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Thursday
Jun272013

June 27, 2013: A Marriage Made in Heaven

 

I added thirteen more ads today, all from January 1986, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one is a Wednesday, 1/8/86 story, “Murdoch Forming Program Service For Independents.” Next is a Saturday, 1/11/86 story, “Alas, The Catch In PASS Has Caught Up With Us,” followed by a Friday, 1/24/86 story, “Local Network Affiliates Hire Four Reporters” and also includes other “Around Toledo Television” items. The last one is a Friday, 1/31/86 story, “TV Owes No Apologies To Insensitive Soap Fans,” about coverage of the Challenger shuttle explosion. There's one addition to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 1/29/86 ad for a Stuart Watson Toledo 11 News report on jail safety. There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 1/20/86 ad for late afternnon shows, Divorce Court, People's Court, Maude and M*A*S*H (Jamie Farr) plus 13 News at 6:00, and a Friday, 1/31/86 ad for Entertainment Tonight, Taxi, and NBC prime time shows, Misfits of Science, “Center of Attention,” Knight Rider, “Redemption of a Champion” and Miami Vice, “Little Miss Dangerous” (Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas). There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 1/30/86 ad for The New Newlywed Game (Bob Eubanks) and PM Magazine (Ronald Regan). There's also one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Thursday, 1/2/86 ad for an Ohio State basketball game with the Buckeyes hosting the Michigan State Spartans. There are four additions to the PBS gallery, all for shows on channel 30, three of them, “TV Worth Watching” ads. There's a Sunday, 1/19/86 TV Tab ad for two Tuesday night shows, Nova, “Halley's Comet” and Frontline, “Hostage in Iran.” Next is a Friday, 1/24/86 ad for Great Performances, “Heartbreak House” (Rex Harrison), followed by a Sunday, 1/26/86 TV Tab ad for Planet Earth, “The Blue Planet” which aired the following Wednesday. There's also a Thursday, 1/30/86 ad for Teenagers and Parents, “Conflict or Cooperation.” There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem ads gallery, a Monday, 1/6/86 ad for UT Digest on channel 10B, and a Friday, 1/10/86 ad with a special offer for VCR owners (A Marriage Made In Heaven). The last two ads today are additions to the CableSystem Channel 5 gallery, both for Goaldigger Hockey, a Sunday, 1/19/85 ad for a game with the Saginaw Generals and a Wednesday, 1/22/86 ad for a game with the Kalamazoo Wings. February 1986 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jun252013

June 25, 2013: 150 Years

 

I added thirteen more ads today, all from December 1985, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, all by Tom Ensign. First is a Wednesday, 12/11/85 review of the new CBS series, Mary, “Mary Tyler Moore Returns, And It's Likely With A Hit.” Mr. Ensign was sure wrong in predicting that this show would be a big hit. Next is a Friday, 12/13/85 story, “Toledo To Be Test Market For PBS Advertisements” and also includes two other items. There's a Wednesday, 12/18/85 item about changes at channel 24, and a Thursday, 12/19/85 story, “150 Years Of The Blade Grist For Ch. 30 Cameras.” The last one is a Thursday, 12/26/85 story, “WUPW Gets Decent Grade In First Viewership Report” and also includes an item on channel 24 moving Nightline again. There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 12/9/85 ad for Divorce Court, a Wednesday, 12/18/85 ad for Small Wonder, and a Friday, 12/27/85 ad for The Lou Rawls Parade of Stars with local hosts, Bill Harris, Brenda Hines and WVOI's Dawn Spencer. There are also three additions to the Channel 36 gallery, a Monday, 12/2/85 ad for Wonder Woman (with Lynda Carter's named misspelled), a Wednesday, 12/14/85 ad for The Best of Saturday Night Live and Benny Hill, and a Monday, 12/9/85 ad for Dallas (Larry Hagman). There are five additions to the PBS gallery for channel 30, including three Ohio Bell ads for Nature, all Sunday TV Tab ads. The first one is a 12/1/85 ad for “Man's Best Friend,” followed by a 12/8/85 ad for “Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind,” and a 12/29/85 ad for “Through Animal's Eyes.” There's also a Tuesday, 12/17/85 Blade ad for Through the Eyes of The Blade which aired two days later, and a Friday, 12/20/85 ad for Lucas County: 150 Years. The last two ads today are additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. First there's a Sunday, 12/8/85 TV Tab ad for the CBN mini-series, Butterfly Island. There's also a Tuesday, 12/10/85 ad for Rocket Country, “a look a UT sports,” on channel 10B. January 1986 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jun232013

June 23, 2013: Start the Week in High!

