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Tuesday
Nov132012

November 13, 2012: Take Along Your Umpenhour!

 

You'll find eleven additional ads today, all from December 1979, plus six more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three are by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 12/6/79 story “Two Toledo Radio Stations To Get Web Satellite Link” which also includes several other stories, and a Friday, 12/7/79 story, “'60 Minutes' May Auger Network Wave Of Future” and a Friday, 12/14/79 item about WSPD-AM's Christmas music programming. There's also a Saturday, 12/15/79 Electronic Press Box story by Seymour Rothman, “Pay TV Rearing Its Costly Head Again.” The other two are also by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 12/20/79 story, “CableSystem To Broadcast 'Nickelodeon' For Children” and three Friday, 12/28/79 stories, “CableSystem To Offer New Movie Channel On Pay TV,” “WOHO To Mark 1970s With 24-Hour Program” and “About People And Events In World of Television.” There are two additions to the Channel 11 News gallery, both for Metorologist Charles Merlin Umpenhour, a Monday, 12/17/79 ad and a Friday, 12/21/79 ad. There's one addition, for 24 Eyewitness News, in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 12/3/79 ad for a “Holly and the Family” report on foster families (Holly Wood). There are six additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. The first one is a Saturday, 12/1/79 ad for Cross Country and Bluegrass Spectacular (Dottie West). Next is a Monday, 12/3/79 ad for Dr. Leo Buscalglia's The Art of Being Fully Human and the movie, “It's a Wonderful Life.” There's also a Tuesday, 12/4/79 ad for Nova, “The Bridge That Spanned the World,” Year of the Wildebeest and The Gentle Killers, and a Thursday, 12/6/79 ad for The Art of Being Fully Human again and the movie, “Love Me or Leave Me.” There's a Friday, 12/7/79 ad for Wall Street Week, A Man Named Lombardi and The Fred Waring Show, “All About Love” and there's a Saturday, 12/8/79 ad for Movie Marathon Day, which featured five John Wayne Roundup films, “Star Packer,” “Lucky Texan,” “Jesse James,” “Man From Cheyenne” and “Bells of Rosarita.” Also shown were “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Meet John Doe.” There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 12/17/79 ad for Nickelodeon, which was eight days away from its Toledo debut. There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 12/14/79 ad for Texaco's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts on WGTE-FM 91.3. January 1980 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way and later in December, I'll be adding many more Christmas ads, mostly from the '70s.

Sunday
Nov112012

November 11, 2012: Good Luck Jennifer, Welcome Brenda

 

I added eighteen more ads today, all from November, 1979 plus four Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three are all by Norman Dresser, including a Thursday, 11/15/79 story, “Public Radio Fund Drive Rated 'Rousing Success'.” Next is a Friday, 11/16/79 story, “New Technology Eclipsing Commercial TV” which also includes several other items about TV shows, followed by a Thursday, 11/22/79 story, “Another Channel Woos Detroit Weatherman,” about Sonny Eliot. And there's also a Wednesday, 11/28/79 story, “Brenda Krauss Takes Ch. 13 News Post.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Monday, 11/19/79 full-page ad for The Ohio Lottery's new daily game, “The Number” which now has its nightly drawing on WTOL. There's also a Tuesday, 11/20/79 ad for Match Game, The Number and The Joker's Wild (Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry) and a Wednesday, 11/28/79 ad for “Inspector Clouseau” on The Big Show. You can find another TV Guide ad for that movie, here. There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery both for weekend movies, a Saturday, 11/17/79 ad for “The Omega Man” and “Red Line 7000” and a Saturday, 11/24/79 ad for “Hannie Caulder” and “Summer of '42.” There's also an addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Friday, 11/30/79 ad for 13 Nightly News, saying goodbye to Jennifer Blome and welcoming Brenda Krauss. There are also four ads for 13 Nightly News in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, among the nine additions to that gallery. There are two for the series of reports by Mike O'Mara, “Singles: The Bittersweet Life,” a Friday, 11/16/79 ad and a Wednesday, 11/21/79 ad. There are two more for the Phyllis Quail series of reports on “Energy,” a Friday, 11/23/79 ad and a Wednesday, 11/28/79 ad. The other five are for 24 Eyewitness News, three for a Larry Whatley series of “Eyewitness Close Up” reports on “The Mending of a Broken Heart,” a Wednesday, 11/14/79 ad, a Thursday, 11/15/79 ad and a Friday, 11/16/79 ad. The other two are for an Asa Smith series of "Eyewitness Close Up" reports on “Toledo's Men in Blue: A Day in the Life,” a Monday, 11/19/79 ad and a Tuesday, 11/20/79 ad. There are two additions to the PBS gallery, both for channel 30, a Wednesday, 11/28/79 ad for Great Performances, “The Human Voice” (Liv Ullmann) and a Friday, 11/30/79 ad for The Great Radio Comedians (Bob Hope). The last ad today is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 11/30/79 ad for Boogie Records. December 1979 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Nov082012

