February 15, 2019: Watch The World Series on Color Television at the Food Show

There are six additions today, all from September 1955.

There are two additions to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Thursday, 9/1/55 ad, for the CBS presentation of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," on Climax!, on WJBK-TV, Channel 2, sponsore by Chrysler.

Wednesday, 9/21/55 ad, for ABC's The Lawrence Welk Show, on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, sponsored by Dodge.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Thursday, 9/8/55 'On The Beam' item, by Ray Oviatt, about live appearances by WTOL and WOHO disc jockeys.

Thursday, 9/22/55 publicity picture of "Starry Eyed" Jayne Mansfield.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 9/27/55 ad, for The big new 1956 Mercury (The Big M).

One addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Another 9/27/55 ad, for The 22nd Annual Toledo Food Show, at the Sports Arena, featuring the Three Suns and Maureen Bailey (Watch the World Series on color television, at the Food Show).

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 11, 2019: These Are Your Rights

There are nine additions today, all from August 1955, however, once again, there are no ads for TV stations, but there are two radio station ads...

One addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

Thursday, 8/11/55 ad, for the Toledo Bar Association's series of radio programs (These Are Your Rights) on WSPD-AM, WTOL-AM, WTOD-AM and WOHO-AM. That week's topic was "Basis of Legal Rights."

One addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Monday, 8/15/55 ad, for Don Evans with The Hi-Ho Show.

There's one addition to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Saturday, 8/12/55 'On The Beam' items, by Ray Oviatt, about WWJ-AM's 35th anniversary, The $64,000 Question on radio, and Dick Kazmaier.

There are also six "other" ads...

One addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Friday, 8/12/55 ad, for Toledo Beach on Lake Erie (Beat the heat, It's always cooler at Toledo Beach).

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Friday, 8/19/55 ad, for Ford F-100 pickup trucks, "America's lowest-priced V-8 pickup."

Four additions to the Utilities Gallery:

Monday, 8/22/55 ad, for "The Railroads Serving Toledo."

Wednesday, 8/24/55 ad, for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Beginning Sunday all downtown Toledo telephone numbers change...)

Monday, 8/29/55 ad, again for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Be sure of the first figure after the name!...)

Another 8/29/55 ad, for Toledo Edison's new phone number, CHerry 2-5731.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 7, 2019: the News You Want--The Way You Want It

There are eight additions today, all from August 1955, however there are no ads for TV stations.

There are two radio station ads...

One addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Tuesday, 8/2/55 ad, for The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Award Dinner Broadcast, on NBC.

One addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Wednesday, 8/10/55 ad, for Paul King with the News (The News You Want--The Way You Want It).

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Tuesday. 8/9/55 picture of Debbie Reynolds' "All-American Back."

Another 8/9/55 picture, of Marilyn Monroe in a dress with a "Fine Fit."

There are four more "other" ads...

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Wednesday, 8/3/55 Chevrolet ad (Nothing Goes like a Chevrolet V8! Toledo Chevy dealers then were Jim White, Kopf, Weissenberger, and Lownsbury.

One addition to the Blade & Other Periodicals ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 8/9/55 Toledo Blade--Toledo Times ad ("You Can Buy It in Toledo").

One addition to the Retailers # 3 Gallery:

Tuesday, 8/9/55 Roth Furs ad , announcing that the store would be closed for two days due to the death of Ferdinand Roth. [ Roth Furs ]

And there's one addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Wednesday, 8/10/55 ad, for Jamieson's Hi-Fi in Toledo. [ Jamieson's ]

More August 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 3, 2019: That Singing Rage

There are eight additions today, all from July 1955.

There's are five additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Tuesday, 7/5/55 ad, for "That Singing Rage" Miss Patti Page, sponsored by Oldsmobile.

Monday, 7/11/55 ad, for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, sponsored by Gillette. In addition to being carried on Channel 13, in Toledo, it was also on Channel 4 in Detroit and on CKLW-AM radio.

