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Monday
Apr022012

April 2, 2012: This Year, Like Last Year

 

I added 21 more ads today, from September 1973 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions, all by Norman Dresser, in Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 9/13/73 story, "WTOL-TV To Carry TU-Tampa Grid Game" which also includes an item about WFOB carrying Bowling Green football games. Next is a Friday, 9/14/73 story, "Ch. 24 To Introduce 'First Evening News'" followed by a Tuesday, 9/18/73 story, "Prime-Time FCC Rule Described As Failure." There are seven ads in the Channel 11 gallery, including a 9/10/73 ad for Monday night shows, To Tell the Truth (Garry Moore), The Hollywood Squares (Peter Marshall) and CBS prime-time shows, Gunsmoke "Women For Sale" (part one), Here's Lucy "Lucy and Danny Thomas," The New Dick Van Dyke Show "Those Who Care" and Medical Center "The Guilty." There's also a 9/11/73 ad for Tuesday night shows, The Price Is Right (Art James) and CBS prime-time shows, Maude "Walter's Problem" aka "Life of the Party," Hawaii Five-0 "Hookman" and "Coffee, Tea or Me" on The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies (Karen Valentine, John Davidson). Next is a 9/12/73 ad for Wednesday night shows, Hollywood Squares (Mike Connors) and CBS prime-time shows, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and a two-hour Cannon, "He Who Digs a Grave" (William Conrad). There's a 9/13/73 ad for Thursday Night shows, To Tell the Truth, Wild, Wild World of Animals and CBS prime-time shows, The Waltons "The Journey" and "Hot Rock" on The CBS Thursday Night Movies and there's a 9/14/73 ad for Friday night shows, The New Treasure Hunt (Geoff Edwards) and CBS prime-time shows, Calucci's Department "Pilot" and "Planet of the Apes" on The CBS Friday Night Movies. There's also a Saturday, 9/15/73 ad for a Toledo vs. Tampa football game, with Orris Tabner, from Tampa Stadium, and a 9/17/73 ad for Monday night shows, Hollywood Squares (Burt Reynolds) and CBS prime-time shows, Gunsmoke "Women For Sale" (conclusion), Here's Lucy "The Big Game," with O.J. Simpson, The New Dick Van Dyke Show "Dennis Takes a Wife" and Medical Center "Time of Darkness." There are seven ads in the Channel 13 gallery, including a 9/10/73 ad for NBC Monday night shows, Lotsa Luck "Olive's Present" (Dom DeLuise), Diana "The Lady Comes Across" (Diana Rigg) and "Shoot Out" on NBC Monday Night at the Movies (Gregory Peck). There's a 9/11/73 ad for NBC Tuesday night shows, Chase "The Wooden Horse Caper" and "Drive Hard, Drive Fast," an NBC Movie Special and a 9/12/73 ad for NBC Wednesday night shows, Adam-12 "Harbor Division" and "In the Heat of the Night," another NBC Movie Special. Next is a 9/13/73 ad for NBC Thursday night shows, The Rowan & Martin Special (Harry Belafonte), Ironside "Confessions From a Lady of the Night" (Raymond Burr) and NBC Follies (Sammy Davis, Jr.). There's also a Saturday, 8/15/73 ad for America Goes Public, the Democratic National Telethon, on NBC and a 9/16/73 ad for NBC Sunday night shows, The Wonderful World of Disney "The Barefoot Executive" (Joe Flynn), The Glen Campbell Special and another special, Steve and Eydie...On Stage (Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Lucille Ball). There are four ads for WSPD-AM 1370, in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 9/11/73 ad for Jack Mitchell's new show, a Wednesday, 9/12/73 ad for Bob Owens, a Thursday, 9/13/73 ad, "Rip the wrap off and win!" and a Friday, 9/14/73 ad. There are four more in the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Thursday, 9/13/73 ad for Towne Club Pop, a Tuesday, 9/18/73 full-page ad for Jimmy Dean Pure Pork Sausage, a Wednesday, 9/19/73 ad for Toledo Home Federal Savings and Loan and a Wednesday, 9/19/73 ad for Brondes Ford (Super Phil and Super Don Brondes). More Fall 1973 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

 

Friday
Mar302012

March 30, 2012: Channel 100 is Here!

