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Thursday
Jul312014

July 31, 2014: Sometimes You'd Rather Not Choose

 

There are nine more ads today, all from October 1994, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. There's a Sunday, 10/2/94 sports section story about sports talk radio titled “Radio Daze,” in two images, The first image includes a Chris Walker photo of WDFN's Ike Griffin and the second image includes a Lee Merkle photo of WSPD's John Wagner. There's also a Tuesday, 10/4/94 front page story by Tahree Lane, “Sale to switch WTVG to ABC.” I only digitized about half of this story. There are six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Sunday, 10/2/94 ad for ESPN's NFL GameDay, followed by another 10/2/94 ad (With so many choices, sometimes you'd better not choose). Next are two for Sci-Fi Channel's “Legends of Horror Month,” a Monday, 10/3/94 ad for “Son of Dracula” and a Wednesday, 10/5/94 ad for “Man Made Monster.” There's also a Tuesday, 10/4/94 ad for Saturday Night Live (Eddie Murphy) and a Saturday, 10/8/94 ad for BET's Storyporch. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, the first two being “Today's Highlights on TV 5 ads. There's a Saturday, 10/1/94 ad for Fishing Texas, Americana Outdoors, Outdoor Magazine, Boogies' Diner “Rock Star,” Sweet Valley High “And Jessica Created Man,” Beverly Hills 90210 “The Green Room,” American Gladiators, The World of National Geographic “Among the Wild Chimpanzees” and HBO Comedy Hour. Next is a Sunday, 10/2/94 ad for Fishing the West “Black Canyon of the Gunison,” Motorweek, Haven, Nick News, “The Lion in Winter” on Matinee Movie, Heaven Help Us “Steppin' Out,” Robin's Hoods “Girl Meets Boy” and Extraordinary. Today's last ad is a Wednesday, 10/5/94 ad for Sirens “Crossing the Line” (Adrienne-Joi Lansing, Jayne Heitmeyer, Liza Snyder). More October 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul292014

July 29, 2014: 5 Times a Week...

 

There are nine more ads today, all from September 1994 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from the pages of The Blade. There's a Sunday, 9/25/94 front page story, “New TV Week Book Has Complete Data.” Next is the Sunday 9/25/94 TV Week cover, the first one in the new format, with David Caruso and Candice Bergen, followed by the Sunday, 9/25/94 prime-time listings page (in color). There are two additions to the CBS gallery, both of them Sunday, 9/25/94 Parade Magazine half-page ads. The first ad was for Sunday night shows 60 Minutes (Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft), Muder, She Wrote, “A Nest of Vipers” (Angela Lansbury) and CBS World Premiere Movie, “Cries from the Heart” (Patty Duke, Melissa Gilbert). The second ad was for Monday night shows, The Nanny, “Everybody Needs a Bubby” (Fran Drescher), Dave's World, “A Room with a View” (Harry Anderson, DeLane Matthews), Murphy Brown, “Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio” (Candice Bergen) and Love & War, “A Lonely Nation Turns Its Eyes To You” (Annie Potts, Jay Thomas). There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Tuesday, 9/20/94 ad for Dollars and Sense (Chuck Roberts) on Headline News, a Friday, 9/23/94 ad for The Bob Newhart Show (Bill Daily, Marcia Wallace, Peter Bonerz, Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette) on Nick-at-Nite, and a Monday, 9/26/94 ad for “The Three Faces of Eve” (Joanne Woodward) on AMC. There are also three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Saturday, 9/24/94 ad with that day's highlights, Creepy Crawlers, Scooby Doo Mysteries, “The Quagmire Quake Caper,” Sweet Valley High, “Skin and Bones,” Super Dave, Beachclash, MAC Football with BGSU playing Eastern Michigan, The World of National Geographic, “Lions of the African Night,” The Big Show, “Chips the War Dog” and HBO Comedy Hour. Next is a Monday, 9/26/94 ad for Northern Exposure (John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, Rob Morrow, Cythia Geary, Elaine Miles, John Cullum, Darren E. Burrows), followed by a Tuesday, 9/27/94 ad for the third season premiere of Highlander, “The Samurai.” Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 9/30/94 ad for the new Toledo Barnes & Noble store (Browse the night away...). October 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jul272014

July 27, 2014: See TV in a Whole New Way

 

