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Thursday
Sep202012

September 20, 2012: Phil Donahue in Toledo

 

I added fifteen more ads today, all from September, 1978 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, a Wednesday, 9/20/78 story, “Phil Donahue To Talk At Masonic Auditorium” and two by Norman Dresser, a Wednesday, 9/27/78 story “Phil Donahue Leads Panel Discussion On TV Impact” and a Friday, 9/29/78 item, “Pay TV System To Be 24-Hour Operation,” about Home Premiere Cinema on The CableSystem. There are four additional ads in the Channel 11 gallery, including a Tuesday, 9/19/78 ad and a Wednesday, 9/20/78 ad (in one image). Both ads are for their 7-8 PM shows, The Brady Bunch and Mary Tyler Moore and the Tuesday ad is also for CBS shows, The Paper Chase, “The Man Who Would Be King” and The CBS Tuesday Night Movies, “Are You In the House Alone?” CBS actually showed “The Shootist.” The Wednesday ad was also for CBS shows, The Jeffersons, “Louise's Painting,” In the Beginning, “Pilot” and the movie, “Are You In the House Alone?” The Wednesday ad still has the movie as being on The CBS Tuesday Night Movies, instead of CBS Wednesday Night Movies. Next is a Thursday, 9/21/78 ad for The Brady Bunch, Mary Tyler Moore and CBS shows, The Waltons, “The Empty Nest” and Barnaby Jones, “Blind Jeopardy.” There's also a Friday, 9/22/78 ad for again, The Brady Bunch, Mary Tyler Moore and CBS shows, Wonder Woman, “My Teenage Idol is Missing” and The Incredible Hulk, “Married.” There are seven addditions to the Channel 13 gallery, including a Monday, 9/18/78 ad for Liar's Club (Allen Ludden) and Tic Tac Dough (Wink Martindale) and NBC prime time shows, Little House on the Prairie, “As Long as We're Together” and the movie, “Audrey Rose.” Next is a Tuesday, 9/19/78 ad for Liar's Club, Tic Tac Dough and NBC shows, Grandpa Goes to Washington, “The Birthday Party” and part one of the movie, “Airport '77” followed by a Wednesday, 9/20/78 ad for Liar's Club, Tic Tac Dough and NBC shows, Dick Clark's Live Wednesday and the conclusion of “Airport '77.” There's also a Thursday, 9/21/78 ad for Liar's Club, Tic Tac Dough and NBC shows, Project U.F.O., “Sighting 4015: The Underwater Incident,” Quincy, The Last Six Hours” and W.E.B., “To Angelica with Love,” and a Friday, 9/22/78 ad for The Waverly Wonders, “Tate Vs. Tate,” Who's Watching the Kids, “Larry Moves In,” The Rockford Files, “Heartaches of a Fool” and The Eddie Capra Mysteries, “Where's the Smoke?” There's another one for Monday night shows, a 9/25/78 ad for Liar's Club, Tic Tac Dough and NBC shows, Little House on the Prairie, The Winoka Warriors” and the movie, “Overboard.” Angie Dickinson was 46 when she made this movie and looked great in a bikini! The last one is a Wednesday, 9/27/78 ad for Liar's Club, Tic Tac Dough and NBC shows, Dick Clark's Live Wednesday and the NBC World Premiere Movie, “Zuma Beach.” There are three additions to the PBS gallery, including a Saturday, 9/30/78 ad for a Penn State vs. Ohio State football game, shown on tape-delay. There's also a Friday, 9/22/78 ad for My Country, My Home and a Friday, 9/29/78 ad for Toledo People (Margaret Anderson). There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 9/22/78 ad for a Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game on WTOD-AM 1560 and there's one addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Monday, 9/18/78 ad for Phil Donahue's appearance at Toledo Masonic Auditorium. October, 1978 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Sep182012

September 18, 2012: Live...From Wolf Trap

 