Tuesday, 7/12/55 ad, for The Eddie Cantor Comedy Hour, with guest star Eddie Fisher, sponsored by Drewrys Beer.

Two Saturday, 7/16/55 ads, for the return of Wrestling to Toledo TV, sponsored by Bargain Barns (left ad) and by Cliff Clark's Home Appliance (right ad).

Tuesday, 7/19/55 ad, for Hospital Time, a public service program.

There's one addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Tuesday, 7/12/55 ad, for Bob Hope on Mitch Woodbury's Magazine of the Air, sponsored by Toledo's Authorized TV Service Club, Inc.

There's one addition to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Tuesday, 7/19/55 'On The Beam' items by Ray Oviatt, about sports programming on WOHO-AM.

There's also one "other" ad, an addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery #1:

Friday, 7/1/55 ad, for an appearance by Kukla, Fran and Ollie, with Burr Tillstrom and Fran Allison, at Bowling Green State University's main auditorium.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 29, 2019: Whoopee! On TV!

There are ten additions today, all from June 1955.

There's are two additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Sunday, 6/5/55 ad, for a double feature telecast, sponsored by Bargain Floor Center, featuring The Adventures of Ellery Queen and The Week-end Re-modeler.

Tuesday, 6/28/55 ad, for The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre, sponsored by Drewrys Beer (Whoopee! On TV!)

There are two radio station ads...

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 6/6/55 ad, for Quest for Valor, starring Harry Elders, sponsored by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society.

One addition to the WTOD Gallery:

Monday, 6/6/55 ad, for Inside Riverside Hospital.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Thursday, 6/9/55 story by Ray Oviatt, "Toledo TV Series Being Kinescoped," about the University of Toledo program, Living With The Law.

Thursday, 6/28/55 publicity picture of future Dynasty star Joan Collins.

There are also four "other" ads...

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 1:

Thursday, 6/9/55 ad, for Buckeye Beer (Companion to Enjoyment!)

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 2:

Monday, 6/27/55 full-page ad, for Stroh's fire-brewed beer.

One addition to the Blade & Other Periodicals ads Gallery:

Friday, 6/17/55 ad, for the Davy Crockett comic strip, in The Toledo Times.

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 6/21/55 ad, for the '55 Fairlane, at Brondes Ford.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 25, 2019: The Damon Runyon Theatre

There are seven additions today, all from May 1955.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Tuesday, 5/10/55 ad, for the Death Valley Days epsiode, "Death Valley Scotty," sponsored by 20 Mule Team Borax and Boraxo Powdered Hand Soap.

Friday, 5/13/55 ad, for the TV premiere of The Damon Runyon Theatre, sponsored by Budweiser, bottled locally by Mohr Bros.

There are two additions to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Both are Sunday, 5/29/55 ads, for radio coverage of the Indianapolis 500, a Section 3 Chevrolet Dealers ad, and a Sports Section ad.

There's one addition to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Thursday, 5/19/55 publicity picture of fututre star of The Munsters, Yvonne De Carlo, wearing a bathing suit.

There are also two "other" ads...

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 5/17/55 ad, for the "All-Purpose 4-wheel drive 'Jeep' Truck." The ad includes a list of Toledo area dealers.

One addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Sunday, 5/29/55 ad, for Toledo Edison ("Eeny-meeny-miney-mo, which one would you let go?")

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 22, 2019: See Mrs. Toledo

There are eight additions today, all from April 1955.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 News Gallery 1:

Saturday, 4/2/55 ad, for Ubelhart & the News, where you could see "Mrs. Toledo," sponsored by Ohio Fuel Gas Co.

There are three additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Saturday, 4/2/55 7up ad, for Soldiers of Fortune, starring John Russell and Chcik Chandler. The show was also carried on Detroit's WWJ-TV, Channel 4.

Sunday, 4/17/55 ad, for Man Behind the Badge, with Charles Bickford, sponsored by The Ohio Oil Company.

