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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...

Tuesday
Feb112014

February 11, 2014: Catch a Wave--Channel Surf

 

You'll find six more ads today, from December 1991 and January 1992, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade, starting with three from the Peach Section. The first two are Blade Runner columns by Alan Abrams, a Friday, 12/20/91 story, "Lauber Victim of Budget Ax," and a Monday, 12/23/91 story, "Anchors Aweigh at TV 13." There's also a Wednesday, 1/15/92 story by Tom Ensign, "Channel 13 Looks to a Brighter '92." Next is a Friday, 1/17/92 AP story in the sports section, "Harwell Accepts Broadcasting Job with CBS Radio." And the last one is another 1/17/92 story, by Tom Ensign, "Palka Moves to Channel 24" and also has some others items including one about Rebecca Fondessy. Apparently there wasn't room in the Peach Section for that day's "Focus on TV" column. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Monday, 12/2/91 ad for four "Great Epics Week" movies on TBS, "Gone with the Wind," "Ben Hur," "Giant," and "King of Kings." Next is a Tuesday, 12/3/91 ad, for Council on Cable, Toledo City Council meetings shown on both the CableSystem and on Channel 30. There's also a Sunday, 12/8/91 full-page TV Week ad for programming on The Discovery Channel, TNT, ESPN, Comedy Central, TV5 and Impulse (Catch a Wave--Channel Surf with The CableSystem!). And there are two for the Family Channel, a Monday, 12/16/91 ad for the animated Prince Valiant and a Saturday, 12/21/91 ad for The Adventures of The Black Stallion (MIckey Rooney). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 12/1/91 ad for an appearance by Tony Orlando at the Masonic Auditorium, presented by St. Francis De Sales High School. More January 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Feb092014

February 9, 2014: Tune In Toledo

There are eight more ads today, all from November 1991, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions from the pages of the Blade. First is a Thursday, 11/7/91 item by Tom Ensign, about Rush Limbaugh's new TV show. Next are two "Blade Runner" stories by Alan Abrams, a Friday, 11/8/91 story, "Hit Tunes Tower over Town," about WTWR-FM's new playlist, and a Wednesday, 11/13/91 story, "Oldies Shift Hits Sour Note." a follow-up to an 11/4/91 story. There's also a Friday, 11/22/91 Sports Section story by Duane Schooley, "WJR Team: Tough Transition," about Rick Rizzs and Bob Rathbun, the replacements for Tiger baseball announcers Ernie Harwell Paul Carey. And the last one is a Wednesday, 11/27/91 "Blade Runner" item about Bob Martz, "Toledo Legend Returns to Radio After 13 Years." There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Thursday, 11/14/91 ad for Mystery!, "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes," on channel 30 (Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke). There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Friday, 11/8/91 ad for coverage of the William Kennedy Smith trial on Court TV. Next is a Thursday, 11/21/91 ad for MTV, addressed to advertisers (Do U Know Where Your Kids R?). There's also a Saturday, 11/23/91 ad for the Evander Holyfield vs. Bert Cooper fight on HBO (Boxing Means HBO!). There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, too. There's a Saturday, 11/9/91 ad for The Twilight Zone, a Tuesday, 11/22/91 ad for St. Elsewhere, and a Saturday, 11/16/91 ad for Remington Steele. Today's last ad is an addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 11/7/91 ad for WTWR-FM (Lock it in!...Make the Switch...98.3 FM). December 1991 and January 1992 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...