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Tuesday
Oct232012

October 23, 2012: Inverness and the Open

 

 I added fifteen more ads today, all from June 1979. There's just one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Saturday, 6/9/79 ad for the special, Inverness and the Open, the first of many ads today for the 1979 U.S. Open Golf Tournament at the Inverness Club in Toledo. There's also one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Saturday, 6/23/79 ad with a picture of Orris Tabner at the U.S. Open. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 6/6/79 ad for Free to Be Me, a three part special sponsored by Catholic Diocesan of Toledo. There are also two additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Thursday, 6/21/79 ad for The Dumping Pools, a half-hour special report put together from a series of reports earlier aired on 13 Nightly News. There's also a Monday, 6/25/79 ad for a Paula Drew 13 Nightly News report on teenagers smoking pot. There's one addition to the Channel 24 News gallery, a Monday, 6/11/79 ad for Jim Tichy's reports from the U.S. Open, on 24 Eyewitness News. There's also one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Sunday, 6/10/79 full-page ad from a special Blade supplement for the U.S. Open, telling about them providing service to 50 TVs located at Inverness. There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, both for WGTE-FM, a Monday, 6/4/79 ad for The World of F. Scott Fitzgerald and a Tuesday, 6/19/79 ad for Lowell Thomas' appearance at the Toledo Museum of Art, broadcast live on 91.3 FM. The last six additions are all in the Other Vintage ads gallery, four of them, Sunday, 6/10/79 ads from The Blade's U.S. Open supplement, a full-page ad for Kroger, another full-page ad for Harry's Clothing (Arnold Palmer), an Ohio Citizen's ad and one more full-page ad for Rolex watches at Max Davis Jewelers (Arnold Palmer). There's also a Saturday, 6/2/79 full-page ad for Sohio  and a Monday, 6/11/79 ad for Mancy's, thanking 13 Strong viewers for voting them best restaurant. Tomorrow I'll be adding six more ads from the '70s to the Halloween Ads gallery and July, 1979 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are also on the way...

Sunday
Oct212012

October 21, 2012: Anchors Aweigh

 

I added 23 more ads today, all from May, 1979 plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 5/17/79 story by Norman Dresser, “Bill Kennedy Special Set Friday On Ch. 50.” You can also find a previously uploaded TV Guide ad for that special here. There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Sunday, 5/14/79 TV Tab ad for Cops and Robbers Week on The Big Show. There's a similar TV Guide ad here. There's also a Wednesday, 5/30/79 ad for An Evening of Music with the Sylvania Southview High School Symphonic Choir, sponsored by Sylvania Savings Bank. There are also two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, both for The 13 Sunday Night Movie, a Saturday, 5/19/79 ad for “Bang the Drum Slowly” (Michael Moriarity) and a Saturday, 5/26/79 ad for “The Wild Bunch” (William Holden, Warren Oates, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine). There's another one in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 5/14/79 ad for a Bill Clark series of reports on boating safety, “Anchors Aweigh” on 13 Nightly News. There are also six additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, all of them for “The Best 13” on 13 Nightly News with Randy Price, a Tuesday, 5/15/79 ad (Best Newspaper Writer?), a Thursday, 5/17/79 ad (Best Sports Activity?), a Monday, 5/21/79 ad (Best Taco?), a Friday, 5/25/79 ad (Best Fishin' Hole?), a Monday, 5/28/79 ad (Best Restaurant) and a Wednesday, 5/30/79 ad (Best Local Band). There are six additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30 including three more for their 1979 Channel 30 Buy-In, a Saturday, 5/12/79 ad, a Monday, 5/14/79 ad, and a Tuesday, 5/15/79 ad. There's also another 5/15/79 ad for The Dick Cavett Show (Katharine Hepburn), a Saturday, 5/19/79 ad for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and a Saturday, 5/26/79 ad for Meeting of Minds (Steve Allen). There are four additions to Buckeye CableSystem gallery, all for movies on Showtime, a Tuesday, 5/15/79 ad for “House Calls,” a Monday, 5/21/79 ad for “The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training,” a Saturday, 5/26/79 ad for “Oh, God!” (George Burns) and a Monday, 5/28/79 ad for “Looking for Mr. Goodbar.” The last two additions are in Radio Station Ads gallery, both for WGTE-FM 91.3. The first one is a Thursday, 5/17/79 ad for live coverage of the Three Mile Island Hearings and a Thursday, 5/31/79 ad (June Blooms on WGTE 91.3 FM). Also, be sure to check out the Halloween Ads gallery. I'll be adding several more Halloween ads sometime this week, and June 1979 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are also on the way...