 

I added 21 more ads today, all from November, 1985, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There are three Wednesday, 11/6/85 items by Tom Ensign about Toledo's three network affiliates. Next is a Tuesday, 11/29/85 “Around Toledo Television” column by Tom Ensign with the headline, “Channel 13 Disappointed By FCC Divestiture Ruling,” a follow-up to a 9/25/85 story. Also included are the top ten and bottom five prime-time shows. There's also a Saturday, 11/30/85 story by Seymour Rothman, “Basketball Camera Needs Good Seat In Stands.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 11/18/85 ad (Start the Week in High!). It's for a Toledo 11 News report, “Athletes & Academics” and two CBS prime-time shows, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, “J. Edgar's Ghost” and the world-premiere mini-series, Kane & Abel (Peter Strauss, Sam Neill, Veronica Hamel). There's also one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Saturday, 11/30/85 ad for the CBS News Sunday Morning report on the St. Vincent Hospital Life Flight program. There's one more Toledo 11 News ad included in the four additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 11/5/85 ad for their election coverage (Jeff Heitz, Jill Olmsted). There are also three 13 News ads, including another 11/5/85 ad for their “V.I.P. Election Coverage” (Jerry Anderson, Jeannine Lauber, Tom Brokaw). Next is a Tuesday, 11/12/85 ad for a Jerry Anderson report, “Risky Business” followed by a Monday, 11/18/85 ad for a Jeannine Lauber report. “AIDS: Epidemic of Fear.” There are two additions to the Channel 36 gallery, a Friday, 11/1/85 ad for the Cinema 36 Prime Time Movie, “The Legend of Lizzie Borden” (Elizabeth Montgomery). There's also a Saturday, 11/23.85 ad for Star Trek. The ad includes a list of area cable channels that channel 36 was carried on. There's one addition to the ABC gallery, a Sunday, 11/24/85 Toledo Magazine ad for ABC News, “You Should Know Better” (David Brinkley, Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel), similar to a 9/15/85 ad. There's also one addition to the PBS gallery, a Tuesday, 11/9/85 ad for War: The Knife of Deterrence, hosted by Edwin Newman, on channel 30. There are six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including three more for USA Network, a Friday, 11/1/85 ad for Wrestling TNT, a Tuesday, 11/5/85 ad for USA Movie at Noon, and a Wednesday, 11/6/85 ad for Candid Camera. There are two more for UT Channel 10B, a Monday, 11/4/85 ad for UT Digest, an inside look at the university, and a Wednesday, 11/27/85 ad for a Toledo vs. Bradley basketball game. There's also a Tuesday, 11/19/85 ad for “72 hours of free entertainment,” a free preview weekend of Showtime, The Movie Channel, and The Disney Channel programming. There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, two for WSPD-AM 1370. There's a Friday, 11/1/85 ad for Money Talk and a Wednesday, 11/6/85 ad for their “$100-Dollar Contest.” There's also a Friday, 11/29/85 ad with Texaco's 1985-86 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast Schedule. WGTE-FM continued to air the series, The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 11/6/85 full-page ad for Food Town, where you could buy the new Crest Pump, and a Monday, 11/25/85 ad for Pebbles cereal. December 1985 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jun202013

June 20: 2013: Rocket Football!

