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Sunday
Aug252013

August 25, 2013: Congrats to TV13

 

I added eighteen more ads today, from September and October 1987, including two for Channel 13's 40th Anniversary, one from Channel 11 and one from K100 & WTOD, plus three Random Pages gallery additions from The Blade. There's a Thursday, 10/22/87 Peach Section item by Tom Ensign, on changes to the Fox lineups on Saturday and Sunday nights. Next is a Friday, 10/23/87 story, by Roberta de Boer, on the front page of the second news section, “Radio Stations At TU, Toledo Schools Seeking To Share Same Spot On Dial.” The story includes a photo by Herral Long of Capucine Dickerson. I believe she went on to be a Toledo Public School teacher. There's also a Friday, 10/30/87 Peach Section story, again by Tom Ensign, “Sue Parcell Joins Ch. 11 As Co-Anchor.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Friday, 9/25/87 ad for Family Ties, which would have it's syndication premiere on the following Monday, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and CBS prime time shows, Dallas, “After the Fall: Ewings Arise” and “After the Fall: Digger Redux,” and Beauty and the Beast, “Once Upon a Time in the City of New York” and also, Toledo 11 News Nightwatch, and late night show, Comedy Club. Next is a Monday, 9/28/87 ad for Family Ties (Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter-Birney, Tina Yothers, Brian Bonsell). And the last one is a Tuesday, 10/13/87 ad, congratualting TV13 on their 40th anniversary (We love you...We love you not...We love you). There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Sunday, 9/27/87 TV Tab ad for Throb, “The Spa” (Diana Canova). There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, including a Friday, 9/25/87 ad for Remington Steele on CBN, followed by a Sunday, 9/27/87 Toledo Magazine full-page ad with a $4.95 installation offer. Next is a Friday, 10/2/87 ad for Weekend Weather on the Weather Channel, followed by a Sunday, 10/4/87 ad for a free preview of the Movie Channel, featuring the Chuck Norris film, “Invasion USA.” There's also a Friday, 10/9/87 ad for a free preview of Showtime, featuring “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” and the special, Elayne Boosler—Broadway Baby (Showtime has the hits HBO misses). Remember, this was before HBO was available on The CableSystem. There's a Friday, 10/16/87 ad for the NFL on ESPN, plus Lifetime, A&E, the Weather Channel, channel 9 from Windsor and channel 27 from Bowling Green, and the last one is a Wednesday, 10/28/87 ad for “La Cage au Folles” on USA. There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, both for WKKO-FM 99.9 and WTOD-AM 1560. There's a Wednesday, 10/7/87 ad for Mitch and Mary Beth's “Birthday Bonanza” contest and a Monday, 10/12/87 ad, congratualating TV 13 “on 40 years of broadcast excellence.” There are also five additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, including a Thursday, 10/8/87 ad for the 14th Annual Midwest Clown Convention at Westgate Village Shopping Center. Next is a Sunday, 10/11/87 ad for an INXS concert at BGSU's Anderson Arena, sponsored by WLQR-FM, followed by a Friday, 10/16/87 ad for The Blade's TV Tab. There are two full-page ads, too. The first one is a Sunday, 10/18/87 ad for Osterman Jewelers' Sparking 65th Anniversary Sale. The other one is a Tuesday, 10/22/87 ad for Radisson Hotel Toledo, with a large picture of Danny Thomas. November 1987 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Aug222013

August 22, 2013: Pope On PASS

 