 

I added 14 more ads today, from August and September, 1973 plus six more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first four stories are by Norman Dresser. There's a Tuesday, 8/14/73 story, "More Staff Changes Made at WCWA Radio," a Thursday, 8/18/73 story, "Toledo To Get New TV Service," about Channel 100 on Buckeye Cablevision (see two-page ad below), and two Tuesday, 8/21/73 stories, "WTOD To Broadcast Michigan Football" and "Kutz Will Be Missed By Toledo Radio Fans," about the death of Eddie Kutz. There's also a Tuesday, 8/28/73 story, "Hydroplane Race To Be Televised" (see channel 11 ad below), and two, Saturday, 9/1/73 stories, "Jerry Lewis Telethon To Be On Ch. 24" and "WABJ In Adrian To Have Radiothon." There are four more Thursday, 9/6/73 stories by Norman Dresser, "WSPD Radio To Change Format," "Jerry Lewis Telethon Pledges Total $100,000," "Cablevision, Radio Grid Covergae Set" and "WBGU Broadcasts Ann Arbor Festival." There's one ad in the Channel 11 gallery, a Sunday, 9/2/73 ad for the Toledo Clear Water Cup Races. There are two Channel 24 gallery ads for The New Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon , a Tuesday, 8/14/73 ad (Johnny Carson) and a Thursday, 8/18/73 ad. There's one in the Buckeye Cablevision gallery, a Tuesday, 8/28/73 two-page ad for Channel 100, a new Pay-TV service, and there's one in the Channel 5 gallery, a Sunday, 8/19/73 ad for Jabberwocky. There are six in the Radio Station Ads gallery, including two for WCWA-AM 1230. There's a Friday, 8/10/73 ad and a Thursday, 8/16/73 ad, for their "Seaway 60 to the Sea" contest. Next is a Wednesday, 8/29/73 ad for WSPD's hourly reports from The USGA Amateur Championship from Toledo's Inverness Country Club, followed by a Saturday, 9/1/73 ad for WPOS-FM's 7th anniversary (Bill Glass, Doug Oldham, Mel Johnson). There's another one for WSPD's new format, a Tuesday, 9/4/73 ad, and a Monday, 9/10/73 ad for the Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton fight, on WKLR-FM 99.9 (Ali won by a split decision). Today's last three ads, as usual, are in the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Wednesday, 8/15/73 full-page ad for Southwyck Mall's first anniverasry celebration, a Monday, 8/20/73 ad for the Volkswagen Beetle, available in Toledo at Lake Port VW and Will Dennis VW, and a Wednesday, 8/22/73 ad for the 8th annual German-American Festival, at the Lucas County Recreation Center. More 1973 ads, including some for the network's fall line-ups, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Wednesday
Mar282012

March 28,2012: The Ghoul, In "Living" Flesh

 

