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Monday
Jul162012

July 16, 2012: ...See you in September

 

I added 21 more ads today, all from August 1976, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three and the last one are by Norman Dresser. There's a Wednesday, 8/4/76 story, “TU Athletic Board Advises Move From Ch. 11 To Ch. 13 For Basketball” and also includes news about The Phil Donahue Show moving back to 13 from 11. Next is a Monday, 8/9/76 story, “Ch. 11 Vs. Ch. 13 Competition Continues With Program Shifts” followed by two Thursday, 8/12/76 stories, “Lamont McLoughlin Appointed WGTE Director Of Development” and “WTOD Radio To Broadcast Michigan Football Games.” There's also a Saturday, 8/21/76 story by Seymour Rothman, “Tigers Have A Bird Worth Watching,” about Mark Fidrych. The last one is a Tuesday, 8/31/76 story, “Ch. 11 To Carry 3 TU and BGSU Basketball Games This Season.” There's one ad in the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 8/27/76 ad for Dinah! (Dinah Shore, Mac Davis, Carol Channing, Carroll O'Connor, others). There's also one in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Friday, 8/13/76 ad announcing the return of Joe Ashton after his major heart surgery. There's one more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 8/16/76 ad for CBS and WTOL coverage of The Republican National Convention. There's also one in that gallery for NBC and WSPD-TV coverage, a Monday, 8/16/76 ad (David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Norm Wagy). There are five more in the Channel 13 gallery, including a Friday, 8/13/76 ad for The Phil Donahue Show. There are three for their 7-8 PM shows. There's a Monday, 8/23/76 ad for Adam-12 (Kent McCord, Martin Milner), Hogan's Heroes, The Hollywood Squares and The Ohio Lottery Show, a Wednesday, 8/25/76 ad for Adam-12 and The Hollywood Squares (Peter Marshall) and a Thursday, 8/26/76 ad for Adam-12 and The Ohio Lottery Show. There's also a Monday, 8/30/76 ad for their late afternoon shows, Sanford & Son (Demond Wilson, Redd Foxx), Ironside (Raymond Burr) and The Odd Couple (Jack Klugman). There's one ad in the Channel 24 gallery, a Wednesday, 8/25/76 ad celebrating their #1 status, back when ABC dominated in the prime-time ratings. There are two more channel 30 ads in the PBS gallery, a Monday, 8/9/76 ad for The Music Stand “Jacques Brel” and a Thursday, 8/26/76 ad for Laurel & Hardy, Upstairs Downstairs, Hometown Saturday Night, The Ragtime Years and Picnic. There are six ads in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Thursday, 8/5/76 ad (Sound Choice), a Saturday, 8/7/76 ad (continuousnewsandweather), a Monday, 8/9/76 ad (Read any good television lately?), a Tuesday, 8/17/76 ad (Weatherproof reception), a Thursday, 8/19/76 ad (Our tower has it all over your tower) and a Monday, 8/23/76 ad (First class air fare installed for $15). There are two more in the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, a Saturday, 8/21/76 ad (Enjoy movies without commercials) and a Monday, 8/23/76 ad for Life Cycle “Turning Points: A Time to Live.” The last of today's ads is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 8/5/76 ad for Mud Hens 50c night, sponsored by Coca-Cola. September 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Friday
Jul132012

July 13, 2012: See-Worthy

 

I added 19 more ads today (mostly CableSystem ads), all from July, 1976 plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 7/12/76 story by Norman Dresser from The Blade's Peach Section, “Toledo's WANR To Change Call Letters To WGOR.” There's one ad in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Thursday, 7/15/76 ad, thanking Toledo Eleven's staff for their Bicentennial coverage. There are two more in the Channel 13 News gallery, a Thursday, 7/1/76 ad for their TV 13 Nightly News live instant camera reports, and a Monday, 7/12/76 ad for 13's and NBC's Democratic Convention coverage (David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Norm Wagy). Both ads use NBC's new 'N' logo. There's one channel 30 ad in the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 7/28/76 ad for Crockett's Victory Garden. There are twelve ads in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. There's a Thursday, 7/8/76 ad featuring their logo, a Saturday, 7/10/76 ad, a Tuesday, 7/12/76 ad and a Saturday, 7/24/76 ad. Next is a Thursday, 7/29/76 ad for the FM radio stations they carry, and a Saturday, 7/31/76 ad for their “Double Double Features.” There are six more for ABC and CBC coverage of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, a Saturday, 7/17/76 ad, a Wednesday, 7/21/76 ad (“Mettle Winners”) and a Friday, 7/23/76 ad, also for ABC's coverage of the All Star Football Game. Next is a Monday, 7/26/76 ad (“The Final Days”), a Wednesday, 7/28/76 ad (“Prime Movers”) and a Friday, 7/30/76 ad (“Olympic Finale”). There's one more in the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, a Tuesday, 7/20/76 ad for Life Cycle “Three Women Alone.” There's also one in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 7/20/76 ad for a WOHO “Ohio Instant Lottery Ticket” contest. Today's last ad is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 7/15/76 ad for Mouseketeer Club meetings at Franklin Park Mall. August 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul102012

July 10, 2012: Middle Age Blues

I was planning to update the site last Friday (July 6) but I lost power on Thursday and also the cable company line coming into my house from the road (a tree fell on the lines during a storm). My power came back on on Friday morning but the neutral (ground) wire had been cut. Anyway, I got my power back on yesterday and my cable was connected today. At least no trees fell on my house.

 

I added sixteen more ads today from June 1976, plus six more Random Pages gallery additions, five from Peach Sections, all by Norman Dresser, and one from a Sunday Entertainment-Leisure Section, of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 6/3/76 story, “Live Weekly Music Program Will begin Monday On Ch. 30,” about The Music Stand and a Sunday, 6/6/76 story, “Black Is Beautiful (And Ch. 62 Proves It),” by William Brower. There are two Thursday, 6/10/76 stories, “'Music Stand,' New Live Series, Has Favorable Debut on Ch. 30” and “Colson, Ex-Aid To Nixon, To Appear On 'Hotline'.” There's also a paragraph about David Wilson being appointed manging news editor at channel 11. Next is a Tuesday, 6/15/76 story, “10 Shows Starring Ernie Kovaks To Be Seen Next Fall On Ch. 30,” and two Thursday, 6/17/76 stories, “'The Gong Show' Makes Debut, And It's Really A Ding-A-Ling” and “Ch. 11 Continues To Lead In Toledo Market Ratings,” and there's a Wednesday, 6/23/76 story, “Worries Of Middle-Aged, Elderly Subject Of Series On Cablevision,” about Middle Age Blues, hosted by Art Carney. There's just one ad in the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 6/28/76 ad for a special narrated by Lorne Greene, What Do You Want to be When You Grow Old? There's another channel 11 ad in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 6/8/76 ad for coverage of Campaign '76 (primary election), both locally and on CBS. There's also one in the Channel 24 gallery, a Sunday, 6/13/76 TV Tab ad for a rerun of ABC Theater “Love Among the Ruins” (Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier). The rest of today's ads are for The CableSystem. There are seven in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Thursday, 6/3/76 ad (Robert J. Yaross). There are several more for “Gone With the Wind” on Channel 100, a Monday, 6/7/76 ad, a Friday, 6/11/76 ad, a Monday, 6/21/76 ad and a Thursday, 6/24/76 ad. Two of those ads are also for several other movies. There's also a Saturday, 6/15/76 ad for Saturday Night Live on WKBD-TV 50 and three channel 5 movies, “The Last Hurrah,” “Marrying Kind” and “Fail Safe.” There's also a Tuesday, 6/29/76 ad for “More Channels.” There are six more in the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, four for movies. There's a Saturday, 6/5/76 ad for “All the King's Men,” “Damn the Defiant” and “Sail a Crooked Ship” and a Tuesday, 6/8/76 ad for “The Last Hurrah.” Next is a Tuesday, 6/15/76 ad for “Night Watch” and a Saturday 6/15/76 ad for “That Touch of Mink,” “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman” and “Two of a Kind.” There are two more for the series, Middle Age Blues with Art Carney, a Friday, 6/18/76 ad and a Wednesday, 6/23/76 ad. July 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

 

Tuesday
Jul032012

July 3, 2012: Update...Rest in Peace, Andy Griffith

Tuesday
Jul032012

July 3, 2012: A Clean Sweep

 

I'm back with 18 more ads from May, 1976, plus four Random Pages gallery additions. There's a Tuesday, 5/4/76 story by Norman Dresser, “'All In The Family' For 5th Year Tops Cumulative Nielsen Ratings” and also includes a piece on Buckeye's Channel 100. Next is a Friday, 5/7/76 story, “Joe Gillis Resigns From Ch. 11” and a Wednesday, 5/12/76 story, “Barbara John Named To Ch. 13 Promotion; Elaine Hughes Leaves.” There are two more Friday, 5/21/76 stories by Norman Dresser, “Ch. 50 To Show 'Saturday Night'” and “CableSystem Begins Saturday Movies.” There are three ads in the Channel 11 gallery, two for movies on The Big Show. The first is a Monday, 5/3/76 ad for John Wayne Week, with the films, “The Undefeated,” “Donovan's Reef” (Lee Marvin), “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” and “The Longest Day,” shown in two parts. Next is a Monday, 5/10/76 ad for “The Harder They Fall” (Humphrey Bogart), “Gidget Grows Up” (Karen Valentine), “The Sand Pebbles,” in two parts, (Steve McQueen) and “A Guide for the Married Man” (Robert Morse, Walter Mathau). There's also a Friday, 5/28/76 ad for a Sylvania Savings Bank sponsored special, A Spring Fantasy, with the Sylvania High School Choir. There are four more in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Wednesday, 5/5/76 ad, and three “live mini-cam reports” ads, a Thursday 5/13/76 ad, a Friday, 5/14/76 ad and a Friday, 5/21/76 ad. There are two more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Sunday, 5/9/76 ad for Hotline (Uri Geller) and a Saturday, 5/29/76 ad for a 1976 Ohio Primary preview on Eleven at Large. There's one Channel 30 ad in the PBS gallery, a Tuesday, 5/18/76 ad for Opera Theater “The Mikado.” There are three ads in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Tuesday, 5/4/76 ad, a Thursday, 5/13/76 ad (Edward Rutkowski) and a Thursday, 5/20/76 ad (Mrs. John Kocinski). There are three more in the CableSystem Channel 5 gallery, including a Wednesday, 5/19/76 ad for coverage of Washington Local Schools' Bicentennial Parade on 6th Grade Report. There are two more for Saturday Movies, a 5/22/76 ad for “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Gidget Goes to Rome” and “Young at Heart,” and a 5/29/76 ad for “Brave Bulls,” “The Gun That Won the West” and “Lorna Doone.” There's one in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Saturday, 5/1/76 ad for WGTE-FM 91.3, asking people to tune in the next morning for their first day of broadcasting. Today's last ad is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 5/3/76 ad for Bronde's Ford (Phil and Don Brondes).

 

Happy Independence Day everybody! June 1976 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...