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

May 29, 2014

#1084, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve “In Love” 6/28/42 NBC, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet “Stock Market Advice” 10/28/49 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

May 28, 2014

#1083, Horror, Macabre “The Avenger” 12/18/61 AFRS, The Hermit’s Cave “The Black Band” 1944 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

May 27, 2014

#1082, Comedy, Blue Ribbon Town “Guest: Jack Benny” 2/26/44 CBS, Fibber McGee and Molly “Going Bald” 3/21/39 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

May 26, 2014

#1081, Mystery, That Strong Guy “Temple of Horror” early 1950’s Syndicated, Candy Matson “Candy’s Last Case” 5/21/51 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

May 23, 2014

#1080, True History, Photoplay 11th Annual Gold Medal Awards 2/10/55 ABC, Paramount Movie Parade “Duck Soup” 1933 Syndicated, MGM Hollywood Radio Reporter “Air Trailer – Lady Be Good” 6/7/41 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

May 22, 2014

#1079, Drama, Screen Directors’ Playhouse “All My Sons” 12/2/49 NBC, The Marriage “Emily’s Sorority” 11/29/53 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

May 21, 2014

#1078, Science Fiction, Escape “Green Splotches” 3/31/50 CBS, X Miuns One “Inside Story” 6/20/57 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

May 20, 2014

#1077, Western, Dr. Six-Gun 11/28/54 NBC, Gunsmoke “The Badge” 4/26/59 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

May 19, 2014

#1076, Adventure, Escape “Journey Into Fear” 11/19/50 CBS, Suspense “The Digger” 10/9/56 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

May 16, 2014

#1075, Crime, The Mysterious Traveler “Out of the Past” 4/19/49 MBS, Adventures of Sam Spade “The Dry Martini Caper” 8/1/48 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

May 15, 2014

#1074, Sitcom, Life With Luigi “April Fool’s Day” 4/1/52 CBS, My Favorite Husband “April Fool’s Day” 4/1/49 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

May 14, 2014

#1073, Horror, The Clock “Retribution” 4/3/56 Syndicated, Inner Sanctum “The Chinese Tile” 8/10/52 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

May 13, 2014

#1072, Comedy, Here’s Morgan 5/7/42 MBS, Alan Young Show “Guest: Ed Gardner” 11/15/46 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

May 12, 2014

#1071, Mystery, Boston Blackie “Unused Shoes” 5/2/45 MBS, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “Lester James Matter” 3/31/53 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

May 9, 2014

#1070, True History, Cavalcade of America “The Story of Enoch Crosby” 2/27/40 NBC Blue, Memoirs of the Movies “The Day the Screen Screamed” 1959 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

May 8, 2014

#1069, Drama, Quiet, Please “Presto-Change-O, I’m Sure” 8/16/48 MBS, Encore Theater “Now, Voyager” 7/16/46 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

May 7, 2014

#1068, Science Fiction, Hall of Fantasy “The Crawling Thing” 5/18/53 CBS, Dimension X “Hello, Tomorrow” 9/15/50 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

May 6, 2014

#1067, Western, Frontier Gentleman “The Well” 6/15/58 CBS, Tales of the Texas Rangers “Fugitive’s Trail” 10/21/51 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

May 5, 2014

#1065, Crime, Line-Up 6/21/51 CBS, The Saint “Gangster District Attorney” 10/15/47 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

May 2, 2014

#1064, Sitcom, A Date With Judy “The Race Track” 9/24/46 NBC, Meet Corliss Archer “Life Insurance” mid 1950’s 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

May 1, 2014

#1063, Horror, Suspense “Blackbeard’s Ace” 4/29/62 CBS, Escape “How Love Came to Professor Guildea” 2/22/48 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

Apr 30, 2014

#1062, Comedy, Joan Davis Time “Guest: Xavier Cugat” 3/27/48 CBS / AFRS, Judy Canova 3/14/44 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

Apr 29, 2014

#1061, Mystery, Fat Man “Murder Plays Hide and Seek” 1/2/48 ABC, Sherlock Holmes “A Case of Identity” 1/23/55 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

Apr 28, 2014

#1060, True History, Cavalcade of America “Romance at Fort Crawford” 3/4/52 NBC, Mr. President 10/2/47 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

Apr 25, 2014

#1059, Drama, Columbia Workshop “Play Ball” 4/19/42 CBS / AFRS, Grand Central Station “Too Young to Understand” 9/18/49 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

Apr 24, 2014

#1058, Science Fiction, Exploring Tomorrow “The Mountain of Diamond” 6/4/58 MBS, Dimension X “The Roads Must Roll” 9/1/50 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

Apr 23, 2014

#1052, Comedy, Eddie Cantor Show “Guests: The Andrews Sisters” 1/10/45 NBC, Abbott and Costello 1/25/45 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

Apr 22, 2014

#1051, Mystery, Ford Theater “Ellery Queen’s Adventure of the Bad Boy” 1/4/48 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

Apr 21, 2014

#1050, True History, Heroes of the Merchant Marine “Story of Gus Warren Darnell” 1945 Syndicated, We the People “Red Cross Volunteer” 6/24/45 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

Apr 18, 2014

#1049, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “Les Miserables” 12/22/52 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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