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Sunday
Jan272013

January 27, 2013: Experience You Can Trust

 

I added 20 more March 1981 ads today, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, all by Norman Dresser. There are two Tuesday, 3/17/81 stories, “Lima Gets Christian Outlet; Station Sought For Toledo” and “About People, Events In Broadcasting World.” Next is a Thursday, 3/19/81 item about Dave Carlson hosting the 1981 Ohio Easter Seal campaign kickoff in Columbus. There's also a Wednesday, 3/25/81 story, “Chs. 13, 11 Neck and Neck In Nielsen” and two Friday, 3/27/81 items, about WSPD-AM's Jack Mitchell doing weekend weather on Ch. 11 and ARTS coming to the CableSystem in April. There are five additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Monday, 3/16/81 ad for In Good Health, “Heart Disease” (Joe Ashton). Next is a Friday, 3/20/81 ad for the Toledo Eleven Health Fair at the Franklin Park Mall, followed by a Monday, 3/23/81 ad for the mini series, “Testimony of Two Men” on The Big Show. There's also a Saturday, 3/28/81 ad for weekday morning shows, The Richard Simmons Show and One Day at a Time, and a Monday, 3/30/81 ad, again for The Richard Simmons Show. There's also one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Wednesday, 3/18/81 ad for Toledo Eleven News at 6:00 and The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather at 6:30. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Monday, 3/16/81 ad for 13 Nightly News and NBC Nightly News (John Chancellor, Roger Mudd, Frank Venner, Randy Price, Gordon Ward, Mike O'Mara, Stan Stachak, John Gillespie). There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Wednesday, 3/25/81 ad for the Revco sponsored syndicated special, Diana Ross In Concert. There are seven additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. The first one is a Monday, 3/16/81 ad for two music specials featuring Paul Simon and Abba. Next is a Tuesday, 3/17/81 ad for Starring Katharine Hepburn, followed by a Wednesday, 3/18/81 ad for the movie, “The Lion In Winter” (Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole). There's also a Thursday, 3/19/81 ad for Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight II and Making M*A*S*H (Alan Alda) and a Friday, 3/20/81 ad for Blitz on Britain and the movie, “Cross of Lorraine.” There's a Saturday, 3/21/81 ad for The '50s: Moments to Remember (Patti Page) and finally, a Monday, 3/23/81 ad for Live From Lincoln Center (Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciana Pavarotti, Marilyn Horne). There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery , both for WTOD-AM 1560. The first one is a Thursday, 3/19/81 ad for Saturday Spectaculars and the other one is a Thursday, 3/26/81 ad for a program featuring Willie Nelson. The last three ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, There's a Monday, 3/23/81 ad for RCA SelectaVison VideoDisc National Demonstration Week, at Appliance Center, a Tuesday, 3/24/81 full-page ad for LOF Glass, and another 3/24/81 ad for eighteen Downtown Sylvania businesses. April 1981 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Jan242013

January 24, 2013: The Ones to Count On

 

I added fifteen more ads today, all from March, 1981, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There are some Thursday, 3/5/81 Norman Dresser items, about WGLE-FM and Showtime and ESPN on The CableSystem. Next is a Saturday, 3/7/81 story by Seymour Rothman, “PBA Bowling—Living With Sudden Death,” followed by a Tuesday, 3/10/81 item, “WTOD Broadcasts Country Special.” And there's another one by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 3/12/81 story, “CBS Displays TV System With Better Picture, Sound.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Tuesday, 3/3/81 ad for PM Magazine which had a segment on Perrysburg singer, Charlene Hill. There are also two additions to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Wednesday, 3/4/81 ad for Charles Merlin Umpenhour at the Woodville Mall and a Saturday, 3/7/81 ad for weekend anchor Bob Lawrence. There are two more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, including a Monday, 3/2/81 ad for two reports, a Jill Olmstead series, “When the Classroom Goes to Court” and a Rebecca Hanshaw series, “Going to the Movies.” There's also a Friday, 3/6/81 ad for a Toledo Eleven News salute to Walter Cronkite. This would be his last day of anchoring The CBS Evening News. There are six additions to the PBS gallery, all for program on channel 30. There's a Friday, 3/6/81 ad for The Greatest Adventure, narrated by Orson Welles, followed by a Saturday, 3/7/81 ad for A Special Celebration With Steve Allen, part of “Festival Nights.” Next is a Wednesday, 3/11/81 ad for another National Geographic Special, “National Parks: Playground or Paradise?” followed by a Wednesday, 3/11/81 ad for The Life of Adolph Hitler. There's also a Thursday, 3/12/81 ad for Great Performances, “On Giant's Shoulders” and a Sunday, 3/15/81 ad for three Greer Garson movies, “Blossoms in the Dust,” “Mrs. Parkington” and “Pride and Prejudice.” There are three more additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, including a Tuesday, 3/10/81 ad for ON Subscription TV through Kroma Electronics. There are two more for the new North Town Square Mall, a Thursday, 3/12/81 ad for the grand opening, which featured appearances by Paul W. Smith, Jamie Farr, Billy Sims, and Disney characters, and another 3/12/81 ad for York Steak House, where you could meet Mickey Mouse. The last ad today is a Monday, 3/16/81 ad for RCA's SelectaVision VideoDisc. More March 1981 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Jan222013

