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Thursday
Jul172014

July 17, 2014: Tune In Your TV or VCR to WTOL-TV Toledo 11

 

There are eight more ads today, all from July 1994 plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Friday, 7/29/94 Blade Peach Section story by Holden Lewis, “WGTE Aims to Get Toddlers Ready for School.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Thursday, 7/28/94 ad for Heritage House Furniture commercials airing on the next morning's broadcast of back-to-back episodes of The Golden Girls. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Tuesday, 7/12/94 ad for British Open Preview, another “It's TV5 For Golf!” ad. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Thursday, 7/12/94 ad for The CableSystem's “interactive” show where viewers competed to solve crossword puzzles. I don't recall this at all. If anyone else has any information on this “interactive channel” or this “home crosswords” show, please leave a comment about it. Next is a Friday, 7/22/94 ad for Comedy Central's “New Fall Season in July.” There are two more ads for those three new channels, WGN, Sci-Fi, and Flix, now going by the name, “Select Channels,” both of them Tuesday, 7/26/94 ads, a Sports Section ad, and a Peach Section ad, for a Cubs vs. Pirates game on WGN, Quantum Leap on Sci-Fi, and “The Swimmer” on Flix.. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Tuesday, 7/12/94 full-page ad designed to attract advertisers to The Blade, and a Sunday, 7/31/94 ad for Brondes Ford (No silly sales). August 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul152014

July 15, 2014: American Telecasting

 

You'll find seven more ads today, all from July, 1994 plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 7/7/94 Blade Peach Section story, “Detroit's WDIV Stays with NBC.” There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 7/4/94 full-page ad, another one for the new channels, WGN, Sci-Fi and Flix, and a Saturday, 7/9/94 ad for movies on Impulse, including “Return of the Living Dead 3,” “Monolith,” and “Body Chemistry 3,” for “only $1.79 per movie!” There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 7/9/94 ad for the movie, “When It Was a Game” which featured footage of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio. There's also one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 7/5/94 ad for the wireless cable service American Telecasting. The last three ads today are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Saturday, 7/2/94 ad for the Kroger fireworks at Promenade Park, another 7/2/94 ad, for the 2nd annual TV5/Burger King Mud Hens' Baseball Clinic, and a Friday, 7/8/94 ad for the University of Toledo Alumni Association's Art on the Mall, sponsored by The Blade, Huntington Banks, Envirosafe, and The CableSystem.

More July 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jul132014

July 13, 2014: Three New Channels

 

There are fifteen more ads today, all from June 1994, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 6/30/94 Blade Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, “Buckeye Adds Three Stations” (Sci-Fi, WGN and Flix). There are nine additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Friday, 6/1/94 ad for “The perfect Father's Day card,” WWF King of the Ring, on Impulse pay-per-view. The next four are Monday, 6/20/94 ads, the first ad for “Bull Durham” on Lifetime, the second ad for “24-Hour Service,” the third ad for the TNT Original, “Amelia Earhart; The Final Flight” (Diane Keaton) and the fourth ad for Wimbledon '94 coverage on HBO. The next two are for The CableSystem's three new channels, WGN, Sci-Fi, and Flix, a Wednesday, 6/22/94 ad, and a Monday, 6/27/94 ad. And there's a Thursday, 6/30/94 ad for the mini-series Centennial, on the Family Channel. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Sunday, 6/23/94 ad for Thunder in Paradise (Terry “Hulk” Hogan, Carol Alt, Chris Lemmon), a Monday, 6/20/94 ad for Hard Copy, and a Wednesday, 6/29/94 ad for U.S. Senior Open Preview. The last four ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Tuesday, 6/21/94 ad from Jacobsen's and Franklin Park Mall, thanking sponsors for “Zoo-to-Do '94,” followed by two Sunday, 6/26/94 ads for the 1994 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, a Kroger ad with Charles Barkley, and a Fifth-Third Bank ad (Our best investments are in the community). There's also another 6/26/94 ad, for Sprint Cellular.

 

July 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jul102014

July 10, 2014: Rates Will Be Going Down

 

There are eleven more ads today, all from June 1994, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Tuesday, 6/14/94 Blade front page story by Tom Ensign and Carl Ryan, “Cable TV Tunes Up for Encore of Rate Reductions in Mid-July.” The story also tells of the addition of “Select Channels” (WGN, Sci-Fi and Flix) to The CableSystem. There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Sunday, 6/5/94 ad for The Children's Miracle Network Telethon. There are nine additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Thursday, 6/2/94 “Connected to Toledo” ad, (Future). Next is another 6/2/94 ad, for Jackie Gleason's Cavalcade of Stars, on the Disney Channel, followed by a Wednesday, 6/8/94 ad for The Dick Van Dyke Show, on Nick-at-Nite, and a Thursday, 6/10/94 ad for The MTV Movie Awards. There's also a Friday, 6/10/94 ad for Space Ghost Coast to Coast, on Cartoon Network, a Tuesday, 6/14/94 ad (Notice to Customers of The CableSystem...Rates will be going down...), and another 6/14/94 ad for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, on Nick-at-Nite. And there's a Thursday, 6/16/94 ad (We see Lower Rates and Exciting, New Channels in your future), followed by another 6/16/94 ad for Judy Garland and Friends, on A&E. Today's last ad is an addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Wednesday, 6/15/94 ad for U.S. Open Preview. More June 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul082014

July 8, 2014: Continuous Commercial Free Classic Movies

There are eleven more ads today, all from May 1994, beginning with six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. There's a Tuesday, 5/17/94 ad for Instant Justice on Court TV, a Wednesday, 5/18/94 ad for Beyond 2000 on the Discovery Channel, and a Thursday, 5/19/94 ad for Cartoon Network's 166-episode-marathon of The Flintstones. There's also a Friday, 5/20/94 ad for another "Connected to Toledo" ad (School), a Saturday, 5/21/94 ad for "Them Thar Hills" (Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy) on AMC (Continuous Commercial Free Classic Movies), and a Monday, 5/23/94 ad for I Love Lucy (Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz) on Nick-at-Nite. There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 5/1/94 ad for the movie, "10 'til Midnight" (Charles Bronson). Next is a Wednesday, 5/18/94 ad for Dear John, followed by a Thursday, 5/19/94 ad for The Wonder Years (Fred Savage), and a Friday, 5/20/94 ad for another movie, "The Monster Club" (Vincent Price, Donald Pleasance). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 5/22/94 Fifth-Third Bank ad for the DinoROARS exhibit at the Toledo Zoo, co-sponsored by Kroger and Coca-Cola. June 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...