 

Thursday
Oct182012

October 18, 2012: 'Bid' the Buy-In Duck

 

I added seventeen more ads today, all from May, 1979 plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first two are by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 5/3/79 story, “Ch. 30 Buy-In To Open Friday For 90 Day Run” and a Friday, 5/4/79 story, “CableSytem To Televise Unique Series Of Shows,” about “The English Channel.” Next is another 5/4/79 story, “WGTE-TV Problem With Transmission Line Delays Buy-In.” The last two are also by Norman Dresser, a Wednesday, 5/9/79 story, “Delay In Ch. 30 Buy-In Spurs Viewer Interest” and a Friday, 5/11/79 item, “WGTE-FM To Broadcast Special On Museum Show.” There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, both for Scared Straight. There's a Wednesday, 5/2/79 ad and a Friday, 5/4/79 full-page ad. Another channel eleven ad is one of two additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 5/7/79 ad for a Bob Lawrence series of reports on cancer in Lucas County. A similar TV Guide ad can be found here. The second ad is a Wednesday, 5/2/79 ad, another one for the Mike O'Mara series of reports on 13 Nightly News, “The Dumping Pools.” There are also five additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, including a Thursday, 5/3/79 ad for their two Ohio Associated Press Awards. The other four are for “The Best 13” on 13 Nightly News, with Randy Price, a Friday, 5/4/79 ad (Best Pizza?), a Monday, 5/7/79 ad (Best Disco?), a Wednesday, 5/9/79 ad (Best Historical Monument?) and a Friday, 5/11/79 ad (Best Cheesburger?). There are also two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, both for The 13 Sunday Night Movie, (following 13 Nightly News with Mike O'Mara and Jim Rudes), a Saturday, 5/5/79 ad for “Play It Again, Sam” (Woody Allen) and a Saturday, 5/12/79 ad for “Little Fauss & Big Halsey” (Robert Redford). There are four additions to PBS gallery, all for The 11th Annual Channel 30 Buy-In, There's a Thursday, 5/3/79 ad, a Monday, 5/7/79 ad, a Tuesday, 5/8/79 ad, and a Thursday, 5/10/79 ad ('Bid' the Buy-In Duck). There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 5/4/79 ad (Is your antenna a fair weather friend?). And today's last ad is an addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 5/4/79 ad for WMHE-FM 92.5 (Take mhe To Work!). More May, 1979 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

 

Tuesday
Oct162012

October 16, 2012: It's Your Turn, Toledo!

