June 15, 2018: Howdy Doody on TV

There are eleven more (June) 1952 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Thursday, 6/5/52 ad, for "Wreckng Crew" with Chester Morris, Bruce Cabot, and Jean Parker, on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Friday, 6/6/52 ad, for Irene Dunne and Dan Duryea in "Souvenir of Singapore" on Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.

Saturday, 6/7/52 ad, for Bishop Sheen in "Live is Worth Living" on Television Chapel, presented by the Toledo Council of Catholic Men.

Thursday, 6/12/52 ad, for "Dangerous Passage" with Phylis Brooks, Robert Lowery, and Jack LaRue, on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Wednesday, 6/18/52 ad, for Drewrys TV Playhouse, featuring "dramas of the unexpected."

Thursday, 6/19/52 ad, for "Wildcat" with Richaed Arlen, Arline Judge, and Buster Crabbe, on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Thursday, 6/26/52 ad, for "Caged Fury" with Buster Crabbe, Sheila Ryan, and Mary Beth Hughes on Midnight Theatre, now seen a half-hour earlier, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Friday, 6/27/52 ad, for Irene Dunne and Joan Leslie in "The Von Linden File" on Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.

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

Thursday, 6/26/52 ad, for a political talk by presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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

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

Monday, 6/6/52 ad, for Sohio HQD Motor Oil, sold only in Ohio.

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

Tuesday, 6/10/52 ad, for Wonder Bread, sponsor of Wednesday afternoon Howdy Doody shows, seen in Toledo on WSPD-TV, Channel 13..

More 1952 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

June 9, 1952: Star of the Family

There are nine more May 1952 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Thursday, 5/15/52 ad, for "Cooking Up Trouble" on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Another 5/15/52 ad, for Star of the Family with Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy, sponsored by Ronson, the World's Greatest Lighter.

Thursday, 5/22/52 ad, for "Girl From Monterey" on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Wednesday, 5/28/52 ad, for Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, starring Irene Dunne, sponsored by the beer that made Milwaukee famous.

Thursday, 5/29/52 ad, for "Borrowed Hero" on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

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

Tuesday, 5/13/52 ad, for the announcement of prize winners on the "Build Freedom with Youth" contest, sponsored by Kroger and The General Frederation of Women's Clubs, heard on Mr. and Mrs. North, on WJR-AM, and on The Betty Crocker Magazine of the Air program, on WTOL-AM.

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

Wednesday, 5/28/52 ad, for the grand opening of the Anderson Farm Corporation Warehouse Market in Maumee, sponsor of WSPD-AM 6:55 A.M. broadcasts.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Tuesday, 5/13/52 ad, for New York Central's Water Level Route.

One addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery #1:

Friday, 5/23/52 ad, for the grand opening of the Monroe Street Kiddie Amusement Park.

More (June) 1952 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

June 4, 2018: This Is For You

There are nine more (May) 1952 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Thursday, 5/1/52 ad, for "Beggars in Ermine" with Lionel Atwill, H.B. Walthall, and Betty Furness, on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Friday, 5/2/52 ad, for a political program with Senator Robert A. Taft. The ad appeared alongside another ad, in The Peach Section, for his radio appearance on WSPD-AM.

Sunday, 5/4/52 ad, for Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town with Jackie Gleason and Pearl Bailey plus Linon and Luciano Tajoli. It was sponsored by Lincoln and Mercury Dealers.

Thursday, 5/8/52 ad, for "Lum & Abner" on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Saturday, 5/10/52 Community Advertising Fund ad, for This is for You.

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

Friday, 5/2/52 ad, for a political program with Senator Robert A. Taft. The ad appeared alongside another ad, in The Peach Section, for hisTV appearance on WSPD-TV, Channel 13.

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

Friday, 5/9/52 ad, for The Toledo Bar Association's Toledo Forum show, on WTOL-AM & WTOD-AM.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Thursday, 5/1/52 ad, for 600 TV Antennas for $4.95 each, at Ray's.

And there's one addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Saturday, 5/10/52 ad, for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Wait 10 Rings...for your party to answer).

More May 1952 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

May 31, 2018: Direct From Swayne Field

There are nine more April 1952 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Wednesday, 4/16/52 ad, for the Ray Robinson vs Rocky Graziano fight for the Middleweight Championship of the World, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, distributed locally by Treu House of Munch.