Saturday, 4/23/55 ad, for Break the Bank, featuring Bert Parks, sponsored by Dodge Dealers.

There are three ads for radio stations...

One addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Friday, 4/1/55 ad, for Down to Earth with Art and Shirl Landscadel, sposnored by F. H. Woodruff & Sons, proceessors of Woodruff's Turf Maker Grass Seed.

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 4/11/55 ad, for news, music, sports, and networks shows carried on 1230 AM.

One addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Sunday, 4/17/55 ad, for music by Mantovani on Imperial Music Hall, sponsored by Imperial Wayside Furniture.

There's also one "other" ad, and addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Saturday, 4/16/55 ad, for Walbridge Park.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 17, 2019: Direct From Our Showroom

There are seven additions today, all from March 1955.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Wednesday, 3/16/55 ad, for The 1954 Pan American Road Race (See a Live TV Show Direct From Our Showroom...Irv Pollock's big "Million-Dollar Spring Spectacular...Irv Pollock, Inc., Ohio's largest Lincoln-Mercury dealer.

There are two additions to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Thursday, 3/17/55 ad, for "Burlesque" on Shower of Stars, starring Dan Dailey and Marilyn Maxwell, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation.

Two Wednesday, 3/30/55 ads, for The Academy Awards Show, sponsored by Oldsmobile Dealers, including Banham Oldsmobile in Toledo. The show was also carried on WSPD-AM radio.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Friday, 3/4/55 picture of "Serene Star" Cyd Charisse.

Thursday, 3/31/55 "On The Beam" column by Ray Oviatt, "Looking At Darker Side Of Television." Topics included: DuMont scheduling fewer shows, The U.S. Steel Hour changing networks, and WXYZ-TV, Channel 7 iincreasing its power.

There are also two "other" ads...

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 2:

Tuesday, 3/1/55 full-page ad, for Pepsi-Cola (Thank You, Toledo for a 140% increase in...sales).

One addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Friday, 3/18/55 ad, for Motorola TV (Important information...Many electronic discoveries resulting from our pioneering in color TV are built into the new Motorola black and white sets right now.)

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 12, 2019: Strike It Rich

There are seven additions today, all from February 1955.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Wednesday, 2/2/55 ad, for The Best of Broadway presentation of "The Show-Off," with Jackie Gleason and Thelma Ritter, sponsored by Westinghouse, on CBS.

Tuesday, 2/8/55 ad, for Strike It Rich, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive.

Friday, 2/11/55 ad, for the series premiere of Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion, starring Buster Crabbe, sponsored by Heinz 57 Varieties.

Monday, 2/14/55 ad, for House Party, a telecast directed to Toledo area1955 Red Cross workers.

There's one addition to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Monday, 2/10/55 ad, for the Climax! presentation of "Valiant Men," on WJBK-TV, Channel 2, hosted by Bill Lundigan. The show was sponsored by Chrysler Corporation

There's one addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 2/14/55 ad, for Martin Agronsky's morning radio show, sponsored by DeSoto Dealers.

There's also one "other" ad, an addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery #1:

Friday, 2/4/55 ad, for a Grand Ole Opry show, at Toledo's Sports Arena. Roy Acuff and Kitty Wells headlined the show. Tickets were available at the B.R. Baker Co. and the Sports Arena box office.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 7, 2019: Watch Out For Danger

There are twelve additions today, all from January 19545.

There are three additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Tuesday, 1/4/55 ad, for the CBS series, Danger.

Wednesday, 1/5/55 ad, for the first in a series of telecasts on behalf of The Lucas County Polio Chapter and the 1955 March of Dimes in Toledo.

Wednesday, 1/14/55 ad, for Beulah, sponsored by Red and White Super Markets.

There are four additions to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Thursday, 1/6/55 ad, for Climax! on WJBK-TV, Channel 2, presented by Chrysler Corporation.

Thursday, 1/13/55 ad, for The Auntie Dee Show, with Shirley and Johnny Jason, on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, sponsored by the Juvenau Theatrical Studio of Dance.