January 22, 2013: Look to the Leaders

 

I added eleven more ads today, all from February, 1981, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Wednesday, 2/18/81 item, “Ch. 13 To Televise Rocket-Falcon Game” and a Saturday, 2/21/81 story by Seymour Rothman, “Good To See UT vs. BG Back On TV.” There are two more by Norman Dresser, including a Tuesday, 2/24/81 “About People, Events In Broadcasting World,” with items about Phyllis Quail, an NPR series adaption of “Star Wars” on WGTE-FM, Bishop Hoffman appearing on Hotline, Jeff Heitz, Rebecca Henshaw, and CBS newsman Charles Collingwood. The other one is a Friday, 2/27/81 story, “RCA Videodisk Brings Films To TV.” There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, The first one is a Monday, 2/23/81 ad for The Big Show, featuring the films, “Two Lane Blacktop,” “Hard Driver,” “Slither,” “Moonshine” and “Duel.” A similar TV Guide ad is here. The other one is a Wednesday, 2/25/81 ad for PM Magazine which had a segment on the Miami Children's Home in Maumee. There's also one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Tuesday, 2/24/81 ad for Charles Merlin Umpenhour and Joe Ashton. There are two more channel 11 ads in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 2/16/81 ad for a Bob Lawrence series of reports, “How Safe Are We?” and a Saturday, 2/28/81 ad for Hotline with Bishop James Hoffman, hosted by Bob Lawrence. There are also two ads for 13 Nightly News and NBC Nightly News in that gallery, for a series of reports on education, the Toledo Unit report by Bill Harris and the NBC report by Chris Wallace. There's a Monday, 2/23/81 ad and a Tuesday, 2/24/81 ad. There are also two additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Tuesday, 2/17/81 ad for “Leaders,” Frank Venner, Randy Price, Stan Stachak and John Gillespie, and a Wednesday, 2/18/81 ad for Randy Price. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Wednesday, 2/18/81 ad for ABC's Eight is Enough, “Vows.” Today's last addition is to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 2/20/81 ad for the 24th Annual Rod & Custom Auto Rama at the Toledo Sports Arena, featuring appearances by Twiki from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and The Dukes of Hazzard car, the General Lee. March 1981 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Jan202013

January 20, 2013: The Installation of a Bishop

 