The next two ads are for movies on Midnight Theatre, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Thursday, 4/17/52 ad, for "Hollywood and Vine."

Thursday, 4/24/52 ad, for "Girls in Chains."

Sunday, 4/27/52 ad, for "The Soldier's Servant" on The Greatest Story Ever Told, sponsored by Goodyear.

Wednesday, 4/30/52 ad, for Foreign Intrigue, sponsored by Drewrys Beer.

There are two radio station ads from The Blade's Sunday, 4/13/52 "Play Ball" Section...

One addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

WABJ-AM ad for Detroit Tigers games.

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

WTOL-AM ad for Toledo Mud Hens home games direct from Swayne Field, sponsored by Buckeye Beer.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Sunday, 4/13/52 ad, from the "Play Ball" Section, for Toledo Edison, with Reddy Kilowatt wishing a Good Season to our Mud Hens!

One addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Sunday, 4/27/52 full-page ad, for Motorola TV, the only TV with built-in provisions for all-channel UHF reception.

More (May) 1952 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

May 26, 2018: Marathon Hollywood Theater

There are nine more April 1952 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Tuesday, 4/1/52 ad, for Ken Murray Previews the "Parade of Stars" Auto Show, sponsored by Auto-Lite.

Wednesday, 4/2/52 ad, for U.S. Royal Showcase with Jack Carson and Peggy Lee, sponsored by United States Rubber Co.

Thursday, 4/3/52 ad, for "Danger Flight" on Midnight Theatre, with John Trent and Marjorie Reynolds, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Friday, 4/4/52 ad, for Marathon Hollywood Theater, brought to you by The Ohio Oil Company and your Marathon dealer.

Sunday, 4/6/52 ad, for Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town, with Sophie Tucker, brought to you by your Lincoln and Mercury Dealer.

Another 4/6/52 ad, for Paul Douglas and Frankie Laine in U.S. Royal Showcase, sponsored by United States Rubber Co.

Thursday, 4/10/52 ad, for "It's a Joke, Son" on Midnight Theatre, with June Lockhart, Kenny Delmar, and Una Merkel, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

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

Saturday, 4/12/52 ad, for Meet Corliss Archer, at its new time and on its new station, sponsored by Toledo Edison.

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

Sunday, 4/13/52 full-page ad for Thor washing machines.

More April 1952 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

May 22, 2018: I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.

There are ten more March 1952 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Wednesday, 3/19/52 ad, for U.S. Royal Showcase with Jeanette MacDonald and Bobby Clark, plus master of ceremonies George Abbott and the Gordon Jenkins Chorus and Orchestra, sponsored by United States Rubber Company.

Thursday, 3/20/52 ad, for "Born to Speed" on Midnight Theatre, with Johnny Sands and Terry Austin, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Tuesday, 3/25/52 ad, for The Doctor, sponsored by The Toledo Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County.

Wednesday, 3/26/52 ad, for U.S. Royal Showcase again, with Herb Shriner and Delores Gray, sponsored by United States Rubber Company.

Thursday, 3/27/52 ad, for "The Big Fix" on Midnight Theatre, with Shila Ryan and James Brown, sponsored again by Save-Way Super Markets.

Friday, 3/28/52 ad, for Dangerous Assignment, with Brian Donlevy, sponsored by Red and White Super Markets.

There are three radio station ads...

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Thursday, 3/20/52 ad for Betty Newton's, sponsored by The Ohio Fuel Gas Co.

One addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Monday, 3/24/52 ad, for The Doctor's Wife, sponsored by Ex-Lax, the chocolated laxative.

One addition to the WJR-AM Gallery:

Friday, 3/28/52 ad, for I Was a Communist for the F.B.I., starring Dana Andrews, sponsored by McLouth Steel Corporation.

And there's one "other" ad, an addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Friday, 3/21/52 ad, for Spike Jones and his Musical Depreciation Revue of 1952, at Toledo's Sports Arena.

More 1952 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

May 17, 2018: Midnight Theatre

There are ten more (March 1952) ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Saturday, 3/1/52 ad, for The Ken Murray Show, presented by Budweiser, distributed locally by Mohr Brothers.

