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Tuesday
May212013

May 21, 2013: Outstanding in Their Field

 

I added nineteen more ads today, all from October 1984. There's one addition to the Channel 11 News gallery, a Monday, 10/15/84 ad, one of two Lane's Drug Store ads for a 2-minute commercial shown on evening news programs. The other ad is one of three additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Tuesday, 10/16/84 ad. Next is a Wednesday, 10/17/84 ad for WTVG's three sports reporters, John Gillespie, Frank Gilhooley and Dan Saevig, described in the ad as being “outstanding in their field.” There's also a Tuesday, 10/20/84 ad, reminding people to vote in the upcoming election and watch the “Decision 84” results on 13 News. There are two additions to the PBS gallery, a Wednesday, 10/10/84 ad for The Brain, “The Enlightened Machine” on channel 30, and a Monday, 10/15/84 Allied Corporation ad for Nova, “The National Science Test.” There are two additions to the the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Thursday, 10/4/84 ad, another one about stealing cable TV. There's also a Saturday, 10/6/84 ad, another one for The Blade News Channels 11 and 13. There are also two additions to the CableSystem Channel 5 gallery, a Tuesday, 10/9/84 ad for a Ferris State at Bowling Green CCHA game, and a Saturday, 10/13/84 ad for four Sports Time college football games, Pittsburgh at S. Carolina, Eastern Michigan at N. Illinois, USC at Oregon and Missouri at Nebraska. There are five additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, including a Friday, 10/5/84 ad for WWWM-FM 105.5 (Good Vibrations). This is the first ad on the site for 3WM. There's also a Wednesday, 10/17/84 ad for WJYM-AM 730, the first one here for that station as well. The other three are for “Real Music” WCWA-AM 1230, a Tuesday, 10/16/84 ad (Great News!), a Thursday, 10/18/84 ad (Big Bands, Ballads and Broadway), and a Thursday, 10/25/84 ad for the “Big Band Party,” featuring the Johnny Knorr Orchestra at the Sheraton Westgate. The last four ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's another one for Hills, a Thursday, 10/11/84 full-page ad for the grand opening of the Maumee store. The ad also indicated that they discounted the price of TV Guide. There's also a Saturday, 10/13/84 ad thanking those who deliver The Blade (We Applaud Their Feat). Next is another ad for Lane's, a Sunday, 10/21/84 full-page ad for their new computerized pharmacy data system. The last ad today is a Friday, 10/31/84 politcal ad for channel 13's Frank Venner, who was running for congress against Marcy Kaptur. November 1984 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

 

One more thing, www.vintagetoledotv.com/ will now get you to the site (without adding .squarespace.com/). 

Sunday
May192013

May 19, 2013: Stealing Cable Television is a Crime

 

I added eighteen more ads today from September 1984 plus two more Random Pages gallery additions. There's a Saturday, 9/8/84 story by Seymour Rothman, “CableSystem Hits Jackpot For Local Football Fans,” about their deal with Sports Time. There's also a Sunday, 9/9/84 picture of Jon Provost and Lassie, which would be soon seen on Nickeodeon. There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 9/17/84 ad for late afternoon shows, Hart to Hart, Taxi and M*A*S*H and 13 News at 6 PM (Jeannine Lauber), and a Wedneday, 9/19/84 ad for early evening shows, Entertainment Tonight and The People's Court and 13 News Update at 11 PM (Jerry Anderson). There are five additions to the PBS gallery, four for channel 30 and one for channel 57. There are three for TV 30 Harvest Festival movies including a Saturday, 9/8/84 ad for four John Wayne movies, “Pittsburg,” “The Barbarian and the Geisha,” “Hellfighters” and “Rooster Cogburn.” Next is a Saturday, 9/15/84 ad for “The Great Waldo Pepper,” “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo,” “Battle Hymn” and “Soldier of Fortune,” and there's a Sunday, 9/16/84 ad for three Jimmy Stewart movies, “Shenandoah,” “Harvey,” and “Destry Rides Again.” There are also four Monday 9/17/84-Thursday, 9/20/84 “Because We Care” ads (in one image) for the four-night series, Child Sexual Abuse: What Your Children Should Know. The channel 57 ad is a Saturday, 9/8/84 ad for the broadcast of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot and Tosca, hosted by Luciano Pavarotti. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Thursday, 9/6/84 ad for the Disney Channel and a Saturday, 9/8/84 ad for two Big Ten football games, Oregon State vs. Ohio State and Missour vs. Illinois. These games were on Sports Time but were shown on channel 10A, pre-empting regular ESPN programming, because there was a free preview of the Disney Channel on 5A. Next are two ads cocerning cable television theft, a Sunday, 9/16/84 ad and a Thursday, 9/20/84 ad. There's also a Saturday, 9/29/84 ad for Sports Time Cable Network programming. There's also one addition to the CableSystem Channel 5 gallery, a Sunday, 9/16/84 ad for “The Most Dangerous Game” on The Movie Show with Paul W. Smith. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Sunday, 9/2/84 ad for the Labor Day fireworks, set to music on WIOT-FM and WCWA-AM (“See It on the Radio”). Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 9/30/84 full-page ad for VistaBanc from Toledo Trust. October 1984 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
May162013

