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Thursday
Oct302014

October 30, 2014: Watch 'em Free!

 

You'll find nine more ads today, all from January 1996, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, all by Chris Borrelli. There's a Monday, 1/1/96 story, "Former Toledo DJ Hooks Up With Snyder for 'Late Late Radio'," about Steve Mason. Next is a Monday, 1/8/96 story, "Channel 36 to Present Its Initial Newscast After Sunday Football" and also icludes an item about additions to Channel 13's news team. There's also a Monday, 1/15/96 story, "Channel 13 Shifts Personnel to Aid Newscasts" and also includes several other items. WTVG was incorrectly referred to as WGTE-TV in the article. There are two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 1/6/96 ad for The Editors, about the merger of Flower and Toledo Hospitals, and a Monday, 1/15/96 ad for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. There are six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 1/3/96 ad for A Conversation with George Burns on the Disney Channel, followed by a Friday, 1/5/96 ad for High School Basketball on the Community Channel. There are three more 1/5/96 ads, a Sports Section ad for ESPN's short-lived animated series Hoyt 'n Andy's SportsBender, and two side-by-side Peach Section ads, the first ad for Showtime (Watch 'em Free) and the second ad for The Movie Channel on Impulse pay-per-view (Movie Madness Weekend!!). And there's a Friday, 1/12/96 ad for Sci-Fi Buzz with Mike Jerrick, on the Sci-Fi Channel. Today's last ad is an addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Sunday, 1/7/96 half-page ad for Sunday night shows on the History Channel, Automobiles, "Tucker," Modern Marvels, "Tennessee Valley Authority," History Sunday, "Desert Storm: The Ultimate War," and "Rain of Ruin." Also, it's the time of year to check out the 114 images in the Halloween Ads gallery and the 83 ads in the Sci-Fi & Horror Movies gallery. More January 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Oct282014

October 28, 2014: Go Rockets!

 

There are twelve more ads today, all from December 1995, plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 12/18/95 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Latest Sweeps Show Interesting Changes in Local TV," about the first post-affiliate swap ratings. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with another "Poised for your future ad," this one a Friday, 12/15/95 ad (Reading Excellence...At Nathan Hale School...). Next is a Tuesday, 12/19/95 ad for The NBA on TNT (Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets), followed by another 12/19/95 ad, for Welcome Back Kotter (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Robert Hegyes, Gabe Kaplan) on Nick-at-Nite. There's also a Tuesday, 12/26/95 ad for SelectChannels, with a schedule of that day's programming on Flix, Sci-Fi Channel and WGN, followed by a Friday, 12/29/95 ad for Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Comedy Central. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 12/16/95 ad with a schedule of 1996 College Basketball games on TV5. There's also one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Sunday, 12/31/95 ad for the History Channel's Native American Week, featuring History Alive, "The Great Cheyenne Nations." The ad also had other Monday night shows, Our Century, "Automobiles Marathon," Movies in Time, "The Blue & the Gray, and Year By Year, "1962." The rest of today's ads are additions to the Football Bowl Game Ads gallery, for the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl, where the Toledo Rockets beat the Nevada Wolf Pack, 40-37. The first two are from The Blade's Wednesday, 12/13/95 Las Vegas Bowl Section, the first ad, for The University of Toledo (Beyond your expectations...Go Rockets!), the second one, a ToledoVision 5 ad (Congratulations Rockets...Best Wishes in the Vegas Bowl). Next are two Thursday, 12/14/95 ads, a Sports Section ad for ESPN's coverage of the game, and a Peach Section ad (The Video Connection proudly presents the best seats in your house!...ESPN). And there's a Friday, 12/22/95 full-page ad (Thanks Toledo!...Go Rockets! The University of Toledo). January 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Oct262014

October 26, 2014: Expand Your Choices!

 

