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 August 27, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#880, Sitcom, Lum and Abner “Buying a House” 4/10/48 CBS / AFRS, Duffy’s Tavern 4/25/44 NBC Blue / 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

Mon August 26, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#879, Crime, Suspense “Report on the Jolly Death Riders” 8/27/51 CBS, The Whistler “The Gentle Way” 6/23/47 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 August 23, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#878, Western, Death Valley Days “Shoo-Fly” 6/16/39 NBC, Frontier Gentleman “Gentle Virtue” 3/30/58 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 August 22, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#877, Horror, Hermit’s Cave “House of Purple Shadows” 1944 Syndicated, Creeps By Night “The Walking Dead” 5/16/44 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 August 21, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#876, True History, The Doctor Fights 6/6/44 CBS, The Passing Parade “The Story of Typhoid Mary” Part 1 1949-50 Syndicated, The Passing Parade “The Story of Typhoid Mary” Part 2 1949-50 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 August 20, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#875, Mystery, Let George Do It “Tunnel Trouble” 5/3/48 MBS, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar “The Bello-Horizonte Matter” 7/6/50 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 August 19, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#874, Comedy, The New Edgar Bergen Hour 3/4/56 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

Fri August 16, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#873, Science Fiction, Escape “The Man From Tomorrow” 8/23/53 CBS, X Minus One “The Category Inventor” 6/27/57 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 August 15, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#872, Variety, Thirty Minutes in Hollywood 3/13/38 Mutual, Texaco Star Theater “Guest: Peter Lorre” 6/4/44 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 August 14, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#871, Drama, CBS Radio Workshop “Air Raid” 3/10/.57 CBS, Stars Over Hollywood “The Incredible Truth” 3/20/54 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

Tue August 13, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#870, Sitcom, My Favorite Husband "Piano Lessons" 1/14/49 CBS / AFRS, The Great Gildersleeve "Billy Goat" 4/12/50 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

Mon August 12, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday

#869, Crime, Suspense "After the Movies" 12/7/50 CBS, The Clock "Nicky" 3/4/48 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 August 9, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#868, Western, Tales of the Texas Rangers “Cold Blood” 2/17/52 NBC, Gunsmoke “Widow’s Mite” 4/8/56 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 August 8, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#867, Horror, Weird Circle “The Ghost’s Touch” 1945 Syndicated, Murder at Midnight “The Man With the Black Beard” 11/8/46 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 August 7, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#866, True History, I Am An American 6/12/39 NBC, That Was the Year “1907” 1935 Syndicated, Behind the Mike (excerpt) 10/20/40 NBC Blue

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 August 6, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#865, Mystery, Nick Carter, Master Detective “Death Witnesses” 2/26/44 MBS, Box 13 “One of These Four” 11/29/48 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

Mon August 5, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#864, Comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly “New Fire Alarm” 4/13/48 NBC, Judy Canova Show 3/21/44 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

Fri August 2, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#863, Science Fiction, Escape “Zero Hour” 10/4/63 CBS, Quiet, Please “If I Should Die Before I Wake” 2/27/49 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

Thu August 1, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#862, Variety, Paul Whiteman Presents #11 “Guest: Jimmy Durante” 8/15/43 NBC, Command Performance #10 4/23/42 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 July 31, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#861, Drama, Escape “The Game” 8/30/53 CBS, Radio City Playhouse “The Dark Hour” 9/25/48 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 July 30, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#860, Sitcom, Burns and Allen “Gracie’s Filling Station” 5/29/47 NBC, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet “Impressing Girls” later 11/21/48 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

Mon July 29, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#859, Crime, Official Detective “Spinster Murdered” 11/8/56 NBC, Mr. District Attorney “The Case of Spring Fever” 5/19/58 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 July 26, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#858, Western, Hopalong Cassidy “Hoppy and the School Marm” 2/1/49 Syndicated, Have Gun, Will Travel “Sam Crow” 10/9/60 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 July 25, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#857, Horror, Weird Circle “The House and the Brain” 1943 NBC, Lights Out “The Organ” 6/8/43 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

Wed July 24, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#856, True History, Destination Freedom “Segregation, Inc.” 8/28/49 Syndicated, Cavalcade of America “The Man With a Cargo of Water” 9/21/50 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 July 23, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#855, Mystery, Adventures of Sam Spade “The Apple of Eve Caper” 6/19/49 CBS, Mystery House “Death House Blues” 10/7/45 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 July 22, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#854, Comedy, Fred Allen Show “Guest: Orson Welles” 3/3/46 NBC, Judy Canova Show 9/7/43 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 July 19, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#853, Science Fiction, X Minus One “At the Post” 3/27/57 NBC, Two Thousand Plus “Worlds Apart” 11/15/50 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 July 18, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#852, Variety, Hollywood Canteen “First Anniversary Show” 10/31/43 MBS, Sealtest Variety Theater “Guest: Charles Laughton” 6/2/49 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

Wed July 17, 2013
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Tuned to Yesterday


#851, Drama, Lux Radio Theater “Tomorrow is Forever” 5/6/46 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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