You'll find fifteen more ads today, all from September 1994. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Wednesday, 9/14/94 ad for Zoo Today, a Saturday morning show which gave viewers “an inside look at The Toledo Zoo,” sponsored by Kroger, General Mills, and The Toledo Hospital. There's also one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Tuesday, 9/13/94 ad for The Gordon Elliott Show. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 9/6/94 ad for The Schoolday Forecast, on the Weather Channel, followed by a Thursday, 9/8/94 ad for The MTV Video Music Awards. Next is a Friday, 9/9/94 ad for A&E's Biography, “Hillary Rodham Clinton: Changing the Rules,” followed by a Saturday, 9/10/94 ad for Lifetime's In the Name of Love (Rachel Ward). There are two for the Family Channel, a Monday, 9/12/94 ad for The Waltons (Ralph Waite, Richard Thomas, Michael Learned) and a Saturday, 9/17/94 ad for “The Karate Kid III” (Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio). And there's a Monday, 9/19/94 ad for Silk Stalkings (Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture) on USA. There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Monday, 9/12/94 ad for the TV5 premiere of The New Price is Right, followed by a Wednesday, 9/14/94 ad with that day's highlights which included Conan the Adventurer, Exosquad, The Suzanne Somers Show, Magnum, PI, Top Cops, Murphy Brown, “Crossroads” on The Big Show, and the late-night talk show, Last Call. Next is a Monday, 9/19/94 ad for High Tide, “Let Us Prey,” followed by another 9/19/94 ad, for Biker Mice from Mars. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, both for the updated version of The Blade's “TV Week,” a Wednesday, 9/7/94 ad and a Thursday, 9/15/94 ad (Beginning September 25, See TV in a Whole New Way. TV Week has a whole new look...) This version was printed on newsprint but bound like a magazine, and was probably the best edition of “TV Week,” but I think it only lasted about a year before they returned to the more traditional version. I don't think The Blade's “TV Tab” or “TV Week” were ever that good. Local TV stations rarely advertised shows there (with the exception of Buckeye Cable). I always preferred TV Guide instead. More September 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jul242014

July 24, 1994: Cheap Labor Day Weekend Telethon Marathon

 

There are eleven more ads today, all from September 1994. There's one addition to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, a Monday, 9/5/94 ad for The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Weekend Telethon (Watch Stars Across America!) on channel 13, followed by an addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Sunday, 9/4/94 ad for a Fox NFL Sunday Doubleheader with the Lions hosting the Falcons and the Cowboys playing the Steelers (Jeff George, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Greg Lloyd). The TV Guide ad had a different 1:00 game (Vikings at Packers). My guess is the blackout was lifted and the Lions game could be shown so a different ad ran in The Blade. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Thursday, 9/1/94 ad for Prime Time Justice on Court TV. Next is a Friday, 9/2/94 ad for Comedy Central's Cheap Labor Day Weekend, followed by a Saturday, 9/3/94 ad for ESPN/ABC college football games on Impulse pay-per-view. There's also a Monday, 9/5/94 ad for a Labor Day Evening Shade marathon on the Family Channel, followed by a Tuesday, 9/6/94 full-page ad for a “Fall Installation Special” (The Choice is Yours). There are two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Sunday, 9/4/94 full-page color ad with TV5's new fall schedule (scanned from an actual paper “TV Week”). There's also a Monday, 9/5/94 ad with that day's highlights. The schedule included Murphy Brown, Cannon, Magnum, PI, Rescue 911, Mighty Max, Hard Copy, Samurai Syber Squad, Hogan's Heroes, and two movies, “Angel of Death” on The Morning Movie, and “Chips, the War Dog” on The Big Show. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 9/2/94 ad for that evening's Riverdome Party at the Toledo Sports Arena, and another 9/2/94 ad for the Fulton County Fair, featuring an appearance by Willie Nelson. More September 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul222014

July 22, 2014: Let TV5 Turn You On To Football!

 

There are eight more ads today, all from August 1994, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from the pages of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 8/25/94 Peach Section story by Margaret Farnham (edited), “Wagy Quits Ch. 13 Over Salary Cuts,” followed by a Friday, 8/26/94 Peach Section story, “Ch. 11 Picks WJR Alum to Fill Shoes of Umpenhour,” about Robert Shiels, who, twenty years later, is still WTOL's chief meterologist. There's also a Tuesday, 8/30/94 Section 2 front page story, “Mayor's Radio Day Plugs Boating in Toledo,” about Carty Finkbeiner's vis it to J.P. McCarthy's WJR show. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Wednesday, 8/17/94 ad for coverage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's latest mission, and a Friday, 8/19/94 ad for the HBO special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert. There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Saturday, 8/13/94 ad for two upcoming Sunday night shows, Heaven Help Us and Robin's Hoods. Next is a Sunday, 8/21/94 ad for Madeline's Vacation, followed by two Saturday, 8/27/94 ads, a Sports Section ad for MAC football games, and a Peach Section ad for Robin's Hoods. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 8/14/94 ad for Brondes Ford (No Gout, Clout or Whatever...) and a Tuesday, 8/23/94 ad for the 29th Annual German American Festival, sponsored by Food Town and Dinner Bell. September 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...