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Tuesday
Sep112012

September 11, 2012: Dedicated...Professional...Number One

 

I added sixteen more ads today, all from May, 1978, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one is a Wednesday, 5/3/78 AP story, “Broadcasters Honored For Children's Programs,” including Field Communications (Channel 50) for Snipets, Followed by Friday, 5/5/78 stories by Norman Dresser, including “Record-Breaking $174,200 Raised in Ch. 30 Auction.” Another story is on Lou Hebert receiving a Peabody Award for a documenatry on WXYZ-AM. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Tuesday, 5/16/78 ad for Turner Cup Championship Hockey with Toledo hosting Port Huron. There are five more in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Monday, 5/1/78 ad, a Monday, 5/8/78 ad, a Friday, 5/19/78 ad, another 5/19/78 ad (Jeff Heitz, Joe Ashton, Orris Tabner) and a Tuesday, 5/23/78 ad (Orris Tabner). There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, both for The Saturday Night Movie and The Sunday Night Movie (at 11:30). There's a Saturday, 5/13/78 ad for “Madigan” and “The Pink Jungle” and a Saturday, 5/20/78 ad for “Summer of '42” and “Secret Ceremony.” There are two more in the Channel 13 News gallery, including a Tuesday, 5/16/78 ad (Jennifer Blome, Frank Venner, Randy Price, Jim Mengel, Frank Gilhooley, Gordon Ward, Bill Clark, Bill Harris, Pam Moore, Mike O'Mara, Phyllis Quail, Nanci Riley, Jim Rudes, John Saunders, Tom Stephens, Roger Weber, Chase Clements, David Cromwell, Josie Johnson, Al Mannes, Tom Perna, Ted Bacho, Kevin Cable, Hugh Haynes, Gerry Mazur, Pat Sussman). There's also a Tuesday, 5/16/78 ad, teasing their Color Weather Radar. There are three additions to the Channel 24 gallery, including a Friday, 5/5/78 ad for The Lucy Show, The Muppet Show and the ABC special, The Captain & Tennille in Hawaii. There's also a Thursday, 5/11/78 ad for The Newlywed Game and Crosswits, and a Tuesday, 5/16/78 ad for Batman and Sha Na Na. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Sunday, 5/21/78 ad, another one for their “Spend a Month Free with the CableSystem” sweepstakes. And there are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery , both for WGTE-FM. There's a Thursday, 5/11/78 ad for their second birthday celebration at Promenade Park, and a Saturday, 5/20/78 ad (A Classic Blockbuster). More May 1978 ads (including some for the 1978 Turner Cup Champion Toledo Goaldiggers), from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Sep092012

September 9, 2012: Tonight's Buy-In Will Be A SM*A*S*H

 

I added 24 more ads today, all from April, 1978 plus four more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a 4/7/78 AP story, “Anniversary Shows Give CBS 1st Place” which includes a list of the top twenty shows, and a Tuesday, 4/11/78 story from The Blade's Washington Bureau, “Chs. 30, 57 Get Grants From U.S.” There's also a Thursday, 4/20/78 story by Norman Dresser, “Tenth Ch. 30 Buy-In Auction Gets Under Way On Friday” and two more, in one image, a Thursday, 4/27/78 story, “Diggers To Be Seen On Ch. 11” and a Friday, 4/28/78 story, “Ch. 11 Cancels Hockey Telecast.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 4/21/78 ad for the syndicated special, The Lundstroms: Singin' Down in Dixie, which pre-empted Wonder Woman, and a Friday, 4/28/78 ad for a Toledo Goaldiggers vs. Ft. Wayne Komets hockey game. There's also a Sunday, 4/30/78 ad for a Sylvania Savings Bank sponsored special, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a production of the Choral Department of Sylvania Northview High School. There are four additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, all ads for new 13 Nightly News anchor Randy Price. There's a Saturday, 4/1/78 ad (also with Frank Venner), a Monday, 4/3/78 ad (also with Frank Venner, Jennifer Blome and Jim Mengel), a Wednesday, 4/5/78 ad and a Monday, 4/24/78 ad. There are two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 4/8/78 ad for U.S. Farm Report and a Saturday, 4/15/78 ad for America 2 Night. There's also one in the Channel 24 News gallery, a Thursday, 4/27/78 ad (There For You). There's a similar TV Guide ad here. There are eight additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. There's a Friday, 4/7/78 ad for Channel 30 shows, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, The Ohio Journal, Washington Week in Review, Wall Street Week, World at War ”The Search For Sandra Laing” and The Dick Cavett Show and for FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Nachtmusik. WGTE indicated that these ads cost them almost $50 a day. There are seven more for the 1978 Channel 30 Buy-In, a Friday, 4/21/78 ad, a Saturday, 4/22/78 ad, a Monday, 4/24/78 ad (Jamie Farr), a Tuesday, 4/25/78 ad, a Wednesday, 4/26/78 ad, a Friday, 4/28/78 ad, and a Saturday, 4/29/78 ad. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Wednesday, 4/26/78 ad for their “Spend a Month Free With The CableSystem” promotion. There are four additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, two for WCWA, a Monday, 4/17/78 ad for a promotion on “Breakfast Flake” Bob Kelly's show and a Friday, 4/28/78 ad (listener Kathy Parker). And there are two WGTE-FM ads for NPR's live coverage of the Senate vote on the second Panama Canal Treaty, a Monday, 4/17/78 ad and a Tuesday, 4/18/78 ad. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 4/24/78 ad for Sylvania Savings Bank's Quiet Teller Self Service Banking. Part one of May 1978 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Sep062012

