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Tuesday
Dec312013

December 31, 2013: Rocket Football on TV

 

You'll find eleven more ads today plus two Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by Tom Ensign. The first one is a Thursday, 10/18/90 story, "Local Show Offers an Outlet for Performers Who See Stars," about Spotlight Entertainment on Channel 24. Also included is another item, about Greg Carson leaving Channel 24 for a station in Portland, Oregon. The other one is a Friday, 10/26/90 story, "Low-Power Music Channel Sneaks Onto Toledo Airwaves," about station W05BZ. There's a "typo" in the story. It reads "MTM-style." It should read "MTV-style." There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Tuesday, 10/23/90 ad for a movie on CBS, "K-9," starring Jim Belushi ("Tonight on Free TV!"). There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery as well, a Wednesday, 10/31/90 ad for A Current Affair ("Watch Listen & Win, Watch WNWO-TV and listen to 3WM for complete details"). There are two additions to the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 10/17/90 ad for the Gubernatorial Debate with candidates Anthony Celebrezze and George Voinovich, and a Thursday, 10/25/90 ad for Mystery!, "Mother Love." There are also two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. The first one is a Sunday, 10/14/90 ad for Zorro, Big Brother JakeManiac Mansion, and The Adventures of The Black Stallion, on the Family Channel. The second one is one of two ads for a Toledo Rockets football game, a Friday, 10/19/90 UT ad for the 10/20/90 game on Channel 5-A and PASS, that UT lost to Central Michigan, 13-12. In addition to being on The CableSystem, it was also on Wood Cable and Triax Cable. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, including a Wednesday, 10/17/90 ad for Alvin and the Chipmunks. The next one is the other ad for the UT vs Central Michigan football game, a Saturday, 10/20/90 ad. The third one is a Friday, 10/26/90 ad for Hee Haw ("If they're watching it in the White House, shouldn't you be watching it in your house?"). There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 10/17/90 ad for Mitch and Mary Beth on K-100 (WKKO-FM 99.9). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 10/26/90 ad for Blade TV critic, Tom Ensign ("Tom's Tuned In"). November 1990 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Dec292013

December 29, 2013: Television Without The CableSystem

 

I added twelve more ads today, all from October 1990, plus two Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one is a Wednesday, 10/3/90 story by Tom Ensign, "Ch. 30 Documentary Offers Insights to Homeless Problem," about the program, No House To Hold: The Homeless Story, which also aired on channel 24. There were other items as well, about channel 30 changing the show Friday to Thursday Night, and their 30th anniversary. The other one is a Friday, 10/5/90 "Blade Runner" item by Alan Abrams about Toledo's radio ratings. There are three additions to the PBS gallery, for "Showcase Week" programming on Channel 30, starting with a Monday, 10/1/90 ad for The Infinite Voyage, "The Keepers of Eden" and The American Experience, "Lindbergh." Next is a Tuesday, 10/2/90 ad for Nova, "The KGB, the Computer & Me" and Frontline Special Report, "Global Dumping Ground." There's also a Thursday, 10/4/90 ad for Thursday Night (Greg Carson, Kathy Wyatt) and Race to Save the Planet. There are six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including three "Television Without The CableSystem" ads, a Wednesday, 10/3/90 ad, a Thursday, 10/4/90 ad, and a Friday, 10/5/90 ad. Next are two "Television With The CableSystem" ads for The Family Channel, a Friday, 10/12/90 ad for Big Brother Jake, Rin Tin Tin K-9 Cop, Zorro, and Maniac Mansion, and a Saturday, 10/13/90 ad for The Adventures of the Black Stallion, Bordertown, Zorro, and Rin Tin Tin K-9 Cop. And there's a Saturday, 10/1/90 ad for PASS Sports on channel 17-A, featuring a Pistons game with the Clippers. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Monday, 10/1/90 ad for Hawaii Five-0 (Jack Lord), a Monday, 10/8/90 ad for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, and a Friday, 10/12/90 ad for The Best of Ohio Series (thoroughbred racing from Cleveland). I've also changed the header pictures in some of the galleries, like this one for the Channel 13 gallery. More October 1990 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Dec172013

December 17, 2013: Holiday Double Feature!

 