May 16, 2013: The Movie Show

 

I added twelve more ads today, all from August 1984, plus four more Random Pages gallery additions, three from Peach Sections of The Blade, two Thursday, 8/2/84 “Around Toledo Television” items, a Saturday, 8/18/84 story by Seymour Rothman, “Televised Football Unlikely For Rockets This Season” and a Thursday, 8/23/84 story, “Adult Music Channel In Future of MTV.” That channel would later be known as VH-1. There's also a Sunday, 8/26/84 story, again by Seymour Rothman, “College Football Deregulation Leaves Only Viewers Happy,” on the front page of the Entertainment section. There's one addition to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 8/20/84 ad for Jerry Anderson in Dallas for the 13 News coverage of the Republican Convention. There are two additions to the the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Thursday, 8/2/84 ad for Cable Q's on The Blade Channels 11 and 13, and a Sunday, 8/26/84 ad for football on The CableSystem. There are four additions to the CableSystem Channel 5 gallery, all for The Movie Show with Paul W. Smith, seen at 9 PM on Fridays and sponsored by The Video Connection. There's an 8/3/84 ad for “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” an 8/10/84 ad for TV's Golden Age: Amos and Andy, an 8/24/84 ad for “The Amazing Adventure” and an 8/31/84 ad for “The Naked and the Dead.” There are also five additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, including a Friday, 8/3/84 ad for Tony Packo's Cafe and a Monday, 8/6/84 ad for Fotomat. Next is a Thursday, 8/16/84 ad for The Blade's convention coverage with former channel 13 reporter, Chase Clements. There's also a Tuesday, 8/21/84 ad for Sesame Street at NorthTowne Square with Loretta Long (Susan). And there's a Friday, 8/24/84 ad for Amoco / Lyden Oil Co. September 1984 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
May142013

May 14, 2013: The Golfer's Friend

 

I added fourteen more ads today, all from July 1984 plus one more Random Pages gallery addition. It's a Tuesday, 7/10/84 Blade Peach Section story, “5 Emmys for 1983 Programs” (on WTVG). There are two additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, both for channel 13. First is a Friday, 7/6/84 ad for John Gillespie's 13 Strong News reports from the first Jamie Farr Toledo Classic golf tournament at Glengarry Country Club. There's also a Wednesday, 7/18/84 ad for Jerry Anderson's 13 News reports from the Democratic Convention in San Francisco. This must have been when WTVG stopped using the phrase, “13 Strong.” There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 7/28/84 ad for Life Flight Chronicles, a program on the three helicopter pilots that flew for St. Vincent Medical Center's Life Flight, and also for ABC's coverage of the Olympics opening ceremonies from Los Angeles. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Sunday, 7/1/84 ad for ESPN and baseball on The CableSystem, the Mud Hens on channel 5A and the Atlanta Braves on WTBS. There's also a Sunday, 7/8/84 ad for CableSystem Night with the Mud Hens, featuring Mickey Mouse and pals celebrating the addition of The Disney Channel to Toledo's cable lineup. There's also one addition to the CableSystem Channel 5 gallery, a Friday, 7/20/84 ad for “Terror of Tiny Town” on The Movie Show, hosted by Paul W. Smith. There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, two for Health Care, hosted by Art Edgerton on WCWA-AM 1230. There's a Sunday, 7/1/84 ad for “Communication in Health Care” and a Sunday, 7/29/84 ad for “The Weekend Athlete.” These shows were sponsored by Blue Cross-Blue Shield. There's also a Wednesday, 7/25/84 ad for The Lucas County Fair, sponsored by WTOD-AM and WKLR-FM (K-100). There are also five additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, two for the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic golf tournament, a Sunday, 7/1/84 ad and another 7/1/84 ad for Ohio Citizens Bank (Look for us on the leader board). There's also a Tuesday, 7/1/84 ad for Ball Park Bologna (A Tiger Trade) and a Sunday, 6/22/84 ad for Sohio ProCare (The Brain Trust). Today's last ad is a Friday, 7/27/84 ad for Kroger family discount days at the Toledo Zoo (Zoo Pons). August 1984 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
May122013

