pirates “#35” 11/21/41 WGN, Chicago, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The McCormack Matter” 10/3/55 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

Jul 23, 2014

#1123, Crime, This is Your FBI “The Friendly Hitchhiker” 8/16/46 ABC, Philo Vance “The Merry Murder Case” 10/3/46 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

Jul 22, 2014

#1122, Variety, Command Performance #145 “MC: Ethel Merman” 11/1/44 AFRS, Paul Whiteman Presents “Guests: Burns and Allen” 6/13/43 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

Jul 21, 2014

#1121, Horror, Dark Fantasy “Curse of the Neanderthal” 1/2/42 NBC, Cabin B-13 “The Sleep of Death” 12/26/48 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

Jul 18, 2014

#1120, Quiz, Double or Nothing 9/8/44 MBS, You Bet Your Life 1/16/52 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

Jul 17, 2014

#1119, Western, Cisco Kid “Waters of the Flood” mid 1950’s Syndicated, Gunsmoke “The Killer” 2/13/53 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

Jul 16, 2014

#1118, True History, Hallmark Playhouse “Bride of Fortune” 11/10/49 CBS, Inheritance “The Burning of Washington” 3/20/55 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

Jul 15, 2014

#1117, Mystery, Ellery Queen “The Armchair Detective” 3/18/48 ABC, Suspense “The Mystery of the Marie Roget” 2/7/60 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

Jul 14, 2014

#1116, Comedy, Jack Carson Show “Arrested for Singing” 2/21/45 CBS, Bob Hope Show “Guest: Terry Moore” 1/14/53 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

Jul 11, 2014

#1115, Crime, Lux Radio Theater “The Woman in the Window” 6/25/45 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

Jul 10, 2014

#1114, Sitcom, Mel Blanc Show “Music Man Contest” 10/1/46 CBS, Duffy’s Tavern 5/18/47 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

Jul 9, 2014

#1113, Horror, Weird Circle “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” 1944 NBC Syndication, Lights Out “Valse Triste” 12/29/42 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

Jul 8, 2014

#1112, Comedy, The New Edgar Bergen Hour “Guest: Jack benny” 11/25/55 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

Jul 7, 2014

#1111, Mystery, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe “The Vital Statistic” 3/14/50 CBS, Box 13 “The Treasure of Hang Lee” 12/20/48 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

Jul 4, 2014

#1110, True History, Tales of the Foreign Service “State Department Couriers” 6/21/46 NBC, You Are There “The Execution of Charles I” 1/9/49 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

Jul 3, 2014

#1109, Drama, Mercury Summer Theater “Life With Adam” 7/19/46 CBS, Surprise Ending 7/29/45 (Audition)

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

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 2, 2014

#1108, Science Fiction, Exploring Tomorrow “The Adventure of the Beauty Queen” 6/25/58 MBS, X Minus One “The Cave of Night” 2/1/56 NBC

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

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this live film showing! Stay tuned for the next Tuned to Yesterday movie presentation.

Tuned to Yesterday

Jul 1, 2014

#1107, Western, All-Star Western Theater “The Man From Alabama” 10/20/46 CBS, This is My Best “You Can’t Have Cake and Eat It” 12/11/45 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

Jun 30, 2014

#1106, Adventure, The Sea Hound “God of Vengeance” 8/26/48 ABC, Rocky Fortune “Rocket Racket” 3/23/54 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

Jun 27, 2014

#1105, Crime, Suspense “Rave Notice” 6/1/58 CBS, 21st Precinct 7/7/54 CBS / AFRS

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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