There are sixteen additional ads today, fifteen of them in the Holiday Season Ads gallery, starting with two Food Town ads, a Sunday, 11/20/88 two-page ad for the 1988 Holiday Parade, and a Monday, 11/28/88 full-page ad for the Toys for Tots program. You can also find a larger version of the two-page ad here. There's a Thursday, 12/1/88 ad for the 1988 Hallmark Christmas Album, and a Saturday, 12/3/88 ad for Sounds of the Season on WLQR-FM. Next is a Tuesday, 12/6/88 ad (Happy Holidays from Land O' Lakes Butter), followed by another 12/6/88 ad for Speedway (Christmas Wish Giv-a-way!). There are two ads for WGTE-TV 30, a Saturday, 12/10/88 ad for "A Disney Christmas Gift" and "Going My Way" (Holiday Double Feature!) and a Sunday, 12/11/88 ad for for the movies, "Babes in Toyland" and "It's a Wonderful Life," Leo Buscaglia: Stories of Christmas Love, Luciano Pavarotti: A Christmas Special, and A Peter, Paul and Mary Holiday Concert. There's also a Friday, 12/23/88 ad for Frank Unkle's Restaurant (Open Christmas Eve 4-9), a Saturday, 12/24/88 full-page ad (Happy Holidays from...The Blade), and a Sunday, 12/25/88 ad (Merry Christmas from everyone at Murray's). And you'll find a Sunday, 11/13/89 ad for Wicke's Lumber (Santa's Gift Ideas), a Monday, 12/4/89 ad for Centel Cellular (What to get the person who's always on the go), a Saturday, 12/23/89 full-page ad (Happy Holidays from...The Blade), and a Thursday, 12/28/89 ad for Someplace Else, in Sylvania (New Year's Eve with Eddie Boggs). Today's last ad is an addition to the Football Bowl Game Ads gallery, a Sunday, 1/1/89 ad for The Gator Bowl, on ESPN. Michigan State lost to Georgia, 34-27. That's it for this year's holiday ads. I'll be taking a break from updating the site until after Christmas. October 1990 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...probably on Sunday, December 29. Happy Holidays, everybody!

Sunday
Dec152013

December 15, 2013: Come Home for the Holidays

You'll find fifteen more additions to the Holiday Season Ads gallery today, all from 1986 and 1987, starting with a Saturday, 12/20/86 ad for El Matador (Felices Navidades) and a Tuesday, 12/23/86 ad for WTVG-TV 13 News (Come Home for the Holidays). Next is a Wednesday, 12/24/87 full-page ad (Season's Greetings...The Blade), followed by another 12/24/86 ad for WUPW-TV 36's The Sounds of Christmas, from Central Catholic High School.

The rest are from 1987, starting with a Monday, 11/23/87 full-page Kroger ad (Holiday Festival). Next is another 11/23/87 full-page ad, this one a Food-Town ad for Toys for Tots, followed by a Friday, 12/11/87 ad for the Special Olympics Christmas Album, "A Very Special Christmas" and a Monday, 12/21/87 ad for Sounds of the Season on WGTE-FM 91.3. There's also a Wednesday, 12/24/87 full-page ad (Holiday Greetings! from the staff & Management of The Blade), followed by another 12/23/87 ad, for Portside's New Year's Eve celebration, featuring Mitch Ryder, and one more 12/23/87 ad, for The Christmas Festival of Music, on WLQR-FM 101.5.

The other four ads are all Thursday, 12/24/87 ads, starting with a Hudson's full-page (sideways) ad. for the CBS special, Santabear's High Flying Adventure, on WTOL-TV 11. Next is a Murray's ad (Merry Christmas), followed by a WSPD-AM 1370 ad, for The Joy of Christmas, and today's last ad, for Children's Wonderland, at the Lucas County Recreation Center.

1988 and 1989 holiday ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

 

Thursday
Dec122013

December 12, 2013: He Knows What You've Been Watching!

 

There are 14 more ads today, all from 1984 and 1985, 13 additions to the Holiday Season Ads gallery, and one addition to the Football Bowl Game Ads gallery, a Saturday, 12/15/84 ad for the California Bowl on Channel 24, where Toledo lost to Las Vegas, 30-13. There was also a pre-game show, Defense and Destiny, with Jim Tichy. Next is a Wednesday, 12/12/84 ad for JCPenney at Franklin Park Mall (Breakfast with Santa), followed by a Sunday, 12/16/84 full-page TV Tab ad with the 1984 Sounds of the Season schedule for the CableSystem's Channel 5A. The ad showed an increase of 9,000 subscribers from the 1983 ad. There's also a Wednesday, 12/19/84 ad for Channel 13 ("He knows what you've been watching!") and a Thursday, 12/10/84 ad for CableSystem channel 5A's Home for Christmas, and two more Sounds of the Season shows, with St. Francis and DeVilbiss High School choirs. You'll also find a Thursday, 12/27/84 ad for Toledo's New Year's fireworks at Portside, a Friday, 11/22/85 ad for a CableSystem Disney Channel holiday offer, a Wednesday, 11/27/85 ad for Tony Packo's Cafe (Book Your Christmas Parties Now!), and a Sunday, 12/1/85 TV Tab ad, again for Disney Channel Christmas Specials. There's also a Friday, 12/13/85 ad for Kroger's gift to Toledo, a holiday celebration at the Toledo Museum of Art. The next three ads are more "Joyous Sounds of Christmas" ads for CableSystem Channel 5A, a Wednesday, 12/18/85 ad for the Springfield, Rogers, Whitmer, and St. Francis de Sales programs, a Friday, 12/20/85 ad for the Central Catholic, Emmanuel Baptist, St. Ursula, and DeVilbiss programs, and a Monday, 12/23/85 ad for the Notre Dame Academy, Maumee, and McCauley programs. The last ad today is Tuesday, 12/24/85 full-page ad (Holiday Greetings! from the staff and management of The Blade). 1986 and 1987 holiday ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...