There are thirteen more ads today, all from December 1995, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade, all by Chris Borrelli, starting with a Monday, 12/4/95 Peach Section item about AFTRA and WTVG. Next is a Sunday, 12/10/95 Arts & Entertainment Section story, "Radio Daze," about the return of the Dawnbusters (Jeff Lamb and Mark Benson) to WIOT-FM. Included is a Diane Hires photo. A larger version can be found here. There's also a Monday, 12/11/95 Peach Section story, "Ch. 48 May Get New Life with New Owner" and also includes an item on changes at WCWA-AM and an item on Court TV coming to Toledo. There are eleven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Friday, 12/2/95 ad for "Interview with the Vampire" on HBO, followed by a Sunday, 12/3/95 full-page TV Week ad for three programs, The VH-1 Fashion and Music Awards, "D2: The Mighty Ducks" on the Disney Channel, and The Van Halen World Balance Tour on Impulse pay-per-view. Next is a Monday, 12/4/95 ad for 13 Days of 007 on TBS, which included the films, "Dr. No," "Live and Let Die" and "License to Kill." There's also a Tuesday, 12/5/95 ad for Vinegar Joe on the History Channel, a Wednesday, 12/6/95 ad for "Where' the Money, Noreen?" on USA (A Martinez, Julianne Phillips), a Thursday, 12/7/95 ad (Expand Your Choices!) and a Friday, 12/8/95 ad (Poised for your future). There's another 12/8/95 ad for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher on Comedy Central, followed by a Sunday, 12/10/95 full-page TV Week ad for Are You Afraid of the Dark? on Nickelodeon, Churchill and the Cabinet War Rooms on the History Channel, and an invitation to "Expand Your Choices!" once again. And there are two more "Poised for your future" half-page ads, a Monday, 12/11/95 ad (On the job training in Toledo...) and a Tuesday, 12/12/95 ad (Distance Learning in Toledo...) There's one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Sunday, 12/10/95 TV Week ad for Churchill and the Cabinet War Rooms on the History Channel. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 12/8/95 ad for Toledo Storm Hockey (vs the Knoxville Cherokees) and the next home game (vs. Johnstown) which was CableSystem Night. Also, don't forget to check out the 114 images in the Halloween Ads gallery. More December 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Oct232014

October 23, 2014: Something to Talk About

 

There are twelve more ads today, all from October 1995. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Tuesday, 11/21/95 ad for Tales of the Serengeti. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 11/21/95 ad for The Making of Toy Story: To Infinity and Beyond, on the Disney Channel. Next is a Wednesday, 11/22/95 ad for The Munsters on Nick-at-Nite, followed by a Monday, 11/27/95 ad for the three-part Idols of the Game (Dabney Coleman) on TBS, and another 11/27/95 ad (How can you enjoy the best programming cable has to offer and receive a $10 savings?). There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with a Saturday, 11/18/95 ad for a Street Sharks contest. Next is a Wednesday, 11/22/95 ad for Gabrielle, "I Drive Drunk" (Gabrielle Cateris), followed by a Wednesday, 11/29/95 ad for The WB's The Parent 'Hood, "Just Say Yes, No or Maybe"(Robert Townsend). There are two additions to the Football Bowl Game Ads gallery, both for the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl where the Toledo Rockets would play the Nevada Wolf Pack. There's a Sunday, 11/19/95 full-page Blade ad (Win a trip for two to the Las Vegas Bowl) and a Sunday 11/26/95 UT ad (Las Vegas Bowl IV, One Game, One Prize). I'll be adding several more ads for the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl next week. And there are two additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 11/19/95 ad for Sesame Street Live, "Let's Play School" at the Toledo Sports Arena, followed by a Monday, 11/20/95 ad for "The Beatles Anthology" at Meijer. Also be sure to check out the 114 images in the Halloween Ads gallery. December 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Oct212014

October 21, 2014: Watch The Action

 

You'll find twelve more ads today, all from Novvember 1995. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 11/17/95 ad for the 1995 Emmy Award winning Zoo Today. There's also one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 11/16/95 ad for the NBC primetime lineup of Friends, "The One with the List," The Single Guy, "Sister," Seinfeld, "The Pool Guy," Caroline in the City, "Caroline and the Balloon," and ER, "The Secret Sharer," followed by M*A*S*H at 11:00 and then NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery too, a Monday, 11/4/95 ad for Fox primetime shows, Partners, "City Hall" (Maria Pitillo, Tate Donovan, Jon Cryer) and Ned and Stacey, "Reality Check" (Thomas Hayden Church, Debra Messing, Olivia Newton-John). And there's also one addition to the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 11/15/95 ad for the documentary film, "Hoop Dreams." There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Monday, 11/13/95 ad for WWF Monday Night Raw on USA. Next is a Wednesday, 11/15/95 ad for TNN's The Life and Times of Conway Twitty, followed by a Friday, 11/17/95 ad (Finally, a coupon worth clipping!). There's also another 11/17/95 ad, for A&E's Investigative Reports, "Naked News: Talk Radio" (G. Gordon Liddy), and a Saturday, 11/18/95 ad for Max Headroom, "The Academy" (Matt Frewer) on Sci-Fi Channel. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Wednesday, 11/15/95 ad for One West Waikiki, "The Dead Don't Die, (Richard Burgi, Cheryl Ladd), a Friday, 11/17/95 ad for L.A.P.D., and a Saturday, 11/18/95 ad for Step By Step, "Read All About It." Also be sure to check out the 114 images in the Halloween Ads gallery. More November 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...