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Thursday
Jul252013

July 25, 2013: Something Important Happened Today...

I added twelve more ads today, all from November 1986 plus one Random Pages gallery addition, two Friday, 11/7/86 Blade Peach Section items about channels 13 and 11, by Tom Ensign. There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, both of them, “Share the Spirit” ads. The first one is a Wednesday, 11/5/86 ad for The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and CBS prime-time shows, The New Mike Hammer, “To Kill a Friend” (Stacy Keach), Magnum, P. I., “Little Girl Who” (Tom Selleck) and The Equalizer, “Shades of Darkness” (Edward Woodward), plus a Toledo 11 News report by Evan Rosen on overcrowded prisons. The other one is a Sunday, 11/9/86 TV Tab ad for 60 Minutes, Murder, She Wrote, “Corned Beef and Cabbage” (Angela Lansbury) and part one of the two-part movie, “Monte Carlo” (Joan Collins). There's one more channel 11 ad among the three additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery. It's a Tuesday, 11/4/86 ad for Toledo 11 News and CBS News election coverage. There are two more for 13 News, a Monday, 11/3/86 ad and a Tuesday, 11/4/86 ad (Jerry Anderson, Jeannine Lauber, Stan Odesky). There are also two additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Thursday, 11/6/86 ad for 13 News (Jeannine Lauber, Jerry Anderson) and NBC Nightly News (Tom Brokaw). The other one is a Friday, 11/7/86 ad for “Football Friday” with Neil Hartman and Michael Reghi. Sorry about the poor quality of this ad. If I find a better copy I will replace this one with a better one in the future. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Wednesday, 11/5/86 ad for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NBC prime time shows, Highway to Heaven, “Love at Second Sight,” Gimme A Break, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” You Again?, “Sports Fantasy” and St. Elsewhere, “Not My Type” (William Daniels) plus 13 News at 11:00. There's also one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 11/6/86 ad for The New Newlywed Game and The All New Dating Game (Twice the Fun!) and there's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Wednesday, 11/5/86 ad for Diff'rent Strokes, Gimme a Break, Too Close for Comfort, Gunsmoke, the movie, “Barefoot in the Park” and The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers. And there are two additions to the PBS gallery for channel 30, a Wednesday, 11/5/86 ad for Entrepreneurs and a Saturday, 11/8/86 ad for The Saturday Family Movie, “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” (Don Knotts, Dean Jones). More November 1986 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul232013

July 23, 2013: How to Squeeze More Out of the Tube

 

I added thirteen more ads today, all from October 1986, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, the first four from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three are all by Tom Ensign, including a Tuesday, 10/2/86 story, “Ch. 24 Bumps ABC Shows, Substitutes Programming” and also includes another item about WTOL-TV being a part of the “Michigan News Exchange.” Next is a Thursday, 10/9/86 story, “On Its First Anniversary, Ch. 36 Celebrates Success” and also includes other “Around Toledo Television” items. There's also a Thursday, 10/23/86 item about K-100's Jack Mitchell and Mary Beth Zolik going to New York City, and a Friday, 10/24/86 story, “WNWO Fires Anchor Masur.” There are also two Sunday, 10/26/86 “then and now” photos, of Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow, of The New Leave it to Beaver. There's one addition to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 10/27/86 ad for 13 News “Decision 86” election coverage (Stan Odesky, Bill Harris, Jerry Anderson, Jeannine Lauber). There are two additions to the Channel 36 gallery, a Thursday, 10/9/86 ad for the premiere of The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers on Fox, and a Tuesday, 10/21/86 ad for their “Stroke of Luck Giveaway” on Diff'rent Strokes, sponsored by Foland's. You can also find the TV Guide ad and close-up description for the Joan Rivers premiere here. There are also two additions to the PBS gallery for channel 30, a Sunday, 10/5/86 ad for Kiosk, and a Wednesday, 10/9/86 ad for live coverage of The Kaptur-Shufedt Debate (Marcy Kaptur, Mike Shurfeldt). There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including two for Showtime, a Wednesday, 10/1/86 ad and a Thursday, 10/2/86 ad. There's also a Tuesday, 10/7/86 ad for Decision Toledo: Manager or Mayor? on channel 10B, and a Wednesday, 10/15/86 ad (How to squeeze more out of the tube). There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, two for WSPD-AM 1370, a Friday, 10/3/86 ad for Jude LaCava and Lee Kirk, and a Monday, 10/6/86 ad for their “Home Sweepstakes '86” promotion. The other one is a Friday, 10/24/86 ad for WKKO-FM 99.9 & WTOD-AM 1560's Mitch and Mary Beth, in New York for the Statue of Liberty's 100th birthday celebration, sponsored by Bob Schmidt Chevrolet. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thusday, 10/9/86 ad for an appearance by Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. November 1986 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jul212013

