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

Mar 6, 2014

#1018, Science Fiction, Dimension X “The Professor Was A Thief” 11/5/50 NBC, Mysterious Traveler “Operation Tomorrow” 4/11/50 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

Mar 5, 2014

#1017, Western, Mystery House “Death in the Saddle” 10/21/45 MBS, Dr. Six-Gun “Colonel Crown is a Mad Man” 9/30/54 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

Mar 4, 2014

#1016, Adventure, Rocky Fortune “Oyster Shucker at the Fifty Fathoms” 10/6/53 NBC / AFRS, Adventures of Frank Race “Adventure of Diver’s Loot” 10/18/49 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

Mar 3, 2014

#1015, Crime, Molle Mystery Theater “Close Shave” 5/14/48 NBC, The Whistler “Charming Hostess” 5/25/52 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

Feb 28, 2014

#1014, Sitcom, Life of Riley “Riley Revolts From Work” 6/28/47 NBC, Halls of Ivy “The Lost Dog” 4/14/50 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

Feb 27, 2014

#1013, Horror, Weird Circle “The Middle Toe of the Right Foot” 5/21/44 Syndicated, The Chase “My Love is a Ghost” 11/16/52 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

Feb 26, 2014

#1012, Comedy, Screen Guild Theater “Bachelor Mother” 11/23/42 CBS, Edgar Bergen Show “Guest: Lana Turner” 11/16/47 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

Feb 25, 2014

#1011, Mystery, First Nighter “The Tin Box” 5/6/48 CBS, It’s a Crime, Mr. Collins “The Case of the Forest Green Ticket” 1956 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

Feb 24, 2014

#1010, True History, Biography in Sound “The Atom: Menace and Promise” 8/9/55 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

Feb 21, 2014

#1009, Drama, Suspense “The Shot” 12/2/54 CBS, Plays For Americans “Adolf and Mrs. Runyon” 6/21/42 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

Feb 20, 2014

#1008, Science Fiction, Two Thousand Plus “The Insect” 5/19/50 MBS, X Minus One “Target One” 12/26/57 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

Feb 19, 2014

#1007, Western, Six Shooter “City Boy at the Ranch” 2/7/54 NBC, Gunsmoke “Brothers” 4/30/56 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

Feb 18, 2014

#1006, Adventure, Horatio Hornblower “Reception With the Czar” 2/13/53 Syndicated, Escape “Port Royal” 3/10/50 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

Feb 17, 2014

#1005, Crime, Crime Classics “Russian Tragedy” 4/7/54 CBS, Dragnet “The Big Bird” 2/1/55 NBC / 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

Feb 14, 2014

#1004, Sitcom, Father Knows Best “Directness” 2/26/53 NBC, Mel Blanc Show “Efficiency Expert” 9/10/46 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

Feb 13, 2014

#1003, Horror, Inner Sanctum “The Vengeful Corpse” 9/12/49 CBS, Murder at Midnight “Till Death Do Us Part” 1946 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

Feb 12, 2014

#1002, Comedy, Bob Hope Show “Guest: Fred Allen” 3/14/50 NBC, Jimmy Durante “Guest: Lucille Ball” 10/29/47 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

Feb 11, 2014

#1001, Mystery, Campbell Playhouse “There’s Always a Woman” 12/17/39 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

Feb 10, 2014

#1000, True History, Death Valley Days “Mount Whitney / Death Valley Highway Dedication” 10/28/37 Syndicated, Cavalcade of America “Wire to the West” 8/30/49 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

Feb 7, 2014

#999, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “Knute Rockne – All American” 12/2/40 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

Feb 6, 2014

#998, Science Fiction, Suspense “Heavens to Betsy” 10/11/55 CBS, Think “The Word” 1953 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

Feb 5, 2014

#997, Western, Frontier Town “Varmint Valley” 1949 Syndicated, Have Gun, Will Travel “No Visitors” 12/28/58 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

Feb 4, 2014

#996, Adventure, NBC University Theater “The Ministry of Fear” 1/23/49 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

Feb 3, 2014

#995, Crime, Philip Morris Playhouse “Four Hours to Kill” 5/13/49 CBS, Adventures of the Thin Man “The Case of the Suspicious Hangover” 10/6/44 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

Jan 31, 2014

#994, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve “Magazine Salesman” 2/5/47 NBC, Blondie “Blondie’s Beautiful Dreamer” 6/19/44 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

Jan 30, 2014

#993, Horror, The Sealed Book “The King of the World” 3/25/45 MBS, Lights Out “State Executioner” 8/17/43 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

Jan 29, 2014

#992, Comedy, Lux Radio Theater “You Can’t Take it With You” 10/2/39 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

Jan 28, 2014

#991, Mystery, Suspense “Daisy Chain” 6/26/60 CBS, The Whistler “Legacy of Death” 2/14/42 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

Jan 27, 2014

#990, True History, Night Watch 2/3/55 CBS, Adventures in Research “No Sale” 11/23/54 Syndicated, Strange as It Seems 3/22/35 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

Jan 24, 2014

#989, Drama, Stars Over Hollywood “Love Can Happen to Anybody” 4/26/52 CBS, The Marriage “Liz Takes Up Painting” 12/6/53 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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