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Friday
Jul202012

July 20, 2012: All the Best / The Hot Ones

 

I added 14 more September 1976 ads today, all from pages of The Blade. There are five additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a 9/21/76 ad for Tuesday night shows, The Brady Bunch (also included in the other four ads), The Price is Right (Dennis James) and CBS prime time shows, The Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour, M*A*S*H, “Bug Out” and Switch, “The Pirates of Tin Pan Alley.” Next is a 9/22/76 ad for Wednesday night show $100,000 Name That Tune (Tom Kennedy) and CBS prime time shows, Good Times, “The Big Move” (part one), Ball Four, “Rookie in Love,” All in the Family “Archie's Brief Encounter” (parts one and two of three) and The Blue Knight, “Bullseye.” There's also a 9/23/76 ad for Thursday night show Wild Kingdom (Marlin Perkins) and CBS prime time shows, Peanuts “You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown,” The Waltons “The First Edition” and coverage of the first Carter-Ford Presidential debate. Next is a 9/24/76 ad for Friday night show My Three Sons and CBS prime time shows, Spencer's Pilots, “The Prisoner” and “Magnum Force” on The CBS Friday Night Movies (Clint Eastwood) and there's another one, a 9/30/76 ad for Thursday night shows, including The Waltons, “The Vigil” and a two-hou Hawaii Five-O episode, “Nine Dragons” (Jack Lord). There are seven additions to the Channel 13 gallery, including a 9/20/76 ad for Monday night shows, Adam-12 (also included in four of the other ads), The $128,000 Question (Mike Darrow) and NBC prime time shows, “Airport '75 (Charlton Heston) and Van Dyke & Company (Chevy Chase, Flip Wilson). Next is a 9/21/76 ad for NBC Tuesday night shows, Baa Baa Black Sheep, “Flying Misfits” (Robert Conrad), Police Story, “Payment Deferred,” and also for TV13 Nightly News (Roger Weber, Nanci Riley, Gordon Ward, Frank Gilhooley). There's a 9/22/76 ad for Wednesday night show, Hollywood Squares (Peter Marshall) and NBC prime time shows “The Million Dollar Rip-off” on The NBC Movie of the Week (Freddie Prinze) and a 90-minute episode of The Quest, “The Captive” ( (Kurt Russell, Tim Matheson). Next is a 9/24/76 ad for Friday night show, Hogan's Heroes and NBC prime time shows, Sanford and Son, “The Hawaiian Connection” (parts one and two of three), The Rockford Files, “The Fourth Man” (James Garner) and Serpico, “Country Boy” (David Birney). There's also a 9/27/76 ad, for Monday night shows including NBC prime time shows Little House on the Prairie, “The Collection” and the NBC World Premiere Movie, “Dawn—Portrait of a Teenage Runaway” (Eve Plumb) and there's a 9/28/76 ad for NBC Tuesday night shows, Baa Baa Black Sheep, “Best Three Out of Five” and a special two-hour Police Woman episode, “The Trick Book,” and also for TV 13 Nightly News (Gordon Ward, Frank Gilhooley, Roger Weber, Nanci Riley). The last of today's channel 13 ads is a 9/30/76 ad for Thursday night's Ohio Lottery Show (Don Webster) and NBC prime time shows, Gemini Man “ Minotaur” and the premiere of the mini-series, “Captains and the Kings.” There's one addition to the Buckeye Cablevision gallery, a Monday, 9/20/76 ad (The CableSystem works as you FM antenna) and there's one addition to the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, a Wednesday, 9/22/76 ad for Ecunews. October 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Wednesday
Jul182012

July 18, 2012: The Way We Were

 

