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Sunday
Dec092012

December 9, 2012: News Now

 

I added 23 more ads today, all from August 1980 plus five more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, all by Norman Dresser. The first one is a Friday, 8/8/80 story, “Satellites Playing Key Role In Expansion of Cablevision” which also includes an item on channel 11's Scott Clark. Next is a Wednesday, 8/20/80 story, “Will 'Narrowcasting' Save TV Broadcasting Industry?” There's also a Tuesday, 8/26/80 story, “'PM Magazine' To Join Ch. 11 Fall Lineup Sept. 8” and two Wednesday, 8/27/80 stories, “CableSystem To Offer New Network” (CNN) and “About People, Events In Broadcasting World” which includes items on the special, Angel Death, the 1980 Jerry Lewis MDA telethon, and some others. And there are three Friday, 8/23/80 items, on TV station profits, Channel 50 airing INN and Tom Wanewski and Mike Morin at WOHO. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Wednesday, 8/27/80 ad for the special, Angel Death, narrated by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Jim Rudes hosted a local segment that followed. There are three more channel 13 ads for the 1980 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, among the five additions to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, a Sunday, 8/17/80 ad, a Wednesday, 8/27/80 ad, and a Sunday, 8/31/80 TV Tab ad. Also in that gallery is a Sunday, 8/17/80 Toledo Magazine ad for McDonald's, Dentyne, Trident and Freshen-Up Gum and Shick products, and a Friday, 8/22/80 ad for Hickory Farms. There are eight additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30, including a Friday, 8/15/80 ad for The Life of Adolf Hitler and the movie, “Bataan.” Next is a Saturday, 8/16/80 ad for The 1980 Drum Corps International Championship, followed by a Sunday, 8/17/80 ad for three movies, “Ninotchka,” “Camille” and “Naughty Marietta.” There's also a Monday, 8/18/80 ad for National Geographic, “Mysteries of the Mind,” The Dolphins and The Predators, and a Tuesday, 8/19/80 ad for Nova, “Living Machines,” Flambards, “Flying High” and the movie, “For Me and My Gal.” There's a Wednesday, 8/20/80 ad for The Golden Age of Television, “Requiem for a Heavyweight” (Jack Palance) and a Thursday, 8/21/80 ad for Live From the Grand Ole Opry. And there's a Friday, 8/22/80 ad for the movie, “The Philadeplphia Story” (Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant). There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, all for CNN, a Thursday, 8/28/80 ad, a Friday, 8/29/80 ad and a Sunday, 8/31/80 ad. There's also one addition the the CableSystem Ch. 5 gallery, a Friday, 8/1/80 ad for a local country music special with Randy Shaffer and the Honky Tonk Heroes. There are five addtions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, including a Saturday, 8/2/80 ad for First Federal Savings of Toledo (Muddy the Mudhen meets the San Diego Chicken). Next is a Tuesday, 8/12/80 ad for The Ohio Lottery's Lucky Buck III game, followed by a Wednesday, 8/13/80 ad for Aetna Life & Casualty (Wholly Toledo!). There's also a Friday, 8/15/80 ad for Carlo Sommer and the Crusade of Love. If you watched TV in Toledo during the '80s you'll probably remember his commercials. Today's last addition is a Monday, 8/18/80 ad for Ohio Bell (A few simple ground rules). Don't forget the Holiday Season Ads gallery, and September, 1980 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Dec062012

December 6, 2012: Welcome Home, Stan!

 

