Tuned to Yesterday

10 p.m. to midnight

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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 playhouse@wrvo.org.

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10:00am

Tue November 12, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#935, Mystery, Mr. and Mrs. North “The Crooked Ring” 8/25/53 CBS / AFRS, Adventures of Leonidas Witherall “Dandy’s Dream Domicile” 9/7/43 MBS

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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10:00am

Mon November 11, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#934, Comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly “McGee’s Sandwich Shop” 3/7/49 NBC, Charlie McCarthy Show 5/2/43 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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10:00am

Fri November 8, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#933, Science Fiction, X Minus One “Surface Tension” 8/28/56 NBC, Exploring Tomorrow “First Contact” 1/15/58 MBS

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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10:00am

Thu November 7, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#932, Variety, Bing Crosby Show “Guest: Louis Armstrong” 4/11/51 ABC, Columbia Presents Corwin “Unity Fair” 7/12/45 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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10:00am

Wed November 6, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#931, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “Destroyer” 4/3/44 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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10:00am

Tue November 5, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#930, Sitcom, Smiths of Hollywood “12th Wedding Anniversary” 2/28/47 Syndicated, Burns and Allen 1/15/45 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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10:00am

Mon November 4, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#929, Crime, Screen Directors’ Playhouse “Pitfall” 10/17/49 NBC, Gangbusters “The Case of the Rumbold Vault Robbery” 1/5/46 ABC

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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10:00am

Fri November 1, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#928, Western, Gunsmoke “Saddle-Sore Sal” 3/24/57 CBS, Have Gun, Will Travel “The Killer’s Widow” 2/8/59 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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10:00am

Thu October 31, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#927, Horror, Murder at Midnight “Murder is a Lonely Business” 7/19/46 Syndicated, Suspense “The Thirteenth Sound” 4/26/51 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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10:00am

Wed October 30, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#926, True History, Biographies in Sound “Magnificent Rogue: The Adventures of W.C. Fields” 2/28/56 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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10:00am

Tue October 29, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#925, Mystery, Campbell Playhouse “Murder of Roger Ackroyd” 11/12/39 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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10:00am

Mon October 28, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#924, Comedy, Jack Paar Show “Spoof on Fan Magazine Interviews” 6/22/47 NBC, Henry Morgan Show 12/3/47 ABC

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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10:00am

Fri October 25, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#923, Science Fiction, Exploring Tomorrow “The Happiness Effect” 12/18/57 MBS, X Minus One “Sea Legs” 5/1/56 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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10:00am

Thu October 24, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#922, Variety, Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour with Rudy Vallee “Guest: Helen Keller” 2/27/36 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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10:00am

Wed October 23, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#921, Drama, Your Movietown Radio Theater “The Liar” 1948 Syndicated, Hallmark Playhouse “The Failure” 1/27/49 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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10:00am

Tue October 22, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#920, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve “First Cold Snap” 10/11/42 NBC, Meet Millie “New Landlord” 1951 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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10:00am

Mon October 21, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#919, Crime, Counterspy “Case of the Vicious Visitor” 9/29/49 ABC, Suspense “Murder Off Key” 11/15/45 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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10:00am

Fri October 18, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#918, Western, Six Shooter (Audition) 7/15/53, Gunsmoke (Audition) “Mark Dillon Goes to Gouge Eye” 7/13/49 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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10:00am

Thu October 17, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#917, Horror, Inner Sanctum “Desert Death” 1/9/45 CBS, Suspense “The Thing in the Window” 1/27/49 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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10:00am

Wed October 16, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#916, True History, Cavalcade of America “The Gals They Left Behind” 8/14/44 NBC Red, Mr. President 9/11/47 ABC

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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10:00am

Tue October 15, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#915, Mystery, Lux Radio Theater “Top O’ the Morning” 3/17/52 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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10:00am

Mon October 14, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#914, Comedy, Ford Theater “The Horn Blows at Midnight” 3/4/49 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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10:00am

Fri October 11, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#913, Science Fiction, X Minus One “Man’s Best Friend” 4/24/57 NBC, Dimension X “Competition” 11/19/50 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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10:00am

Thu October 10, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#912, Variety, Sealtest Variety Theater “Guests: Brian Donlevy, Kay Kyser” 2/24/49 NBC, Radio Almanac 5/24/44 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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10:00am

Wed October 9, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#911, Drama, Philip Morris Playhouse “Leona’s Room” 2/25/49 CBS, Encore Theater “Nurse Edith Cavell” 8/20/46 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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10:00am

Tue October 8, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#910, Sitcom, Life With Luigi “Charity Bazaar” 1951 NBC / AFRS, The Bickersons 7/10/51 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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10:00am

Mon October 7, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#909, Crime, Crime Classics “Widow Magee and the Three Gypsies: A Vermont Fandango” 4/28/54 CBS, The Whisperer “Lieutenant in Danger” 7/29/51 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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10:00am

Fri October 4, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#908, Western, Cisco Kid “Lincoln County Raid” later 1940’s Syndicated, Fort Laramie “Nature Boy” 7/29/56 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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10:00am

Thu October 3, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#907, Horror, Weird Circle “Heart of Ethan Brand” 1944 Syndicated, Escape “Blood Bath” 6/30/50 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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10:00am

Wed October 2, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#906, True History, These Are Our Men “Franklin D. Roosevelt” 12/2/44 Syndicated, Pearl Harbor Coverage (Montage) 12/7/41

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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