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Friday
Nov162012

November 16, 2012: Rest In Peace, Sonny Eliot

Thursday
Nov152012

November 15, 2012: The Newsman Who Came In From The Cold

 

I added fifteen more ads today, all from January, 1980 plus five more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There are two Friday, 1/4/80 items by Norman Dresser, one about Jim McKay anchoring ABC's coverage of the 1980 Winter Olympics, and the other about WGTE-FM's programming about the handicapped. Next is another one by Dresser, a Tuesday, 1/8/80 story, “Three Toledo TV Stations In Dead Heat For Viewers” and another 1/8/80 story, “Detroit Tigers Retain Broadcasting Personnel.” There's a Tuesday, 1/15/80 story, “Bob Kelly Leaves WCWA Radio Staff” and another one by Dresser, a Friday, 1/18/80 story, “Historical Drama Series To Make Ch. 11 Premiere” which also includes several other items. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Wednesday, 1/23/80 ad for the premiere of the mini-series, Edward and Mrs. Simpson. There are also two additions to the Channel 11 News gallery for the return of Bob Lawrence, a Wednesday, 1/2/80 ad and a Saturday, 1/5/80 ad. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 1/19/80 ad for American Life Style (Hugh Downs, Andrew Carnegie). There's also one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Friday, 1/11/80 ad for Weather Report '80, sponsored by International Harvester. There are six additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30 and one, also for channel 57. There's a Friday, 1/4/80 ad for Legacy of Genius: The Story of Thomas A. Edison, narrated by Eric Sevareid, and a Tuesday, 1/8/80 ad for The National Geographic Special, “Dive to the Edge of Creation.” Next is a Wednesday, 1/9/80 ad for The Lathe of Heaven, followed by two ads for Free to Choose, a Friday, 1/11/80 ad for the premiere, “The Power of the Market” and a Friday, 1/18/80 ad for “The Tyranny of Control.”

And there's a Monday, 1/14/80 ad for Live From Lincoln Center, "Pavarotti and Mehta with the New York Philharmonic," which was simulcast on FM 91.3.

There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 1/7/80 ad for “Saturday Night Fever” (John Travolta) on Showtime.

The last three are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 1/4/80 full-page ad for “The New Chrysler Corporation,” a Friday, 1/11/80 full-page ad for Ted Papenhagen Oldsmobile, “The All-American Dealer.” and a Saturday, 1/19/80 ad for the Jolly Trolly. More January and February 1980 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Nov132012

November 13, 2012: Take Along Your Umpenhour!

 

You'll find eleven additional ads today, all from December 1979, plus six more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three are by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 12/6/79 story “Two Toledo Radio Stations To Get Web Satellite Link” which also includes several other stories, and a Friday, 12/7/79 story, “'60 Minutes' May Auger Network Wave Of Future” and a Friday, 12/14/79 item about WSPD-AM's Christmas music programming. There's also a Saturday, 12/15/79 Electronic Press Box story by Seymour Rothman, “Pay TV Rearing Its Costly Head Again.” The other two are also by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 12/20/79 story, “CableSystem To Broadcast 'Nickelodeon' For Children” and three Friday, 12/28/79 stories, “CableSystem To Offer New Movie Channel On Pay TV,” “WOHO To Mark 1970s With 24-Hour Program” and “About People And Events In World of Television.” There are two additions to the Channel 11 News gallery, both for Metorologist Charles Merlin Umpenhour, a Monday, 12/17/79 ad and a Friday, 12/21/79 ad. There's one addition, for 24 Eyewitness News, in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 12/3/79 ad for a “Holly and the Family” report on foster families (Holly Wood). There are six additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. The first one is a Saturday, 12/1/79 ad for Cross Country and Bluegrass Spectacular (Dottie West). Next is a Monday, 12/3/79 ad for Dr. Leo Buscalglia's The Art of Being Fully Human and the movie, “It's a Wonderful Life.” There's also a Tuesday, 12/4/79 ad for Nova, “The Bridge That Spanned the World,” Year of the Wildebeest and The Gentle Killers, and a Thursday, 12/6/79 ad for The Art of Being Fully Human again and the movie, “Love Me or Leave Me.” There's a Friday, 12/7/79 ad for Wall Street Week, A Man Named Lombardi and The Fred Waring Show, “All About Love” and there's a Saturday, 12/8/79 ad for Movie Marathon Day, which featured five John Wayne Roundup films, “Star Packer,” “Lucky Texan,” “Jesse James,” “Man From Cheyenne” and “Bells of Rosarita.” Also shown were “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Meet John Doe.” There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 12/17/79 ad for Nickelodeon, which was eight days away from its Toledo debut. There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 12/14/79 ad for Texaco's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts on WGTE-FM 91.3. January 1980 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way and later in December, I'll be adding many more Christmas ads, mostly from the '70s.