Sunday, 3/2/52 ad, for Meet the Masters with Jascha Heifetz, presented by "Those Heavenly Carpets by Lees."

Tuesday, 3/4/52 ad, for Hollywood Wrestling on Buckeye Ringside, sponsored by Buckeye Beer.

Wednesday, 3/5/52 ad, for Beatrice Lillie, Gordon Jenkins Chorus and Orchestra, George Hopkins, and George Abbott, on U.S. Royal Showcase, presented by United States Rubber Company.

Thursday, 3/6/52 ad, for "Her Sister's Secret" on Midnight Theatre, with Nancy Coleman, Margaret Lindsay, Philip Reed, and Thomas Toomey, sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

Friday, 3/7/52 ad, for The 25th Annual Golden Gloves Finals, brought to you by your Admiral Dealer.

Saturday, 3/8/52 ad, for a Highlights of Ohio contest, sponsored by The City Loan and Savings Company.

Thursday, 3/13/52 ad, for "Star Reporter" on Midnight Theatre, with Warren Hull and Marsha Hunt, again sponsored by Save-Way Super Markets.

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

Tuesday, 3/18/52 ad, for William Bendix in "The Marine Who Was 200 Years Old" on Du Pont's Cavalcade of America.

Today's last ad is an addition to the Blade & Other Periodicals ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 3/4/52 American Newspaper Publishers Association ad (Soon-the atom will bake a cake!...The newspaper is always "First with the most").

More March 1952 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

May 13, 2018: TU on TV

There are nine more February 1952 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Thursday, 2/14/52 ad, for TU on TV, "Engineering and Your Every Day Living," with Dean John T. Bradberry, E. G. deCoriolis, Arnold Finch, H. H. Kerr, and Dr. Maurice Bieglow.

Tuesday, 2/19/52 ad, for The Electric Theatre, "Handful of Magic," presented by The Toledo Edison Co.

Wednesday, 2/20/52 ad, for Milton Berle on U. S. Royal Showcase, with George Abbott, Gordon Jenkins, Pee Wee King, and Kaye Ballard, presented by United States Rubber Company.

Thursday, 2/21/52 ad, for Boston Blackie, starring Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, and Frank Orth, brought to you by Buckeye Beer.

Sunday, 2/24/52 ad, for The Greatest Stoy Ever Told, "Blessed Are They That Mourn," presented by Good Year. The program also had the episode, "If One Be Gone Astray," on radio.

Tuesday, 2/26/52 ad, for The Electric Theatre, "The Abundant Heart," presented by Toledo Edison.

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

Tuesday, 2/19/52 ad, for Claude Rains in "Three Words" on Du Pont's Cavalcade of America.

There are two more "other" ads...

There's one addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery:

Wednesday, 2/20/52 Sports Section ad, for Rolling Rock Beer, available locally through Metropolitan Distributuing Co.

And there's one addition to The Blade stories gallery:

Sunday, 2/24/52 story, in The Toledo Blade's Magazine Section, "Toledo's Favorite TV Shows Listed."

More (March 1952) ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

May 8, 2018: A Million Thanks, Toledo!

There are ten more (February 1952) ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Sunday, 2/3/52 ad, for Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town, featuring "The Bea Little Story," sponsored by Lincoln-Mercury Dealers.

Wednesday, 2/6/52 ad, for Your Fight Night on Television, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer / The Treu House of Munch, Inc. (A Million Thanks Toledo!)

Another 2/6/52 ad, for Harpo Marx on U.S. Royal Showcase, with George Abbott, Guy Mitchell, Guy Raymond, and Gordon Jenkins, sponsored by the United States Rubber Company.

Wednesday, 2/13/52 ad, again for U.S. Royal Showcase, with Vivien Blaine and Sam Levene of "Guys and Dolls."

There are two additions to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery.

Monday, 2/4/52 ad, for Toledo and its Art Museum as told by "Voice of America," on WTOD-AM, WTOL-AM, and WSPD-AM.

Wednesday, 2/6/52 ad, for Boy Scout Week programming on WTOD-AM, WTOL-AM, and WSPD-AM, sponsored by the B.R. Baker Co.

There are two additions to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Tuesday, 2/5/52 ad, for Dorothy McGuire in "Thunder of Justice" on Dupont's Cavalcade of America.

