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Tuesday
Feb262013

February 26, 2013:  ColorGraphics

 

I added seventeen more ads today, all from November, 1981. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Friday, 11/20/81 ad for the premiere of McLain's Law on NBC (James Arness, Marshall Colt, Conchata Ferrell). There are also four additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Saturday, 11/21/81 ad (News from the Newscenter), a Wednesday, 11/25/81 ad (ColorGraphics with Stan Stachak), a Thursday, 11/26/81 ad (Thanks!) and another 11/26/81 ad (We've done something about the weather). There are seven additions to the Channel 24 News gallery, more “24 Days About 24 News” ads. #14 is a Thursday, 11/19/81 ad for “creative” John Ostakovich, #15 is a Friday, 11/20/81 ad for “alert” Molly Pierce and #16 is a Monday, 11/23/81 ad for “observant” photographers. Next is #17, a Tuesday, 11/24/81 ad for their “painstaking” engineers, followed by #18, a Wednesday, 11/25/81 ad for “experienced” Joe Casaletta. #19 is a Thursday, 11/26/81 ad for “knowledgeable” Tom Baumann and #20 is a Friday, 11/27/81 ad for their “skilled” production crew. There'll be more on Thursday. There are two additions to the PBS gallery, both Wednesday ads for Survival Special, on channel 30, an 11/18/81 ad for “The Secrets of the African Baobab” and an 11/25/81 ad for “Balloon Safari!” There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 11/20/81 ad, another one for CBS Cable (Now playing in stereo at a TV set near you).

The last two ads today are additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, both for WGTE/WGLE-FM, a Wednesday, 11/18/81 ad for Music for the Dance, and a Saturday, 11/21/81 ad for Wall-To-Wall Beethoven. Even more November 1981 ads and December 1981 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Feb242013

February 24, 2013: 24 Days About 24 News

 

I added 25 more ads today, all from November, 1981, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by Norman Dresser. The first one is a Friday, 11/6/81 story, “Public TV Joins Campaign To Expand Evening News” and also includes other items about a CBC program on The Andersons of Maumee, Mary Beth Zolik, WGTE-TV Veterans Day specials, and Satcom IV. The other one is a Thursday, 11/12/81 story, “Detroit's WJR Dismisses Six” and other items about a PBS documentary, the growth of the FM radio audience and shrinking of the AM audience, Lima's WTLW-TV, and Paula Harris leaving WTVG for WEWS. There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, all for evening shows. There's a Monday, 11/2/81 ad for Private Benjamin, “Give Me Liberty” part one, The Two of Us, “The Duke of Lawford,” M*A*S*H, “Identity Crisis,” House Calls, “Last Weekend,” Lou Grant “Wedding” and Toledo Eleven News. Next is a Thursday, 11/5/81 ad for PM Magazine (Kenny Rogers), Magnum P.I., “Memories are Forever,” Jessica Novak, “Closeup News” (Helen Shaver) and Toledo Eleven News. There's also a Wednesday, 11/18/81 ad for PM Magazine, Mr. Merlin, “The Two Faces of Zac,” WKRP in Cincinnati, “Three Days of the Condo,” Nurse, “My Life as a Woman,” Shannon, “Neither a Borrower” and Toledo Eleven News. There are three more WTOL ads among the four additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 11/2/81 ad for a Terry Thill series of reports, “Tax Moves,” a Tuesday, 11/3/81 ad for their election coverage, and a Monday, 11/9/81 ad for a Bob Lawrence series of reports, “Mad as Hell.” There's also one for channel 13 in that gallery, a Tuesday, 11/2/81 ad for their election coverage. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Tuesday, 11/17/81 ad for Ohio Lottery drawings, and there are thirteen additions to the Channel 24 News gallery, all for the “24 Days About 24 News” campaign. Each ad contained the definition of a word using someone from 24 News as an example. The Monday, 11/2/81 ad described Paul Rae as “dynamic” and the Tuesday, 11/3/81 ad described Rosemary Collins as “Effective.” The Wednesday, 11/4/81 ad described Jim Tichy as “energetic,” the Thursday, 11/5/81 ad described Dave Carlson as “dependable” and the Friday, 11/6/81 ad described Regina Benjamin as “humanistic.” The next one is a Monday, 11/9/81 ad for “inquisitive” Heather MacKenzie, followed by a Tuesday, 11/10/81 ad for “probing” Celso Rodriguez, and a Wednesday, 11/11/81 ad for “investigative” Joel Feick. There's a Thursday, 11/12/81 ad for “daring” Tom Waniewski and a Friday, 11/13/81 ad for “refreshing” Shelley Czeizler. Day #11 was a Monday, 11/16/81 ad for “aggressive” Dan Saevig, Day #12 was a Tuesday, 11/17/81 ad for “persistent” Diane Larson and Day #13 was a Wednesday, 11/18/81 ad for “dedicated” Rebecca Aguilar. I'll have more of these on Tuesday. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Monday, 11/16/81 ad for “Patriotic Music from Many Lands” on WGTE-FM 91.3 and WGLE-FM 90.7. There are also three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery including a Sunday, 11/15/81 ad for a University of Toledo Star Trek Bloopers Show. Next is a Tuesday, 11/17/81 ad for Sony Betamax SL-5800 Video Recorders at Phil's TV and Appliance. The last one is a another 11/17/81 (full-page) ad for Toledo's first McDonald's Mini-Mac which was located near UT. More November 1981 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Feb212013

