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Wednesday
Aug222012

August 22, 2012: The News Family

I added 16 more ads today, all from October, 1977 plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, three from The Blade's Peach Section, a Saturday, 10/22/77 story, “WGTE Wins National Honor,” a Friday, 10/28/77 story, “NBC News Segment Tonight Will Look at Toledo School Problems” and a Saturday, 10/29/77 story, “'Living Exhibition' Preview Set.” There are also four Sunday, 10/30/77 Toledo Magazine pictures, of Toledo's Polka Prince, Chet Zablocki (Polka Party on WTOD), two here, and two more here, one with wife Helen. There was a story by Jane Jablonski with photos by Tom O'Reilly. It can be found here (after clicking on the link, go to page 73). There are six additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Saturday, 10/15/77 ad for another one of their contests to win a Walt Disney World vacation and a Tuesday, 10/25/77 ad for the special, James Paul McCartney. There's also a Wednesday, 10/26/77 ad for Liar's Club (Allen Ludden, Dodie Goodman, Tom Bosley, Larris Hovis) and $100,000 Name That Tune, and a Friday, 10/28/77 ad for Liar's Club and The Price Is Right (Bob Barker). There are two more for The Big Show, a Tuesday, 10/18/77 ad for “Lillies of the Field,” “The Movie Murderer,” “Viva Maria,” “The Outsider” and “This Earth is Mine,” and a Monday, 10/31/77 ad for “The Professionals,” “Barefoot in the Park” and “Paint Your Wagon.” There are two additions to the Channel 13 News gallery, a Monday, 10/24/77 ad (Roger Weber, Phyllis Quail, Frank Venner, Jennifer Blome, Jim Mengel) and a Monday, 10/31/77 ad (Frank Venner). There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Monday, 10/31/77 ad for Emergency One, That's Hollywood and ABC show, The San Pedro Beach Bums, “Sweepstakes Bums.” There are three WGTE-TV 30 additions to the PBS gallery, including two TV Tab ads for Music, a Sunday, 10/23/77 ad for “Is Melody” and a Sunday, 10/30/77 ad for “Is Harmony.” There's also a Thursday, 10/27/77 ad for The Best of Families “Generations.” There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 10/13/77 ad for San Francisco Opera (Renata Scotto) on WGTE-FM 91.3 and two Wednesday, 10/19/77 ads, the first one for Jack Mitchell's show on WSPD-AM 1370, and the second one for WLQR-FM 101.5 (90% Off Sale). Today's last ad is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 10/23/77 ad for RCA SelectaVision VCRs at Lasalle's. My first VCR was an RCA SelectaVision. It was very heavy (compared to future VCRs) and had a corded remote pause control. November 1977 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Monday
Aug202012

August 20, 2012: Free Iron-On Decal

 

