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Thursday
Jun052014

June 5, 2014: Busy For a Month

 

There are eleven more ads today, all from October 1993, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by Tom Ensign. There are two Thursday, 10/21/93 items, about Arbitron getting out of the TV ratings business and WGTE-FM starting to use Radio Data System tecnology. There's also a Saturday, 10/30/93 story, "Tired of the Weather, "Fondessy Quits WNWO." Rebecca Fondessy would later be hired by WTOL-TV and work there from 1994 to 2000. There are two additions to the PBS gallery for two specials on channel 30, a Friday, 10/22/93 ad for The Breast Care Test (Jane Pauley) and a Monday, 10/25/93 ad for The Great Depression. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Monday, 10/18/93 ad for NFL Prime Monday on ESPN, and another 10/18/93 ad for What Would You Do? on Nickelodeon. There are two ads for movies on TNT, a Tuesday, 10/19/93 ad for "Some Like it Hot" and a Thursday, 10/21/93 ad for "Network" (Faye Dunaway). There's also a Monday, 10/25/93 ad for TBS Mini-of-the-Month, "Salem's Lot," a Thursday, 10/28/93 ad for an HBO/Pizza Hut offer for free HBO for a month, and a Sunday, 10/31/93 ad for Trial Story on Court TV (Watch the case of Kimberly Mays...). There are also two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Wednesday, 10/20/93 ad for "Hamlet" on The Big Show, and a Thursday, 10/21/93 ad for The World of Nature, "Gorillas and Serpents" (Walter Cronkite). November 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jun032014

June 3, 2014: What If?

 

There are eleven more ads today, all from October 1993, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by Tom Ensign. The first one is a Tuesday, 10/5/93 story, "Buckeye Signs First Local Station," followed by a Thursday, 10/14/94 story, "Ch. 36 Wants 'NYPD Blue'." Both of these have some content edited out by me. There are two additions to the the PBS gallery for shows on channel 30, a Friday, 10/1/93 ad for First Friday, followed by a Thursday, 10/7/93 ad for Mystery!, "The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries." There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Friday, 10/1/93 ad for Fields of Armor, on the Discovery Channel. Next is a Monday, 10/4/93 ad for CA v. Erik & Lyle Menedez, on Court TV. There's also another 10/4/93 ad, for Club Dance on TNN, a Saturday, 10/9/93 ad for Rescue 911, on the Family Channel, and a Monday, 10/11/93 ad for The Bob Newhart Show, on Nick-at-Nite. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Friday, 10/15/93 ad for Baseball World Championship Prevue. And there are three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Sunday, 10/3/93 ad for a personal appearance by Gallagher ("We Need a Hero") at the Toledo Masonic Auditorium. The other two are Saturday, 10/16/93 ads for The Blade, the first one for National Newspaper Week ("The First Amendment is the backbone...") and the second one, a full-page ad for The Blade's Dawn Patrol. Chris Sobieniak, this sight's number one commenter, is one of the carriers listed in that ad. A bigger version can be found here. More October 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jun012014

June 1, 2014: A Commitment to Quality Entertainment

 

You'll find eleven more ads today, all from September 1993, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from the pages of the Thursday, 9/23/93 Blade, a Sports Section story, "Ernie's Long Gone: Last Broadcast from Tiger Stadium" and a Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "Local Stations Shuffle Programs." There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Thursday, 9/30/93 ad for Ohio Town Meeting with Governor Voinovich, on Channel 30. There are eight additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 9/21/93 ad for Flipper, on Nickelodeon, followed by a Thursday, 9/23/93 ad for Larry King Live on CNN. Next are three Friday, 9/24/93 Sports Section ads, the first two for high school football games, the first ad for Woodward at Rogers, on the Community Channel, the second ad for Napoleon vs Clay (audio only) on The Blade's cable channel, and the third ad, for MLB playoff games on ESPN. There's also a Sunday, 9/26/93 ad (Sharing a Commitment to Quality Entertainment: The Toledo Symphony and The CableSystem). a Monday, 9/27/93 ad for Get Smart, on Nick-at-Nite, and a Thursday, 9/30/93 ad for The Blade 10K Run, on the Community Channel. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, another 9/26/93 ad (A Cultural Asset to Our Community, Congratualtions to the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on their golden anniversary...). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 9/30/93 ad for State Home Savings Bank. October 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
May292014

May 29, 2014: Supermarket of Entertainment

There are seven more ads today, all from September 1993, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by Tom Ensign. The first one is a Thursday, 9/16/93 story, "Exit Poll Gives WTOL a Clear Victory in TV Election Coverage" and the second one is a Tuesday, 9/21/93 story, "Ch. 24 Hangs Tough on Its Decision to Drop 'NYPD Blue'." There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Saturday, 9/11/93 ad for Major Dad on USA. Next is a Wednesday, 9/15/93 ad for a Food Town / CableSystem promotion (Supermarket of Entertainment). There's also a Friday, 9/17/93 ad for the conclusion of the two-part Investigative Reports episode, "Bad Cops," a Saturday, 9/18/93 ad for the Olsen Twins on QVC, and a Saturday, 9/18/93 ad for Case Closed with Stacy Keach, also on USA. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery. It's another 9/18/93 ad, with TV5's new schedule which included Happy Days, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Wonder Years, Xuxa, Matlock, Hard Copy, The Jane Whitney Show, Highlander, and Wavelength. There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 9/17/93 ad for Ohio State Football (vs. the Pitt Panthers) on WFRO-AM 900 & FM 99.1. This is my first ad for Fremont's WFRO. More September 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
May272014

May 27, 2014: TV's Greatest Love Story

 

There are eight more ads today, all from September, 1993, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by Tom Ensign. First is a Saturday, 9/4/93 story, "Contemporary Jazz Gets Its Own Radio Station," about WJZE-FM, "Jazzy 97." The other one is a Friday, 9/10/93 story, "Channel 13 Hires CNN Anchor to Replace Anderson," about Patrick Greenlaw. There's one addition to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, a Saturday, 9/4/93 ad for The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on Channel 13 ("TV's Greatest Love Story"). There's also one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Tuesday, 9/7/93 ad for the premiere of The Chevy Chase Show and the upcoming Channel 36 premiere of Coach, weeknights at 7:30. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Wednesday, 9/1/93 ad for SportsCenter on ESPN. Next is a Thursday, 9/2/93 ad for Boat & Beach Report, on the Weather Channel, followed by a Saturday, 9/4/93 ad for Comedy Central's 3rd Annual Cheap Labor Day Weekend. There's also a Tuesday, 9/7/93 ad for A&E's Biography, "Elizabeth Taylor," and a Thursday, 9/9/93 ad for Rumor Has It on VH-1. There's also one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 9/11/93 ad for The Red Green Show. More September 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...