Wednesday, January 19, 1955 ad, for an NBC special, Looking at You, a look at the GM 1955 Motorama, with Bob Hope, on WWJ-TV, Channel 4.

Thursday, 1/20/55 ad, for Shower of Stars, with Ethel Merman and Red Skelton in "Show Stoppers," on WJBK-TV, Channel 2. It was a CBS show,sponsored by Chrysler.

There are three ads for radio stations...

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Thursday, 1/6/55 ad, for Guide to Better Living, featuring Liberace, presented as a public service by WTOL and the Lucas County Cancer Soiciety and Lucas County Polio Chapter, for the 1955 March of Dimes.

Two additions to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Monday, 1/10/55 ad, for R. G. LeTourneau on What Makes Business Tick, presented by the Toledo Small Business Association.

Thursday, 1/13/55 ad, for You and the Law, "You Can't Escape It," presented by the Toledo Bar Association.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 2:

Wednesday, 1/5/55 full-page ad, for Campbell's Frozen Soups.

One addition to the Auto Service-Parts-Repair Gallery:

Monday, 1/10/55 ad, for Sohio's 85th anniversary (Sohio welcomes 600 brand new partners born today!).

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 1, 2019: In Color...and Black and White!

There are nine additions today, all from December 1954.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Two Wednesday, 12/8/54 ads, both for The Best of Broadway color presentation of "The Philadelphia Story," on CBS, sponsored by Westinghouse. The ad on the right is a Motorola ad for their "Big Look" Color Televisions.

There are five ads for radio shows...

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 12/6/54 ad, for News, sponsored by The Home Building and Savings Co.

Three additions to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Monday, 12/13/54 ad, for Henry J. Taylor's Your Land and Mine, sponsored by GM.

Friday, 12/17/54 ad, for the Grand Finals of the Ma Brown Talent Hunt for a new Mercury Record Star, with Tom Bender (A Star is Being Born. Will it be Toledo's own Arlene Perry--Art Morgan).

Sunday, 12/26/54 ad, for NBC's Voices & Events of 1954, sponsored by The Travelers Insurance Companies.

One addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

Thursday, 12/23/54 ad, for Bowling Green station, WWBG-AM 730.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Wednesday, 12/2/54 'On The Beam' items by Ray Oviatt, one about plans for WTRT-FM's programming and one about WSPD-AM's YMCA Town Meeting.

Friday, 12/10/54 publicity picture of Debbie Reynolds ("Dazzling Debbie").

There's also one addition to the Blade & Other Periodicals ads Gallery:

Two Wednesday, 12/2/54 ads, for Look Magazine, one with Jackie Gleason and one with Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.

More (January 1955) ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

December 27, 2018: You Are Invited To See Color TV

There are eight additions today, all from November 1954.

There's two additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Friday, 11/19/54 ad, for the TV Theatre of Life presentation of "The Brave Mrs. Korngold," on The United Jewish Fund of Toledo's Midnight Mirror.

Tuesday, 11/23/54 ad, for Bishop Fulton J. Sheen's Life is Worth Living, sponsored by Admiral.

There's one addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Sunday, 11/21/54 ad, for The Dennis Day Show, sponsored by Nutilite Food Supplement.

There are three additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Saturday, 11/20/54 "On The Beam" column, by Ray Oviatt, titled "A Problem For Radio Disc Jockeys."

There were some other items too, about NBC-TV's This Is Your Life, CBS-TV's I Love Lucy and other top 15 shows, Toledo's Tabner Brothers describing Thanksgiving high-school football games, one on WTOD-AM and one on WTOL-AM, and WSPD-TV's Talent Time.

Monday, 11/22/54 item, about Detroit's WWJ-TV, Channel 4, increasing its power.

Saturday, 11/27/54 "On The Beam" item, by Ray Oviatt, about a Canadian version of Howdy Doody, on Windsor's CKLW-TV, Channel 9. It was hosted by Timber Tom instead of Buffalo Bob.