February 21, 2013: Roots of Toledo

 

I added 16 more ads today, all from October, 1981, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of the Blade. The first one is a Friday, 10/16/81 story by Seymour Rothman, “Televising From Glass Bowl Takes A Lot Of Preparation,” about what it takes for ABC to televise a Toledo Rockets game. The other two are by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 10/29/81 item about Lima Public Radio station, WGLE-FM 90.7, and a Friday, 10/30/81 story, “TSO Family Concert Set On Ch. 30 Sunday.” There are four additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Monday, 10/12/81 ad for the 15th annual Country Music Association Awards (Barbara Mandrell, Mac Davis). There's a Sunday, 10/18/81 ad for “Roots of Toledo Week” which included the mini-series, Roots, special reports on Toledo Eleven News, and a look at Toledo's historical sites on PM Magazine. There's also a Monday, 10/19/81 ad for Roots at 4:00 PM and Toledo Eleven News at 6:00 PM, and there's a Friday, 10/23/81 ad for a 90-minute special, Pinocchio (Danny Kaye, Sandy Duncan). There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, two for NBC prime-time shows. The first one is a Saturday, 10/24/81 ad for Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters and The Nashville Palace (Roy Clark). The next one is a Wednesday, 10/28/81 ad for Real People, The Facts of Life, “Growing Pains,” Love, Sidney, “Welcome Home” and Quincy, “Memories of Allison.” There's also a Friday, 10/30/81 ad for a 13 Movie Special, “Paper Moon,” which they apparently aired instead of the NBC movie, “Halloween,” although there's TV Guide ad here that indicated otherwise. There's one addition to the PBS gallery for the season premiere of The Shakespeare Plays, “Othello,” on channel 30, a Monday, 10/12/81 ad (Anthony Hopkins). There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Sunday, 10/18/81 ad for The Realty Channel. There's also a Sunday, 10/18/81 ad for another free preview of Showtime, and two more for CBS Cable (Now playing at a TV set near you), a Thursday, 10/22/81 ad and a Saturday, 10/24/81 ad. Today's last ad is an addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 10/28/81 ad for The Odyssey of Homer and Howard Hanson Live Concert on WGTE-FM 91.3. November 1981 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

 

Tuesday
Feb192013

February 19, 2013: Reach for the Stars

 