November 8, 2012: Getting Up For The Game

 

I added twenty more ads today, all from November, 1979 plus one Random Pages gallery addition with Wednesday, 11/7/79 stories from the Peach Section of The Blade, “Networks Keep Wary Eye On Cable, Video Recorders” and “About People, Events In World Of Radio-TV” which includes four other items. There are six additions to the Channel 11 gallery, all for movies on The Big Show. First is a Thursday, 11/1/79 ad for “Pittsburgh” (John Wayne) followed by a Monday, 11/5/79 ad for “How to Murder Your Wife.” Next is a Tuesday, 11/6/79 ad for “The French Connection” (Gene Hackman) and a Wednesday, 11/7/79 ad for “Tom Jones” (Albert Finney). There's also a Tuesday, 11/13/79 ad for “Tickle Me” and a Wednesday, 11/14/79 ad for “Follow That Dream” (both with Elvis Presley). There's another channel 11 ad in the News/Special Reports gallery, a Monday, 11/5/79 ad for a Scott Clark story on Toledo Eleven News, “Getting Up for the Game.” There's a similar TV Guide ad here. There are four other additions to that gallery as well, three for 13 Nightly News, The first two are for the Randy Price series of reports on “Toledo: Growing Up,” a Monday, 11/5/79 ad and a Wednesday, 11/7/79 ad. There's also a Monday, 11/12/79 ad for a Bill Clark series of reports, “Having Our Baby.” And there's one for 24 Nightly News, a Monday, 11/5/79 ad for a Larry Whatley “Eyewitness Close Up” report on Stress. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Tuesday, 11/6/79 ad for their election coverage (Stan Odesky, Frank Venner, Randy Price, Phyllis Quail) and one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 11/10/79 ad for two weekend movies, “The Good Guys and the Bad Guys” (Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy) and “A Big Hand for the Little Lady” (Henry Fonda). There are two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, including a Tuesday, 11/13/79 ad for The Benny Hill Show. There's a similar TV Guide ad here. There's also another 11/13/79 ad for a Ronald Reagan presidential campaign program. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Thursday, 11/8/79 ad for a special offer on Showtime. There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, including a Thursday, 11/1/79 ad The Classical Top 50, a part of Fall Festival '79. Note the extra “the” in the ad. There's also a Tuesday, 11/6/79 ad for WSPD-AM's election coverage and a Wednesday, 11/14/79 ad for WLQR-FM's 90% Off Sale. The last of today's ads is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 11/11/79 ad for Holland House Moronburgers. More November, 1979 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Nov062012

November 6, 2012: Toledo: Growing Up

 

