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Thursday
Apr182013

April 18, 2013: Limelight Tonight

I added eleven more ads today, from July and August 1983, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. If you find the text on some of these hard to read, it's because the source material was of unusually poor quality. The first one is a Saturday, 7/23/83 story by Seymour Rothman, “Baseball Magnates Plotting Against Free TV Sports.” Next is a Thursday, 8/4/83 story by Ralph Kisiel, “WRQN-FM Begins Broadcast Of Contemporary Hit Disks,” followed by a Tuesday, 8/16/83 story by Tom Gearhart, “Channel 30 Slates New Fund Raiser” and also includes other items concerning WGTE-TV, WSPD-AM, WDHO-TV, WTOD-AM, WTOL-TV, and WTVG's Frank Venner and Jeanne Washko. The last one is a Wednesday, 8/17/83 story from The Blade's Washington Bureau, “FCC Studies New TV Channel For Toledo,” which would eventually be WLMB-TV. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Thursday, 8/18/83 ad for another Liberty Mutual special, Kelsey's Son (Chuck Connors, Mark Patton, Patrick O'Neal). There's one addition to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 8/15/83 ad for a 13 Strong News series of “Back to School” reports by Jera Jackson. There are four additions to the PBS gallery for programs on channel 30 including a Saturday, 8/13/83 ad for Gary Jenkins' Magic of Floral Painting, made possible locally by Perrysburg Paint & Palette. The other three are for Festival 83 programming, including a Saturday, 8/20/83 ad for All Star Swing Reunion and the movie, “Love Me Tender.” Next is a Monday, 8/22/83 ad for the movie, “10 North Frederick” (Gary Cooper). There's also a Tuesday, 8/23/83 ad for Nova, “The Miracle of Life” and the National Geographic Special, “Rain Forest.” There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 7/22/83 ad for CableSystem Night at the Rec Center (Catch The Mud Hens...) and a Sunday, 8/7/83 ad featuring “Our Gang.” There's also one addition to the CableSystem Ch 5 gallery, a Sunday, 7/31/83 ad for Limelight Tonight. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 7/15/83 ad for Fox radar detectors at Marko Wholesale, and a Tuesday, 8/23/83 full-page ad for AT&T, after the breakup of the Bell System. September and October1983 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Apr162013

April 16, 2013: Are You Living With a Thief?

 

I added twelve more ads today, all from June 1983, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, all by Tom Gearhart.. There are two Thursday, 6/2/83 stories, “5 Members of Channel 24 News Department Laid Off” and “Channel 11 Hires Reporter, Program Manager.” Next is a Friday, 6/3/83 story, “Former Toledoan Named Outstanding Newswoman” (Marsha Bonhart) and also includes other items concerning Toledo radio stations and WGTE-TV. There's also a Thursday, 6/9/83 story, “Ch. 30, 57 Earn Oebies For Contributions To TV” and also includes other items, about late night programming on The CableSystem, HBO, WMHE-FM and channel 44 in Lima. And there's a Wednesday, 6/29/83 story, “'PM Magazine' Cancellation Slated” and also includes other items, about Joe Ashton, High School Quiz, channel 30 shows and Larry Jewett. There are no ads today for channels 11, 13 and 24, but there are three additions to the PBS gallery for channel 30 including two for Leo Buscaglia specials, a Wednesday, 6/1/83 ad and a Saturday, 6/4/83 ad. The other one is a Friday, 6/3/83 ad for the special, The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including two for the Cable Health Network's Diabetes: Update '83, a Wednesday, 6/1/83 ad (Are you living with a thief?) and a Thursday, 6/2/83 ad. There's also a Tuesday, 6/14/83 ad for The Cliff Erickson Show and a Sunday, 6/19/83 ad for The Blade Cablenews channels (Go to the races this season...). The rest of today's additions are in the Other Vintage ads gallery. First is a Tuesday, 6/14/83 ad for “Disney on Parade” at North Towne Square, followed by a Saturday, 6/18/83 ad for Dominic's Restaurant.

There's also a Tuesday, 6/21/83 ad for Sylvania Savings Bank, a Saturday, 6/25/83 ad for the Recycling Station, featuring the characters Casey T Dragon, Chewliet, Jaws, Buzzy T. Bee and Count Cracula, and a Thursday, 6/10/83 “Ohio Summer Sizzle” ad.