I added 21 more ads today, from September and October, 1977 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions (in two images), all Norman Dresser stories from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Tuesday, 9/13/77 story about several WTOL-TV programming changes and there are two items about NBC's The Richard Pryor Show, a Thursday, 9/22/77 story, “Ch. 4 Cancels Pryor; Ch. 13 Voices Concern” and a Wednesday, 9/28/77 story, “Chs. 13, 4 Refuse 'Richard Pryor Show'.” There are seven additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Tuesday, 9/13/77 ad for the 1977 edition of The Way We Were, for People Are Funny, The Lone Ranger, Lassie, Sgt. Bilko, I Love Lucy, Peter Gunn, Leave It To Beaver and Our Miss Brooks. There's a Wednesday, 9/21/77 ad for The Liar's Club, $100,000 Name That Tune and CBS prime time shows, Good Times, “The Evans Get Involved,” parts 1 and 2 of 4, and The CBS Wednesday Night Movies “A Killing Affair” (O.J. Simpson, Elizabeth Montgomery). The following week Good Times would be followed by the premiere of Busting Loose. Next is a Thursday, 9/22/77 ad for The Liar's Club, Wild Kingdom, and CBS prime time shows, The Waltons, “The Stray,” Hawaii Five-0, “You Don't See Many Pirates These Days” (Jack Lord) and Barnaby Jones “The Mercenaries” (Buddy Ebsen). There's also a Friday, 9/23/77 ad for The Liar's Club, The Price Is Right (Bob Barker), and CBS prime time shows, The New Adventures of Wonder Woman “Anschluss '77“ (Lynda Carter), Logan's Run, “The Collectors,” and Switch, “Net Loss” (Eddie Arnold, Robert Wagner). There are two for their Saturday night line-up, a 9/24/77 ad for Hee Haw (Roy Clark) and CBS prime time shows, The Bob Newhart Show, “Bob's Change of Heart” The Jeffersons, “The Grand Opening,” The Tony Randall Show “Pilot” and The Carol Burnett Show, and a 10/1/77 ad for Hee Haw, The Bob Newhart Show, “Ex-Con Job,” Mary Tyler Moore “Love is All Around,” The Jeffersons, “Once a Friend,” The Tony Randall Show, “The Prodigal Father Returns” and The Carol Burnett Show. There's also another Saturday, 10/1/77 ad, for Mary Tyler Moore “Love is All Around.” Channel 11 showed syndicated reruns of MTM instead of We've Got Each Other, the show CBS had scheduled for that time slot. There are eight additions to the Channel 13 gallery, including a Tuesday, 9/13/77 ad for Family Feud, Hollywood Squares and NBC prime time shows, The Richard Pryor Show and NBC World Premiere Movie, “Sex and the Married Man” (Barry Newman, Joanna Pettet). Next is a Wednesday, 9/14/77 ad for All Star Anything Goes and Match Game P.M., followed by a Thursday, 9/15/77 ad for Wild, Wild World of Animals and The Ohio Lottery Show. There's a Friday, 9/16/77 ad for Candid Camera, Hollywood Squares and NBC prime time shows, Sanford Arms, “Bye Fred, Hi Phil” (Teddy Wilson, LaWanda Page), Chico and the Man, “Who's Been Sleeping in My Car?” (Jack Albertson, Gabriel Melgar), The Rockford Files, “Beamer's Last Case” (James Garner) and Quincy, “No Deadly Secret” (Jack Klugman). There's also a Saturday, 9/17/77 ad for the conclusion of the two-part episode of The Bionic Woman, “The Bionic Dog” (Lindsay Wagner) and a Thursday, 9/22/77 ad for Wild, Wild World of Animals, The Ohio Lottery Show and NBC prime time shows, ChiPs, “Undertow,” Man From Atlantis, “Melt Down” (Patrick Duffy) and Rosetti and Ryan, “If You Can't Trust Your Lawyers...” (Tony Roberts, Squire Fridell). And there are two more for early evening game shows, a Monday, 10/10/77 ad for The Gong Show and The $128,000 Pyramid and a Tuesday, 10/11/77 ad for Family Feud and Hollywood Squares. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 9/22/77 ad for their 7:30 shows, That's Hollywood, Sha Na Na, The $25,000 Pyramid, Truth or Consequences and The Muppet Show. The ad also featured an iron-on “Still the 1” decal. There are four additions to the PBS gallery, all for Channel 30. There's a Saturday, 9/10/77 ad for a Minnesota vs Ohio State football game and a Monday, 10/3/77 ad for Ten Who Dared (Anthony Quinn). There's also a Thursday, 10/6/77 ad for The Fall of Eagles “Death Waltz” and a Monday, 10/10/77 ad for the premiere of The Dick Cavett Show. There's another ad on this site for the Cavett premiere from the October 8-14, 1977 issue of TV Guide, here, which also includes a “close-up” description. Today's last ad is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 10/6/77 ad for $2.99 T-Bone Dinners at Bonanza (William Conrad of Cannon). More October 1977 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Friday
Aug172012

August 17, 2012: Have a Summer Love Affair

 

