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Thursday
Jan302014

January 30, 2014: Run To Your TV

 

You'll find ten more ads today, from July and August 1991, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 8/15/91 Blade Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "WGTE Packs Schedule with Funding Enticements." Also included is an item about WNWO's Julia Sandridge. There are two additions to the Channel 36 gallery. The first one is a Thursday, 7/25/91 ad for Beverly Hills 90210, "Summer Storm" and a Friday night Detroit Tigers game against the Texas Rangers. There's also a Wednesday, 8/28/91 ad for Browns Insider. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Wednesday, 8/28/91 ad for The U.S. Open on USA Network. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery including a Tuesday, 7/30/91 ad for the movie "Magnum Force" (Clint Eastwood) on The Big Show. Next is a Sunday, 8/11/91 ad for Kids Karnival Club shows coming in September, followed by a Saturday, 8/31/91 ad for MAC football games coming in September. And there are four additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery including a Monday, 7/22/91 Kroger ad for the Ohio State Fair. There are also three Food Town full-page ads. There's a Thursday, 8/1/91 ad for Toledo's Rib-Off on the riverfront, a Monday, 8/12/91 ad for the Toledo Zoo and Purina, and a Monday, 8/19/91 ad for the 26th annual German American Festival. September 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jan282014

January 28, 2014: Behind the Scenes

 

There are ten more ads today, all from July 1991, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from the pages of The Blade. The first one is a Wednesday, 7/3/91 Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "Buckeye, UT Jointly Drop Learning Channel." Also included are items about channels 11 and 36. The second one is a Wednesday, 7/10/91 Business Section story by Doug Iverson, "Petition Asks FCC to Block Sale of WSPD, WLQR." Also see this 5/31/91 related story. There's one addition to the PBS gallery for a rerun of the mini-series, The Civil War, on Channel 30, a Monday, 6/15/91 ad. There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 7/2/91 ad for Behind the Scenes at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, hosted by WXKR's Julie Fox. These reports were seen on TV5 and heard on WXKR-FM. Next is a Monday, 7/15/91 ad for the movie, "The Candidate" (Robert Redford), followed by a Thursday, 7/18/91 ad for Buckeye Baseball, with the Detroit Tigers playing the Toledo Mud Hens. There's also a Friday, 7/19/91 ad for another movie, "The Killing Fields." There's one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Sunday, 7/7/91 TV Week ad for VideoMorning on TNN (Vince Gill). There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Sunday, 7/21/91 ad for Rush Limbaugh on WSPD-AM 1370. The last three ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Saturday, 7/6/91 Society Bank ad for the Seventh Annual Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. Next is a Friday, 7/12/91 ad for the "T-Town Boys," Nick & Jimmy's Bar & Grill, The Village Inn, Amigo's, Alexander's Greek Restaurant, and The Cockeyed Eagle. There's also a Wednesday, 7/17/91 ad for Southwyck's Summer Sidewalk Sale, featuring performances by Elvis impersonator, Ray Maas. More July 1991 and August 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jan262014

January 26, 2014: We've Got the Cure for the Summertime Blues

 

You'll find fourteen more ads today, all from June, 1991, plus two Random Pages gallery additions, both from the Wednesday, 6/26/91 Blade Peach Section. The first one is a "Blade Runner" story by Alan Abrams, "Applause Deserved for Local Radio 1st," about 93Q's Ken Benson. The second one is a "Focus on TV" story by Tom Ensign, "Lauber Slates Return to Channel 13" and also includes sveral other local TV items. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including two for HBO, a Monday, 6/10/91 ad for "Another 48 Hours" on HBO's thrill-a-minute weekend (free preview), and a Sunday, 6/23/91 ad for Wimbledon tennis on HBO. There's also a 6/23/91 full-page TV Week ad (We've Got the Cure for the Summertime Blues). There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, too, starting with a Friday, 6/7/91 ad for "The Man Who Fell to Earth" on The Big Show (David Bowie). The other two are for the short-lived syndicated show, Johnny B. on the Loose, a Monday, 6/24/91 ad and a Tuesday, 6/25/91 ad. The show was hosted by Chicago D.J. Jonathon Brandmeier. There's one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Sunday, 6/23/91 ad for Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, with the Tigers playing the Angels. The other six ads are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Monday, 6/3/91 ad for the 1991 Brown Bag Concerts at the Main Library, downtown. Next are two Wednesday, 6/5/91 ads, a full-page ad for Loma Linda Restaurant and a Sports Section ad for Oregon Cyclery ("I Hate Oregon Cyclery"). There's also a Friday, 6/14/91 ad for Amoco / The Lyden Company (We are the American oil company) and a Friday, 6/14/91 ad for an appearance by Alvin, Simon and Theodore (The Chipmunks) at Target. And there's a Sunday, 6/16/91 ad for Kroger Funworks (fireworks and more) on July 3rd and 4th in downtown Toledo. July 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jan232014

January 23, 2014: The Best Thing on TV Since Lucy Got a Job at the Candy Factory

 

You'll find ten more ads today, all from May 1991, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Friday, 5/31/91 Blade Peach Section story from the Blade Runner column by Alan Abrams, "Sister Radio Stations Could Be Owned by Four Brothers." There is one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Monday, 5/20/91 ad for "Omen IV: The Awakening" on Fox Night at the Movies. There are five additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, including a Monday, 5/13/91 ad for The Adventures of the Gummi Bears. The next two are for movies on The Big Show, a Thursday, 5/16/91 ad for "Laura Lansing Slept Here" (Katherine Hepburn) and a Saturday, 5/18/91 ad for "Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel" (Raymond Burr), shown the next evening. There's also a Saturday, 5/18/91 ad for PGA's Northern Ohio Almanac and a Saturday, 5/25/91 ad for Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends, "Pecos Bill, King of the Cowboys." The rest of today's ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with three Wednesday, 5/22/91 ads. The first one is a Blade ad for their Sunday TV Week. Next is a Sports Section ad for Diamond's Men Shop at Southwyck, followed by a Peach Section Food Town ad for Jeep's 50th anniversary celebration at International Park. Today's last ad is a Sunday, 5/26/91 full-page ad for BP, again with Gary Burghoff. June 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jan212014

January 21, 2014: The Final Signoff

 

There are nine more ads today, from April and May 1991, plus two Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. There;s a Tuesday, 4/30/91 front page teaser for the 4/30/91 Peach Section story, "The Final Signoff" by Tom Ensign, about the retirement of Jim Rudes. Included are three pictures of Mr. Rudes. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 5/11/91 ad for The Editors, which asks the question, "What Exactly Is A Mudhen?" The Blade's Tom Walton and Dave Hackenberg hosted the Toledo Mud Hen's Gene Cook and Joe Napoli. Next is an addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 4/29/91 ad for From the Bottom Up (Barbara Jordan) on Channel 30. There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Monday, 4/29/91 ad for "Die Hard" on Fox Night at the Movies. The Buckeye CableSystem gallery has one addition, a Wednesday, 4/24/91 ad for a Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankess game on PASS, and the ToledoVision 5 gallery has one addition, too, a Wednesday, 5/8/91 ad for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 5/9/91 ad for Don King, Saturday Morning Live, on WWWM-AM 1470. The last three ads today are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Thursday, 4/25/91 full-page ad for BP, with Gary Burghoff (Sohio is now BP). Here's a link to a Sohio becomes BP TV commercial. Next is a Wednesday, 5/1/91 ad for Tony Packo's Cafe Plus at the Woodville Road Food Town. And there's also a Sunday, 5/5/91 full-page ad for the Mean Streak at Cedar Point. More May 1991 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...