September 6, 2012: Tonight On Channel 30

 

I added 17 more ads today, from March, 1978 plus four more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 3/9/78 story by Norman Dresser, about Channel 30's Festival '78 opening night success with their Grand Ole Opry programming. Next is a Thursday, 3/16/78 story, “Lou Hebert Returns Here As Anchorman,” followed by a Thursday, 3/23/78 story, “Buckeye Gets OK To Carry Ch. 62.” There are also some Friday, 3/24/78 stories by Norman Dresser including “Chs. 11, 24 Lead Ratings, Ch. 13 Continues To Decline.” Also included are items about changes in Channel 13's news personnel and the success of Channel 30's Festival '78. There's one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Friday, 3/24/78 ad with Orris Tabner, Jeff Heitz and Joe Ashton, thanking viewers for 11's dominance in the ratings. By the way, station “A” was of course, WSPD-TV 13 and station “B” was WDHO-TV 24. There are two additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Monday, 3/27/78 ad for “Troubleshooter” Roger Weber, and a Thursday, 3/30/78 ad for new anchorman, Randy Price. I'll post more Randy Price ads on Monday. There are twelve additions to the the PBS gallery, all for channel 30 and many of them for Festival '78 programming. There's a Wednesday, 3/8/78 ad for Nova, “The Case of the Ancient Astronauts” and a Saturday, 3/11/78 ad for All-Star Swing, In Performance at Wolftrap, The Johnny Mathis Special, and Song by Song by Ira Gershwin. There's also a Monday, 3/13/78 ad for The Originals: Women in Art, “Georgia O'Keefe” and a Wednesday, 3/15/78 ad for Nova, The Green Machine” and the movie, Of Human Bondage.” Next is a Saturday, 3/18/78 ad for Big Band Bash and Great Performances, “Count Dracula,” followed by a Sunday, 3/19/78 ad for The Great American Dream Machine Revisited. There's a Tuesday, 3/21/78 ad for channel 30 shows, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, Once Upon a Classic, “Lorna Doone,” James Michener's World, “Spain: The Land and the Legend,” The Brontes and A Conversation with Howard Thurman, and FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, Library of Congress Chamber Music and International Concert Hall. Next is a Monday, 3/27/78 ad for channel 30 shows, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, Daniel Foster, M.D., “Gallbladder Disease,” Wodehouse Playhouse, “Portrait of the Disciplinarian,” Turnabout, Meeting of Minds, Royal Heritage, “Victoria, Queen and Empress” and The Dick Cavett Show, and FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, Cleveland Orchestra and Nachtmusik. There's also a Tuesday, 3/28/78 ad for channel 30 shows, The MacNieil/Lehrer Report, Once Upon a Classic, Lorna Doone," National Geographic Special, “The Incredible Machine,” Rudolf Serkin: Master Musician, Spoleto USA, and The Dick Cavett Show, and FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, Library of Congress Chamber Music, International Concert and Nachtmusik. There's a Thursday, 3/30/78 ad for Ch. 30 shows, The Macneil/Lehrer Report, Crockett's Victory Garden, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, “Catherine Howard,” The Islander, Masterpiece Theatre, “Anna Karenina” and The Dick Cavett Show, and FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, Thursday Night Opera and Nachtmusik. Next is a Friday, 3/31/78 ad for a AAA State Championship girls basketball game with Sylvania Northview High School going against Middletown, telecast made possible by a grant from Sylvania Savings Bank. And finally, another 3/31/78 ad for channel 30 shows, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, The Ohio Journal, Washington Week in Review, Wall Street Week, Alaska Oil, Girls' AAA Basketball and The Dick Cavett Show, and FM 91.3 shows, All Things Considered and A Bach, Chopin and Haydn Birthday Celebration. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 3/17/78 ad for WSPD-AM 1370, with Commodore Perry Motor Inn Vice Presdient and General Manager, Mr. Victor Giles praising WSPD's January 1978 blizzard coverage. There's also one addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 3/23/78 ad for the Highland Appliance Easter Midnight Madness Sale (It Isn't On Easter And It Isn't At Midnight). April 1978 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Sep042012