There's one more "other" ad...

One addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Thursday, 11/18/54 ad: You are invited to see Color TV Tonite...8:30 to 9:30 P.M. Torrence Radio, at 1314 Madison Ave. Their phone number was MA-7116.

More 1954 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

December 23, 2018: Groucho Views Another Old Relic

December 21, 2018: The Christmas Story in Song

There are eight additions today, all holiday ads from 1953 and 1954.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Sunday, 12/20/53 ad, for "The Christmas Story in Song" on Voice of CIO, featuring the Willys Motors Chorus.

There's one addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Thursday, 12/24/53 ad, for a program of Christmas Music, featuring "The Carols," sponsored by Tiedtke's.

There are six more "other" ads...

There are three additions to the Retailers # 2 Gallery:

Thursday, 12/24/53 Lasalle's ad (Peace on earth, good will toward men).

Another 12/24/53 ad, for Lamson's (May this be Your Merriest Christmas).

Thursday, 12/31/53 ad, for The Lion Store (This will be our 97th. Happy New Year).

There are two additions to the Retailers # 3 Gallery:

The first page of several pages of ads, from The Blade's Sunday, 11/29/53 Pictorial Section, for Tiedtke's, with Santa saying, "Take it from me--This Christmas get it at Tiedtke's").

Thursday, 11/18/54 full-page ad, from the Retail Merchants Division of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce--Railroad Community Committee of Toledo (...Santa Special. Meet Santa at the Central Union Terminal...).

There's one addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Thursday, 12/24/53 "Merry Christmas!" ad, from Community Traction.

Be sure to check out the holiday ads in these five galleries:

1948-1980 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

1981-1993 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

1994-2000 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

HOLIDAY BOWL GAMES ADS

OTHER CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR'S-HOLIDAY ADS

More (November 1954) ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

December 18, 2016: The Spirit of Service

There are seven additions today, all holiday ads from December 1950.

There are two additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Wednesday, 11/19/52 ad (See Santa every Friday & Monday...Sponsored by Tiedtke's).

Wednesday, 12/24/52 ad, for Arthur Godfrey in No. 1 Yuletide Square, an NBC holiday soecial, sponsored by General Motors.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Friday, 12/18/51 ad, for Christmas Carols by thee Du Pont Chrous, on Cavalcade of America.

There are two additions to the Blade & Other Periodicals ads Gallery:

Friday, 11/16/51 full-page ad (Say...Merry Christmas to a little girl with this...Sweetheart Doll...It's yours without cost for just 3 subscriptions to the Toledo Times, Toledo's Good-Morning Newspaper).

Friday, 12/7/51 half-page ad (Plan your Christmas buying with the Toledo Blade today...Stores Open Saturday from 9:45 A.M. until 9 P.M.)

There's one addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Friday, 12/21/51 ad, for holiday programs sponsored by Ohio Bell. There were two presentations of The Ohio Story, "Bill Dinwoodie's Christmas Story" and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" on WSPD-AM, There was a Christmas Carol Program featuring songs sung by Ohio Bell employees, also on WSPD-AM. There was a TV show as well, on Channel 13, Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Nativity, as told by The Mabel Beaton Marionettes (The Spirit of Servie Brings You "The Spirit of Christmas").

There's one addition to the Banks-Credit-Finance-Insurance-Realty Gallery:

Tuesday, 12/25/51 ad (Merry Christmas from the People's Savings).



Be sure to check out the holiday ads in these five galleries:

1948-1980 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

1981-1993 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

1994-2000 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

HOLIDAY BOWL GAMES ADS

OTHER CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR'S-HOLIDAY ADS


More 1950s Holiday ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

December 16, 2018: Attention Children!

December 16, 2018: Attention Children!

There are ten additions today, all holiday ads from December 1950.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Monday, 12/25/50 ad, for a Christmas show, sponsored by Bob Reese Motors (Attention Children! See Hans Christen Anderson and Grimm's Fairy Tales, on Television...