I added seventeen more ads today, from August and September, 1978 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There are three Friday, 8/18/78 stories by Norman Dresser, “$1 Million, Five-Year Pact Gets Ch. 4 New Anchorman,”about Mort Crim, “Detroit's WXYZ Radio Plans Format Change” and “Toledo's WTOD Radio Slates U Of M Games.” Next is a Saturday, 8/26/78 “Electronic Press Box” story by Seymour Rothman, “Trooper Game Exciting—Escpecially for Ch. 30” and there's a Wednesday, 8/30/78 story by Dresser, “Two New Shows, Miniseries To Make Bow On WGTE-TV.” He also covered several other topics, The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon now being carried by Ch. 13, Buckeye's Ch. 5 carrying Rodeo highlights, Fostoria's WFOB carrying BGSU football games, Michelle Holden leaving Ch. 24 for WBNS-TV in Columbus, and WGTE's Tobe Snow's new job. There are five additions to the Channel 13 gallery, including three for The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, a Friday, 8/18/78 ad, a Wednesday, 8/23/78 ad, and a Sunday, 9/3/78 TV Tab ad. There's also a Monday, 9/4/78 ad for syndicated game shows, Liar's Club and Tic Tac Dough (Wink Martindale) and a Saturday, 9/16/78 ad for The Great Downtown Toledo Bike Race, sponsored by 13 Strong and Maumee Valley Wheelman. There are two additions to the Channel 24 gallery, a Thursday, 8/31/78 ad for a special, Calloway's Climb (Patrick O'Neal, Mariette Hartley) and a Friday, 9/8/78 ad for a political program (Dick Celeste). There are eight additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. The first five are for Live From Wolf Trap, a Saturday, 8/19/78 ad (Sarah Vaughan), a Monday, 8/21/78 ad (Tex Beneke), a Tuesday, 8/22/78 ad (Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie), a Thursday, 8/24/78 ad (Chuck Mangione) and a Friday, 8/25/78 ad (Leonard Bernstein). There are three more for the Summerfest programming, a Monday, 8/21/78 ad for The Rosalyn Carter Special and Live From Wolf Trap, a Wednesday, 8/23/78 ad for Dance, Gypsy! and The Joffrey Ballet, and a Friday, 8/25/78 ad for two movies on Summerfest Cinema, “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Sherlock Holmes' Secret Weapon.” There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 9/8/78 ad for WCWA's Call For Law Day, Sponsored by the Toledo Bar Association. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 9/6/78 ad for TV Guide Magazine's Fall Preview issue. More September 1978 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Sep162012

September 16, 1978: TV Ears

 

I added seventeen more ads today from June, July and August, 1978 plus seven more Random Pages gallery additions, all Blade Peach Section stories by Norman Dresser. There are three Wednesday, 6/7/78 stories, “Small City of Fort Wayne Supports Four TV Stations,” “Ch. 30 Given Award For Community Service” and “Assistant News Chief Named At WSPD Radio,” about Mary Jane Klein. There are two Thursday, 7/20/78 stories, “New Entertainment Service Offered By Buckeye Cable,” about Showtime, and “New Anchorman Named To Replace Little At Ch. 11” about Randy Parlett replacing Randy Little, Jim Proctor's promotion and the hiring of Jill Olmstead. There are five 7/25/78 stories, “Toledo Public Broadcasters Will Offer Music Series,” “Cost of Rerun Series Is Escalating Rapidly,” “Ch. 2 in Detroit Signs Pact For Lions' Telecasts,” “Ch. 50 To Broadcast Detroit Hockey Games” and “WGTE-FM To Offer Reading Service Series.” There are two Friday, 8/4/78 stories, “Ch. 30 To Join Nationwide Space Satellite Link In Fall” and “Bowling Green's Ch. 57 Joins Satellite System.” There are two 8/10/78 stories, “Ch. 24 To Telecast 4-Hour Version Of Irwin Shaw Book,” about the Operation Prime-Time program, Evening In Byzantium and “Fall Late-Night Roster Firmed Up By CBS-TV.” There are four Wednesday, 8/16/78 stories, “Broadcasters Lose Appeal To FCC On Cable Activity,” “WCWA Radio To Carry Three Football Series,” “WCWA Broadcasting 'Larry King Show'” and “Ch. 2's 'PM Magazine' To Make Bow Sept. 18.” There are two Thursday, 8/16/78 stories, “Ch. 30 To Present 10 Nights Of 'Summerfest '78' Specials” and “WSPD Radio Receives Programming Award.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Thursday, 6/22/78 ad for The Ordination of Reverend James R. Hoffman. There's also a previously uploaded Friday, 6/23/78 TV Guide ad and close-up description for that event here. There's also just one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Thursday, 8/10/78 ad for The Ohio Lottery Show. There are two additions to the PBS gallery, both for channel 30, a Friday, 6/9/78 ad for Wall Street Week/Toledo (Louis Rukeyser) and a Monday, 8/14/78 half-page ad for Live...From Wolf Trap (Sarah Vaughan, Tex Beneke, Pete Seeger, Chcuk Mangione, Leonard Bernstein). I'll ad more ads for that series next time. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, all for their “Spend a Month Free With The CableSystem” Sweepstakes, a Wednesday, 7/7/78 ad, a Monday, 8/7/78 ad and a Thursday, 8/10/78 ad (winners John S. Wesynski, Audra Mason, Craig Mollison), There's one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 8/8/78 ad for WSPD-AM 1370 (Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing, Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minelli). The remaining nine ads are all in the Other Vintage ads gallery, including a Tuesday, 6/13/78 ad for Churchill's Supermarkets and a Friday, 6/16/78 ad for the opening of the Gemini Rollercoaster at Cedar Point. Next are two ads for the 12th Annual American Cancer Society Golf Exhibition at Inverness in Toledo, a Friday, 6/23/78 Pabst Blue Ribbon ad (Byron Nelson, Tommy Bolt, Billy Casper, Jack Fleck, Ed Furgol, Lou Graham, Orville Moody, Ken Venturi) and a Wednesday, 6/28/78 ad, with the American Cancer Society appoligizing for the rained-out event. There's also a Thursday, 6/29/78 ad for a 50th birthday party for Mickey Mouse at Franklin Park Mall, and a Friday, 7/7/78 ad for TV Ears. Next is a Friday, 8/4/78 ad for Morey Amsterdam's appearance at Friar Tuck's, followed by a Wednesday, 8/9/78 ad for Pringle's (Roy Clark). And finally, there's a Friday, 8/11/78 ad for a Hickory Farms offer to help fight Muscular Dystrophy (Jerry Lewis). More August and September 1978 ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Thursday
Sep132012