 

I added sixteen more ads today, all from October, 1985. There's one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Thursday, 10/31/85 ad for 13 News (Jeannine Lauber, Jerry Anderson) and NBC Nightly News (Tom Brokaw, John Chancellor). This ad indicated that NBC Nightly News was on at 7PM, but WTVG showed Entertainment Tonight at 7, right after NBC Nightly News, at 6:30. There are three additions to the Channel 36 gallery, all for their Cinema 36 Prime Time Movie, a Friday, 10/25/85 ad for “Return of Charlie Chan” (Ross Martin), a Wednesday, 10/30/85 ad for “Squirm,” and a Thursday, 10/31/85 ad for “Halloween II” (Jamie Lee Curtis). There are eight additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including a Saturday, 10/19/85 ad (Rocket Football!) for a Toledo vs. Northern Illinois football game on channel 10B. “Northern” was misspelled as “Nothern” in the ad. There are also two for CBN, a 10/19/85 ad for weekend westerns, The Lone Ranger, The Rifleman and Wagon Train, and a Monday, 10/21/85 ad for Doris Day's Best Friends, the mini-series Butterfly Island, The Man From  U.N.C.L.E., Green Acres, Medical Center, Born Free, Lassie, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Daktari, and The Wackiest Ship in the Army (Ten new family turn-ons for the Fall). The other five are all for USA Network, There's a Wednesday, 10/23/85 ad for The Edge of Night, a Thursday, 10/24/85 ad for Petrocelli and a Friday, 10/25/85 ad for Dragnet. Next is a Tuesday, 10/29/85 ad for USA Cartoon Express, followed by a Wednesday, 10/30/85 ad for game shows, Joker's Wild, Bullseye, Chain Reaction, Jackpot, Make Me Laugh and The Gong Show. There are also two additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, both Sunday, 10/20/85 TV Tab ads for The Nashville Network. The first ad is for Radio City Music Hall Welcomes the Nashville Network (Ricky Skaggs) and the second ad is for The Grand Ole Opry's One Hour Special and The Mandrell Sisters and Family special. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 10/23/85 ad for news, weather, sports, traffic and cash, on K-100 WKLR-FM Stereo 99.9. Today's last addition is to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 10/19/85 ad for Boogie Records, “Now in Westgate!” November 1985 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jun182013

June 18, 2013: The Law

 

I added fifteen more ads today, all from October 1985, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. Both are “Around Toledo Television” columns by Tom Ensign. There's a Wednesday, 10/2/85 story, “Channel 30 Slates Special 25th Anniversary Programs.” The other one is a Wednesday, 10/9/85 story, “Channel 36 Offers 'INDAY' News, Information Service” and also includes other items, about The Sporting Life on channel 13, Nightline and The Waltons on channel 24 and competing Sunday night prime-time shows. There's a TV Guide ad for INDAY, here. There are five additions to the Channel 36 gallery, all for their Cinema 36 Prime Time Movie. The first three are for Humphrey Bogart movies, a Tuesday, 10/1/85 ad for “Key Largo,” a Wednesday, 10/2/85 ad for “The Big Sleep” and a Friday, 10/4/85 ad for one of my all-time favorite movies, “Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” There are two more for John Wayne movies, a Tuesday, 10/15/85 ad for “El Dorado” and a Wednesday, 10/16/85 ad for “The Shootist.” There's one addition to the PBS gallery for channel 30, a Thursday, 10/17/85 ad for the premiere of a 13-part WGTE produced series, The Law, “A Case of Murder.” There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Tuesday, 10/15/85 ad for CBN game shows, Tic Tac Dough, Go Show and $100,000 Name That Tune. The other four are ads for shows on the USA Network, a Friday, 10/11/85 ad for Wrestling TNT and Boxing, a Wednesday, 10/16/85 ad for Get Smart, a Thursda10/17/85 ad for Alive & Well, and a Friday, 10/18/85 ad for Night Flight. There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery including a Tuesday, 10/1/85 WCWA-AM 1230 ad (Listen to WCWA and win a free cruise for two). There are two ads for Radio Racetrack on WTOD-AM 1560, a Wednesday, 10/16/85 ad and a Tuesday, 10/29/85 ad. There's also a Friday, 10/18/85 ad for All Things Considered on WGTE-FM 91 (Smart Mouths). More October 1985 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...