There's one addition to WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 12/4/50 ad, for Santa's Magic Christmas Tree, sponsored by Motorola.

There's one addition to The Blade gallery:

Sunday, 12/24/50 'Pictorial' cover.

There are also seven "other" ads...

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 1:

Monday, 12/18/50 ad, for Coca-Cola ("For Santa").

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 2:

Friday, 12/1/50 ad: Ring the Bell of Christmas Cheer with Page's Party Roll...

There are four additions to the Utilities Gallery:

Tuesday, 12/4/50 ad, for New York Central (Christmas won't wait for weather!)

Monday, 12/18/54 ad, for Ohio Bell (Call early. Call by number...on those Long Distance Christmas calls).

Sunday, 12/24/50 ad, for The Community Traction Co. (554 "folks you depend on" wish you a Merry Christmas!)

Another 12/24/50 ad, for Toledo Edison (Merry Christmas from Reddy Kilowatt...)

There's one addition to the Retailers # 1 Gallery:

Tuesday, 12/12/50 ad, for the West Toledo Business Association (...stores will be open until 9 P.M. every night until Christmas).

Be sure to check out the holiday ads in these five galleries:

1948-1980 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

1981-1993 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

1994-2000 TV-RADIO HOLIDAY ADS

HOLIDAY BOWL GAMES ADS

OTHER CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR'S-HOLIDAY ADS


More 1950s Holiday ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

December 10, 2018: Save Sunday Night!

There are eight more October 1954 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

There are two addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Thursday, 10/28/54 ad, for a five-minute poltical spot for the Lucas County Miami Children's Home levy.

Sunday, 10/31/54 ad, for a Detoit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams football game, sponsored by Goebel, "Toledo's No. 1 Beer."

There's one addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Saturday, 10/29/54 ad, for Toledo's newest radio station, WOHO-AM 1470...salutes Toledo's New Airport...Some of the shows at that time were Hi Ho with Don Evans, East Toledo Hour with George Mishler, Melody Matinee with Fred Mitchell, The Betty Grable-Harry James Show, Bumper to Bumper with George Mishler, Tops Tonight with Jack Gibson, Western Jamboree with "Pop" Jenkins, and Record Rack with Jack Gibson. They also had News, 18 times a day, Michigan State Football, High School Football, and Toledo University Basketball, plus November 2 election returns.

There are three additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Thursday, 10/14/54 item, by Ray Oviatt, about Paul King and Jack Gibson's shows on WOHO-AM.

Friday, 10/15/54 list of TV Channels carried in The Blade's Peach Section listings, and five shows in the Television Highlights box.

Two Thursday, 10/28/54 'On The Beam' items, by Ray Oviatt, about Making Friends with Music, on WTDS-FM, and also about the Toledo Museum of Art's program for youngsters also being carried on Columbus station, WOSU.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Thursday, 10/22/54 Toledo Edison ad, for Light's Diamond Jubilee Show, carried on ABC, CBS. NBC, and Dumont (Save Sunday Night!).

One addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Friday, 10/15/54 ad: Scoop. Gayety...Worlds Fair...Nude Ranch...See It Now on our Stage!

More 1954 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

December 4, 2018: On TV: Meet Corliss Archer

There are nine more October 1954 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Sunday, 10/10/54 ad, for Meet Corliss Archer, sponsored by Toledo Edison.

There's one addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

Monday, 10/11/54 ad for broadcasts of Toledo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America's Scouting on the Air, on WTOL-AM, WTOD-AM, WOHO-AM, and also on WSPD-TV, Channel 13.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Wednesday, 10/13/54 picture of Debbie Reynolds in a bikini ("Ready For Dip?").

Wednesday, 10/13/54 listing of radio news broadcasts on AM radio stations WJR, WOHO, WSPD, WTOL, WWJ, CKLW, WTAM, and WLW.

There are also 5 more "other" ads...