I added thirteen more ads today, from June and July 1980, plus ten more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There are two Friday, 6/6/80 stories by Norman Dresser, “Cable News Network Opens New Era” and “Ch. 30 Receives Two Ohio Network Awards” and two Tuesday, 6/10/80 stories, “New Technology Described As Threat To Public TV” and “Cable C-Span Carrying Mayors' Meeting Telecast.” There's a Thursday, 6/12/80 story, “WBGU Carries Controversial Suicide Show,” about the program, Choosing Suicide and a several Tuesday, 6/17/80 items by Norman Dresser under the title, “About People, Events In Broadcasting World.” There are two Friday, 6/27/80 stories, also by Dresser, “David Letterman TV Show Welcome Daytime Addition” and “Snyder Signs Contract But Loses 'Prime Time',” about Tom Snyder continuing as host of Tomorrow. There's a Wednesday, 7/2/80 story, by Mr. Dresser, “Chs. 13, 11 Beat Out Ch. 24 In Local News, Prime Time TV” and two Thursday, 7/3/80 stories, “WGTE-FM Gets Grant To Start Lima Station” and “University of Toledo Division Receives Award of $100,000,” about UT's community cable channel. The remaining stories are also by Norman Dresser, a Tuesday, 7/22/80 story, “Are Days Of Glory Now Numbered For The Commercial TV Networks?” Next is a Friday, 7/25/80 story, “FCC Ruling On Cablevision Called Subscriber Victory” and several more Thursday, 7//31/80 items under the title “About People, Events In TV, radio World.” And now the ads... There are two additions to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Thursday, 6/26/80 ad for People's Savings' Ed Knowles' Money Talk, now on Toledo Eleven News, and a Wednesday, 7/23/80 ad, thanking Toledo viewers for making “The News People” #1. There are also two additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, both welcoming new 13 Strong meteorologist Stan Stachak, a Monday, 6/30/80 ad and a Tuesday, 7/1/80 ad, There are two additions to the PBS gallery, both for channel 30, a Tuesday, 6/10/80 ad for Louis Rukeyser: Toledo Revisited, and a Friday, 6/13/80 ad for the movie, “Eleanor and Franklin.” There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Sunday, 6/1/80 ad for “The Amazing Movie Channel Weekend.” There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 6/3/80 ad for Ed Knowles, talking business with Craig Edwards and Jay Scott, on WOHO-AM and WXEZ-FM, and a Friday, 7/11/80 ad for WSPD Family Night at the Mud Hens game. There are three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 6/5/80 ad for the Highland Appliance Midnite Madness Sale, a Friday, 6/13/80 ad for the Holland Strawberry Festival, and a Saturday, 6/21/80 ad for Food Town's Super Heroes night with the Mud Hens. Today's last addition is to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, a Friday, 7/11/80 ad for Sanka coffee (Help Jerry help 'his kids.”).

 

Don't forget the Holiday ads gallery, and August 1980 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Dec042012

December 4, 2012: Contact → 13

 

I added eighteen more ads today, all from May 1980 plus two more Random Pages gallery additions, by Norman Dresser, from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Friday, 5/16/80 story, “Ch. 30 To Show Highlights Of Festival” (1980 International Festival), and a Friday, 5/30/80 story, “CBS Entry Into Cable Programming Signals Vast Change For Industry.” Both of those stories were followed by other TV-Radio items as well. There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including two more for Star Trek on The Big Show, a Monday, 5/19/80 ad and a Wednesday, 5/21/80 ad. There's also a Tuesday, 5/20/80 ad, another one for The Ohio Lottery. There's one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Saturday, 5/24/80 ad for a personal appearance by Charles Merlin Umpenhour at Woodville Mall. There's one more for Toledo Eleven News in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 5/20/80 ad for a Jill Olmsted series of reports on preparing for death. There's also one for 13 Nightly News in that gallery, a Tuesday, 5/27/80 ad for a Vicki Yates-Orr series of reports on “The Graduates,” and one for 24 Eyewitness News, a Monday, 5/19/80 ad for a Larry Whatley series of reports on discrimination in Toledo. There are also two more additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Friday, 5/16/80 ad for Jim Mengel's “Weekend Guide” reports and a Monday, 5/19/80 ad for “Contact → 13" with Nanci Riley. There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 5/17/80 ad for “The Sterile Cuckoo” on The 13 Sunday Night Movie, a Tuesday, 5/20/80 ad for late afternoon shows, Jim Rockford, Private Investigator (sydicated title for The Rockford Files), The Odd Couple, and M*A*S*H, and a Monday, 5/26/80 ad for a 13 Strong sponsored show at the Toledo Museum of Art, “Fiesta Mexicana.” There's just one addition today to the PBS gallery, a Saturday, 5/17/80 ad for “Don Pasquale,” From the Met, simulcast on channel 30 and 91.3 FM. There's also another one for WGTE-FM, an addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 5/16/80 ad (Bach to Basics!). There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, both for The Movie Channel, a Sunday, 5/25/80 full-page TV Tab ad, and a Tuesday, 5/27/80 ad, for a free-preview. The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 5/17/80 ad for ON subscription TV, via Kroma Antenna & TV, and a Friday, 5/23/80 full-page ad for Lulu's Storyville Saloon at Southwyck's Old Towne, home of the Cakewalkin' Jass Band. As of today, there are now over 15,000 images on this site! June and July 1980 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Dec022012

December 2, 1980: Matcho Man

 