July 21, 2013: Simply COSmic!

 

I added twenty more ads today, all from September, 1986. There's one addition to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, a Monday, 9/1/86 ad, another one for the 1986 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on channel 13. There are also three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, including a Wednesday, 9/4/86 ad for their taped coverage of Sky Concert '86. Next is a Monday, 9/15/86 ad for their late afternoon line-up of Divorce Court, The People's Court, The Facts of Life, M*A*S*H and also 13 News at 6 pm (Nancy McKeon on top). There's also a Monday, 9/22/86 ad for early evening shows, Entertainment Tonight and Taxi, plus 13 News Update at 11 pm. Bill Cosby of NBC's Cosby Show is in this ad (“Weeknights are simply COSmic!”). There are seven additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. First is a Thursday, 9/5/86 ad for Benny Goodman: Let's Dance, followed by a Monday, 9/8/86 ad for G.I. Jive (Van Johnson, June Allyson), There's also a Tuesday, 9/9/86 ad for Fabian's Good Time Rock 'n' Roll, a Thursday, 9/11/86 ad for Liberace in Las Vegas, and a Friday, 9/12/86 ad for the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre 50th Anniversary Concert, featuring the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, simulcast on channel 30 and FM 91. You'll also find a Saturday, 9/13/86 ad for the Festival Double-Feature, “White Heat” and “High Sierra” and a Monday, 9/15/86 ad for the channel 30 premiere of The Wonderful World of Disney, “Adventures with Mickey.” There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Tuesday, 9/9/86 ad for About Your Health, “Child Abuse,” on Community Cable Channel 10-B. There are seven additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery including two for WPOS-FM 102.3, a Thursday, 9/5/86 ad for their 20th Anniversary Banquet, and a Thursday, 9/11/86 ad. There's also another 9/11/86 ad, for Rich Hoffer on WSPD-AM 1370. There are two for Reams Broadcsting stations, yet another 9/11/86 ad, for WTOD's Grocery Giveaway, and a Monday, 9/22/86 ad for a Mitch and Mary Beth promotion for Free Admission Day at the Toledo Zoo, on WTOD-AM 1560 and WKKO-FM 99.9. And there's a Thursday, 9/18/86 ad for The Villagers, live at Promenade Park, sponsored by WCWA-AM 1230. The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Tuesday, 9/23/86 full-page ad for Food Town's Club Party (WTOD's Tom Lawrence and WTOL-TV's Orris Tabner), and a Thursday, 9/25/86 ad for The Blade's Peach Section. October 1986 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jul182013

July 18, 2013: Morning Radio...