Wednesday, 2/6/52 ad, for Robert Montgomery in "A Citizen Views the News," sponsored by Life Magazine.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Wednesday, 2/6/52 ad, for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in "Sailor Beware," at the Princess Theatre.

One addition to The Blade stories gallery:

Thursday, 2/14/52 story on the front page of The Toledo Blade's 2nd. News Section, "TV-Operating Corporation Being Planned By TIUC." It would be almost seven more years before Channel 11 would be on the air.

More February 1952 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

May 2, 2018: Toast of the Town

April 27, 2018: East vs, West

There are 12 additional (December 1951) ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

There are four additions (five ads) to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery #1:

Monday, 12/24/51 ad, for Foreign Intrigue, sponsored by Drewrys Extra Dry Beer.

There are four more ads for the Annual Shrine East-West Football Game, sponsored by Motorola:

Friday, 12/28/51 ad (...Toledo Area Motorola Dealers thank WSPD-TV, their staff and the following program sponsors for relinquishing their time to make this telecast possible...Kid Carson Show, sposnored by Coca-Cola, The Bob Considine Show, sponsored by Mutal Insurance of Omaha, Pro-Football Highlights, sponsored by Drewrys, Roving Camera Show sponsored by Gross Photo Supply, and Crusade in the Pacific, sponsored by Miller's Hi-Life.)

Two more Friday, 12/28/51 ads, in the Peach Section, for local Motorola Dealers, Meyer's Home Appliance and Art Furniture.

One more 12/28/51 Peach Section ad, for the television broadcast, on Channel 13 and the radio broadcast, on CKLW-AM.

There are 5 radio station ads...

One addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

Sunday, 12/2/51 ad, for Permanent Peace Through Abundance, a talk by Murray D. Lincoln, President, Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, on Columbus station WRFD-AM 880.

There are three additions to the WSPD-AM Gallery, all for Theatre Guild on the Air presentations, sponsored by U.S. Steel:

Sunday, 12/9/51 ad for Rosalind Russell and Walter Abel in "Good Housekeeping."

Sunday, 12/2/51 ad, for William Holden and Brenda Marshall in "The Lost Weekend."

Sunday, 12/16/51 ad, for Tyrone Power and Loretta Young in "Arrowsmith."

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

Wednesday, 12/5/51 ad, for The Great Debate of 1952, on ABC, with Senators Robert A. Taft and Harry F, Byrd (What Will These Men Say?)

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

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

Wednesday, 12/12/51 ad, for the new, multi-purpose Zenith Clock Radio, at Paris Jewelers.

There's also one addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery:

Thursday, 12/13/51 ad, for Campbell's Tomato Ketchup (So Smooth to pour...So Rich to taste!)

More (1952) ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

April 22, 2018: You Have a Date With Dinah!

There are 13 additional (November 1951) ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Friday, 11/9/51 ad, for the National Homes TV Show, Homes Unlimited, sponsored by Atlas Subdivision.

Tuesday, 11/27/51 ad, for The Dinah Shore Show, on NBC, sponsored by Chevrolet.

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

Thursday, 11/30/51 half-page ad, for Ranger Joe Honey-Flavored Popped Rice, sponsor of the Ranger Joe show, seen on Detroit's WXYZ-TV, Channel 7.

There are six radio station ads...

Four additions to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Friday 11/2/51 ad, for "Sanitarium" on Somerset Maughm Radio Theatere, presented by Tintair Home Hair Coloring.

There are three more for Theatre Guild on the Air presentations, sponsored by U.S. Steel:

Sunday 11/4/51 ad, for Marlene Dietrich and Richard Widmark in "A Foreign Affair."

Sunday, 11/11/51 ad, for Claudette Colbert and MacDonald Carey in "Age of Innocence."

Sunday, 11/18/51 ad, for Claudette Colbert and Gregory Ratoff in "Twentieth Century."

One addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

Friday, 11/9/51 ad, for a Notre Dame vs. Michigan State football game, on Adrian's WABJ-AM.

And one addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Friday, 11/30/51 ad, for Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, "La Traviata," sponsored by Texaco.

There are four more "other" ads...

