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Wednesday
Apr162014

April 17, 2014: Success By 6

There are ten more ads today, all from January 1993, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by TV critic Tom Ensign. The Tuesday, 1/26/93 story, "Dawnbusters' Jump From WIOT to WXKR" was edited from the original. The other one is a Thursday, 1/28/93 story, "Ch. 13 Brings in a Specialist to Spotlight Area Goings-On," about Nancy Birnbaum. There are some other items too, about Ollie Dowell and local shows Funk Video and Thursday. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 1/25/93 ad for Success by 6 TV Town Meeting on channel 30 (Bob McGrath). There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Friday, 1/22/93 ad for Moneyline on CNN (Lou Dobbs). There's also a Saturday, 1/23/93 ad for X-Planes on the Discovery Channel and another 1/23/93 ad, for WWF Royal Rumble on Impulse. Next is a Monday, 1/25/93 ad for new-to-Lifetime episodes of L.A. Law, followed by a Thursday, 1/28/93 ad for PrimeNews on CNN (Susan Rook). There's also another 1/28/93 ad, for The Movie Channel, Showtime, and HBO (So many thrilling, hard-hitting, slam-dunk reasons to hook up...) and a Saturday, 1/30/93 ad for a farewell marathon of Mr. Ed episodes on Nick-at-Nite. There's also one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Sunday, 1/24/93 full-page TV Week ad for Tom Snyder's new show on CNBC. Instead of using the ad on the archive site, I scanned this one from an actual "paper" TV Tab that I had. Area cable systems carrying the show on CNBC included Buckeye Cablevision (The CableSystem), Continental Cablevision, Dimension Cable Services, TCI of Ohio, Triax Communications, Warner Cable Communications, and Wood Cable. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 1/23/93 ad for jobs at Meijer's newest area stores, in Maumee and Oregon. February 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Apr152014

April 15, 2014: The 5th Caller

 

You'll find eleven more ads today, all from January 1993 plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 1/4/93 Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "Rush Limbaugh Moves, Arsenio Hall Exits," about local TV schedule changes. There are nine additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Friday, 1/1/93 ad for Bonanza: The Lost Episodes, on The Family Channel (Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon). Next is a Saturday, 1/2/93 ad, for National Hockey Night on ESPN (Chicago Black Hawks vs Washington Capitals) followed by another 1/2/93 ad for High School Basketball on The Community Channel (River East Tournament at Waite). There's also Sunday, 1/3/93 full-page ad (Four good reasons to subscribe to The CableSystem) and a Monday, 1/4/93 ad for Big Monday College Basketball on ESPN. Next is a Thursday, 1/7/93 ad for Business Insiders on ESPN, followed by a Monday, 1/11/93 ad, for Winter Weather Update, on The Weather Channel, a Tuesday, 1/12/93 ad for coverage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission, on the NASA Channel, and a Thursday, 1/21/93 ad for a special on the Family Channel, B.B. King & Friends: A Blues Session. There are also two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery. The first one is a Saturday, 1/16/93 ad for 1993 Mid-American Conference Basketball games, via SportsChannel (Ohio at Miami, Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green, Kent State at Bowling Green, Miami at Toledo, and Miami at Ball State). The second one is a Thursday, 1/21/93 ad for TV5's 5th Caller game on their Kid's Karnival block of shows, in which you could win tickets to the Ice Capades. More January 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Apr132014

April 13, 2014: Mark Your Calendars For Entertainment!

 

There are fourteen more ads today, all from December 1992, plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Saturday, 12/12/92 Blade Religion Section story by Judy Tarjanyi, "'Meditations' is Removed from WTOL-TV's Schedule." There are eleven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 12/1/92 ad for Space Shuttle Discovery Mission coverage on the NASA channel, followed by a Wednesday, 12/2/92 ad for The Young Riders on the Family Channel, a Tuesday, 12/8/92 ad for Biography on A&E (Jimmy Hoffa), and a Wednesday, 12/9/92 ad for the USA World Premiere Movie, "Illicit Behavior" (Joan Severance). There's also another 12/9/92 ad, for Bullwinkle's Moose-a-Rama on Nickelodeon, a Saturday, 12/12/92 ad for Showtime Championship Boxing, and another 12/12/92 ad for "Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster" on HBO. Next is a Wednesday, 12/23/92 ad for McLaughlin on CNBC, another 12/23/92 ad, for January 1993 free previews on The CableSystem, of The Movie Channel, Showtime and HBO, a Saturday, 12/26/92 ad for This Year in Country Music on TNN (Lorianne Crook, Charlie Chase) and a Monday, 12/28/92 ad for Headline News Midday Updates (Lyn Vaughn). There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 12/12/92 ad for four Ohio State Basketball games on TV5. There are also two additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, the first one a Wednesday, 12/2/92 ad for the Toledo City League Basketball Classic at UT's Savage Hall, sponsored by McDonald's and The Blade. The second one is a Friday, 12/25/92 ad for a Toledo Strom vs. Louisville Ice Hawks ECHL game at the Toledo Sports Arena. January 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Apr102014

April 10, 2014: Only on PASS!

 

There are ten additional ads today, all from November 1992, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 11/30/92 promotional picture for CheyenneFrontier Days with Charlie Daniels and Friends on the Nashville Network. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with two Wednesday, 11/25/92 ads, the first ad for Roy Orbison: A Black and White Night, on the Family Channel. That special originally aired on Cinemax in 1988. The second ad is for WWF Survivor Series on Impulse Pay-Per-View. There's a Friday, 11/27/92 ad for a Detroit Red Wings vs. L.A. Kings game on PASS / Impulse, and there are also two "channel of the week" ads for AMC, another 11/27/92 ad, for "My Favorite Spy" and a Saturday, 11/28/92 ad for "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." Next is a Sunday, 11/29/92 ad for Hurricane Relief on Showtime, followed by Monday, 11/30/92 ad, for 30 Years of James Bond on TBS, featuring the 007 movies, "Dr. No," "From Russia with Love," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice," "Live and Let Die," and "The Man with the Golden Gun." There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, two for movies on The Big Show, a Tuesday, 11/24/92 ad for "The Graduate" (Dustin Hoffman) and a Friday, 11/27/92 ad for "Meet John Doe." Today's last ad is a Saturday, 11/28/92 ad for The Extremists. December 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Apr082014

April 8, 2014: Catch the Excitement!

 

You'll find eleven more ads today, all from November 1992, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Wednesday, 11/18/92 Blade Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "Ch. 30 Focuses on Health Care Woes" which also includes a couple of other items. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Sunday, 11/22/92 ad for The Dinosaurs! on channel 30, and one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Thursday, 11/19/92 ad for the "Mr. Plow" episode of The Simpsons on Fox. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. The first one is a Saturday, 11/21/92 ad for the Showtime original movie, "Double Jeopardy." There's also a Monday, 11/23/92 ad for The Kids in the Hall on Comedy Central. The other seven ads are additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery. There's a Thursday, 11/19/92 ad for Best of The People's Court at 6:30 and The People's Court at 7:00. Next are two Friday, 11/20/92 ads, the first one a "channel of the week" ad for "Legend of the Donosaurs" on Eerie Street Theatre, the second one for The Twilight Zone. There's also a Saturday, 11/21/92 ad for Hee Haw (Grandpa Jones, Roy Clark, Cathy Baker) and a Sunday, 11/22/92 ad for another "channel of the week" ad, for Night Flight. There's another 11/22/92 ad for The Ed Sullivan Show, and a Tuesday, 11/24/92 ad for Detroit Pistons Basketball. More November 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...