I added eleven more ads today, all from September, 1987, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 9/15/87 story, “Pope On PASS.” There are three additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Tuesday, 9/15/87 ad for a syndicated special sponsored by Metropolitan Life, The National AIDS Awareness Test. Next is a Monday, 9/21/87 ad for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and CBS prime time shows, Frank's Place, “Frank Returns,” Kate & Allie, “The Dilemma with Emma,” Newhart, “Prima Daryl,” Designing Women, “Ted Remarries” and Cagney & Lacey, “No Vacancy” plus Toledo 11 News Nightwatch and CBS late-night show, Hunter. There's also a Wednesday, 9/23/87 ad for again, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and CBS prime time shows, The Oldest Rookie, “A Game Effort” and The Equalizer, “Blood & Wine” and also Toledo 11 News Nightwatch and CBS late night show, Adderly. There are six additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30 Fall Festival programming. There's a Monday, 9/14/87 ad for Sentimental Swing: The Music of Tommy Dorsey and a Wednesday, 9/16/87 ad for The Compleat Beatles. Next is a Thursday, 9/17/87 ad for three “World of Nature” shows, Survival Special, “The Lions of Etosha,” Antarctica: The Last Continent, and Striped Bass: Mysterious Disappearance, followed by a Friday, 9/18/87 ad for Benny Goodman: Let's Dance—A Musical Trubute. There's also a Saturday, 9/19/87 ad for two movies, “Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo” and “Tron,” and a Monday. 9/27/87 ad for Glenn Miller: A Moonlight Serenade. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Wednesday, 9/23/87 ad for Hemingway: A Biography, on A&E. There are two additions in the Radio Station Ads gallery, both for WSPD-AM 1370, a Wednesday, 9/23/87 ad for their “Birthday Roulette” contest, and a Thursday, 9/24/87 ad for The Dan Simrell Show. There are also two additons to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 9/16/87 full-page ad for Ohio Citizens Bank, and a Tuesday, 9/16/87 ad for The Blade's sports section. More September, and October 1987 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Aug202013

August 20, 2013: Come Home To 13 Sports

 

I added ten more ads today, from August and September 1987, plus seven more Random Pages gallery additions, from The Blade. The first five are Peach Secton stories by Tom Ensign, starting with a Friday, 8/14/87 story, “Local Broadcasters See Few Changes Under Scrapping Of Fairness Doctrine” and also includes several other TV items. Next is a Saturday, 8/22/87 story, “Ch. 11 Presents Provoking Documentary On Lake Erie,” followed by a Friday, 8/28/87 story, “Toledo's Fischer Up And Coming In L.A.,” about former Toledoans Bill Blinn and Frank Fischer. There's also a Tuesday, 9/1/87 story, “Buckeye To provide Daily Coverage Of Pope's Visit,” and a Friday, 9/4/87 item about the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon. You'll find a Sunday 9/6/87 TV Tab item about special programmming that week, and one more from the Peach Section, a Thursday, 9/10/87 story by Tom Ensign, “Extensive Coverage Slated For Papal Visit,” about the Pope's visit to Detroit, and also includes an item on local TV show, Limelight. Now for the ads. There's one addition to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Sunday, 8/30/87 ad, for sports eporters, Michael Reghi and Neil Hartman. There are also three additions to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, for the 1987 telethon on channel 13, a Sunday 8/30/87 ad (Jerry Anderson, Jeannine Lauber), a Sunday, 9/6/87 ad and a Monday, 9/7/87 ad. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Thursday, 9/10/87 ad for Sherlock Holmes 100th Anniversary programming, The Many Face of Sherlock Holmes, the movie, “Terror By Night” and Mystery!, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Sunday, 8/30/87 ad for ESPN, new home of 13 NFL games, and a Saturday, 9/5/87 ad for The Dan Simrell Show on CableSystem channel 10B. There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 8/21/87 ad for a performance by George Carlin (and Judy Tenuta) at the Masonic Auditorium, sponsored by WIOT-FM, and a Monday, 9/7/87 ad for the Labor Day Weekend fireworks, sponsored by Reams Broadcasting (WCWA-AM & WIOT-FM). The last ad today is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 8/27/87 ad for the 22nd Annual German American Festival, at their new Oak Shade Grove location (“Ja' Das Goot Move!). More September 1987 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Aug182013

August 18, 2013: Only the Best for Toledo

 

