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Sunday
Oct142012

October 14, 2012: The Best 13

 

I added eighteen more ads today, from March and April, 1979 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from The Blade, including a Tuesday, 3/20/79 page two story from The Blade's Columbus Bureau, “Satellite Hookup A Winner, Cable TV Station Chief Says,” about Ted Turner putting his Atlanta TV staton on satellite. There are two more from the Peach Section, by Norman Dresser, a Friday, 3/23/79 story, “Public TV's Festival '79 Local, National Success” which also includes several other items on different subjects, including the channel 11 documentary, Just People: A Report on the Handicapped in Toledo, and a Wednesday, 3/28/79 story, “Chs. 11, 4 To Carry Tiger Baseball Games” which also includes an item about viewer's response to the channel 50 showing of Scared Straight. There are five additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, all for channel 11. There are four for a four-part Bob Lawrence Toledo Eleven News report on synthetic hair transplants gone bad, a Monday, 3/19/79 ad, a Tuesday, 3/20/79 ad, a Wednesday, 3/21/79 ad and a Thursday, 3/22/79 ad. There's also a Saturday, 3/24/79 ad for a Sunday prime-time special report, Just People: A Report on the Handicapped in Toledo. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 3/31/79 ad for American Life Style program about Helen Keller (Hugh Downs). There's also one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Friday, 8/6/79 ballot for viewers to vote for “The Best 13.” There's also one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 3/15/79 ad for The Ohio Lottery TV Drawing, and there's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 4/4/79 ad for parts three and four of The Scarlet Letter. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including another one for Showtime, a Tuesday, 3/20/79 ad. There's also a Wednesday, 3/21/79 ad (Treat the family...), a Thursday, 3/22/79 ad (See what your missing), and a Friday, 3/30/79 ad (...to those who watch their neighbor's...). There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, including a Saturday, 3/31/79 ad for a WPOS-FM sponsored gospel concert at the Masonic Auditorium, with The Cathedrals and The Kingsmen. There are also two Wednesday, 4/4/79 ads, the first ad for Betty Allen: In Recital on WGTE-FM and the second ad for Toledo's 24-hour Disco station, WKLR-FM 99.9. Today's last two additions are in the Other Vintage ads gallery, both for the McDonald's at 805 N. Reynolds Rd, in Toledo. There's a Friday, 3/16/79 ad and a Wednesday, 3/28/79 ad. Plus, be sure to check out the Halloween Gallery. The rest of the April, 1979 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Oct112012

October 11, 2012: 24 Eyewitness News

 

I added eighteen more ads today, all from March, 1979 plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Friday, 3/2/79 story, “WSPD Radio Station Is Sold To Michigan Broadcasters,” a Monday, 3/5/79 story, “TU-Central Mich. Tilt On TV, Radio,” a Wednesday, 3/7/79 item, “Rockets On TV” and a Tuesday, 3/13/79 story, “Ch. 13 Airing Toledo-Notre Dame Game Friday In NCAA Regionals.” Here's the wikipedia page for the 1979 NCAA Tournament. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Friday, 3/2/79 ad for Dance Fever (The Village People) and there are two additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Tuesday, 3/6/79 ad (Gordon Ward, Frank Gilhooley, Jim Mengel, Jennifer Blome, Randy Price, Frank Venner) and a Wednesday, 3/7/79 ad (Your Best). There are three more similar ads, here, here and here. There are three additions to the Channel 24 News gallery, for 24 Eyewitness News, a Friday, 3/2/79 ad (Paul Rae), a Saturday, 3/3/79 ad (Holly Wood) and a Tuesday, 3/6/79 ad (Jim Tichy). There are seven additions to the PBS gallery, all for Public Television Festival '79 on channel 30. There's a Saturday, 3/3/79 ad for Live From The Grand Ole Opry and a Monday, 3/5/79 ad for The Glenn Miller Memorial Concert and Austin City Limits (Tom T. Hall). Next is a Wednesday, 3/7/79 ad for The World of Matisse, Celebration of Strauss, Great Performances, “Dance in America: Choreography by Balachine—Part 4” and The Hollywood Musicals, “Silk Stockings” (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse). There's also a Friday, 3/9/79 ad for The Hollywood Musicals, “Singin' in the Rain” and The Four Freshmen: In Concert and a Saturday, 3/10/79 ad for That Great American Gospel Sound and Hollywood Musicals, “The Band Wagon.” Next is a Monday, 3/12/79 ad for Bill Moyers Journal, “The People of Nes Ammim” and That Great American Gospel Sound (Tennessee Ernie Ford) followed by a Tuesday, 3/13/79 ad for Einstein's Universe (Peter Ustinov) and Hollywood Musicals, “On the Town.” There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, two for movies on Showtime, a Tuesday, 3/6/79 ad for “Coming Home” and a Saturday, 3/10/79 ad for “The Magic Pony.” There's also a Thursday, 3/8/79 ad (The CableSystem is a great place for people who work late) and a Tuesday, 3/13/79 ad (Don't make the same mistake once). Today's last addition is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 3/5/79 Champion Spark Plug PSA for The Red Cross (Lucille Ball). Be sure to check out the Halloween Gallery. More March, and April, 1979 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Oct092012

