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Sunday
Jan252015

January 25, 2015: Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

 

There are ten more ads today, all from October 1996, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions by Chris Borrelli, both from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one is a Monday, 10/21/96 story, "Lamb, Watson Take Their Talent to Peoria" and also includes items about WBUZ-FM and WNWO-TV. The other one is a Monday, 10/28/96 story, "Ratings Put 4 Jacor Stations in the Top 5" and also includes several other local radio items. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Tuesday, 10/29/96 ad for weekday shows Montel at 5 PM, Cops at 7 PM, and Real TV at 7:30 PM. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Tuesday, 10/22/96 ad for Silent Witness, "Sins of the Father" on A&E, followed by a Wednesday, 10/23/96 ad for Murder, She Wrote, "Goodbye, Charlie" on USA. Next is a Thursday, 10/24/96 ad for an HGTV / The Andersons "Shopping Spree Sweepstakes" promotion. There's also a Tuesday, 10/29/96 ad for Dallas on TNN, and a Thursday, 10/31/96 ad for the Emerald Coast Classic Senior PGA tournament on the Golf Channel (Arnold Palmer Joins the Field). There are two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Sunday, 10/27/96 ad for Detroit Pistons Basketball on TV5 with a 1996-1997 schedule, followed by a Thursday, 10/31/96 ad for TV5 Day at the Royal Hanneford Circus, featuring Pinky & The Brain. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Friday, 10/25/96 ad for a Toledo Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen ECHL game (Toot! Toot!...), followed by a Sunday, 10/27/96 full-page ad for the grand opening of the Food Town Plus store on Secor near Central. November 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jan222015

January 22, 2015: Choices For Your Future

 

You'll find nine more ads today, all from October 1996, plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 10/14/96 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "WXTS Carries Jazz Banner in Toledo" and also includes other items, about Fox News Channel, Howard Stern on WBUZ-FM, and changes at WSPD-AM. There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 10/18/96 ad for Zoo Today. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 10/9/96 half-page ad (Choices for your future). Next is a Thursday, 10/10/96 ad for BET's UnReal, followed by a Thursday, 10/17/96 half-page ad for America's Health Network, including the show Ask the Doctors. There's another 10/17/96 ad, for HGTV's Urban Gardener (Meshach Taylor) and a Friday, 10/18/96 ad for ESPN's 1996 World Series Special. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Thursday, 10/10/96 ad for the Saturday morning Kids' WB show, Superman: The Animated Series. There are two additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 10/12/96 full-page Blade ad for International Newspaper Carrier Day, followed by a Saturday, 10/19/96 ad for Fifth Third Bank (...You'll feel like a big fish in our pond...). More October 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jan202015

January 20, 2015: Sunday Brunch

There are eight more ads today, all from October 1996, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade, starting with a Thursday, 10/3/96 Neighbors-Michigan Section story, "United Way Starts Fund-Raising Drive" which includes a photo by Don Strayer of WJR's Paul W. Smith. Next is a Monday, 10/7/96 Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "WRVF Fires Long-Time DJ, Steve Kendall" and also includes some other radio items plus a Channel 13 item. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Thursday, 10/3/96 ad for Primetime Justice on Court TV. Next is a Friday, 10/4/96 ad for "Johnny Mnemonic" on Showtime, followed by Tuesday, 10/8/96 ad for Court TV's coverage of the Jonathan Schmitz murder trial. There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Tuesday, 10/1/96 full-page ad congratulating the Cleveland Indians, ALCD winners for the second year in a row. There's also a Friday, 10/4/96 half-page ad for Viper, Baywatch Nights, Babylon 5, Highlander: The Series, and Adventures of Sinbad (The Action is on TV5!). Next is a Saturday, 10/5/96 ad for a Flash Gordon "Watch & Win Contest," followed by a Saturday, 10/5/96 ad (Have Sunday Brunch with TV5 This Fall) for Wall Street Journal Report, PE-TV, Today's Environment (Ed Begley, Jr.), Today's Health (Faith Daniels) and Rebecca's Garden. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 10/6/96 ad for a B.B. King concert at Stranahan Theater. More October 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Jan182015

January 18, 2015: Bil Keane and The Family Circus

 

You'll find thirteen more ads today, all from September 1996, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of the Blade. The first two are by Chris Borrelli, a Monday, 9/16/96 story, "WJZE Shifting Its Format to Classic Rock," and a Monday, 9/23/96 story, "Today's a Day of Many Changes for Channel 13 News." There's also a Thursday, 9/26/96 story by Nara Schoenberg, "'Family Circus' Author Draws on His Sharp Wit." There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 9/28/96 ad for Bil Keane's appearance on The Editors, which was mentioned in the Nara Schoenberg story above. Also see the first addition to the "Other Vintage Ads Gallery," below. There's also one addition to the PBS gallery, a Sunday, 9/15/96 ad for Ken Burns' presentation of The West, directed by Stephen Ives. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 9/11/96 ad for HGTV's The Good Life, followed by a Friday, 9/13/96 ad for E!'s Emmy Awards Fashion Review (Joan and Melissa Rivers) and a Friday, 9/20/96 ad for The Ultimate Fighting Chanpionship XI on Impulse Enteratinment. There are six additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, all for shows in first-run syndication, starting with a Tuesday, 9/17/96 ad for Strange Universe (Dana Andrews, Emmett Miller). Next is a Saturday, 9/21/96 ad for The Adventures of Sinbad, followed by a Monday, 9/23/96 ad for Viper, and a Tuesday, 9/24/96 ad for Highlander: The Series. There's also a Wednesday, 9/25/96 ad for the premiere of Baywatch Nights, "Terror of the Deep" and a Saturday, 9/28/96 ad for the pilot episode of Poltergeist: The Legacy. The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. The first one is a Friday, 9/20/96 ad for "Authors, Authors," presented by The Blade, arranged by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and featuring Family Circus cartoonist Bil Keane. The other one is a Tuesday, 9/24/96 full-page ad for Buckeye TeleSystem. October 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Jan152015

January 15, 2015: The Legend Grows on TV5

 

There are eleven more ads today, all from September 1996, plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 9/9/96 Blade Peach Section story, "New Owners Start Upgrade of WNWO News Division" and also includes two other items, one on July TV ratings, one on WSPD's Tricia Taylor's "encounter" with Mayor Finkbeiner. There are eight additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Tuesday, 9/3/96 full-page ad (Buckeye CableSystem is Celebrating our 30th Anniversary...). Next is another 9/3/96 ad, for Melrose Place on E!, followed by a Thursday, 9/5/96 ad for the 20th season of Inside the NFL on HBO, and another 9/5/96 ad, for A&E's Biography, "Danny Thomas: Make Room for Danny." Next is a Monday, 9/9/96 ad for Happy Days on Nick-at-Nite, followed by another 9/9/96 ad (Buckeye Invovement...Giving back to Toledo...). There's also a Tuesday, 9/10/96 ad for REALsports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO, followed by another 9/10/96 ad, for The Daily Show (Craig Kilborn) on Comedy Central. Kilborn hosted the show until January 1999 when Jon Stewart took over. There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with a Saturday, 9/7/96 full-page ad for Kids' WB shows, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Waynehead, The Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain, Superman, Road Rovers, Freakazoid!, Earthworm Jim, and Bugs 'n' Daffy. Next are two ads for syndicated morning shows, a Monday, 9/9/96 ad for In Person with Maureen O'Boyle, and a Tuesday, 9/10/96 ad for Day & Date (Dana King). More September 1996 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...