I added twelve ads today, from June, July and August, 1972 plus ten more Random Pages gallery additions, from The Blade, including one more about Watergate. There are four Friday, 6/1/73 stories by Norman Dresser, "Soaper and Quiz Fans To Get a Break," "Ch. 11 to Carry CBS Show Taped In Toledo," "'Mike Douglas Show' To Be Taped in Ohio" and "A Very Late Show To Follow Tonight," about NBC's Tomorrow. Next are two more stories by Norman Dresser, a Tuesday, 6/5/73 story, "Ch. 24 To Carry Canadian Football" and a Wednesday, 6/6/73 story, "Black TV Station Set In Detroit," about WGPR-TV 62. There's also a Wednesday, 6/15/73 story by Seymour Rothman, "Local Boy Makes Good On TV," about Dick Torio doing commentary for CBS Sports Spectacular coverage of World Cup Wrestling in Toledo. Next is a Monday, 6/18/73 story, "WCWA Radio Fires 5 Staff Members" and a Friday, 6/29/73 AP story by Jerry Buck, "Pay TV Making Debut Via Cable." There's also a Sunday, 7/1/73 TV Tab photo of Charlie Chaplin, for WBGU's airing of "The Gold Rush," and a Tuesday, 7/17/73 story by Norman Dresser, "WJR Personality Marks Anniversary," with a photo of Jay Roberts. There are three more Norman Dresser stories, a Saturday, 7/21/73 item, "25th Anniversary Marked by Ch. 13" and two Monday, 7/30/73 stories, "Ch. 11 Decides to Telecast 'Sticks and Bones' But at 12:30 a.m. Instead Of Prime Time" and "Swimming Safety Film Series Set On Ch. 24," about Romper Room showing "Teaching Johnny to Swim." There are only two ads for tv shows today, The first one is in the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 7/2/73 ad for the conclusion of Elizabeth R (Glenda Jackson) and the second one is in the Buckeye Cablevision Channel 5 gallery, a Monday, 7/2/73 ad for The Great Lakes Invitational Softball Tournament from the Lucas County Rec. Center. There are five more in the Radio Station Ads gallery, one a Friday, 6/1/73 WTTO ad for a Toledo Sports Arena concert with the Guess Who and Argent. There are four WCWA-AM 1230 "The idea...It's working" ads, a Monday 7/23/73 ad, a Monday, 7/30/73 ad, a Friday, 8/3/73 ad, and a Tuesday, 8/6/73 ad. There are five more in the Other Vintage ads gallery including a Thursday, 6/7/73 ad for The Ghoul, at Cedar Point. There's a Sunday, 6/10/73 full-page ad for Ontario Discount Department Store and a Saturday, 7/7/73 ad for The Andersons. There's also a Friday, 7/20/73 ad for The Cake Walkin' Jass Band at Big Al's (Holiday Inn West) and a Monday, 7/23/73 ad for Towne Club Pop. More 1973 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Monday
Mar262012

March 26, 2012: Watergate

 

I added 23 May 1973 ads today, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, all by Norman Dresser. There are two Monday, 5/7/73 stories, "WMHE-FM Granted Power Increase" and "WBGU Documentary Wins Film Award," about the program, Tinker. There's also a Friday, 5/11/73 story, "Ch. 30 To Carry Watergate Hearings" and four Tuesday, 5/15/73 stories, "Three Networks To Have Live Opening Day Coverage Of Watergate Hearings By Senate," "Toledo Wrestling Bouts to Be Taped," "Cablevision To Tape Seminar on Justice" and "'Elizabeth R' Series Scheduled on Ch. 11". There are nine ads in the Channel 11 gallery, all for movies on The Big Show and The Late Show, on Saturday nights. There's a Tuesday, 5/1/73 ad for "Dear Heart" (Geraldine Page, Glenn Ford), a Wednesday, 5/2/73 ad for "Frankie and Johnny" (Elvis Presley) and a Monday, 5/7/73 ad for "Some like It Hot" (Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon). Next is a Saturday, 5/12/73 ad for "4 For Texas" (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin), a Thursday, 5/17/73 ad for "A Hole in the Head" (Frank Sinatra) and a Saturday, 5/19/73 ad for "A Summer Place" (Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue). There's also a Thursday, 5/24/73 ad for "Bataan" (Robert Taylor), a Sunday, 5/27/73 ad for "Kangaroo" (Peter Lawford, Richard Boone) and a Monday, 5/28/73 ad for "The Desperate Hours" (Humphrey Bogart). There are two more in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Tuesday, 5/8/73 ad (Bill Rees) and a Sunday, 5/27/73 ad for Hotline "Alcoholism, Chapter II" (Joe Inzitari). There are five ads in the Channel 24 gallery including a Tuesday, 5/1/73 ad for Children of Zero (Art L 5/1/73 adinkletter) and a Tuesday, 5/1/73 ad for a rerun of ABC's Afterschool Special, "Follow the North Star." There are three more for syndicated shows aired at 7:30, a Tuesday, 5/8/73 ad for The Adventurer (Gene Barry), a Wednesday, 5/16/73 ad for Let's Make a Deal (Monty Hall) and a Friday, 5/25/73 ad for Wait Till Your Father Gets Home. There's one in the PBS gallery, a Tuesday, 5/1/73 ad for the fifth annual Channel 30 Buy In, underwritten by Max Davis Jeweler. There are three more ads for The Midnight Movie, in the Buckeye Cablevision Channel 5 gallery, a Friday, 5/11/73 ad for "It Should Happen to You" (Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford), a Friday, 5/25/73 ad for "The Juggler" (Kirk Douglas) and a Monday, 5/28/73 ad for "The Caine Mutiny" (Fred MacMurray, Jose Ferrer, Humphrey Bogart). There are two more "Your Good Neighbor Station" ads for WSPD, in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Saturday, 5/5/73 ad (Don Edwards, Chuck Parmalee) and a Thursday, 5/10/73 ad (Good Neighbor), Today's last ad is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 5/2/73 ad for Zip'z sundaes. More 1973 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Friday
Mar232012