I added eighteen more ads today, all from October, 1979 plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by Norman Dresser. There's a Friday, 10/19/79 story, “NBC Films Toledo Footage For 'Today' Show Segment” and a Friday, 10/26/79 story about WGTE-FM's Fall Festival '79. There are five additions to the Channel 11 gallery including a Saturday, 10/20/79 ad for The Baxters episode, “Naomi Drops Out” (Derin Altay). The other four are all for movies on The Big Show, a Tuesday, 10/23/79 ad for “Flaming Star” (Elvis Presley), a Monday, 10/29/79 ad for “Fade In” (Burt Reynolds), a Tuesday, 10/30/79 ad for “The Sons of Katie Elder” (John Wayne) and a Wednesday, 10/31/79 ad for “The Green Berets” (John Wayne). There's one more in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Friday, 10/19/79 ad for Toledo Eleven News and The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (Robert Pierpoint, Lee Thornton, Lesley Stahl). There are four additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, three for 13 Nightly News, a Wednesday, 10/24/79 ad for a report on running, a Monday, 10/29/79 ad for a Jennifer Blome series of reports, “It's Your Decision” and a Wednesday, 10/31/79 ad, also for the Jennifer Blome story and for a Randy Price series of reports, “Toledo: Growing Up.” There's also a Monday, 10/22/79 ad for an Asa Smith Eyewitness Close Up report, “The Psychic Realm” on 24 Eyewitness News. There's also one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 10/24/79 ad for The SALT Syndrome. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 10/22/79 ad for Over Easy on channel 30 (Colonel Harland Sanders). There are four additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery including a Tuesday, 10/23/79 ad for WMHE-FM 92.5, an “open letter” from VP/GM Ruth H. Ray. Next is a another 10/23/79 ad, one more for WOHO's Cash Call Contest (Rick Gilbert with Mary Ann Szymanski). There are also two for Fall Festival '79 on WGTE-FM 91.3, a Monday, 10/29/79 ad for The Great Gildersleeve and Henry Mancini & The Cleveland Pops and a Wednesday, 10/31/79 ad for Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops and War of the Worlds. The last two ads today are both additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Tuesday, 10/23/79 ad for three “Monster Cereals” from General Mills (Boo-Berry, FrankenBerry and Count Chocula) and a Wednesday, 10/31/79 full-page ad for Sohio. November 1979 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Nov042012

November 4, 2012: Business is Picking Up

 

I added 23 more ads today, all from October. 1979 plus one Random Pages gallery addition from a Peach Section of The Blade, two Tuesday, 10/16/79 items by Norman Dresser, about Phillip Arrington being appointed promotion director at WTOL-TV and NBC Radio's The Kenny Rogers Music Special on WSPD-AM. There are four additions to the Channel 11 gallery, all for movies. There's a Monday, 10/1/79 ad for the three-part “Testimony of Two Men” on The Big Show and a Friday, 10/5/79 ad for “Vampire Circus” on Scream Gems. The next two are both for The Big Show, a Wednesday, 10/10/79 ad for “The Mechanic” (Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent) and a Tuesday, 10/16/79 ad for “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” (Cicely Tyson). There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 10/1/79 ad introducing 13 Strong's new call letters, WTVG. There are six additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, all for reports on 24 Eyewitness News, which I believe are the first ones in that gallery for WDHO-TV. There's a Monday, 10/8/79 ad for a Larry Whatley “Eyewitness Close Up” report on sexually abused children and five more for an Asa Smith series of “Eyewitness Close Up” reports on prostitution in Toledo, a Monday, 10/15/79 ad (Business is Picking Up), a Tuesday, 10/16/79 ad (Career Opportunities in Toledo), a Wednesday, 10/17/79 ad (Fringe Benefits in Toledo), a Thursday, 10/18/79 ad (For a Good Time, Call...) and a Friday, 10/19/79 ad (The Loveless Ones). There are four additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. The first one is a Monday, 10/1/79 ad for Musical Comedy Tonight with Richard Chamberlain, Carol Burnett, John Davidson, Agnes DeMille, Sandy Duncan, Rock Hudson, Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters and Bobby Van. Next is a Thursday, 10/4/79 ad for the second season premiere of Vibrations with Executive Force and the Social Lubrication Band. There's also a Friday, 10/5/79 ad for Ohio Journal and a Saturday, 10/13/79 ad for a tape-delayed airing of an Indiana vs. Ohio State football game. There are six additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, four of them for WOHO's Cash Call Contest, a Friday, 10/5/79 ad (Buddy Carr with Georgiana McCormick), a Wednesday, 10/10/79 ad (Beau Elliot with Carolyn Paul), a Friday, 10/12/79 ad (Jay Scott with Tom Davis) and a Wednesday, 10/17/79 ad (Jay Scott with Mel Perz). There's also a Saturday, 10/13/79 ad for WMHE's morning show with Ron Sobczak and Gail Vascik, and a Monday, 10/15/79 ad for Z-105, WXEZ-FM. There are also two additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 10/8/79 ad for Blade entertainment editor Norman Dresser and a Thursday, 10/11/79 full-page ad for the 56 stores at Westgate Village Shopping Center. More October 1979 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...