Powered by Squarespace
Navigation
Changing Channels Video (WMV)
9 CKLW-TV & CBET-TV
AutoPilot Companion

UPDATES TO THE SITE:

Tuesday
May192009

May 19, 2009

I uploaded 23 more ads today from September and October 1978 and if I've counted correctly there are over 1000 images on the site now. There were seven additions to the channel 50 page, including ads for Sanford and Son, The Bob Newhart Show and The Gong Show. There's also one for the season opener of the Detroit Red Wings and one for the The Africans hosted by Louis Gossett, Jr. I added three more to the CBS page. One is for the premiere of WKRP in Cincinnati, one for Wonder Woman & The Incredible Hulk and one with 2 ads and a close-up for the 12th Annual CMA Awards with Johnny Cash. There's another Match Game PM ad and a "Dear John," Kelly & Company ad on the channel 7 page. There's also another Mary Tyler Moore ad on the channel 11 page. I added two more channel 9 ads, one for Carol Burnett & Friends and one for The Six Million Dollar Man, The Odd Couple and Mary Tyler Moore. There are two more channel 2 ads, one for PM Magazine and one for the afternoon show EverDay. There's also one for EveryDay on the channel 24 page along with ads for Sha Na Na and two Chuck Barris game shows and finally there's one for the Joker's Wild on channel 13.

I re-did the revisions to the site that I made yesterday and also added a news page to the channel 7 section. Now there are seperate news ad pages for channels 2, 4, 7, 11, 13 and 24. While making the changes I lost the channel 11 page and had to upload everything again. I hope I didn't miss any of them.

Monday
May182009

May 18, 2009

24 additions today from September 1978 including two "shiny pages" adds on the Other Vintage Ads page: one for RCA SelectaVision and one in color for Atari. There's another fair ad on the channel 11 page along with two others featuring the Brady Bunch and Mary Tyler Moore. There are two more game show ads on the channel 13 page and and ad for Battle of the Planets on the channel 24 page. I added yet another Bowling for Dollars ad to the channel 4 page along with one for the Dating Game and one for Mort Crim joining News 4. There are two additions to the WGPR page. One is for Gospel Time and one for the New Zoo Revue. There is one new ad on the channel 20 page featuring five shows in their fall line-up. I added a channel 50 ad to the Sci-Fi & Horror Movies page for "The Shop of Little Horrors." On the channel 50 page you'll find an ad for "I Died a Thousand Times" on Bill Kennedy at the Movies on Saturday. There's also an ad with Johnny Weismuller in "Tarzan and His Mate." There are three ads for PM Magazine on the channel 2 page. You can see two more ads on the ABC page, one for the premiere of Taxi and one for the premiere of the original Battlestar Gallactica and there is one more on the NBC page (part of the NBC/See Us campaign) for the 25th anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney.

I also changed the channel 11 page into two galleries, one gallery for news ads only. I also organized the other channel 11 gallery in chronolgical order.

UPDATE: I also did the same thing to the following pages: 4, 13 and 24. The channel 7 page and maybe the channel 50 page will also be changed in the same way. I also moved the WXON-TV 62 page to the new 20 & 62 WXON-TV page (two galleries).

Sunday
May172009

May 17, 2009

21 additions today from July and August 1978:  WJBK-TV turns 30. "We've seen it all together for 30 years." There's a channel 2 ad for "Women: Getting it Together" and "A Time of Crisis" on the News page. A 2 Together ad and PM Magazine ad on the channel 2 page. On the channel 4 page you'll find another ad for This Morning (now at 10) and one for Michigame with Tom Ryan. Toledo Eleven goes to the fair five times on the channel 11 page. There are ads for Crosswits, The Hudson Brothers, The Six Million Dollar Man and Evening in Byzantium on the channel 24 page. I added an ABC World News Tonight ad to the ABC page. There are several additions to the channel 50 page. "Citizen Kane" and Shirley Temple in "The Story of Seabiscuit" are the new movie ads. There's two for Hot City Disco, one with Aretha Franklin. And there's one with Mike Wendland (www.pcmike.com) who hosted The Wendland File on August 13, 1978. I also added another Auction Movie ad to the WGPR page.

Saturday
May162009

May 16, 2009

There are only 14 additions today, all from July 1978. On the channel 50 page you'll find six more ads: a 4th of July broadcast of "Stars & Stripes Forever,"  Jerry Lewis in "The Nutty Professor," Bogey and Bacall in "To Have and Have Not" and a Bill Kennedy double feature with the Marx Brothers, "Duck Soup" and "Horse Feathers." There's also another Festival of TV ad and one for "A Weekend of Foul Play" promoting the 1978 theatrical release. There's another ad for Batman and Emergency One! on the channel 24 page and one for Blondie Movies on the channel 20 page. You'll find two more Toledo Eleven News ads on the channel 11 page, one with Joe Ashton and one with Orris Tabner. There's also one for WTOL at the 1978 Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor. On the channel 4 page WWJ becomes WDIV on This Morning's July 24, 1978 show and there's another Bowling for Dollars ad as well. Finally there's one addition to the Other Vintage Ads page for Radio Reruns on cassette.

Friday
May152009

May 15, 2009

I added 25 more adds today including six from May 1977. The rest are from May and June 1978. There's two additions to the News page from WXYZ including one for the five-part series "Four and a Half Million People Can't be Wrong" which aired June 24-30, 1978 from 7:30 -8:00. There's one for Daredevil Week on the 4:00 Movie on the channel 7 page. There's one addition to the channel 9 page as well. I also added an ad for "Black Jesus" on the WGPR page. Look for two more Jeff Heitz adds on the channel 11 page Also there is one for the Ordination of Rev, James Hoffman on 6/23/78. Also there is an ad for "The Execution of Private Slovik" and one for "The Sugarland Express" with Goldie Hawn. There are 2 more ads on the channel 13 page, one for Jim Mengel's Sports Quiz and one for Live, Color Radar. You can find ad with Cary Grant in "Destination Tokyo" and one with the Marx Brothers in "Room Service." Also on the channel 50 page is an ad for Imus, Plus... and some ads for The Festival of Television with Jack Benny, Bob Cummings and Gale Storm. You can find two ads for the 1978 mini-series "The Bastard" also. One is on the channel 2 page and one is on the channel 24 page. Also there are two more 24 News ads. On the channel 20 page you can find another 700 Club ad and one for 20's early evening schedule in May 1978.