October 9, 2012:  Accuweather

 

I added eighteen more ads today, all from February, 1979 plus four more 

Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 2/15/79 story, “Two Ch. 11 News Staff Members Quit,” about news director Larry Maisel and reporter Judy Crouse, and a Wednesday, 2/21/79 story, by Norman Dresser, “Original Programs Being Carried By Toledo Pay TV Outlet,” about Showtime. There are also two AP stories about Roots II, a Friday, 2/23/79 story, “'Roots' Viewers Showing Increase” and a Wednesday, 2/28/79 story, “'Roots II' Boosts ABC To Rating That's Second Highest On Record.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 2/19/79 ad for “Sam Whiskey,” “Duel at Diablo,” “Fuzz,” “Impasse” and “Support Your Local Sheriff” on The Big Show (Burt Reynolds, James Garner). There are eight additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, five of them, channel 11 ads for a five-part series of reports by Jill Olmsted on “Emergency Medicine in Toledo.” a Monday, 2/19/79 ad, a Tuesday, 2/20/79 ad, a Wednesday, 2/21/79 ad, a Thursday, 2/22/79 ad and a Friday, 2/23/79 ad. There are three more for reports on 13 Nightly News, a Tuesday, 2/13/79 ad for a Randy Price series of reports on people fighting city hall, a Tuesday, 2/20/79 ad for a Phyllis Quail series of reports on city finance, and a Monday, 2/26/79 ad for a Jim Rudes series of reports on the safety of flying private planes. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 2/24/79 ad for 13 Nightly News, NBC's Saturday Night Live and “A New Leaf” on The 13 Sunday Night Movie. There are five additions to the Channel 24 gallery including a Wednesday, 2/14/79 ad for Sanford and Son, 24 Eyewitness News and The $1.98 Beauty Show. Next is a Friday, 2/16/79 ad for 24 Eyewitness News, Family Feud and Roots: The Next Generations (Roots II). There are three more for Roots: The Next Generations and 24 Eyewitness News, a Wednesday, 2/21/79 ad (for part 4), a Thursday, 2/22/79 ad (for part 5) and a Friday, 2/23/79 ad (for part 6). There are also two additions to the Channel 24 News gallery, both for their Accuweather forecasts, a Saturday, 2/24/79 ad and a Wednesday, 2/28/79 ad (Dave Carlson). Today's last ad is in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Tuesday, 2/27/79 ad for a special offer on Showtime. March, 1979 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Also don't forget the Halloween ads.

Saturday
Oct062012

October 6, 2012:  X+Y+Z

 