There are three additions to The Blade stories gallery:

Two Sunday, 11/4/51 "On the Beam" Magazine Section items, "WTOD Joins Liberty, 3rd Network for City" and one for Marlene Dietrich'sTheatre Guild on the Air appearance on WSPD-AM.

Friday, 11/9/51 listing of football broadcasts, in The Blade Sports Section.

Sunday, 11/18/51 "On the Beam" Magazine Section item, "No 'Turkeys' Due To Spoil AM, TV Holiday Menu," by Robert French.

There's also one addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Thursday, 11/22/51 full-page ad, ("Actual Field Tests Prove New RCA Victor Television Super Sets Outperform All Others in Country, City, and In the 'Difficult' Areas!")

More 1951 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

April 17, 2018: The Toledo Story

There are eleven more October 1951 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Thursday, 10/18/51 Westinghouse ad, for an Ohio State vs. Indiana football game, carried on WSPD-TV, Channel 13 in Toledo, and on WWJ-TV, Channel 4 in Detroit. The ad in the the paper also included a list of area dealers that carried the Westinghouse Laundromat automatic washer.

Friday, 10/26/51 ad, for The Bookshop Man, sponsored by The Ohio Oil Comapny and your Marathon dealer.

Saturday, 10/27/51 ad, for Crusade in the Pacific, sponsored by Miller High Life Beer.

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

Friday, 10/26/51 ad, for "The Toledo Story" on Meet the UAW-CIO on Television with Guy Nunn, carried on WWJ-TV, Channel 4.

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

Monday, 10/15/51 ad, for Sohio Reporter, weeknights on WSPD-AM and weekday mornings on WTOL-AM.

There are two additions (three ads) to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Two Sunday, 10/28/51 ads: Top ad for Phil Harris and Alice Faye, sponsored by RCA Victor. Bottom ad for Theatre Guild on the Air, "Skylark," with Rosiland Russell and Wendell Corey, sponsored by U.S. Steel.

Tuesday, 10/30/51 ad, for Robert Cummings in "Navy Blue," on Cavalcade of America, sponsored by Dupont.

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

Friday, 10/26/51 ad, for Notre Dame Football, compliments of Tiedtke's.

There are two more "other" ads...

There's one additon to the Auto Service-Parts-Repair Gallery:

Tuesday, 10/23/51 full-page ad, for Firestone (America needs more and better highways for greater highway safety, and here is what we Americans can do about it...)

There's also one addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Thursday, 10/25/51 ad, for RCA Victor Television with built-in Electronic Supercharger (At last! You can enjoy perfect pictures from all 3 Detroit TV stations...)

More 1951 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

April 12, 2018: Michigan Outdoors Featuring Mort Neff

There are eleven more (October) 1951 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Tuesday, 10/2/51 ad, for Michigan Outdoors with Mort Neff, sponsored by Altes Golden Lager, real old fashioned beer.

Thursday, 10/4/51 ad, for Boston Blackie, starring Kent Taylor and sponsored by Buckeye Beer. Also mentioned in the ad was another show, Buckeye Ringside.

Monday, 10/8/51 ad, for Old Dutch Polka Revue, with the Johnny Pecon Band, Juanita Hall, and Stan Fisher, sponsored by Krantz Brewing.

Saturday, 10/13/51 ad, for National Pro Football Highlights, with Harry Wismer, sponsored by Drewrys Beer.

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

Tuesday, 10/7/51 ad, for The Stump-Us Gang, on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7. It was sponsored by Town House Crackers.

There are three additions (four ads) to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Wednesday, 10/3/51 ad, for Groucho Marx, sponsored by Desoto-Plymouth Dealers.

Monday, 10/8/51 ad, for Mario Lanza on NBC, sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Two Sunday, 10/14/51 ads: Top ad: Buy That Radio, Buster...Phil Harris & Alice Faye, sponsored by RCA Victor. Bottom ad: Ray Milland, Joan Fontaine in "The Major and the Minor"...Theatre Guild on the Air...U.S. Steel Hour.

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

Sunday, 10/14/51 ad, for Sammy Kaye's Sylvania Sunday Serenade.

There's also one addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery:

Wednesday, 10/3/51 ad, for The International Nickel Company / Williams & Company / The Metal Warehouse (Whether you're behind the bat...or behind the camera...or in front of your TV screen...)