I added 16 more ads today, from August and September, 1977, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Tuesday, 8/22/77 story by Norman Dresser in The Blade's Peach Section, announcing that Channel 100 changed its name to Home Premiere Cinema. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 9/12/77 ad for five Elvis Presley movies on The Big Show (at 3:30 PM), “Kid Gallahad,” “G.I. Blues,” “Roustabout,” “King Creole” and “Flaming Star.” There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, a Wednesday, 8/16/77 ad for the syndicated special, Yellow Trail From Texas, sponsored by Massey-Ferguson dealers, and a 9/12/77 ad for their Monday night line-up, The Gong Show (Chuck Barris), The $128,000 Question (Alex Trebek), and NBC prime time shows, Little House on the Prairie, “Castoffs” and NBC World Premiere Movie, “Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid” (LeVar Burton). There's one more in the Channel 13 News gallery, a Tuesday, 8/2/77 ad (Strong...Even Stronger). There are two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, a Friday, 8/26/77 ad (Still the One!...) and a Friday, 9/20/77 ad for The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. There are six channel 30 additions to the PBS gallery, five of them with the “Have a Summer Love Affair with Channel 30” heading. There's a Friday, 8/19/77 ad for The 1977 Drum Corps International Championship and two ads for Masterpiece Theatre, a Saturday, 8/20/77 ad for “Five Red Herrings” and a Saturday, 8/27/77 ad for “Madame Bovary.” Next is a Wednesday, 8/24/77 ad for All Star Swing (Count Bassie) and Great Performances, “The Taming of the Shrew” and a Wednesday, 8/26/77 ad for Evening at Pops (Itzak Perlman) and I Regret Nothing. There' also a Saturday, 9/10/77 ad for their taped coverage of a Miami (FL) at Ohio State football game. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 8/1/77 ad for the movie, “Family Plot” on Home Premiere Cinema (the new name for Channel 100). There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, both for WGTE-FM 91.3, a Friday, 8/5/77 ad (Dust off the old crystal set!) and a Saturday, 8/6/77 ad (We play favorites!). The last ad today is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 8/16/77 ad for Lloyd Bros. Off Road Center in Waterville. By the way, there are now over 14,000 images on the site and there are more Jerry Lewis Telethon ads here. More September and October 1977 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Wednesday
Aug152012

August 15, 2012: Report Card

 

I added 14 more ads today from June and July, 1977, plus eight more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There are three Thursday, 6/9/77 stories by Norman Dresser, “CBS Pledges Full Slot For '60 Minutes' In Fall,” “Ratings Disappointing For 'All That Glitters'” and “Channel 100 Begins New Program Format.” Next is a Friday, 6/10/77 story, “ETV Foundation Elects 7 New Board Members,” followed by Tuesday, 6/14/77 stories, again by Norman Dresser, “Perhaps Networks Should Sell Commercials For Test Pattern” and several others including one on The Lou Gordon Tribute. There's also a Friday, 6/17/77 AP story, “Detroit TV Newswoman Quits After American Nazi Interview,” about Beverly Payne who would return to the station a few weeks later. There are two more PBS stories, a Thursday, 7/7/77 AP story, “Ground Broken At 16 PBS Sites To Get Programs Via Satellite” and a Friday, 7/8/77 story, “Chs. 30 And 57 To Begin Construction In October Of Joint Satellite Station.” And there's a Monday, 7/18/77 story, “CableSystem Offers New Pay TV Service.” about Showtime, followed by another one by Norman Dresser, a Tuesday, 7/19/77 story, “Ohio Public TV Outlets Plan Satellite News Conference.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Wednesday, 6/1/77 ad for An Evening of Music with the Sylvania Southview High School Symphonic Choir. There's also one in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Thursday, 6/23/77 ad for Toledo Eleven News Special ReportWhy Where Johnny Can't Read” and 1977 Indianapolis 500 Highlights. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 7/2/77 ad for The Price of Freedom, an Independence Day special. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, consisting of two Wednesday ads for Toledo Schools: A Report Card, a 6/1/77 ad and a 6/8/88 ad. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, three for Channel 100 Movies, a Thursday, 6/9/77 ad for “The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox,” a Thursday, 6/23/77 ad for “Dog Day Afternoon” and a Monday, 7/11/77 ad for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” There's also a Thursday, 6/30/77 ad (Anyway You Look at It...). There are two additions to the Buckeye Channel 5 gallery, a Friday, 6/10/77 ad (Take Five) and a Tuesday, 6/21/77 ad (Five Alive), both ads for Channel 5 movies. The last three ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 6/2/77 ad for Zip'z Baseball Cap Sundaes, a Monday, 6/13/77 ad for Brondes Ford, and a Sunday, 6/26/77 ad for Tom Watkins Carpets. August and September 1977 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Monday
Aug132012

