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Sunday
Jul272014

July 27, 2014: See TV in a Whole New Way

 

You'll find fifteen more ads today, all from September 1994. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Wednesday, 9/14/94 ad for Zoo Today, a Saturday morning show which gave viewers “an inside look at The Toledo Zoo,” sponsored by Kroger, General Mills, and The Toledo Hospital. There's also one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Tuesday, 9/13/94 ad for The Gordon Elliott Show. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 9/6/94 ad for The Schoolday Forecast, on the Weather Channel, followed by a Thursday, 9/8/94 ad for The MTV Video Music Awards. Next is a Friday, 9/9/94 ad for A&E's Biography, “Hillary Rodham Clinton: Changing the Rules,” followed by a Saturday, 9/10/94 ad for Lifetime's In the Name of Love (Rachel Ward). There are two for the Family Channel, a Monday, 9/12/94 ad for The Waltons (Ralph Waite, Richard Thomas, Michael Learned) and a Saturday, 9/17/94 ad for “The Karate Kid III” (Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio). And there's a Monday, 9/19/94 ad for Silk Stalkings (Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture) on USA. There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Monday, 9/12/94 ad for the TV5 premiere of The New Price is Right, followed by a Wednesday, 9/14/94 ad with that day's highlights which included Conan the Adventurer, Exosquad, The Suzanne Somers Show, Magnum, PI, Top Cops, Murphy Brown, “Crossroads” on The Big Show, and the late-night talk show, Last Call. Next is a Monday, 9/19/94 ad for High Tide, “Let Us Prey,” followed by another 9/19/94 ad, for Biker Mice from Mars. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, both for the updated version of The Blade's “TV Week,” a Wednesday, 9/7/94 ad and a Thursday, 9/15/94 ad (Beginning September 25, See TV in a Whole New Way. TV Week has a whole new look...) This version was printed on newsprint but bound like a magazine, and was probably the best edition of “TV Week,” but I think it only lasted about a year before they returned to the more traditional version. I don't think The Blade's “TV Tab” or “TV Week” were ever that good. Local TV stations rarely advertised shows there (with the exception of Buckeye Cable). I always preferred TV Guide instead. More September 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jul242014

July 24, 1994: Cheap Labor Day Weekend Telethon Marathon

 

There are eleven more ads today, all from September 1994. There's one addition to the Jerry Lewis Telethon gallery, a Monday, 9/5/94 ad for The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Weekend Telethon (Watch Stars Across America!) on channel 13, followed by an addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Sunday, 9/4/94 ad for a Fox NFL Sunday Doubleheader with the Lions hosting the Falcons and the Cowboys playing the Steelers (Jeff George, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Greg Lloyd). The TV Guide ad had a different 1:00 game (Vikings at Packers). My guess is the blackout was lifted and the Lions game could be shown so a different ad ran in The Blade. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Thursday, 9/1/94 ad for Prime Time Justice on Court TV. Next is a Friday, 9/2/94 ad for Comedy Central's Cheap Labor Day Weekend, followed by a Saturday, 9/3/94 ad for ESPN/ABC college football games on Impulse pay-per-view. There's also a Monday, 9/5/94 ad for a Labor Day Evening Shade marathon on the Family Channel, followed by a Tuesday, 9/6/94 full-page ad for a “Fall Installation Special” (The Choice is Yours). There are two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Sunday, 9/4/94 full-page color ad with TV5's new fall schedule (scanned from an actual paper “TV Week”). There's also a Monday, 9/5/94 ad with that day's highlights. The schedule included Murphy Brown, Cannon, Magnum, PI, Rescue 911, Mighty Max, Hard Copy, Samurai Syber Squad, Hogan's Heroes, and two movies, “Angel of Death” on The Morning Movie, and “Chips, the War Dog” on The Big Show. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 9/2/94 ad for that evening's Riverdome Party at the Toledo Sports Arena, and another 9/2/94 ad for the Fulton County Fair, featuring an appearance by Willie Nelson. More September 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul222014

July 22, 2014: Let TV5 Turn You On To Football!

 

There are eight more ads today, all from August 1994, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from the pages of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 8/25/94 Peach Section story by Margaret Farnham (edited), “Wagy Quits Ch. 13 Over Salary Cuts,” followed by a Friday, 8/26/94 Peach Section story, “Ch. 11 Picks WJR Alum to Fill Shoes of Umpenhour,” about Robert Shiels, who, twenty years later, is still WTOL's chief meterologist. There's also a Tuesday, 8/30/94 Section 2 front page story, “Mayor's Radio Day Plugs Boating in Toledo,” about Carty Finkbeiner's vis it to J.P. McCarthy's WJR show. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Wednesday, 8/17/94 ad for coverage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's latest mission, and a Friday, 8/19/94 ad for the HBO special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert. There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Saturday, 8/13/94 ad for two upcoming Sunday night shows, Heaven Help Us and Robin's Hoods. Next is a Sunday, 8/21/94 ad for Madeline's Vacation, followed by two Saturday, 8/27/94 ads, a Sports Section ad for MAC football games, and a Peach Section ad for Robin's Hoods. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 8/14/94 ad for Brondes Ford (No Gout, Clout or Whatever...) and a Tuesday, 8/23/94 ad for the 29th Annual German American Festival, sponsored by Food Town and Dinner Bell. September 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Monday
Jul212014

July 21, 2014: Rest in Peace, James Garner

This is my tribute to James Garner, who died last Saturday. He was one of my favorite actors. He'll live on forever on TV as Maverick and Rockford and in all of the other roles he played. Here are just a few of the many ads on this site with James Garner. Also, I recently found all of the Nichols episodes on YouTube. You might want to check them out.

Sunday
Jul202014

July 20, 2014: We're Five Years Old

 

You'll find thirteen more ads today, all from August 1994, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, starting with a Friday, 8/5/94 story by Mark Reiter, “Country Roads End at UT for Start of New TV Show,” which includes two photos by Allan Detrich. You can find out more about The Road, here. Next is a Friday, 8/12/94 story by Tom Ensign, “WGTE Readies Pledge Shows,” followed by a Saturday, 8/13/94 story by Carl Ryan, “Umpenhour Retiring From Ch. 11.” All of the ads today are for The CableSystem, beginning with five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. First is a Monday, 8/1/94 ad announcing that Court TV and Flix are switching channel positions. Next is a Tuesday, 8/2/94 “Good News” ad (The CableSystem's Bill is Going Down!...Your Channel Choices are Going Up!), followed by a Wednesday, 8/3/94 ad for The Prisoner (Patrick McGoohan) on Sci-Fi. There's also a Friday, 8/5/94 ad for “An Unmarried Woman” on Flix, and a Monday, 8/8/94 ad for a San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs game on WGN. The remaining eight ads are additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with four more ads for Kids Komments all for Catholic Schools (Queen of Apostles, St. Hyacinth, St. Catherine, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Agnes, St. Pius X, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. John), a Monday, 8/1/94 ad, a Wednesday, 8/3/94 ad, a Saturday, 8/6/94 ad, and a Wednesday, 8/10/94 ad. Next is a Sunday, 8/7/94 color ad for TV5's 5th anniversary. It was scanned from an actual paper “TV Week.” There's also a Monday, 8/8/94 ad for Home Crossword, now also seen on TV5, a Saturday, 8/13/94 ad for Scooby Doo! in Arabian Nights, and another 8/13/94 ad, for the Mud Hens Old Timer Tussle (Program Your VCR!). More August 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...