April 7, 2018: TV's Most Electrifying Show

There are seven more September 1951 ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Tuesday, 9/18/51 ad, for Milton Berle, "King of TV," on Texaco Star Theater, with Eddie Cantor and Jane Froman, presented by your local Texaco Dealer, the best friend your car ever had!

Wednesday, 9/19/51 ad, for a 10 Round Middleweight fight with Rocky Graziano vs. Tony Janiro, from Olympia Stadium in Detroit, sponsored by Pabst Blue Rubbon Beer.

Another 9/19/51 ad, for The Bill Goodwin Show, sponsored by General Electric.

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

Tuesday, 9/18/51 ad, for "TV's Most Electrifying Show!," Crime Syndicated, with Rudolph Halley, sponsored by Shick Electric Shaver.

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

Sunday, 9/23/51 ad, for "This Woman's Business" on Theatre Guild on the Air, starring David Niven, Margaret Phillips, and Nigel Bruce, sponsored by U.S. Steel.

There are two more "other" ads as well...

There's one addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery:

Monday, 9/17/51 ad, for Camel Cigarettes (Ann Sothern says: "I tested for mildness--My throat chose Camels!"

And there's one addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Monday, 9/17/51 ad, for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Helping Freedom Ring...Vital in Peace...Priceless in Defense).

More 1951 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

April 3, 2018: Kids and Company

There are seven more (September 1951) ads today, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Tuesday, 9/4/51 ad, for The Alice Weston Show, sponsored by Frigidaire and Miller's Hardware.

Thursday, 9/6/51 ad, for Lloyd Nolan in Martin Kane, Private Eye, sponsored by U.S. Tobacco Co. The series is also available on WSPD-AM radio.

Friday, 9/7/51 ad, for Kids and Company, seen Saturday mornings. It was sponsored by Red Goose Shoes.

Another 9/7/51 ad, for The Alice Weston Show, sponsored by Frigidaire.

Saturday, 9/8/51 ad, for a Chicago Bears vs, Cleveland Browns NFL game, sponsored by Miller High Life Beer and Maume Valley Distributing Co.

There's one addition to The Blade stories gallery:

Tuesday, 9/4/51 page 2 AP story, "TV Expands Across Entire Nation: Truman Address Can Be Seen on 12,740,000 Sets."

And there's one addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery:

Thursday, 9/13/51 full-page ad for Jersey Sunbeam Bread (Come and Get it!...Improved Beyond Compare!)

More September 1951 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

March 30, 2018: Who is 'Kip' Van Winkle?

There are eight more (August 1951) ads today, all from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Wednesday, 8/1/51 ad for boxing highlights of Jersey Joe Walcott's K.O. of Ezzard Charles, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.

Thursday, 8/9/51 ad, for Meet Corliss Archer, sponsored by Kroger.

Wednesday, 8/15/51 ad, for boxing highlights of Sugar Ray Robinson's K.O. of Jake LaMotta, again sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.

Tuesday, 8/28/51 ad, for The Story of 'Kip' Van Winkle with a commentary by Don Ameche.

Thursday, 8/30/51 ad, for Martin Kane, Private Eye, sponsored by U.S. Tobacco products. A different version of the show also aired on WSPD-AM.

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

Monday, 8/27/51 ad, for Irene Dunne and Cedric Hardwick in "The Mudlark," on Lux Radio Theatre.

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

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

Wednesday, 8/1/51 ad, for RCA Victor Televisions (Don't Be Switched! Dollar for Dollar your best buy is Genuine RCA Victor Television).

And there's one addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery:

Wednesday, 8/8/51 ad, for the Fly-Tox Insect Bomb (You Can Help Fight Polio. Kill every fly, mosquito and other disease spreading insect...).

More (September 1951) ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

March 26, 2018: Arlene Francis - Presented by Playtex

March 26, 2018: Arlene Francis - Presented by Playtex

There are 14 more (July 1951) ads today, all from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Wednesday, 7/4/51 ad: ...See Irish Bob Murphy K.O. Jake LaMotta...sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.

Thursday, 7/5/51 ad, for Amos 'n' Andy, sponsored by Blatz Beer.

Monday, 7/9/51 ad, for Fashion Magic with Arlene Francis, sponsored by Playtex.