March 23, 2012: Dawn of 57

 

I added 19 more ads today, all from April 1973, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 4/12/73 story by Norman Dresser (in the Peach Section of the Blade), "United Cerebral Palsy Telethon To Be Broadcast This Weekend From Field House At Toledo U." (George Stanford Brown, Meredith MacRae). There's a WDHO-TV ad for the telethon, below. There's one ad in the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 4/23/73 ad for the CBS Special Don Quixote (Rex Harrison), sponsored by IBM. There are two more in the Channel 11 News gallery with new anchorman Bill Rees, a Monday, 4/9/73 ad and a Monday, 4/16/73 ad. There's one in the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 4/30/73 ad for The Phil Donahue Show and The Merv Griffin Show, and there's one in the Channel 24 gallery, a Friday, 4/13/73 ad for Northwest Ohio's first celebrity Telethon for Cerebral Palsy, from Toledo University (Meredith MacRae, George Stanford Brown, Danny Bonaduce). There are three ads in the PBS gallery, two of them for WBGU-TV, now on channel 57. There's a Thursday, 4/5/73 ad ("your new neighbor in Northwest Ohio") and a Friday, 4/6/73 ad for Dawn of 57. There's also one for channel 30, a Monday, 4/30//73 ad for their annual Buy-In. There's also one in the Buckeye Cablevision Channel 5 gallery, a Sunday, 4/22/73 TV Tab ad for "The Brave Bulls." There are nine ads in the Radio Station Ads gallery including a Friday, 4/6/73 ad for a WCWA Playboy Vacation Contest, a Tuesday, 4/10/73 ad for a WLQR Amana Freezer / Kilgus Meats Contest, and a Thursday, 4/26/73 ad for WIOT's Weekend Radio Festival. The other six ads are all for WSPD, "Your Good Neighbor Station." There's a Tuesday, 4/10/73 ad for "News" (Neil Carmean, Don Edwards, Dick Scott), a Thursday, 4/12/73 ad for "Personalities" (Chuck Parmalee, Ron Tindall, Jim Lord, Jerry Keil, Art Barrie) and a Tuesday, 4/17/73 ad for "Growth." There's also a Saturday, 4/21/73 ad for "Sports" (Jerry Keil), a Wednesday, 4/25/73 ad for "Public Service." and a Saturday, 4/28/73 ad for "Traffic" (Al Hortsman). More to follow on Monday. Today's last ad is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 4/28/73 ad for The Anderson's open house of their new Maumee General Store and Garden Center. It's hard to believe that that store will be 40-years-old next year! More 1973 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...