September 4, 2012: You Get Something Extra

 

I added seventeen more ads today from February and March, 1978 plus seven more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 2/9/78 story by Norman Dresser, “'Vibrations In Black' Series To Run On Ch. 30 For Week,” followed by two other 2/9/78 stories (in one image), “Tube Failure Lowers Power For Ch. 30” and “TU Vs. BG Game Telecast Unlikely.” There are two Friday, 2/10/78 stories, “FCC Reversing Its Method Of Listing Top TV Markets” and “It's On Again!” (Toledo-BG Basketball game). The rest are all by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 2/16/78 story, “National Geographic Special On Area Public TV Outlets” plus three other stories, a Thursday, 3/2/78 story about Lion Store buyer, Sandra Wainscott,, “Toledoan To Appear On 'Price Is Right'” and a Tuesday, 3/7/78 story about the WBGU-TV program, Zim. There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, all for The Big Show, a Monday, 2/13/78 ad for “Love Story” (Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw), a Wednesday, 2/15/78 ad for “Goodbye, Columbus” (Ali MacGraw, Richard Benjamin) and a Monday, 2/20/78 ad for “In Harm's Way” (John Wayne, Kirk Douglas). There's another one in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Thursday, 2/16/78 ad (Orris Tabner, Jeff Heitz, Joe Ashton). There's also one in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Sunday, 2/19/76 ad for Hotline (Benjamin Hooks), hosted by Mel Martin. Also in that gallery is a Tuesday, 2/21/78 WSPD-TV 13 ad for Pam Moore's 13 Nightly News reports on “Violence in Schools.” There are four additions to the Channel 13 News gallery for 13 Nightly News, three of them, “You Get Something Extra” ads, a Monday, 2/13/78 ad (Jennifer Blome), a Tuesday, 2/14/78 ad (Ann Vaughan, Jennifer Blome) and a Thursday, 2/16/78 ad (Ann Vaughan, Gordon Ward, Jennifer Blome). There's also a Monday, 3/6/78 ad, congratulating winners of channel 13's High School Editorial Contest, including grand prize winners, Shari French, Helen Hunt and Mary Beth Reilly. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Sunday, 2/19/78 ad for the NBC three-part drama, “The Awakening Land” (Hal Holbrook, Elizabeth Montgomery). There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Friday, 2/10/78 ad for The Muppet Show, ABC Friday Night Movie, “Freebie and the Bean” and Night Bird. There are five additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. the first three for their “Vibrations in Black” programming. There's a Monday, 2/13/78 ad for channel 30 shows, People in Profile, “Martin Luther King Jr.,” The Fight Against Slavery, “The Old African Blasphemer,” Great Performances “Hard Times,” Men of Bronze and The Dick Cavett Show, with Julian Bond, and for FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, The Cleveland Orchestra and Nachtmusik (Evening Serenade). Next is a Tuesday, 2/14/78 ad for channel 30 shows, People In Profile, “Stokely Carmichael,” The Fight Against Slavery, “One Man's Property,” Say Brother Pays Tribute to Webster Lewis, Visions “The Tapestry” and The Dick Cavett Show, and FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, Library of Congress, International Concert Hall and Nachtmusik. There's also a Thursday, 2/16/78 ad for channel 30 shows, People in Profile, “William Kunstler,” The Fight Against Slavery, “Tight Packers and Loose Packers,” You Can't Outgrow the Pain, Sickle Cell...Local Vibrations, and The American Short Story, “Almos' a Man” with LeVar Burton, and FM 91.3 shows, The Jazz Artist, Live in Concert and Thursday Night Opera. There are two more for Festival '78, a Monday, 3/6/78 ad for the National Geographic Special, “ The Living Sands of Namib” and Meeting of Minds, and a Tuesday, 3/7/78 ad for White Bear, the National Geographic Special, “Yukon Passage” and Saga of Western Man, “Robert Scott and the Race for the South Pole.” More March 1978 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Sep022012

September 2, 2012; Remembering the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon