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Sunday
Jan262014

January 26, 2014: We've Got the Cure for the Summertime Blues

 

You'll find fourteen more ads today, all from June, 1991, plus two Random Pages gallery additions, both from the Wednesday, 6/26/91 Blade Peach Section. The first one is a "Blade Runner" story by Alan Abrams, "Applause Deserved for Local Radio 1st," about 93Q's Ken Benson. The second one is a "Focus on TV" story by Tom Ensign, "Lauber Slates Return to Channel 13" and also includes sveral other local TV items. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including two for HBO, a Monday, 6/10/91 ad for "Another 48 Hours" on HBO's thrill-a-minute weekend (free preview), and a Sunday, 6/23/91 ad for Wimbledon tennis on HBO. There's also a 6/23/91 full-page TV Week ad (We've Got the Cure for the Summertime Blues). There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, too, starting with a Friday, 6/7/91 ad for "The Man Who Fell to Earth" on The Big Show (David Bowie). The other two are for the short-lived syndicated show, Johnny B. on the Loose, a Monday, 6/24/91 ad and a Tuesday, 6/25/91 ad. The show was hosted by Chicago D.J. Jonathon Brandmeier. There's one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Sunday, 6/23/91 ad for Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, with the Tigers playing the Angels. The other six ads are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Monday, 6/3/91 ad for the 1991 Brown Bag Concerts at the Main Library, downtown. Next are two Wednesday, 6/5/91 ads, a full-page ad for Loma Linda Restaurant and a Sports Section ad for Oregon Cyclery ("I Hate Oregon Cyclery"). There's also a Friday, 6/14/91 ad for Amoco / The Lyden Company (We are the American oil company) and a Friday, 6/14/91 ad for an appearance by Alvin, Simon and Theodore (The Chipmunks) at Target. And there's a Sunday, 6/16/91 ad for Kroger Funworks (fireworks and more) on July 3rd and 4th in downtown Toledo. July 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jan232014

January 23, 2014: The Best Thing on TV Since Lucy Got a Job at the Candy Factory

 

You'll find ten more ads today, all from May 1991, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Friday, 5/31/91 Blade Peach Section story from the Blade Runner column by Alan Abrams, "Sister Radio Stations Could Be Owned by Four Brothers." There is one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Monday, 5/20/91 ad for "Omen IV: The Awakening" on Fox Night at the Movies. There are five additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, including a Monday, 5/13/91 ad for The Adventures of the Gummi Bears. The next two are for movies on The Big Show, a Thursday, 5/16/91 ad for "Laura Lansing Slept Here" (Katherine Hepburn) and a Saturday, 5/18/91 ad for "Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel" (Raymond Burr), shown the next evening. There's also a Saturday, 5/18/91 ad for PGA's Northern Ohio Almanac and a Saturday, 5/25/91 ad for Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends, "Pecos Bill, King of the Cowboys." The rest of today's ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with three Wednesday, 5/22/91 ads. The first one is a Blade ad for their Sunday TV Week. Next is a Sports Section ad for Diamond's Men Shop at Southwyck, followed by a Peach Section Food Town ad for Jeep's 50th anniversary celebration at International Park. Today's last ad is a Sunday, 5/26/91 full-page ad for BP, again with Gary Burghoff. June 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jan212014

January 21, 2014: The Final Signoff

 

There are nine more ads today, from April and May 1991, plus two Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. There;s a Tuesday, 4/30/91 front page teaser for the 4/30/91 Peach Section story, "The Final Signoff" by Tom Ensign, about the retirement of Jim Rudes. Included are three pictures of Mr. Rudes. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 5/11/91 ad for The Editors, which asks the question, "What Exactly Is A Mudhen?" The Blade's Tom Walton and Dave Hackenberg hosted the Toledo Mud Hen's Gene Cook and Joe Napoli. Next is an addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 4/29/91 ad for From the Bottom Up (Barbara Jordan) on Channel 30. There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Monday, 4/29/91 ad for "Die Hard" on Fox Night at the Movies. The Buckeye CableSystem gallery has one addition, a Wednesday, 4/24/91 ad for a Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankess game on PASS, and the ToledoVision 5 gallery has one addition, too, a Wednesday, 5/8/91 ad for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 5/9/91 ad for Don King, Saturday Morning Live, on WWWM-AM 1470. The last three ads today are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Thursday, 4/25/91 full-page ad for BP, with Gary Burghoff (Sohio is now BP). Here's a link to a Sohio becomes BP TV commercial. Next is a Wednesday, 5/1/91 ad for Tony Packo's Cafe Plus at the Woodville Road Food Town. And there's also a Sunday, 5/5/91 full-page ad for the Mean Streak at Cedar Point. More May 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jan192014