Sunday
Nov112012

November 11, 2012: Good Luck Jennifer, Welcome Brenda

 

I added eighteen more ads today, all from November, 1979 plus four Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three are all by Norman Dresser, including a Thursday, 11/15/79 story, “Public Radio Fund Drive Rated 'Rousing Success'.” Next is a Friday, 11/16/79 story, “New Technology Eclipsing Commercial TV” which also includes several other items about TV shows, followed by a Thursday, 11/22/79 story, “Another Channel Woos Detroit Weatherman,” about Sonny Eliot. And there's also a Wednesday, 11/28/79 story, “Brenda Krauss Takes Ch. 13 News Post.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Monday, 11/19/79 full-page ad for The Ohio Lottery's new daily game, “The Number” which now has its nightly drawing on WTOL. There's also a Tuesday, 11/20/79 ad for Match Game, The Number and The Joker's Wild (Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry) and a Wednesday, 11/28/79 ad for “Inspector Clouseau” on The Big Show. You can find another TV Guide ad for that movie, here. There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery both for weekend movies, a Saturday, 11/17/79 ad for “The Omega Man” and “Red Line 7000” and a Saturday, 11/24/79 ad for “Hannie Caulder” and “Summer of '42.” There's also an addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Friday, 11/30/79 ad for 13 Nightly News, saying goodbye to Jennifer Blome and welcoming Brenda Krauss. There are also four ads for 13 Nightly News in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, among the nine additions to that gallery. There are two for the series of reports by Mike O'Mara, “Singles: The Bittersweet Life,” a Friday, 11/16/79 ad and a Wednesday, 11/21/79 ad. There are two more for the Phyllis Quail series of reports on “Energy,” a Friday, 11/23/79 ad and a Wednesday, 11/28/79 ad. The other five are for 24 Eyewitness News, three for a Larry Whatley series of “Eyewitness Close Up” reports on “The Mending of a Broken Heart,” a Wednesday, 11/14/79 ad, a Thursday, 11/15/79 ad and a Friday, 11/16/79 ad. The other two are for an Asa Smith series of "Eyewitness Close Up" reports on “Toledo's Men in Blue: A Day in the Life,” a Monday, 11/19/79 ad and a Tuesday, 11/20/79 ad. There are two additions to the PBS gallery, both for channel 30, a Wednesday, 11/28/79 ad for Great Performances, “The Human Voice” (Liv Ullmann) and a Friday, 11/30/79 ad for The Great Radio Comedians (Bob Hope). The last ad today is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 11/30/79 ad for Boogie Records. December 1979 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Nov082012

November 8, 2012: Getting Up For The Game

 

I added twenty more ads today, all from November, 1979 plus one Random Pages gallery addition with Wednesday, 11/7/79 stories from the Peach Section of The Blade, “Networks Keep Wary Eye On Cable, Video Recorders” and “About People, Events In World Of Radio-TV” which includes four other items. There are six additions to the Channel 11 gallery, all for movies on The Big Show. First is a Thursday, 11/1/79 ad for “Pittsburgh” (John Wayne) followed by a Monday, 11/5/79 ad for “How to Murder Your Wife.” Next is a Tuesday, 11/6/79 ad for “The French Connection” (Gene Hackman) and a Wednesday, 11/7/79 ad for “Tom Jones” (Albert Finney). There's also a Tuesday, 11/13/79 ad for “Tickle Me” and a Wednesday, 11/14/79 ad for “Follow That Dream” (both with Elvis Presley). There's another channel 11 ad in the News/Special Reports gallery, a Monday, 11/5/79 ad for a Scott Clark story on Toledo Eleven News, “Getting Up for the Game.” There's a similar TV Guide ad here. There are four other additions to that gallery as well, three for 13 Nightly News, The first two are for the Randy Price series of reports on “Toledo: Growing Up,” a Monday, 11/5/79 ad and a Wednesday, 11/7/79 ad. There's also a Monday, 11/12/79 ad for a Bill Clark series of reports, “Having Our Baby.” And there's one for 24 Nightly News, a Monday, 11/5/79 ad for a Larry Whatley “Eyewitness Close Up” report on Stress. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Tuesday, 11/6/79 ad for their election coverage (Stan Odesky, Frank Venner, Randy Price, Phyllis Quail) and one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 11/10/79 ad for two weekend movies, “The Good Guys and the Bad Guys” (Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy) and “A Big Hand for the Little Lady” (Henry Fonda). There are two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, including a Tuesday, 11/13/79 ad for The Benny Hill Show. There's a similar TV Guide ad here. There's also another 11/13/79 ad for a Ronald Reagan presidential campaign program. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Thursday, 11/8/79 ad for a special offer on Showtime. There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, including a Thursday, 11/1/79 ad The Classical Top 50, a part of Fall Festival '79. Note the extra “the” in the ad. There's also a Tuesday, 11/6/79 ad for WSPD-AM's election coverage and a Wednesday, 11/14/79 ad for WLQR-FM's 90% Off Sale. The last of today's ads is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 11/11/79 ad for Holland House Moronburgers. More November, 1979 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...