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Monday
Nov242014

November 25, 2014: Stooge TV

 

Today you'll find eleven more ads, all from May 1996 beginning with two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, a Tuesday, 5/21/96 ad for Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and a Wednesday, 5/21/96 ad for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. There are six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 5/22/96 ad for "Stephen King's Needful Things." Next is a Sunday, 5/26/96 ad for WWF In Your House on Impulse Entertainment, followed by two more TBS ads, another 5/26/96 ad, for The Coca Cola 600, and a Monday, 5/27/96 ad for three Memorial Day Blockbusters, "Rocky II," "Rocky IV," and "Rocky V" (Sylvester Stallone). There's another 5/27/96 ad, for Stooge TV on the Family Channel, and there's a Wednesday, 5/29/96 ad for Sew Perfect on HGTV. There are two additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Thursday, 5/23/96 ad for Triax Cablevision, and a Sunday, 5/26/96 ad for the first US-500 on ESPN, sponsored locally by Monroe Dodge-Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep-Eagle. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 5/23/96 ad for Bob Seger's Sunday, 5/26/96 concert at UT's Savage Hall. I'll post this year's Thanksgiving ads next and then on Sunday I'll start posting the rest of this year's holiday ads.

Sunday
Nov232014

November 23, 2014: Anatomically Incorrect Week

 

There are fourteen more ads today, all from May 1990, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, all by Chris Borrelli. There's a Monday, 5/6/96 story, "Big Money! Heading For SeaGate" and also includes three other items. Next is a Thursday, 5/6/96 story, "Paul W. Smith Works Out Deal to Come to WJR" and there's a Monday, 5/30/96 story, "Toledo Native Scores Role on New Network Series" and also includes an item about award-winning WTOL-TV. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 5/6/96 ad for Savage Skies, narrated by Al Roker, on Channel 30. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 5/4/96 ad for "Batman Forever" on HBO, followed by another 5/4/96 ad, for The Victory Garden on HGTV. Next is a Monday, 5/6/96 ad for Studio 7 on the Community Channel, followed by another 5/6/96 ad, for the Sci-Fi Channel's Anatomically Incorrect Week, featuring "The Clonus Horror," "The Man Without a Body," "The Crawling Eye," and "The Thing That Couldn't Die." There's also a Wednesday, 5/15/96 ad for "The Seventh Sign" (Demi Moore) on Flix, a Monday, 5/20/96 ad (The CableSystem has two new additions in time for Summer!...The Golf Channel & HGTV), and another 5/20/96 ad, for Absolutely Fabulous on Comedy Central. There are five additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery atarting with a Thursday, 5/9/96 ad for Extra, followed by a Saturday, 5/11/96 ad for National Geographic: On Assignment, "Hunt for the Great White Shark." Next is a Wednesday, 5/15/96 half-page ad (Watch the Action on TV5) for One West Waikiki, "A Model for Murder," Babylon 5, "War Without End," Flipper, "Flipper Speaks," The Wanderer, "See No Evil," and The World of Nature: Jewels of the Kalahari. There's also a Thursday, 5/16/96 ad for the movie, "Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo" (Geraldo Rivera) and a Monday, 5/20/96 ad for TV5's coverage of the Detroit Tiger Alumni vs. the Toledo Mud Hens game at Ned Skelton Stadium. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery. a Sunday, 5/12/96 full-page ad (Kroger Asks, "Where Do You Want To Go?" Fly for less to 36 cities).

More May 1990 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Nov202014

November 20, 2014: New Dates and Times!

You'll find twelve more ads today, all from May 1996 including seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. There are three ads for shows on the Community Channel (New Dates and Times!), a Wednesday, 5/1/96 ad for Boy Scout Training, a Thursday, 5/2/96 ad for The Sue Lovett Show, and a Friday, 5/3/96 ad for La Prensa Show. Next are three more 5/2/96 ads, the first ad for Kitty Bartholomew on HGTV, the second ad for The Life and Times of Kenny Rogers on TNN, and the third ad for a "Wild About Discovery" sweepstakes. There's also a Friday, 5/3/96 ad for The Golf Channel ("Turn on. Tune in. Tee off."). There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with a Wednesday, 5/1/96 ad for Animaniacs. Next is another 5/1/96 ad, for two of The WB's Wednesday, night shows, Sister, Sister, "The Candidate" and The Parent 'Hood, "I Never Danced for My Mother." The other two ads for movies, a Thursday 5/2/96 ad for "In the Deep Woods" (Anthony Perkins, Rosanna Arquette) and a Saturday, 5/2/96 ad for "Never Cry Wolf" (Brian Dennehy). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 5/3/96 ad for a Handy Andy going-out-of-business sale. More May 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Nov182014