I added thirteen September 1976 ads today, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Wednesday, 9/8/76 story by Norman Dresser, “Buckeye Clover Award Is Presented To Ch. 11” and more Friday, 9/10/76 stories, also by Dresser, “Toledoan Candy Johnson To Star In Final Show of 'Music Stand',” “Storer Broadcasting Sells Cleveland's WJW Radio” and “Television Odds And Ends About Programs, People.” There's also a Wednesday, 9/15/76 story, “Ex-Toledoan Gonged Out By Toledoan Jamie Farr.” There are four additions to the Channel 11 gallery, two of them for The Way We Were, which was a look back at old TV shows, hosted by Joe Ashton. The first is a Monday, 9/7/76 ad for Have Gun, Will Travel (Richard Boone) and Our Miss Brooks (Eve Arden) and the other one is a Wednesday, 9/15/76 ad for The Honeymooners (Art Carney, Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows), Highway Patrol (Broderick Crawford), Sgt. Bilko (Phil Silvers), Boston Blackie and The People's Choice (Jackie Cooper). There are several more previously uploaded TV Guide ads for The Way We Were, an 8/24/76 ad, a 9/9/76 ad, a 9/15/76 ad, a 9/9/77 ad and a 9/12/77 ad. Next is a Thursday, 9/16/76 ad for the upcoming season premiere of Wild Kingdom, followed by a Monday, 9/20/76 ad for The Brady Bunch, My Three Sons and CBS prime time shows, Rhoda “The Separation,” Phyllis “The New Job,” Maude “Vivian's First Funeral,” All's Fair “Strange Bedfellows” and Executive Suite “The Secret.” There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Thursday, 9/2/76 ad for The Ohio Lottery Show. There's also one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Friday, 9/3/76 ad for “The Greatest Star Show Under the Sun,” The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. There's one channel 30 ad in the PBS gallery, a Saturday, 9/18/76 ad for Grand Prix Tennis (Arthur Ashe). There are three additions to the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, a Wednesday, 9/15/76 ad for Life Cycle “The Resolution of Mossie Wax,” a Saturday, 9/18/76 ad for Ohio State Action Replay, with the Buckeyes playing Penn State, and a Saturday, 7/18/76 ad for the Jacques Cousteau movie, “World Without Sun.” There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 9/1/76 ad for WPOS-FM's tenth anniversary and a Friday, 9/10/76 ad for a Michigan vs. Wisconsin football game on WTOD-AM. The last of today's ads is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 9/17/76 ad for Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railroad train rides. More September 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Monday
Jul162012

July 16, 2012: ...See you in September

 

I added 21 more ads today, all from August 1976, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three and the last one are by Norman Dresser. There's a Wednesday, 8/4/76 story, “TU Athletic Board Advises Move From Ch. 11 To Ch. 13 For Basketball” and also includes news about The Phil Donahue Show moving back to 13 from 11. Next is a Monday, 8/9/76 story, “Ch. 11 Vs. Ch. 13 Competition Continues With Program Shifts” followed by two Thursday, 8/12/76 stories, “Lamont McLoughlin Appointed WGTE Director Of Development” and “WTOD Radio To Broadcast Michigan Football Games.” There's also a Saturday, 8/21/76 story by Seymour Rothman, “Tigers Have A Bird Worth Watching,” about Mark Fidrych. The last one is a Tuesday, 8/31/76 story, “Ch. 11 To Carry 3 TU and BGSU Basketball Games This Season.” There's one ad in the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 8/27/76 ad for Dinah! (Dinah Shore, Mac Davis, Carol Channing, Carroll O'Connor, others). There's also one in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Friday, 8/13/76 ad announcing the return of Joe Ashton after his major heart surgery. There's one more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 8/16/76 ad for CBS and WTOL coverage of The Republican National Convention. There's also one in that gallery for NBC and WSPD-TV coverage, a Monday, 8/16/76 ad (David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Norm Wagy). There are five more in the Channel 13 gallery, including a Friday, 8/13/76 ad for The Phil Donahue Show. There are three for their 7-8 PM shows. There's a Monday, 8/23/76 ad for Adam-12 (Kent McCord, Martin Milner), Hogan's Heroes, The Hollywood Squares and The Ohio Lottery Show, a Wednesday, 8/25/76 ad for Adam-12 and The Hollywood Squares (Peter Marshall) and a Thursday, 8/26/76 ad for Adam-12 and The Ohio Lottery Show. There's also a Monday, 8/30/76 ad for their late afternoon shows, Sanford & Son (Demond Wilson, Redd Foxx), Ironside (Raymond Burr) and The Odd Couple (Jack Klugman). There's one ad in the Channel 24 gallery, a Wednesday, 8/25/76 ad celebrating their #1 status, back when ABC dominated in the prime-time ratings. There are two more channel 30 ads in the PBS gallery, a Monday, 8/9/76 ad for The Music Stand “Jacques Brel” and a Thursday, 8/26/76 ad for Laurel & Hardy, Upstairs Downstairs, Hometown Saturday Night, The Ragtime Years and Picnic. There are six ads in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Thursday, 8/5/76 ad (Sound Choice), a Saturday, 8/7/76 ad (continuousnewsandweather), a Monday, 8/9/76 ad (Read any good television lately?), a Tuesday, 8/17/76 ad (Weatherproof reception), a Thursday, 8/19/76 ad (Our tower has it all over your tower) and a Monday, 8/23/76 ad (First class air fare installed for $15). There are two more in the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, a Saturday, 8/21/76 ad (Enjoy movies without commercials) and a Monday, 8/23/76 ad for Life Cycle “Turning Points: A Time to Live.” The last of today's ads is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 8/5/76 ad for Mud Hens 50c night, sponsored by Coca-Cola. September 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Friday
Jul132012

July 13, 2012: See-Worthy

 