I added 22 more ads today, from January and February, 1979 plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There are three Tuesday, 1/23/79 items by Norman Dresser, about Kathy Carroll and Mary Foster, two new managers at WGTE, Leon Bibb being named anchorman at WKYC-TV and The Laurel and Hardy Film Festival on channel 30, hosted by Bob Kelly. Next is a Thursday, 1/25/79 story, “Lou Hebert To Move From Ch. 24 To WCWA” and a Thursday, 2/8/79 story, “Ch. 24 News Staff Being Reassigned.” There's also another one by Norman Dresser, a Friday, 2/9/79 story, “'60 Minutes' To Carry Segment From BGSU.” There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, both for movies on The Big Show, a Tuesday, 2/6/79 ad for “Clambake” (Elvis Presley) and a Tuesday, 2/7/79 ad for “The Great Escape” (Steve McQueen). There are also two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, a Friday, 2/2/79 ad for Dance Fever and a Monday, 2/12/79 ad for Liar's Club and Tic Tac Dough. There are two more in the Channel 13 News gallery, for 13 Nightly News, a Monday, 1/22/79 ad for “Troubleshooter” Susan Shafer and a Monday, 2/5/79 ad. There are two more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 1/31/79 ad for Jennifer Blome's report, “The Candidates For Divorce” and a Tuesday, 2/6/79 ad for a Bill Harris series of reports on education. There are two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 2/8/79 ad for Sanford and Son, The Muppet Show and on ABC, Mork and Mindy, “Mork Goes Erk” and a Friday, 2/9/79 ad for The Newlywed Game, Family Feud and the ABC special, Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll. There are three additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. There's a Monday, 1/22/79 ad for Live From Lincoln Center (Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland) and a Monday, 2/5/79 ad for Bill Moyer's Journal, “Harvest,” WWII: G.I. Diary, “Okinawa: At the Emperor's Doorstep,” Victory at Sea, “Design for War,” Austin City Limits, “Norton Buffalo and the Stampede” and The Prisoner, “The Arrival.” There's also a Tuesday, 2/6/79 ad for Viewer's Choice. The ad gave the cost of different programs on channel 30 and asked viewers to choose which shows they preferred, staying within a $100,000 budget. There are also three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Saturday, 1/20/79 ad for “The World's Greatest Lover” on Showtime, a Friday, 1/26/79 ad for Pinups 2001, also on Showtime, and a Thursday, 2/1/79 ad for a special offer on Showtime, in Point Place and Sylvania. The last two ads today are additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 2/1/79 ad for The Spider's Web on WGTE-FM 91.3 and a Friday, 2/2/79 ad for Disco Party on WKLR-FM 99.9. More February, 1979 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Also don't forget the Halloween ads.

Wednesday
Oct032012

October 3, 2012: The Feminine Mistake

 

I added 19 more ads today, all from January 1979 plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Saturday, 1/6/79 “Electronic Press Box” story by Seymour Rothman, “Replay of How ABC Blew Woody's Last Stand.” The rest are all by Norman Dresser including two Tuesday, 1/9/79 items, one about WERC, UT's campus radio station and one about Thom Gaines resigning from WKLR-FM. Next is a Wednesday, 1/17/79 story, “Ch. 24 Sets National First; Ch. 13 Closes In On Ch. 11” and three Friday, 1/19/79 stories, “Ch. 30 Wins Top Honor For Promotion Campaign,” “ABC Regains Ratings Lead; 'Mork And Mindy' At Top” and “Jamie Farr To Receive Ohio Governors' Award.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, all for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield sponsored special, The Feminine Mistake, a Friday, 1/5/79 ad (What's the cost of a case of lung cancer?), another 1/5/79 ad (Cigarettes are sexist) and a Saturday, 1/6/79 ad. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 1/6/78 ad for a UT Basketball game with the Rockets hosting Kent State (Frank Gilhooley, Jim Mengel). There's another one in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Saturday, 1/13/79 ad for the 13 Reports Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce program (Wilford I. Webb III, Chester Devenow). There are six additions to the PBS gallery, five of them for channel 30 including a Thursday, 1/4/79 ad for the anti-smoking special, Quitters are Winners. There are two Sunday, 1/7/79 ads, a Living Today Section ad for Footsteps and a TV Tab ad for the National Geographic Special, “Gold!” There's also a Thursday, 1/11/79 ad for the special, Raised in Anger (Ed Asner) and Rx for Child Abuse and a Monday, 1/15/79 ad for A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. There's also a Saturday, 1/20/79 ad for Eat Right to Your Heart's Delight on channel 57 in Bowling Green. There are six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, all for Showtime. The first two are for movies, a Thursday, 1/4/79 ad for “Convoy” (Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw) and a Thursday, 1/11/79 ad for “The Deep.” And there are four more, a Monday, 1/15/79 ad, a Tuesday, 1/16/79 ad, a Wednesday, 1/17/79 ad and a Friday, 1/19/79 ad. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 1/16/79 ad for WGTE-FM's coverage of the 85th annual meeting of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce (John J. Riccardo). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 1/10/79 ad for Elvis Night at the Perrysburg Ramada Inn. More January and February, 1979 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way.