September 13, 2012: 1978 Turner Cup Championship

 

I added sixteen ads today, all from May, 1978 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Tuesday, 5/23/78 story, “Ch. 11 To Carry Diggers-Flags,” a Saturday, 5/27/78 story, “WWJ-TV In Detroit To Become WDIV-TV” and a Tuesday, 5/30/78 story, “Ch. 11 To Carry Ordination” (of the Rev. James R. Hoffman), which also includes two other items about WGTE. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Wednesday, 5/24/78 ad for the Turner Cup Championship deciding game with Toledo hosting Port Huron (Toledo won 4-3). There's one more in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Saturday, 5/27/78 ad congratulating the Turner Cup Champion Goaldiggers (Orris Tabner). There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery. A Saturday, 5/27/78 ad for “Coogan's Bluff” on The Saturday Night Movie (Clint Eastwood) and “How Sweet It Is” on The Sunday Night Movie (James Garner, Debbie Reynolds). There are two more in Channel 13 News gallery, both for “Live, Color Radar” on 13 Nightly News, a Monday, 5/29/78 ad and a Tuesday, 5/30/78 ad. There's a similar 6/12/78 TV Guide ad here. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Monday, 5/29/78 ad for The Newlywed Game (Bob Eubanks) and That's Hollywood. There's another one in the Channel 24 News gallery, a Saturday, 5/27/78 ad congratulating the Toledo Goaldiggers. There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 5/24/78 ad for WCWA with the owner of Jack Webb's Giant Appliance, and a Wednesday, 5/31/78 ad for a Sarah Vaughan concert on NPR (WGTE-FM). There are seven additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, all Saturday, 5/27/78 ads congratualting the Turner Cup Champion Toledo Goaldiggers. There's one for Dana Corporation, one for Ed Schmidt Pontiac, another one First Federal Savings of Toledo, one for The Prestolite Company, one for Giha's, another one for Westgate Dodge, and the last one for Capt. Billy's Whizz Bang. June, July and August 1978 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Sep112012

September 11, 2012: Dedicated...Professional...Number One

 

I added sixteen more ads today, all from May, 1978, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one is a Wednesday, 5/3/78 AP story, “Broadcasters Honored For Children's Programs,” including Field Communications (Channel 50) for Snipets, Followed by Friday, 5/5/78 stories by Norman Dresser, including “Record-Breaking $174,200 Raised in Ch. 30 Auction.” Another story is on Lou Hebert receiving a Peabody Award for a documenatry on WXYZ-AM. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Tuesday, 5/16/78 ad for Turner Cup Championship Hockey with Toledo hosting Port Huron. There are five more in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Monday, 5/1/78 ad, a Monday, 5/8/78 ad, a Friday, 5/19/78 ad, another 5/19/78 ad (Jeff Heitz, Joe Ashton, Orris Tabner) and a Tuesday, 5/23/78 ad (Orris Tabner). There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, both for The Saturday Night Movie and The Sunday Night Movie (at 11:30). There's a Saturday, 5/13/78 ad for “Madigan” and “The Pink Jungle” and a Saturday, 5/20/78 ad for “Summer of '42” and “Secret Ceremony.” There are two more in the Channel 13 News gallery, including a Tuesday, 5/16/78 ad (Jennifer Blome, Frank Venner, Randy Price, Jim Mengel, Frank Gilhooley, Gordon Ward, Bill Clark, Bill Harris, Pam Moore, Mike O'Mara, Phyllis Quail, Nanci Riley, Jim Rudes, John Saunders, Tom Stephens, Roger Weber, Chase Clements, David Cromwell, Josie Johnson, Al Mannes, Tom Perna, Ted Bacho, Kevin Cable, Hugh Haynes, Gerry Mazur, Pat Sussman). There's also a Tuesday, 5/16/78 ad, teasing their Color Weather Radar. There are three additions to the Channel 24 gallery, including a Friday, 5/5/78 ad for The Lucy Show, The Muppet Show and the ABC special, The Captain & Tennille in Hawaii. There's also a Thursday, 5/11/78 ad for The Newlywed Game and Crosswits, and a Tuesday, 5/16/78 ad for Batman and Sha Na Na. There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Sunday, 5/21/78 ad, another one for their “Spend a Month Free with the CableSystem” sweepstakes. And there are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery , both for WGTE-FM. There's a Thursday, 5/11/78 ad for their second birthday celebration at Promenade Park, and a Saturday, 5/20/78 ad (A Classic Blockbuster). More May 1978 ads (including some for the 1978 Turner Cup Champion Toledo Goaldiggers), from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...