I added 19 more ads today (mostly CableSystem ads), all from July, 1976 plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 7/12/76 story by Norman Dresser from The Blade's Peach Section, “Toledo's WANR To Change Call Letters To WGOR.” There's one ad in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Thursday, 7/15/76 ad, thanking Toledo Eleven's staff for their Bicentennial coverage. There are two more in the Channel 13 News gallery, a Thursday, 7/1/76 ad for their TV 13 Nightly News live instant camera reports, and a Monday, 7/12/76 ad for 13's and NBC's Democratic Convention coverage (David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Norm Wagy). Both ads use NBC's new 'N' logo. There's one channel 30 ad in the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 7/28/76 ad for Crockett's Victory Garden. There are twelve ads in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. There's a Thursday, 7/8/76 ad featuring their logo, a Saturday, 7/10/76 ad, a Tuesday, 7/12/76 ad and a Saturday, 7/24/76 ad. Next is a Thursday, 7/29/76 ad for the FM radio stations they carry, and a Saturday, 7/31/76 ad for their “Double Double Features.” There are six more for ABC and CBC coverage of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, a Saturday, 7/17/76 ad, a Wednesday, 7/21/76 ad (“Mettle Winners”) and a Friday, 7/23/76 ad, also for ABC's coverage of the All Star Football Game. Next is a Monday, 7/26/76 ad (“The Final Days”), a Wednesday, 7/28/76 ad (“Prime Movers”) and a Friday, 7/30/76 ad (“Olympic Finale”). There's one more in the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, a Tuesday, 7/20/76 ad for Life Cycle “Three Women Alone.” There's also one in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 7/20/76 ad for a WOHO “Ohio Instant Lottery Ticket” contest. Today's last ad is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 7/15/76 ad for Mouseketeer Club meetings at Franklin Park Mall. August 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul102012

July 10, 2012: Middle Age Blues

I was planning to update the site last Friday (July 6) but I lost power on Thursday and also the cable company line coming into my house from the road (a tree fell on the lines during a storm). My power came back on on Friday morning but the neutral (ground) wire had been cut. Anyway, I got my power back on yesterday and my cable was connected today. At least no trees fell on my house.

 

I added sixteen more ads today from June 1976, plus six more Random Pages gallery additions, five from Peach Sections, all by Norman Dresser, and one from a Sunday Entertainment-Leisure Section, of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 6/3/76 story, “Live Weekly Music Program Will begin Monday On Ch. 30,” about The Music Stand and a Sunday, 6/6/76 story, “Black Is Beautiful (And Ch. 62 Proves It),” by William Brower. There are two Thursday, 6/10/76 stories, “'Music Stand,' New Live Series, Has Favorable Debut on Ch. 30” and “Colson, Ex-Aid To Nixon, To Appear On 'Hotline'.” There's also a paragraph about David Wilson being appointed manging news editor at channel 11. Next is a Tuesday, 6/15/76 story, “10 Shows Starring Ernie Kovaks To Be Seen Next Fall On Ch. 30,” and two Thursday, 6/17/76 stories, “'The Gong Show' Makes Debut, And It's Really A Ding-A-Ling” and “Ch. 11 Continues To Lead In Toledo Market Ratings,” and there's a Wednesday, 6/23/76 story, “Worries Of Middle-Aged, Elderly Subject Of Series On Cablevision,” about Middle Age Blues, hosted by Art Carney. There's just one ad in the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 6/28/76 ad for a special narrated by Lorne Greene, What Do You Want to be When You Grow Old? There's another channel 11 ad in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 6/8/76 ad for coverage of Campaign '76 (primary election), both locally and on CBS. There's also one in the Channel 24 gallery, a Sunday, 6/13/76 TV Tab ad for a rerun of ABC Theater “Love Among the Ruins” (Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier). The rest of today's ads are for The CableSystem. There are seven in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Thursday, 6/3/76 ad (Robert J. Yaross). There are several more for “Gone With the Wind” on Channel 100, a Monday, 6/7/76 ad, a Friday, 6/11/76 ad, a Monday, 6/21/76 ad and a Thursday, 6/24/76 ad. Two of those ads are also for several other movies. There's also a Saturday, 6/15/76 ad for Saturday Night Live on WKBD-TV 50 and three channel 5 movies, “The Last Hurrah,” “Marrying Kind” and “Fail Safe.” There's also a Tuesday, 6/29/76 ad for “More Channels.” There are six more in the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, four for movies. There's a Saturday, 6/5/76 ad for “All the King's Men,” “Damn the Defiant” and “Sail a Crooked Ship” and a Tuesday, 6/8/76 ad for “The Last Hurrah.” Next is a Tuesday, 6/15/76 ad for “Night Watch” and a Saturday 6/15/76 ad for “That Touch of Mink,” “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman” and “Two of a Kind.” There are two more for the series, Middle Age Blues with Art Carney, a Friday, 6/18/76 ad and a Wednesday, 6/23/76 ad. July 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...