 

With the emphasis on radio, I added twelve more ads today, all from August 1986, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions from The Blade, the first four by Tom Ensign. There's a Friday, 8/1/86 Peach Section story, “More Opportunity Behind Move, Mitchell, Zolik Say,” a follow up to a 7/29/86 story. Next is a Sunday, 8/10/86 Toledo Magazine story, “Air Play,” which includes a Bruce Sinner photo of Tom Ensign, WOHO's Fred Noth, and wrestler Dr. Jerry Graham. The other three are all from the Peach Section, including a Tuesday, 8/12/86 story, “Channels 36, 50 Taking Part In New Fox Network” and also includes an item on WOHO-AM carrying the Browns. Next is a Wednesday, 8/26/86 story, “La Cava, Kirk Make Debut As WSPD Morning Team” and also includes other “Around Toledo's Airwaves” items. The last one is a Saturday, 8/30/86 Electronic Press Box story by Seymour Rothman, “Five Rocket Road Games Set On Buckeye, Ch. 24.” There's one addition to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, a Sunday, 8/31/86 ad for the 1986 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on WTVG-TV 13. There's also one addition to the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 8/20/86 ad for Moment to Moment: Living with Parkinson's, on channel 30. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Wednesday, 8/6/86 ad for the “Wild and Crazy Comics Marathon” on the Movie Channel, Next is a Thursday, 8/7/86 ad for The CableSystem's “Movinge Sale.” This was when they moved to their current location on Southwyck Blvd. The other one is a Saturday, 8/30/86 ad for Rocket Football on channel 10B, a UT vs Florida State game. If you're wondering why the game wasn't shown live, read the 8/30/86 Seymour Rothman story. There are six additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, including a Tuesday, 8/5/86 ad for “Singles Night at Food Town,” sponsored by WMHE-FM 92.5. There are two WTOD-AM 1560 / WKKO-FM 99.9 ads, a Wednesday, 8/20/86 ad, and a Friday, 8/29/86 ad, for Mornings with Mitch & Mary Beth, which premiered the following Monday. Next is a Monday, 8/25/86 full-page ad for Sky Concert '86, sponsored by Reams Broadcasting (WCWA-AM / WIOT-FM) and Kroger. There are also two for WSPD-AM 1370, a Tuesday, 8/26/86 ad for their new morning team, Jude LaCava and Lee Kirk, and a Friday, 8/29/86 ad (LaCava and Kirk, again, plus Rich Hoffer, Bill Stewart, Jerry Keil and Mike Jablonski). There's also one addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 8/1/86 full-page ad for Trinova, the new name for Libbey-Owens-Ford, similar to a 7/8/86 ad. September 1986 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul162013

July 16, 2013: Install Showtime and Learn the Rhythm Method...

 

You'll find ten more ads today from July 1986 plus another Random Pages gallery addition, a Tuesday, 7/29/86 Blade Peach Section story by Jack Torry, “Mitchell-Zolik Duo Leaving WSPD For WTOD-WKKO” (Jack Mitchell and Mary Beth Zolik). There are no ads today for channels 11, 13 or 24, but there are five additions to the Channel 36 gallery, all for movies. There's one more for John Wayne Week, a Thursday, 7/17/86 ad for “The Shootist.” There was no movie on Friday, due to an Indians game. Next is a Monday, 7/21/86 ad for “Coward of the County” (Kenny Rogers), followed by a Monday, 7/28/86 ad for “Coal Miner's Daughter” (Sissy Spacek). There's also a Wednesday, 7/30/86 ad for “Harry and Son” (Paul Newman) and a Thursday, 7/31/86 ad for “A Night in Heaven” (Christopher Atkins), on the left, which you can compare to the 7/31/86 TV Guide ad, on the right. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 7/21/86 ad for the last episode of Words Worth, “Vietnam Posts.” There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 7/28/86 ad for a “Macho Men Marathon” on the Movie Channel, and a Wednesday, 7/30/86 ad for a series of Motown Specials on Showtime. There are also two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery. The first one is a Friday, 7/25/86 ad for WERC-FM 88.3 / 106 Cable FM, at the Lucas County Fair to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The other one is a Saturday, 7/26/86 ad for The Count Basie Orchestra, live at Promenade Park, sponsored by WCWA-AM and Miller Brewing. August 1986 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...