Two additions to the Utilities...PSAs-Charities Gallery:

Sunday, 10/10/54 full-page ad, for the Greater Toledo Community Chest (Put Yourself in This Picture...).

Tuesday, 10/12/54 ad, for the Toledo Edison Company (How far ahead of Edison are you?).

One addition to the Banks-Credit-Finance-Insurance-Realty Gallery:

Monday, 10/11/54 ad, for Drive-In Banking at the Ohio Citizens Trust Company.

One addition to the Restaurant-Bar-Club-Hotel Gallery:

Monday, 10/11/54 ad, for Dyer's Chop House.

One addition to the Auto Service-Parts-Repair Gallery:

Wednesday, 10/13/54 ad, for Sohio Boron Supreme, World's first Boron gasoline! This ad was one column shy of being a full-page ad.

More October 1954 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

November 27, 2018: WOHO - Now On The Air

There are nine more (October) 1954 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Tuesday, 10/5/54 ad, for The Ohio Story (Now Twice a Week on TV!), sponsored by The Ohio Bell Telephone Company.

There are three additions to the WOHO Gallery:

Monday, 10/4/54 ad: WOHO, Now on the Air, Day and Night, 1470 On Your Dial.

Tuesday, 10/5/54 ad: WOHO, Now on the Air, 1470 KC, Day and Night.

Another 10/5/54 ad: Hear Toledo's earliest quarter hour evening newscast, 5 P.M., WOHO...sponsored by The Home Building and Savings Co.

There are three additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Tuesday, 10/5/54 picture of Janet Leigh ("Ahoy--Oh, Boy!").

Tuesday, 10/5/54 item, "Blade Carrying WOHO Schedule."

Friday, 10/8/54 picture of Debbie Reynolds ("No Wonder Eddie's Happy").

And there are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Banks-Credit-Finance-Insurance-Realty Gallery:

Saturday, 10/2/54 ad, for People's Savings Association (Did you win the game?...make a game of Saving...).

One addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Tuesday, 10/10/54 ad, for extension phones from The Ohio Bell Telephone Company.

More October 1954 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

November 21, 2018: The Old Ranger

There are fourteen more (September) 1954 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

There are three additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Thursday, 9/15/54 ad, for "The Royal Family" on Best of Broadway, on CBS, in color...and in black and white.

Another 9/15/54 ad, for a poltical program with Richard Nixon speaking at the Republican State Convention, in Columbus.

Tuesday, 9/28/54 ad, for Death Valley Days, hosted by the Old Ranger, sponsored by 20 Mule Team products.

There are four radio ads...

Three additions to the WOHO Gallery:

Saturday, 9/4/54 ad (We are ending our technical adjustments...)

Saturday, 9/11/54 ad (Our Techincal adjustments are now complete. Soon you will hear...)

Wednesday, 9/29/54 ad (Watch for our opening date, then listen...)

There's one addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Tuesday, 9/14/54 ad, for "Wuthering Heights" on NBC's Lux Radio Theatre.

There are four more "other" ads...

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 1:

Friday, 9/3/54 full-page ad, for Buckeye (the Toledo Beer).

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Monday, 9/6/54 ad, for the new Corvette, at Toledo's Chevolet dealers, Lownsbury, Kopf, Jim White, and Weissenberger.

One addition to the Auto Service-Parts-Repair Gallery:

Wednesday, 9/15/54 Pure Oil ad (Join our big anniversary celebration...Win this Kaiser-Darrin 161 Sports Car).

One addition to the Utilities...PSAs-Charities Gallery:

Tuesday, 9/28/54 full-page ad, for the Community Chest (Anyone here belong to you?).

There are also three additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Thursday, 9/2/54 'On The Beam' item, by Ray Oviatt, about CKLW-TV.

Thursday, 9/15/54 item, "CKLW-TV Begins Schedule Today."

Tuesday, 9/21/54 'On The Beam' item, about Detroit's three stations, sharing Detroit Red Wings telecasts.

More 1954 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...