May 12, 2013: Portside: The Festival Begins

 

I added twenty more ads today from May and June 1984, seven of them for the opening of Portside Festival Market Place in Toledo. There are also three Random Pages gallery additions. First is a Thursday, 6/7/84 Blade Peach Section story by Tom Gearhart, “Channels 30, 57 Honored For Program, Producer” and also includes items about Danny Thomas and WDHO-TV reporter, Griff Potter. Next is a Sunday, 6/10/84 Blade TV Tab story, “Ch. 30 Goes 'Entertainment” During The Summer Months,” which includes an Ingrid Bergman picture. The third one is a Saturday, 6/30/84 Blade Peach Section story by Seymour Rothman, “Deregulation No Big Deal, TV Football No Small Deal.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Sunday, 5/13/84 ad (Toledo 11 Welcomes Portside). There are five additions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, three for channel 11 and two for channel 13. There's a Monday, 5/14/84 ad for a Deborah Baker report, “Portside: Will It Work Here?” followed by a Tuesday, 5/15/84 ad for Portside Premiere, a Toledo Eleven News special report with Jeff Heitz and Jill Olmsted. There's also a Monday, 5/21/84 ad for a Deborah Foggio series of reports on “Shaping Up...1980's Style.” The other two are for 13 Strong News, a Monday, 5/14/84 ad for a Brenda Hines report, “Portside: The Festival Begins” and a Monday, 5/21/84 ad for a Gordon Ward series of reports, “The Age Old Question.” There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 6/11/84 ad for Right From the Start on channel 30. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 6/15/84 ad for Blade channels 11 and 13 (Blade ads can be very productive!) and a Sunday, 6/17/84 ad for an appearance by Mickey Mouse and friends at Crosby Gardens Festival of the Arts. There are also two additions to the CableSystem Channel 5 gallery, a Monday, 5/21/84 ad for the Stroh's Championship Boxing Tournament, and a Wednesday, 6/27/84 ad for a Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens game. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 6/7/84 ad for “Toledo's Hottest Hits” on WRQN-FM 93.5. There are also eight additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, including three more Portside ads. The first one is a Sunday, 5/13/84 two-page ad for Kroger (Congratulations Toledo on Your Unique Portside Marketplace). Next are two Thursday, 5/17/84 full-page ads, the first ad for The Lathrop Company. The second ad read, “Let's go down to Portside”…“A Festival Marketplace”). There's also a Tuesday, 5/15/84 ad for AAA and American Express Travelers Cheques (Karl Malden) followed by a Thursday, 5/17/84 ad for The Buckeye and Wolverine Shop. Next is a Friday, 5/18/84 ad for Coors Draft (Coming to Toledo Monday May 21) followed by a Sunday, 6/10/84 full-page ad for Sohio ProCare. Today's last ad is a Friday, 6/15/84 ad for Hills Department Stores (Buy ColecoVision...get a Cabbage Patch Kid Free!). July 1984 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, including some for the first Jamie Farr Toledo Classic golf tournament at Glengarry Country Club, are on the way...