July and August1983 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Apr142013

April 14, 2013: S-P-E-C-I-A-L  R-E-P-O-R-T

 

I added twenty more ads today from April and May 1983, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions, three of them from Peach Sections of The Blade, including a Thursday, 4/28/83 story by Tom Gearhart, “Channel 30 Buy-In Falls Short; New Effort Slated” and also includes other items, concerning channels 30, 11, 57 and WTOD-AM. Next is a Tuesday, 5/10/83 item about ON-TV and it-TV. There's also a Thursday, 5/26/83 item, “Public TV Stations Alter Broadcast Hours.” And there are other 5/26/83 stories, by Jack Lessenberry, from the front page of The Blade's second news section, “Public TV Stations Reach Agreement” and “WGTE-TV Chairman Believes Two Stations Should Merge.” There are six additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, five for Toledo Eleven News “S-P-E-C-I-A-L R-E-P-O-R-T” stories, including a Monday, 4/25/82 ad for a Terry Thill report, “Danger in the Breadbasket?” and a Tuesday, 5/3/83 ad for a Jill Olmsted report, “Jackpot Fever.” There's also a Monday, 3/9/83 ad for a Brad Fish report, “Who's Spoiling the Game?,” a Monday, 5/16/83 ad for a Deborah Baker report, “Broken Dreams,” and a Monday, 5/23/83 ad for a Dan Cummins report, “Sports Bucks.” There's also a Wednesday, 5/4/83 ad for 13 Strong News reports on Toledo's Jefferson Award winners. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery as well, a Saturday, 5/21/83 ad for M*A*S*H and Weekend Magazine, with Jeannine Lauber at Cedar Point. There are four additions to the Channel 24 gallery including a Wednesday, 4/27/83 ad for 24 News Tonight, The BJ-Lobo Show, The People's Court and an ABC special, Life's Most Embarrassing Monents, with John Ritter. Next is a Wednesday, 5/4/83 ad for 24 News Tonight, The BJ-Lobo Show, The People's Court and another ABC special, Battle of the Network Stars (Howard Cosell, Mr. T and Morgan Fairchild). There's also a Thursday, 5/12/83 ad for Little House on the Prairie, 24 News Tonight, The BJ-Lobo Show, “Through the Past, Darkly” (a BJ and the Bear episode) and another ABC special, John Denver and the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday. And there's a Saturday, 5/14/83 ad for two Cinema 24 movies, “Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore” and “Smile Jenny, You're Dead,” and Solid Gold with Barry Manilow. There are three additions to the PBS gallery, all for shows on channel 30. First is a Thursday, 4/28/83 ad for Issues: Ohio (Call the Governor Tonight), followed by a Saturday, 5/7/83 ad for Here's to Your Health and Under Sail. There's also a Monday, 5/9/83 ad for Great Performances, “The Innocents Abroad” (Craig Wasson, Brooke Adams, David Ogden Stiers). There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Thursday, 4/28/82 ad for The Caitlins on SuperStation WTBS, and a Monday, 5/23/83 half-page ad, another one for The Blade Cablenews channels. There's also one addition to the CableSystem Ch 5 gallery, a Monday, 5/9/83 ad for The Jerry Reed Special, taped at the Lucas County Recreation Center for the launch of The Nashville Network on The CableSystem. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Monday, 5/16/83 ad for The History of Classical Music on WGTE/WGLE-FM 91 (Do You Take Classical Music for Granite?). There's also one addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 4/27/83 full-page ad for the Commodore 64 home-computer. June1983 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Apr112013

April 11, 2013: Live From the Valentine Theatre

 