Another 7/9/51 ad, for Meet Corliss Archer, America's Favorite Teen-Ager, sponsored by Kroger.

Thursday, 7/12/51 ad, for Amos 'n' Andy, again sponsored by Blatz Beer.

Another 7/12/51 ad, for Meet Corliss Archer, sponsored by Kroger.

Friday, 7/13/51 ad, for Public Prosecutor, sposnored by Red & White Super Markets.

Sunday, 7/15/51 ad, for It Pays To Be Ignorant, sponsored by De Soto-Plymouth Dealers of America.

Thursday, 7/19/51 ad, again for Amos 'n' Andy, sponsored by Blatz Beer.

There's one addition to the WWJ-TV 4 News Ads Gallery:

Thursday, 7/10/51 ad, for Meet the Press with guest, Senator Styles Bridges, sponsored by The Saturday Evening Post.

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

Sunday, 7/15/51 ad, for Hoot's Man, sponsored by Dunbar.

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

There's one addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Tuesday, 7/10/51 ad, for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Telephone Book Closes July 17th...)

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

Friday, 7/13/51 ad, for Detroit TV Aerials at Ray's.

And there's one addition to the The Blade stories gallery:

Thursday, 7/19/51 front page story, "TV Viewer's Watch Flood - Disaster Brought Right Into Homes."

More (August) 1951 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

March 21, 2018: Amos 'n' Andy on TV!

There are just four additions today, all from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Thursday, 6/21/51 ad, for the premiere of Amos 'n' Andy on WSPD-TV, sponsored by Blatz Beer.

There's one addition to the The Blade stories gallery:

Sunday, 6/3/51 AP story, in the Sports Section, "No TV Or Radio For Big Fights," concerning the Joe Louis-Lee Savold bout at the Polo Grounds, the Charles Fusari-Tony Janiro fight at Ruppert Stadium, and the Rex Layne-Rocky Marciano fight at Yankee Stadium.

There's also one additon to the Toledo Area Events Gallery #1:

Sunday, 6/3/51 ad for Cedar Point (Fun in the Sun!...On Lake Erie...)

And there's one addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery:

Sunday, 6/24/51 full-page ad for Coca-Cola (Serve Coke with good things to eat...)

More (July) 1951 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

March 17, 2018: Buckeye Ringside

There are fifteen more (May 1951) ads today, all from the online archives of The Toledo Blade.

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

Wednesday, 5/2/51 ad (See Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd...Presented by The Coca-Cola Company).

Friday, 5/5/51 ad for The Old Dutch Beer Polka Revue...Chester Budny...Bob & Millie Holt...Jack Clifton...Johnny "Scatt" Davis...Presented by Kranz Brewing Corp.

Wednesday, 5/9/51 ad for Buckeye Ringside Wrestling...brought to you by Buckeye Brewing Company...and also for Buckeye Playhouse...

Friday, 5/11/51 ad for Snack Time.

Monday, 5/14/51 ad for a film for the Imperial Art Treasures $80,000,000 Art Show at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Sunday, 5/20/51 ad, for Jack Benny's show with Mary Livingstone, Bob Crosby, Ben Hogan, and Rochester, sponsored by Lucky Strike Cigarettes.

Wednesday, 5/30/51 ad, for Candid Camera with Allen Funt, presented by Pfeiffer's Beer.

There's one addition to the Other Radio ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 5/15/51 ad for Toledo Salutes the Museuem, on WTOL-AM, WSPD-AM and WTOD-AM.

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

There's one addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Wednesday, 5/2/51 ad for "The Thing from Another World!" at the Rivoli Theatre.

There's one addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Saturday, 5/8/51 ad, for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Cable of Plenty...)

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

Sunday, 5/13/51 ad, for Central Television & Appliance (See the Detroit Ball Games! Triple X Antenna, Now $6.45)

There's one addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery:

Monday, 5/14/51 ad, for New Era Potato Chips (Flying Saucers!...Get Yours Today!...)

And there are three additions, all for Maumee Kiddieland where Clarabell the Clown from Howdy Doody was appearing, to the Toledo Area Events Gallery #1:

A Monday, 5/21/51 ad, a Sunday, 5/27/51 ad, and a Wednesday, 5/30/51 ad.

More 1951 ads , from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...