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 playhouse@wrvo.org.

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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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10:00am

Tue October 1, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#905, Mystery, New Adventures of Michael Shayne “The Case of the Popular Corpse” 1948 Syndicated, The Saint “The Old Man’s Car” 8/14/49 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 September 30, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#904, Comedy, Lux Radio Theater “The Green Years” 1/13/47 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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10:00am

Fri September 27, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#903, Science Fiction, Suspense “The Invisible Ape” 6/8/58 CBS, Dimension X “Knock” 5/6/50 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 September 26, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#902, Variety, Birdseye Open House 10/4/45 NBC, Bing Crosby Show “Guest: Jimmy Stewart” 10/23/52 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

Wed September 25, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#901, Drama, Campbell Playhouse “The Things We Have” 5/26/39 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

Tue September 24, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#900, Sitcom, Our Miss Brooks “Mr. Conklin’s Plaque” early 1950’s CBS, The Aldrich Family “Grab-Bag Sale” 11/18/48 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

Mon September 23, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#899, Crime, I Was a Communist For the FBI “Jump to the Whip” 8/31/52 Syndicated, Gangbusters “Appointment With Death” 12/18/48 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 September 20, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#898, Western, NBC University Theater “The Big Sky” 8/13/49 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 September 19, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#897, Horror, Macabre “Final Resting Place” 11/13/61 AFRS, Hermit’s Cave “Vampire Desire” 1944 Syndicated

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 September 18, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#896, True History, Hello, Sucker “Portrait of a Sucker” 2/9/52 Syndicated, The Tenth Man “On Wings of Clay” 12/5/47 Syndicated, The Passing Parade “Franz Anton Mesmer” 1949 Syndicated

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 September 17, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#895, Mystery, Dragnet “The Big Bounce” 1/25/55 NBC/AFRS, Adventures of Philip Marlowe “The Covered Bridge” 1/14/50 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

Mon September 16, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#894, Comedy, Abbott and Costello 12/10/46 NBC, Screen Directors’ Playhouse “It’s in the Bag” 2/17/50 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

Fri September 13, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#893, Science Fiction, NBC Short Story “The Rocket” 1/4/52 NBC, X Minus One “The Discovery of Morniel Mathaway” 4/17/57 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 September 12, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#892, Variety, Town Hall Tonight 3/10/37 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 September 11, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#891, Drama, Radio City Playhouse “The First and the Last” 11/15/48 NBC, Hollywood Theater of Stars “The Good Old Days” 1952 Syndicated

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 September 10, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#890, Sitcom, Mel Blanc Show “Premiere” 9/3/46 CBS, A Day in the Life of Dennis Day 3/19/47 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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10:00am

Mon September 9, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#889, Crime, The Big Story “The Bobby-Sox Kid from Bayonne” 10/16/46 NBC, Gulf Screen Guild Theater “Blind Alley” 2/25/40 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 September 6, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#888, Western, Six Shooter “Billy Riddle” 11/29/53 NBC, Have Gun, Will Travel “Talika” 10/2/60 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 September 6, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#888, Western, Six Shooter “Billy Riddle” 11/29/53 NBC, Have Gun, Will Travel “Talika” 10/2/60 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 September 5, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#887, Horror, Lights Out “Oxychloride X” 2/16/43 CBS, Haunting Hour “The Case of the Lonesome Corpse” 1945 NBC Syndicated

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 September 4, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#886, True History, Hallmark Playhouse “John Hancock” 12/13/51 CBS, March of Time 3/29/35 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 September 3, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#885, Mystery, Theater Guild on the Air “The Third Man” 1/7/51 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

Mon September 2, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#884, Comedy, Jack Benny Show “Guest: Jane Wyman” 3/30/47 NBC, Screen Directors’ Playhouse “Magic Town” 1/6/50  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

Fri August 30, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#883, Science Fiction, Exploring Tomorrow “Country Boy” 12/18/58 MBS, Dimension X “The Embassy” 6/3/50 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 August 29, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#882, Variety, Mail Call #111 9/27/44 AFRS, Command Performance #130 9/30/44 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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10:00am

Wed August 28, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#881, Drama, Hollywood Sound Stage “The Informer” 2/7/52 CBS / AFRS, The Marriage “Ben’s Father Visits” 2/7/54 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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