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

Fri June 28, 2013
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

#838, Variety, Philco Radio Time “Guest: Dick Powell” 3/31/48 CBS, Continental Celebrity Club “Guest: Peter Lawford” 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.

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10:00am

Thu June 27, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#837, Horror, Lights Out “The Spider” 5/18/43 CBS, Inner Sanctum “Death is a Joker” 6/10/44 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

Wed June 26, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#836, Broadway, Hallmark Hall of Fame “Victoria Regina” 5/23/54 CBS, Gulf Screen Guild Theater “Destry rides Again” 2/2/41 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 June 25, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#835, True History, You Are There “Peary’s Dash to the North Pole” 4/10/49 CBS, Cavalcade of America “Thirst Without End” 4/29/46 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 June 24, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#834, Science Fiction, X Minus One “The Trap” 2/13/57 NBC, Suspense “The Man Who Went Back to Save Lincoln” 2/11/62 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 June 21, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#833, Mystery, Dragnet “The Big Listen” 1/5/54 NBC, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes “The Amateur Mendicant Society” 4/2/45 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 June 20, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#832, Comedy, Jack Benny Show “At the Baseball Game” 5/4/52 CBS, Gulf Screen Guild Theater “Altar Bound” 2/23/41 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 June 19, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#831, Adventure, NBC University Theater “Lost Horizon” 9/10/50 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

Tue June 18, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#830, Drama, Hallmark Playhouse “April the 25th as Usual” 2/16/50 CBS, Screen Guild Theater “The Barbary Coast” 6/24/46 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

Mon June 17, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#829, Sitcom, Phil Harris / Alice Faye Show 11/20/49 NBC, Halls of Ivy 4/7/50 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 June 14, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#828, Crime, The Whistler “Delivery Guaranteed” 8/19/46 CBS, Suspense “Circumstantial Terror” 3/8/54 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 June 13, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#827, Western, Fort Laramie “Good Bye Willa” 8/19/56 CBS, Gunsmoke “Nina” 1/23/54 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 June 13, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#827, Western, Fort Laramie “Good Bye Willa” 8/19/56 CBS, Gunsmoke “Nina” 1/23/54 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 June 12, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#826, Variety, Paul Whiteman Presents “Guests: Johnny Mercer, Red Skelton” 6/20/43 NBC, Radio Hall of Fame 2/24/46 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

Tue June 11, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#825, Horror, Weird Circle “Bride of Death” 1945 Syndicated, The Sealed Book “Death Spins a Web” 4/1/45 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 June 10, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#824, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air “John Ferguson” 9/23/45 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 June 7, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#823, True History, Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood 4/1/51 NBC, Howard K. Smith and the News 4/1/51 CBS, Comic Weekly Man (Excerpt) 4/1/51 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

Thu June 6, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#822, Science Fiction, Two Thousand Plus “A Veteran Comes Home” 7/5/50 MBS, X Minus One “Seventh Victim” 3/6/57 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

Wed June 5, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#821, Mystery, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Edward French Matter” 4/7/51 CBS, The Adventures of the Thin Man “Case of the Haunted Hams” 7/13/48 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

Tue June 4, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#820, Comedy, People Are Funny “The Con Man” 1/5/54 CBS, Bob Hope Show “Guest: Gracie Allen” 3/25/52 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 June 3, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#819, Adventure, Dangerous Assignment “Black Market in Jewels” 2/25/53 NBC, Escape “Robert of Huntington” 10/26/52 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

Fri May 31, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#818, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “This Above All” 9/14/42 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 May 31, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#818, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “This Above All” 9/14/42 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 May 30, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#817, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve “Pal to Leroy” 11/1/42 NBC, Burns and Allen 5/8/47 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

Wed May 29, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#816, Crime, The FBI in Peace and War “Specialty Act” 2/25/55 CBS, This is Your FBI “The Corrupt City” 2/15/46 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

Tue May 28, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#815, Western, Hopalong Cassidy “Wet Beef and Dry Bones” 2/22/50 Syndicated, Tales of the Texas Rangers “Play For Keeps” 10/14/51 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 May 27, 2013
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

#814, Variety, Radio City Matinee 1/16/35 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

Fri May 24, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#813, Horror, Hermit’s Cave “The Nameless” 1944 Syndicated, Cabin B-13 “The Bride Vanishes” 12/12/48 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 May 23, 2013
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

#812, Broadway, Theater Guild on the Air “Knickerbocker Holiday” 12/30/45 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

Wed May 22, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#811, True History, Adventures in Research “The Lost Chemical” 2/25/47 Syndicated, Mr. President “James Monroe” 7/31/47 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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