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Sunday
Feb232014

February 23, 2014: With Converter...Without

 

You'll find twelve more ads today, all from April 1992, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, including two Saturday "Hot Radio" columns by Alan Abrams, one from 4/11/92 and one from 4/18/92. There's also a Friday, 4/17/92 story by Tom Ensign, "WGTE Offers Shopper's Delight." There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Monday, 4/6/92 ad for Supermarket Sweep on Lifetime. Next is a Tuesday, 4/7/92 ad for A&E's Biography of Winston Churchill, followed by a Wednesday, 4/8/92 ad for Inside Politics '92 with Bernard Shaw on CNN. There's also a Wednesday, 4/8/92 ad for the USA World Premiere Movie, "Treacherous Crossing," a Saturday, 4/11/92 ad for the George Foreman vs. Alex Stewart fight on HBO, and a Tuesday, 4/14/92 ad for Steals and Deals on CNBC. And there's a Saturday, 4/18/92 ad for Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Comedy Central. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Sunday, 4/5/92 ad for Buckeye Baseball (Watch Cincinnati Reds & Toledo Mud Hens). Reds games were SportsChannel games shown on TV5. The remaining four ads are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Monday, 4/6/92 ad for Windows 3.1 at CompuAdd Superstores. Next is a Tuesday, 4/7/92 ad for the WWF at the Toledo Sports Arena, featuring Macho Man Randy Savage, Ric Flair, and the Ultimate Warrior. There's also a Sunday, 4/12/92 ad for McDonald's 37 year anniversary celebration, and a Wednesday, 4/15/92 ad for Raceway Park, H.J.'s Prime Cut, The Ground Round, Cajun Joes, El Matador, Manera's, The Brownstone Tavern, Delaney's Lounge and Hot Lix Hideaway. (Visit the Alexis Road strip...We've got the best fun this side of town!). More April 1992 and May 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Feb202014

February 20, 2014: At Your Service

 

There are ten more ads today, from March and April 1992, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, starting with a Thursday, 3/26/92 story, "Atlantis Coverage on Buckeye," followed by a Friday, 4/3/92 story by Tom Ensign, "It's Auction Time on WGTE." There are three additions to the PBS gallery, all for the 1992 TV30 Auction, a Thursday, 4/3/92 ad, a Saturday, 4/4/92 ad, and a Sunday, 4/5/92 ad. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Saturday, 3/28/92 ad for WrestleMania VIII on Impulse pay-per-view which included an offer for free tickets for the upcoming WWF live event st the Toledo Sports Arena. Next is a Thursday, 4/2/92 ad for Legends of Golf (Senior PGA Tour) on ESPN, followed by a Friday, 4/3/92 ad for "Guys and Dolls" on AMC. There's also another 4/3/92 ad, for USA's Friday night lineup of shows, Beyond Reality, Swamp Thing, Hitchhiker, and The Ray Bradbury Theater. And there's a Sunday, 4/5/92 full-page ad (The CableSystem, At Your Service). There's also one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 3/21/92 ad for an NCAA playoff game with the University of Toledo Lady Rockets playing the University of Maryland. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 3/25/92 ad for "The Club" at The Andersons. More April 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Feb182014

February 18, 2014: We Have What You Want

 

There are eight more ads today, all from March 1992, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. The first one is a Friday, 3/6/92 Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "Drive Seeks Support for Public Television." The other three are Sports Section stories by John Bergener on Toledo's three TV Sports Anchors. There's a Sunday, 3/15/92 story, "Sportscasting's Fine Wine...Orris Tabner Ages Gracefully," followed by a Monday, 3/16/92 story, "Balding, but All Business...Substance Counts for TV-24's Tichy," and a Tuesday, 3/17/92 story, "Wiry & Wired...Spirited Presentation Sets Channel 13's Wagy Apart." There are four additions to the PBS gallery, all "We have what you want" ads for channel 30. The first one is a Monday, 3/9/92 ad for Big Band Ballroom Bash, followed by a Tuesday, 3/10/92 ad for a Nova special, "Rescuing Baby Whales." Next is a Monday, 3/16/92 ad for a Great Performances special, "Unforgettable, with Love" (Natalie Cole) and Incomparable Nat King Cole, featuring clips from his 1957 TV series. There's also a Thursday, 3/19/92 ad for the movie, "The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind" (Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh). There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, including a Sunday, 3/1/92 TV Week ad for Faerie Tale Theatre, "Little Red Riding Hood." Next is a Wednesday, 3/4/92 ad for St. Elsewhere, followed by a Friday, 3/6/92 ad for The People's Court. Today's last ad is an addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 3/4/92 ad for Jim Valiton's The Talk of Toledo, on WTOD-AM 1560. More March 1992 and April 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Feb162014