I added 20 more ads today, all from February, 1981, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There are two Friday, 2/6/81 stories by Norman Dresser, “Networks Warned To Change Ways” and “About People, Events In Area Broadcasting,” with items about WGOR, WWWW and WGTE. Next is a Saturday, 2/7/81 story by Seymour Rothman, “Takes A While To Learn Keil's Style,” about UT's play-by-play man, Jerry Keil. There's also a Thursday, 2/12/81 story, again by Norman Dresser, “WOHO Disk Jockey Buddy Carr Loses Job.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery. First is a Friday, 2/6/81 ad for Dallas, “Start the Revolution With Me” and Toledo Eleven News with Jeff Heitz. Next is a Monday, 2/9/81 ad for John Wayne Week on The Big Show, featuring the movies, “The Hellfighters,” “The Sons of Katie Elder,” “Brannigan,” “The Undefeated” and “The Spoilers.” There's also a Saturday, 2/14/81 ad for The Nashville Connection, Pop! Goes the Country and Hee Haw (Roy Clark, Buck Owens). There are also three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, two for The 13 Sunday Night Movie, a Saturday, 2/7/81 ad for “The Gambler” (James Caan) and a Saturday, 2/14/81 ad for “Paper Moon” (Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal). There's also a Monday, 2/16/81 ad for The Installation of a Bishop, one of several ads pertaining to James R. Hoffman being installed as the sixth bishop of the Toledo Diocese. There are four additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Monday, 2/2/81 ad for Randy Price, a Wednesday, 2/11/81 ad for John Gillespie's “Athlete of the Week,” a Friday, 2/3/81 ad for “Basketball Friday” with John Gillespie and Frank Gilhooley, and a Saturday 2/14/81 ad for Mike O'Mara. There are two more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Friday, 2/6/81 ad for a Toledo Unit Special Report on Reyes Syndrome, with 13's Bill Harris, and a Tuesday, 2/10/81 ad for Randy Price's series of reports on Bishop Hoffman. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Wednesday, 2/4/81 ad for ABC's Eight Is Enough. There are three additions to the PBS gallery, all for programs on channel 30. The first one is aWednesday, 2/11/81 ad for the National Geographic Special, “The Living Treasures of Japan.” Next is another 2/11/81 ad, for Musical Comedy Tonight II. And there's a Saturday, 2/14/81 ad for The Installation of Bishop James Hoffman, shown on tape-delay on Tuesday, 2/17/81. There are also three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, two for ESPN, a Tuesday, 2/3/81 ad for The Canadian Invitational Tennis Tournament and a Wednesday, 2/4/81 ad for hockey on ESPN. There's also a Saturday, 2/14/81 ad, which includes a special offer for Showtime and The Movie Channel. Today's last addition is in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 2/5/81 ad for WIOT's “FM 104 1/2 off sale” at the Masonic Great Hall. More February 1981 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Jan172013

January 17, 2013: Are You Ready?

 

I added ten more ads today, from January, 1981, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of the Blade, all by Norman Dresser. There are two Thursday, 1/22/81 stories, “Cable News Network Hopes To Turn Corner Next Year” and another “About People, Events In Broadcasting World,” including an item about Vicki Yates-Orr leaving channel 13 for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. Next is a Friday, 1/23/81 story, “Chs. 13, 11 Nearly Tied For Top Spot,” followed by three Thursday, 1/29/81 stories, “'Hill Street Blues' May Be A Winner.” “New Pay TV System To Make Toledo Bow,” about Ultra Vision offering HBO, and another “About People, Events In Broadcasting World.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 1/23/81 ad for The Match Game (Gene Rayburn, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly) and two more for movies. There's a Monday, 1/26/81 ad for Martin and Lewis Week on The Big Show (Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis) and a Saturday, 1/31/81 ad for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on In the Balcony at the Bijou (Michele Lee, Robert Morse). There are also two additions to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Tuesday, 1/20/81 ad (The News People, the Ones to Count On) and a Friday, 1/30/81 ad for meteorologist Charles Merlin Umpenhour. There's also one in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Saturday, 1/24/81 ad for Bob Lawrence's weekend reports at 6 and 11 and a Joe Ashton special report about dealing with death, Are You Ready? There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, including a Thursday, 1/22/81 ad for two NBC shows, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, “Journey to Oasis” and Hill Street Blues, “Politics as Usual” and also for 13 Nightly News Update. Next is a Friday, 1/23/81 ad for NBC prime time shows, Harper Valley P.T.A., “A Husband for Stella,” Sanford, “Cal the Coward” and Nero Wolfe, “Death on the Doorstep.” There's also a Saturday, 1/31/81 ad for “A Big Hand for the Little Lady” on The 13 Sunday Night Movie. Today's last ad is an addition the PBS gallery, a Thursday, 1/22/81 ad, asking for donations to The Great Channel 30 Buy-In, coming up in April. February, 1981 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...