I added eighteen more ads today, all from April, 1979 plus two more Random Pages gallery additions, both by Norman Dresser, from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Tuesday, 4/10/79 story, “Would 'All In The Family' Survive As Pilot Today?” and a Friday, 4/20/79 story, “'Scared Straight' Hits Hard As Superb TV Documentary.” There are four additions to the Channel 11 gallery including a Saturday, 4/7/79 ad for Rock Hudson on The Big Show. There's another 4/7/79 ad for “Super Sports Saturday” featuring a Tigers Baseball game with Texas visiting Detroit and a Goaldiggers Hockey game in Ft. Wayne. There's also a Monday, 4/9/79 ad for The Gospel Road (Johnny Cash) and a Monday, 4/16/79 ad for Crosswits (Jack Clark, Marion Ross, Jamie Farr). There's also a similar TV Guide ad here. There's also one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Monday, 4/23/79 ad for “Your Turn.” There's also one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Thursday, 4/26/79 ad for “The Best 13” on 13 Nightly News. This one is for the best park. I'll post more of these next time. There are also two more for 13 Nightly News in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 4/9/79 ad for a series of reports on “Help—Knowing Where to Find It” with “troubleshooter” Susan Shafer, and a Monday, 4/30/79 ad for a Mike O'Mara series of reports on “The Dumping Pools.” There are three additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30, including a Tuesday, 4/10/79 ad for Abortion: A Choice For America (Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen). There's also a Friday, 4/20/79 ad for The Boston Marathon, and a Thursday, 4/26/79 ad for Horacio Gutierrez In Class, taped in the Recital Hall of the University of Toledo Center for the Performing Arts. There are four additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery including a Saturday, 4/7/79 ad for Jazz Alive! “The 1978 White House Jazz Festival” (President Jimmy Carter). There are two for WSPD-AM 1370, a Monday, 4/16/79 ad for the 16,000th newscast on WSPD, with Don Edwards, sponsored by Columbia Gas of Ohio, and a Tuesday, 4/17/79 ad for their “Surprize Prize Sweepstakes.” The last one is a Saturday, 4/21/79 ad featuring WMHE-FM's open letter to the public asking listeners to vote for their favorite tunes. And there are three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Tuesday, 4/10/79 ad for the Jolly Trolly, a Wednesday, 4/18/79 ad for Toledo's White Tower Restaurant, and a Friday, 4/27/79 ad for Advent's life-size TV at Paragon Sound. Also, be sure to check out the Halloween Gallery. May 1979 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Oct142012

October 14, 2012: The Best 13

 

I added eighteen more ads today, from March and April, 1979 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from The Blade, including a Tuesday, 3/20/79 page two story from The Blade's Columbus Bureau, “Satellite Hookup A Winner, Cable TV Station Chief Says,” about Ted Turner putting his Atlanta TV staton on satellite. There are two more from the Peach Section, by Norman Dresser, a Friday, 3/23/79 story, “Public TV's Festival '79 Local, National Success” which also includes several other items on different subjects, including the channel 11 documentary, Just People: A Report on the Handicapped in Toledo, and a Wednesday, 3/28/79 story, “Chs. 11, 4 To Carry Tiger Baseball Games” which also includes an item about viewer's response to the channel 50 showing of Scared Straight. There are five additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, all for channel 11. There are four for a four-part Bob Lawrence Toledo Eleven News report on synthetic hair transplants gone bad, a Monday, 3/19/79 ad, a Tuesday, 3/20/79 ad, a Wednesday, 3/21/79 ad and a Thursday, 3/22/79 ad. There's also a Saturday, 3/24/79 ad for a Sunday prime-time special report, Just People: A Report on the Handicapped in Toledo. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 3/31/79 ad for American Life Style program about Helen Keller (Hugh Downs). There's also one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Friday, 8/6/79 ballot for viewers to vote for “The Best 13.” There's also one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 3/15/79 ad for The Ohio Lottery TV Drawing, and there's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 4/4/79 ad for parts three and four of The Scarlet Letter. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including another one for Showtime, a Tuesday, 3/20/79 ad. There's also a Wednesday, 3/21/79 ad (Treat the family...), a Thursday, 3/22/79 ad (See what your missing), and a Friday, 3/30/79 ad (...to those who watch their neighbor's...). There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, including a Saturday, 3/31/79 ad for a WPOS-FM sponsored gospel concert at the Masonic Auditorium, with The Cathedrals and The Kingsmen. There are also two Wednesday, 4/4/79 ads, the first ad for Betty Allen: In Recital on WGTE-FM and the second ad for Toledo's 24-hour Disco station, WKLR-FM 99.9. Today's last two additions are in the Other Vintage ads gallery, both for the McDonald's at 805 N. Reynolds Rd, in Toledo. There's a Friday, 3/16/79 ad and a Wednesday, 3/28/79 ad. Plus, be sure to check out the Halloween Gallery. The rest of the April, 1979 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...