November 18, 2014: The Bird's the Word

 

There are ten more ads today, all from April 1996, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Wednesday, 4/24/96 Blade Living Section story, "Not Just Any Old Bozo," about the 50th birthday of the famous TV clown and the personal appearance of Larry Harmon at the Shrine Circus in Toledo. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 4/25/96 ad for NBC's Thursday night lineup of Friends, The Single Guy, Seinfeld, Caroline in the City, and ER (The Bird's the Word...). There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 4/20/96 ad for "Soul of the Game" (Blair Underwood) on HBO. Next is a Tuesday, 4/23/96 ad for A&E's Biography, "The du Ponts," followed by a Thursday, 4/25/96 ad for the two newest SelectChannels, The Golf Channel and HGTV, which would make their CableSystem debuts on June 1, 1996. There's also another 4/25/96 ad, for the Community Channel's coverage of The Glass City Marathon (Dan Cummins, Dave Payette). There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 4/20/96 ad for their UltraForce Contest, a Thursday, 4/25/96 ad for the movie "My Fair Lady," and a Saturday, 4/25/96 ad for National Geographic: On Assignment, "MIR 18: Destination Space." Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 4/20/96 ad for Paramount Elite insurance (Gordon Ward), and a Saturday, 4/20/96 ad for the 45th Annual Zenobia Shrine Circus, sponsored by TV5 (Meet the Animaniacs). May 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Nov162014

November 16, 2014: The Big 50

You'll find sixteen more ads today, all from April 1996, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. There are four Monday, 4/1/96 radio items by Chris Borrelli. Next is a Saturday, 4/6/96 Business Section story by Jon Chavez, "Cleveland Chain Plans to Acquire Channel 24," followed by two Monday, 4/8/96 radio items, again by Chris Borrelli. There are eleven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Monday, 4/1/96 ad for the Disney Channel's Robert Redford Film Festival, featuring "Out of Africa" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Next is a Tuesday, 4/2/96 full-page ad (Jump into Spring with the Big 50), followed by another 4/2/96 ad, for Patrick Swayze movies on TBS including "Road House," "Point Break," "Red Dawn" and "Grandview, U.S.A." There's also a Wednesday, 4/3/96 ad for "Bloodhounds" (Corbin Bernsen, Nia Peeples) on USA, followed by a Tuesday, 4/8/95 ad for Monsters on Sci-Fi Channel, a Wednesday, 4/10/96 ad for The Popular Mechanics Show on the Discovery Channel, and a Thursday, 4/11/96 ad for Ancient Mysteries, "The Queen Pharaoh" on A&E. There's another 4/11/96 ad, for USA's coverage of The Masters golf tournament, followed by a Friday 4/12/96 ad for The Dick Van Dyke Show on Nick-at-Nite, a Thursday, 4/18/96 ad for Politically Incorrect (Bill Maher) on Comedy Central, and a Friday, 4/19/96 ad for "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" on Showtime. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Wednesday, 4/3/96 half-page ad for Buckeye Baseball with a "clip & save" list of upcoming Reds, Indians and Mud Hens games on TV5. The Major League games were from SportsChannel. Next is a Thursday, 4/4/96 ad for the Toledo Mud Hens season opener at Norfolk, followed by a Saturday, 4/13/96 ad for what appears to have been a local "infomercial" called Golden Vision, for the Kahn & Diehl Centers for Progressive Eye Care. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 4/4/96 ad for an upcoming Toledo Storm Riley Cup playoff game, and a Wednesday, 4/10/96 ad for The Blade's Kids' Cartoon Contest (Celebrate Cartoon Appreciation Week). More April 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...