I added fourteen more ads today, all from July, 1987, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from The Blade. There's a Thursday, 7/2/87 story by Tom Ensign, “Toledo Focus of Telecasts For Columbus Audiences” and also includes several othe local TV and radio items. The next one is a Sunday, 7/5/87 TV Tab story by Andrew Edelstein, “'Car 54' Back In Service On Nick at Nite Lineup” which includes a picture of co-stars Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross. The last one is a Friday, 7/17/87 story by Tom Ensign, “Olmstead Leaving Ch. 11 To Seek A Master's Degree” and also includes one other item on the premiere of Werewolf on Fox. I believe Jill's last name was spelled wrong. It should have been spelled “Olmsted.” There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery for their coverage of the Jamie Farr LPGA Toledo Classic at Glengarry Country Club. There's a Wednesday, 7/1/87 ad and a Friday, 7/3/87 ad. There are six additions to the Channel 36 gallery, including three for their Cinema TV 36 Primetime Movie and other shows including Diff'rent Strokes, Get Smart, Gimme a Break, Too Close for Comfort, Gunsmoke and The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers. The Wednesday, 7/8/87 ad was for “King Kong” and Werewolf, on Fox. The Thursday, 7/9/87 ad was for “On Golden Pond” (Jane Fonda, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn) and again, Werewolf. The Friday, 7/17/87 ad was for “Barbarella” and also for a rerun of the Werewolf premiere, the late movie, “My Bloody Valentine” and for the Saturday night Fox shows, The New Adventures of Beans Baxter and Karen's Song. The other three ads are for premieres of Fox shows, a Friday 7/10/87 ad for Werewolf, a Friday, 7/17/87 ad for The New Adventures of Beans Baxter, and a Friday, 7/24/87 ad for Down and Out in Beverly Hills.

There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 7/17/87 ad for The Blade Instantnews on CableSystem channel 11, and a Sunday, 7/19/87 ad for a special offer for subscribers to Showtime and the Movie Channel.

There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 7/3/87 ad for Countdown to the Fireworks on WSPD-AM 1370.

There are also three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery including two more Kroger full-page ads, a Saturday, 7/4/87 ad for the Toledo Sesqicentennial Fireworks, and a Monday, 7/6/87 ad for Toledo Zoo “Zoo-Pons.” There's also a Wednesday, 7/29/87 Food Town ad for the San Diego Chicken at the Toledo Mud Hens 8/12/87 game against Pawtucket.

August and September 1987 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Aug152013

August 15, 2013: In Too Deep

 

I added thirteen more ads today, from May and June 1987, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by Tom Ensign. The first one is a Friday, 6/12/87 story, “Toledo To Participate In People Meter Ratings Service” and also includes other “Around Television” items and one about WJR broadcasting from Toledo. The other one is a Friday, 6/19/87 story, “Ch. 24 Getting Its Act Together With Quiet Changes” and also includes news about emmy nominations for channels 11 and 13. There are two addtions to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 5/26/87 ad for a Toledo 11 News report by Bruce Maxwell on Adrian workers with cancer, and a Wednesday, 5/27/87 ad for a 13 News report by Gordon Ward on boating safety (“In Too Deep”). There are two additions to the Channel 36 gallery including a Tuesday, 5/21/87 ad for the Cinema TV 36 Primetime Movie, “The Golden Gate Murders” and other shows, including Diff'rent Strokes, Get Smart, Gimme a Break, Too Close for Comfort, Gunsmoke and The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, plus the Sunday night Fox series, Duet. There's also a Wednesday, 6/3/87 ad for The Children's Miracle Network Telethon (WTVG's Bill Harris, K-100's Jack Mitchell, WSPD's Bill Stewart, and WTOL-TV's Jill Olmsted and Orris Tabner), There are also two additions to the PBS gallery, both for channel 30. The first one is a Thursday, 5/21/87 ad for The Wonderful World of Disney, “An Officer and a Duck,” the movie, “Men of the Fighting Lady,” and The Everly Brothers Rock 'n' Roll Reunion. The second one is a Tuesday, 6/2/87 ad for The Channel 30 Bonus Buy-In. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 6/8/87 ad. It was a small, one-column wide ad for The New CableSystem.

There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery. The first one is a Sunday, 6/21/87 Entertainemnt Section ad for a Perry Como concert at Centennial Hall, sponsored by WLQR-FM. The other one is a Monday, 6/22/87 ad for the morning crew at WSPD-AM (Deb Trombley, Rich Hoffer, Jude LaCava, Jerry Keil).

The last four ads today are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, including two full-page Kroger ads for the Jamie Farr LPGA Toledo Classic at Glengarry Country Club, a Monday 6/22/87 ad, and a Monday, 6/29/87 ad (Meet Jamie Farr). There's one more full-page ad, a Tuesday, 6/30/87 ad for Coke, with “Max Headroom.”

The last one is another 6/30/87 ad, for Toledo Riverfest at the Toledo Sports Arena. July 1987 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...