August 13, 2012: Sports Nut

 

I added 23 more ads today, all from May, 1977, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, from The Blade, including a Tuesday, 5/3/77 story on the front page of the second section, “Varied Audience In Tune With Classical Music” by Judy Tarjanyi, about WGTE-FM 91.3. There's a Sunday, 5/8/77 promotional drawing in the Blade TV Tab for The Best of Ernie Kovacs, on Channel 30. The rest are all from The Peach Section, including a Wednesday, 5/4/77 story, “Nixon Interviews On Toledo's WKLR-FM.” There are several Thursday, 5/5/77 stories by Norman Dresser, including “Ch. 30 Buy-In Sets Record With Pledges Of $145,264” and other items on Jennifer Blome, ABC's dominance in the ratings and the WGTE-FM (NPR) series, Jazz Alive. There's also a Tuesday, 5/24/77 story, again by Dresser, on WGPR-TV 62's financial difficulties. There are five additions to the Channel 11 gallery, including a Wednesday, 5/4/77 ad for $100,000 Name That Tune. There are two more for The Big Show, a Tuesday, 5/5/77 ad for “Some Like It Hot” (Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon) and a Tuesday, 5/10/76 ad for “Hellfighters” (John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton). There's also a Tuesday, 5/17/77 ad for the Operation Prime Time mini-series “Testimony of Two Men” and a Friday, 5/27/77 ad for Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Conversations with Eric Sevareid, a CBS special. There are two more in Channel 11 News gallery, a Wednesday, 5/4/77 ad (The Mini-Cam...) and a Wednesday, 5/11/77 ad (We're Honored...). There are six additions to the Channel 13 gallery, including a Wednesday, 5/4/77 ad for the NBC movie, “Big Jake” (John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone). There are four for The Nixon Interviews (David Frost, Richard Nixon), a Wednesday, 5/4/77 ad (Nixon for the First Time), a Thursday, 5/12/77 ad (Nixon and the World), a Thursday, 5/19/77 ad (War at Home and Abroad) and a Wednesday 5/25/77 ad (“Nixon, the Final Days). There's also a Thursday, 5/26/77 ad for The Ohio Lottery Show (Instant Lottery is Coming to and End). There are three more in the Channel 13 News gallery, a Monday, 5/9/77 ad (I'm a 13 Strong Sports Nut...Jim Mengel's Sports Quiz), a Friday, 5/13/77 ad (Phyllis Quail, Jim Mengel, Jennifer Blome, Mike O'Mara, Bill Clark, Pam Moore), and a Saturday, 5/21/77 ad for weekend editions of 13 Nightly News (Pam Moore, Mike O'Mara). There are two additions to the PBS gallery, a Saturday, 5/28/77 ad for Ice Horizons '77 on WBGU-TV 57 and a Tuesday, 5/31/77 ad for the Silver Jubilee Gala for Queen Elizabeth II, on WGTE-TV 30. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, all for Channel 100 movies, a Thursday, 5/5/77 ad for “W.C. Fields and Me,” a Thursday, 5/12/77 ad for “Funny Lady” and a Thursday, 5/26/77 ad for “The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea.” Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, both Sunday, 5/8/77 ads, the first one for a live performance at UT's Centennial Hall, by Lawrence Welk and others from his TV show (seen on WSPD-TV 13), and the second one for a concert at BGSU's Anderson Arena with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. June and July 1977 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...