February 16, 2014: Turn On To 5

 

You'll find fourteen more ads today, all from February 1992, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions, both from the Friday, 2/14/92 Peach Section of The Blade. The first one is a Roberta de Boer story, "Olympic Battle for TV Viewers," about the differences between CBS coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympics and that on the CBC. Some things never change, considering that this year CBC is providing about 21 hours of coverage daily, much of it live and NBC is, well, um...NBC. Next is a Tom Ensign story, "TV13 Puts Politics on Parade," about the Sunday morning show, Toledo Up Front. There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Thursday, 2/27/92 ad for two episodes of The Simpsons, "Separate Vacations" and a rerun of "Homer Defined," the Beverly Hills 90210 episode, "Cardio Funk," and The Dennis Miller Show. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, both Saturday, 2/1/92 HBO ads, a Sports Section ad for Night of the Heavyweights, and a Peach Section ad for a free weekend of HBO. There are eight additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Thursday, 2/6/92 ad for a TV5 / K-100 / Toledo Storm "Paradise on Ice" contest. Next is a Friday, 2/14/92 ad for the movie, "Wait Until Dark" on Eerie Street Theatre, followed by a Sunday, 2/16/92 TV Week half-page ad (Tune In Toledo - Turn on to 5). There's a Thursday, 2/20/92 ad for The Andy Griffith Show (Before Matlock there was the Andy Griffith Show). There's also a Saturday, 2/22/92 ad for The Twilight Zone, a Sunday, 2/3/92 ad for GWF Wrestling, a Thursday, 2/27/92 ad for Ohio Today with Governor George Voinovich and Sherryl Sheets, and a Friday, 2/28/92 ad for Alvin and the Chipmunks. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 2/21/92 ad for the 14th annual Cabin Fever Sale. And there are two additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, both for Food Town, a Sunday, 2/2/92 ad for their new handle bar calculators, a new feature of their shopping carts, and a Wednesday, 2/12/92 full-page ad for Expo '92, featuring appearances by three ABC soap opera stars, Kelly Ripa and Jean LeClerc of All My Children and Mark Brettschneider of One Life to Live, plus Brenda Epperson of The Young and the Restless, on CBS. March 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Feb132014

February 13, 2014: The Community Channel

You'll find seven more ads today, all from January 1992, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. The first three are Peach Section stories by Tom Ensign, starting with a Tuesday, 1/21/92 story, "Station Apologizes for Blunder," about Channel 36 airing Gilligan's Island with the soundtrack from an adult movie. Also included are other Toledo TV items. Next is a Friday, 1/24/92 story, "WCWA Adds Harwell Games to Schedule" and also includes a channel 13 item. There's also a Thursday, 1/30/92 story, "Buckeye Adds Playboy Channel but Limits Access Time, Methods." And there's a Friday, 1/31/92 Living section story by Margaret Farnham, "More Bang Than a Buck," about a United Way Telethon on Channel 30. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 1/18/92 full-page ad (...10 Bucks Installation...10 Days Free Cable). There's also a Tuesday, 1/21/92 ad for The Community Channel, which included EWTN and Univision programming, There are also two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Wednesday, 1/22/92 ad for Ohio State Basketball (Minnesota at Ohio State) and a Thursday, 1/23/92 ad for Travel Channel programming on TV5, sponsored by Central Travel. The last three ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Monday, 1/20/92 ad for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (It's here! Now! Toledo Electronic Library). Next is another 1/20/92 ad, for Ventura's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. There's also a Tuesday, 1/21/92 Blade ad (When the schools were closed...our carriers were on the job). February 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...