January 19, 2014: Over the Influence

 

You'll find sixteen more ads today, all from April 1991, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one is a Saturday, 4/13/91 "Focus on TV" item by Tom Ensign, about WTOL-TV's award-winning videographers. Next is a Tuesday, 4/16/91 promotional picture for Alvin and the Chipmunks, followed by a Friday, 4/19/91 story by Tom Ensign again, "Reghi Making Move to Sports Channel." There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, two for the two-part special, Over the Influence, a Monday, 4/15/91 ad with Tom Selleck, and a Tuesday, 4/16/91 ad with Whitney Houston. There's also a Monday, 4/22/91 ad for their Free TV Lottery. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 4/18/91 ad, for The 1991 Arthritis Foundation Telethon, sponsored by Food Town. There are three additions to the PBS gallery for Channel 30 programming, including two for the 1991 TV30 Auction, a Friday, 4/5/91 ad (It's Here!) and a Saturday, 4/13/91 ad (The Bidder End!). There's also a Monday, 4/15/91 ad for The Astronomers. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, both for Impulse pay-per-view events, a Friday, 4/19/91 ad for the Evander Holyfield vs George Foreman fight (Holyfield won by decision in 12 rounds), and a Saturday, 4/20/91 ad for the WCW Japan Supershow. There are two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, both Monday, 4/15/91 ads for sports programming (via SportsChannel), the first ad for NHL Playoff games, the second ad for MLB games. There's one addition to the CBN / Family Channel gallery, a Sunday, 4/14/91 ad for weekend westerns, The Virginian, The Rifleman, Wagon Train, The Big Valley, Gunsmoke (James Arness, Ken Curtis, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake) and Bonanza. The last four ads today are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, including a Tuesday, 4/2/91 ad for Ohio Citizens Bank, featuring 1991's version of a "Gator Boy." There's also a Wednesday, 4/2/91 ad for Lion's Moonlight Sale, and a Friday, 4/5/91 ad for Southwyck's Moonlight Madness Sale. And there's a Sunday, 4/7/91 full-page ad for the Guns 'n' Roses World Tour 1991 appearance at the Toledo Speedway. More April, and May 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jan162014

January 16, 2014: It's a Dream Come True!

 

There are again, 12 more ads today, all from March, 1991, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 3/18/91 Blade Peach Section story by Roberta de Boer, "Buckeye Offering Basic Cable, Moving Stations." There are three additions to the PBS gallery, all for programs on Channel 30, the first two for movies. There's a Thursday, 3/14/91 ad for three Sherlock Holmes Film Festival movies, "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon," "The Woman in Green," and "Dressed to Kill." There's also a Saturday, 3/16/91 ad for "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (Kirk Douglas), followed by a Thursday, 3/28/91 ad for Mystery!, "Die Kinder" ("The Children"). There are also three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Saturday, 3/16/91 ad for the USA World Premiere Movie, "The Ten Million Dollar Getaway." Next is a Sunday, 3/17/91 TV Week ad with the new CableSystem Channel Line-Up, followed by a Wednesday, 3/27/91 ad for CNN and CNN Headline News. And there are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery as well, starting with a Saturday, 3/16/91 ad for "Johnny Appleseed" on Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends. Next is a Monday, 3/18/91 ad for a Kids Karnival promotion with Beds, Bedrooms and More. There's also a Wednesday, 3/27/91 ad for The University of Toledo News, with Dan Saevig and Rebecca Fondessy. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Saturday, 3/23/91 ad for a WPOS-FM 102.3 Gospel Concert with The Cathedrals and The Nelons, at the Toledo Masonic Auditorium. The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Thursday, 3/14/91 ad for season tickets and souvenirs for the new ECHL hockey team, the Toledo Storm. And there's a Thursday, 3/28/91 ad for Ohio Citizens Bank (We're having a loan sale. Better beat the stampede.) April 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...