I added fifteen more ads today, all from April 1983, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one is a Saturday, 4/2/83 story by Seymour Rothman, “How High School Basketball Got To Toledo Television.” Next is a Friday, 4/8/83 story by Tom Gearhart, “WGTE Opens 15th Buy-In With Goal of $275,000” and also includes an item about channel 24 adding Tom Cottle/Up Close to their morning lineup. There's also a Saturday, 4/23/83 story, again by Seymour Rothman, “Cable's Mud Hens Debut Wasn't Bad, Will Get Better.” There are no ads today for channels 11, 13 or 24, but there are seven additions to the PBS gallery for channel 30, including a Thursday, 4/7/83 ad for The MacNeil-Lehrer Report (“Draw Your Own Conclusions”). The other six are for The Great Channel 30 Buy-In. There's a Friday, 4/8/83 ad (“What's Going On Tonight?” underwritten by Toledo Trust, a Saturday, 4/9/83 ad (“Spend Saturday at an Auction”) underwritten by Dana, and a Wednesday, 4/13/83 ad (“Live From the Valentine Theatre”) underwritten by The Andersons. There's also a Thursday, 4/14/83 ad (“The Greatest Show in Town”) underwritten by LaChoy, a Friday, 4/15/83 ad (again, “Live From the Valentine Theatre”) underwritten by LOF, and a Saturday, 4/16/83 ad (“Saturday Night Toledo Alive”) underwritten by Champion. There's also an addition to the Channel 31 gallery, a Sunday, 4/24/83 TV Tab ad for it subscription TV. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Thursday 4/7/83 ad for The Cliff Erickson Show which was seen on channels 5A and 12B, and a Friday, 4/22/83 ad for Atlanta Braves Baseball on SuperStation WTBS. There are also two additions to the CableSystem Ch 5 gallery, both of them for the Thursday, 4/21/83 premiere of Toledo Mud Hens Baseball on The CableSystem, a Leisure Sports Supplement ad (Frank Gilhooley), and a Peach Section ad. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 4/8/83 ad for Drake Chenault's History of Country Music on WTOD. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 4/2/83 ad for a Toledo Goaldiggers vs Peoria Prancers game, sponsored by Stroh's, and a Friday, 4/8/83 ad for The Blade's TV listings, probably in response to the TV Guide ads they were running. More April, and May 1983 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Apr092013

April 9, 2013: The Tatum Legacy

 

I added fifteen more ads today from March 1983 plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Tuesday, 3/1/83 story by Tom Gearhart, “Channel 24 Will Reshuffle Its Evening News Time” and also includes other items, about channel 30's The Tatum Legacy, and Mike O'Mara leaving WTVG for Cleveland's WJKW. Next are two Wednesday, 3/2/83 stories, both about the M*A*S*H series finale, “M*A*S*H Ends in Hail of Bullets, Flood Of Tears,” by Tom Gearhart, and an AP story, “Television May Have New Viewing Champ.” There's also a Saturday, 3/5/83 story by Seymour Rothman, “Cablevision Industry Facing Black Tuesday,” and a Thursday, 3/24/83 story by Blade staff writer Stan Lee, “Oak Harbor Fans Ante Up For Basketball Telecasts.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Thursday, 3/10/83 ad for the third annual Toledo Eleven Kids Health Fair at Franklin Park Mall. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 3/12/83 ad for “13 Strong Double Play Sunday,” which included a personal appearance by Skip Stephenson of NBC's Real People at the 13 Strong vs. Mr. Softball game in Oregon, and a Goaldiggers game with Kalamazoo. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery as well, a Thursday, 3/3/83 ad for 24 News Tonight, returning to the 5:30 time slot, The BJ-Lobo Show at 6:00, ABC World News Tonight at 7:00, The People's Court at 7:30 and 24 News Tonight, at 11:00. There's also an addition to the Channel 24 News gallery, a Friday, 3/11/83 ad for 24 News Tonight at 5:30 (Susan Hayes, Rick Benjamin). There are seven additions to the PBS gallery for programs on channel 30. The first one is a Wednesday, 3/2/83 ad for the premiere of the locally produced special, The Tatum Legacy (Art Tatum). The other six are all for Festival 83 programming. The first one is a Saturday, 3/5/83 ad (Westerns and Country) for Country Music Jubliee and the movies, “The Streets of Laredo,” “The Virginian,” and “The Gunfighter.” Next is a Thursday, 3/10/83 ad for Mystery!, “The Girl on the Train” and The Great Whodunit!, followed by a Friday, 3/11/83 ad for a special, simulcast on FM91, La Boheme: Pavarotti in Philadelphia. There's also a Saturday, 3/12/83 ad for Reel Choices. Viewers could choose between the movies, “Von Ryan's Express,” “How Green Was My Valley” and “Let's Make Love.” And there's a Monday, 3/14/83 ad for the movie, “Oklahoma!” (Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae) and a Wednesday, 3/16/83 ad for Return of the Great Whales and the movie, “Demetrius and the Gladiators.” There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 3/25/83 ad for The Nashville Network (Jerry Reed) which would be on The CableSystem starting the following Wednesday. Today's last three additions are in the Other Vintage ads gallery, including a Tuesday, 3/1/83 ad for Sylvania Savings Bank and a Wednesday, 3/2/83 ad for TV Guide Magazine. There's also one more related to the last episode of M*A*S*H, another 3/2/83 ad for Holiday Inn Southwest, where apparently the M*A*S*H celebration was continuing. April 1983 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...