I added 23 more ads today, from May 1980 plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 5/1/80 story in The Blade's Peach Section, by Norman Dresser, “1980 Channel 30 Buy-In A Success; Auction Grosses Record $231,000.” which includes other items about WGTE-TV & FM. There are four additions to the Channel 11 gallery including a Saturday, 5/3/80 ad for a special Wild Kingdom on which Marlin Perkins and Dr. Benjamin Mays receive the Mutual of Omaha Criss Award. There are two more for The Big Show, a Monday, 5/5/80 ad for back-to-back episodes of Star Trek, and a Monday, 5/12/80 ad for “Elvis Week,” featuring “Paradise Hawaiian Style,” “Roustabout,” “Follow That Dream,” “Girls! Girls! Girls!” and “Blue Hawaii.” And there's a Thursday, 5/15/80 ad for Match Game with “Matcho Man” Gene Rayburn. There's also one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Saturday, 5/3/80 ad for weekend anchor Bob Lawrence. There are two more for Toledo Eleven News among the six additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 5/6/80 ad for a Bob Lawrence series of reports, “Like Taking Candy,” about crime against the elderly, and a Monday, 5/12/80 ad for a Scott Clark series of reports on exercise, “Different Strokes for Different Folks.” There are also two for 13 Nightly News, a Monday, 5/5/80 ad for a Randy Price series of reports, “Toledo...In the Future,” and a Tuesday, 5/13/80 ad for a Jim Rudes series of reports on community theaters, “Spotlights & Greasepaint.” And there are two more, both for Asa Smith reports on 24 Eyewitness News, a Wednesday, 5/7/80 ad for “Life in a Wheelchair” and a Monday, 5/12/80 ad for a series on police brutality in Toledo. There's also one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Monday, 5/12/80 ad for sports reporter John Gillespie along with two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, both for The 13 Sunday Night Movie, a Saturday, 5/3/80 ad for “Catch 22” (Alan Arkin) and a Saturday, 5/10/80 ad for “Chisum” (John Wayne). There's one addition to the Channel 24 News gallery, a Wednesday, 5/14/80 ad, another one for Ed Knowles' Money Talk on 24 Eyewitness News. There are four additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30, a Friday, 5/2/80 ad for Ohio Journal, a Saturday, 5/3/80 ad for the premiere of Look at Me (Phil Donahue), a Saturday, 5/10/80 ad for 1980 World Cup of Wrestling Highlights (in Toledo) and another 5/10/80 ad for the second season premiere of Here's to Your Health (Cyd Charisse). There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Wednesday, 5/14/80 ad for The Movie Channel. There are also three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 5/1/80 ad for People's Savings (Don Edwards), a Wednesday, 5/14/80 full-page ad for “The Sesame Street Library” at A&P, and a Friday, 5/16/80 half-page ad for the grand opening of Gardenland. For those of you who can't wait for Christmas to get here, be sure to check out the Holiday ads gallery. I'll be adding many more ads there soon, and in the meantime, more May 1980 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Nov292012

November 29, 2012: Bombs, Bikes, Bawds, & Beatles

I added sixteen more April 1980 ads today including five for channel 11, with an updated “11” logo. There are two additions to the Channel 11 gallery, a Thursday, 4/24/80 “Game! Game! Game! ad for Match Game (Gene Rayburn), The Number and The Joker's Wild (Jack Barry) and a Monday, 4/28/80 ad for “Sixties Week” (Bombs, Bikes, Bawds, & Beatles) on The Big Show, featuring the movies, “Dr. Strangelove,” “Easy Rider,” “What's New Pussycat?,” “Help!” and “Yellow Submarine.” There's also one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Tuesday, 4/22/80 ad for Charles Merlin Umpenhour's weather forecasts. There are two more for channel 11 in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 4/28/80 ad and a Tuesday, 4/29/80 ad, both for Eleanor Hayes' Toledo Eleven News series of reports on “Rip-Offs.” There's also one for 24 Eyewitness News in that gallery, a Monday, 4/28/80 ad for a Larry Whatley series of “Eyewitness Close Up” reports on “Toledo's Misplaced People.” There's also one addition to the Channel 24 News gallery, a Wednesday, 4/23/80 ad for Ed Knowles' Money Talk. There are seven additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30, including six more for their 1980 Channel 30 Buy-In. There's a Tuesday, 4/22/80 ad (Make a Bargain, Get a Bargain), a Wednesday, 4/23/80 ad (The Hottest Sale in town), a Thursday, 4/24/80 ad (We're Numero Uno), a Friday, 4/25/80 ad (T.G.I.F. & there's more to buy), a Saturday, 4/26/80 ad (Final Night) and a Monday, 4/28/80 ad (Thanks!). There's also a Tuesday, 4/29/80 ad for Evening at Pops with John Williams conducting. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 4/24/80 ad for WCWA-AM 1230. Today's final ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 4/24/80 ad for First Federal Savings of Toledo, sponsor of the Mud Hen's “Knot Hole Gang.” May 1980 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...