I added 13 more ads today from October 1981, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade, including three Thursday, 10/1/81 items by Norman Dresser, about CNN2 (Headline News), WVOI-FM, and Port Clinton's WOSE-FM. Next is a Saturday, 10/3/81 story by Seymour Rothman, “Deregulation, Demore, And Demmerier.” about the ever-changing world of sports on TV. There's also a Thursday, 10/8/81 story by Dresser, “CableSystem Offers New CBS Service,” and also includes items on channel 11's Roots of Toledo Week, low-power TV in Lima, WGTE-FM, and Rona Barret on NBC. There are four additions to the Channel 11 gallery, all for the new fall season, including a Sunday, 11/4/81 ad for 60 Minutes, Archie Bunker's Place, “Billie” (Carroll O'Connor), Alice, “Bet a Million, Mel,” The Jeffersons, “The Separation,” part one of two, and Trapper John, M.D., “That Old Gang of Mine.” Next is a Wednesday, 11/7/81 ad for PM Magazine, Family Feud, Mr. Merlin, “Pilot,” WKRP in Cincinnati, “An Explosive Affair,” part one, and the movie “Coward of the County” (Kenny Rogers). There's a Friday, 10/9/81 ad for PM Magazine, Family Feud, The Incredible Hulk, “Prometheus,” part one, The Dukes of Hazard, “Mrs. Daisy Hogg, Dallas, “Missing Heir” and Toledo Eleven News. The last one is a Monday, 10/12/81 ad for PM Magazine, Private Benjamin, “Judy's in the Driver's Seat,” The Two of Us, “Nan's Fan,” The CMA Awards, and Toledo Eleven News. There are two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, a Sunday, 10/4/81 ad for Saturday Night Comes to Sunday (syndicated reruns of Saturday Night Live), and a Tuesday, 10/6/81 ad for You Asked For It. There's also one addition to the Channel 24 News gallery, a Friday, 10/2/81 ad for 24 News Tonight (Pretending to be a painter...). There are three additions to the PBS gallery, all for shows on channel 30, including a Thursday, 10/1/81 ad for Against the Wind, “The Seeds of Fire,” the first of twelve episodes. Next is a Friday, 10/2/81 ad for Wall $treet Week (Louis Rukeyser), followed by a Sunday, 10/4/81 ad for Great Performances (Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra conductor). There are two additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, both for the CBS Cable network, a Wednesday, 10/7/81 ad (And Now He-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-re's Johann) and a Monday, 10/12/81 full-page ad (Now Playing at a TV Set Near You). The last ad today is an addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 10/1/81 ad for a WCWA-AM 1230 “Free Money” contest. More October 1981 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Saturday
Feb162013

February 16, 2013:  A-A-Y-Y-Y!

 

I added eight more ads today from September, 1981 plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, Saturday, 9/26/81 items from that day's Electronic Press Box by Seymour Rothman, “Views of Sorts On News In Sports,” about ESPN teaming up with ABC, CBS carrying U.S. Open Tennis, and boxing on closed-circuit pay-per-view. There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery for late afternoon shows, a Tuesday, 9/22/81 ad for Happy Days (Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, Donny Most) and a Thursday, 9/24/81 ad for M*A*S*H (Wayne Rogers, Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Gary Burghoff). There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Monday, 9/28/81 ad for Here's Lucy. There's also one addition to The CableSystem Ch. 5 gallery, a Thursday, 9/24/81 ad for a Merrill Lynch special program on the 1981 Tax Act. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Monday, 9/28/81 ad for WVOI-AM 1520, “Toledo's Most Sophisticated Rhythm,” and there are three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Thursday, 9/24/81 ad for the Leonard-Hearns Fight on HBO, via Ultra Vision in Toledo. Next is another 9/24/81 ad, for A Little Miracle (Mickey Rooney), seen on channels 11, 13 and 24 and later on The CableSystem's channel 5, as a public service on behalf of the United Way. The last one is a Saturday, 9/26/81 full-page ad for the grand opening of the Toledo Trust branch in Sylvania Twp. October 1981 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...