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Sunday
Aug312014

August 31, 2014: Soups & Stews Marathon

 

You'll find fourteen more ads today, all from March 1995. plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. There's a Tuesday, 3/12/95 Peach Section item, "Buckeye to Provide Basketball Coverage," followed by a Sunday, 3/19/95 TV Week item with the Friday Highlights, VR.5 "Love and Death" (David McCallum) on 36, Sister, Sister "Scrambled Eggs" on 24, Step by Step "The Ice Cream Man Cometh" on 24, Human Language on 30, The X-Files on 36, Eerie Street Theatre "Legend of the Dinosaurs" on TV5, The NCAA Basketball Tournament on 11, and Homicide: Life on the Street "See No Evil" on 13. There are two additions to the PBS gallery for shows on WGTE-TV 30, a Saturday, 3/11/95 ad for Frank Yankovic: America's Polka King, and a Saturday, 3/18/95 ad for their Saturday afternoon "Soups and Stews Marathon," consisting of The Frugal GourmetMarcia Adams' Kitchen, Justin Wilson's Louisiana Cookin' at Home, Julia Child and Company, and Today's Gourmet. There are eight additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 3/1/95 ad for The Andy Griffith Show on WGN, and a Friday, 3/1/95 ad for E! News Daily. Next is a Saturday, 3/4/95 ad for ESPN's "Clash of the Titans," Coach Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Blue Devils vs. Coach Dean Smith's North Carolina Tar Heels. There's also a Sunday, 3/5/95 full-page ad for the Disney Channel world premiere of Kenny Rogers: Going Home. This ad and all of today's other TV Week ads were scanned from actual paper editions. Next is a Thursday, 3/9/95 ad for I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched on Nick-at-Nite's "Magic Hour," followed by a Sunday, 3/12/95 full-page TV Week ad with the Sunday schedules for The CableSystem's three newest channels, The History Channel, E!, and ESPN2. And there's a Saturday, 3/18/95 ad for "Soultaker" on the Sci-Fi Channel, followed by a Sunday, 3/19/95 full-page TV Week ad for WCW Uncensored on Impulse pay-per-view. There's just one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 3/18/95 ad for the TV5 premiere of Space Precinct. There's also one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 3/8/95 ad for Music City News Country Songwriters Awards (Mel Tellis, Linda Davis) on TNN. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 3/9/95 full-page ad for Fretter Appliance, followed by a Sunday, 3/12/95 full-page TV Week back cover ad, for the Toledo Auto Show '95 (in color). Also, since this is Labor Day Weekend you might want to check out The Jerry Lewis Telethon Gallery. More March 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

 

Thursday
Aug282014

August 28, 2014: All New Episode

There are twelve more ads today, all from February 1995, starting with an addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Friday, 2/24/95 ad for Zoo Today. There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, the first one for Supernatural Week on the SciFi Channel, a Monday, 2/20/95 ad for "Rosemary's Baby" (Mia Farrow). Next is a Tuesday, 2/21/95 ad for "Pinocchio" on the Disney Channel, followed by another 2/21/95 ad for Taxi (Judd Hirsch) on Nick-at-Nite. There's also a Friday, 2/24/95 ad for VH-1's The Big 80's and a Tuesday, 2/28/95 ad for "The Rescuers" on the Disney Channel. There are six additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with a Monday, 2/20/95 ad for the movie "Cat Ballou" (Jane Fonda). There's another 2/20/95 ad for three college basketball games, Purdue at Ohio State, Toledo at Western Michigan, and Ohio State at Penn State. There's also a Friday, 2/24/95 ad for a K-100 / Oldies 93.5 contest. You could win a trip to the Warner Brothers studios in Burbank, home of The WB, seen on ToledoVision 5. Today's last three ads are for movies, a Saturday, 2/25/95 ad for "Night Crossing," a Monday, 2/27/95 ad for "Billy Bathgate" (Dustin Hoffman) and a Tuesday, 2/28/95 ad for "Livin' Large." March 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Aug262014

August 26, 2014: Only On Impulse

 

You'll find eleven more ads today, all from February 1995, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, the Sunday, 2/12/95 Blade TV Week cover with David Duchovny amd Gillian Anderson of The X-Files. There are six additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Saturday 2/11/95 ad for the movie, "Official Denial" on the Sci-Fi Channel. Next is another 2/11/95 ad, for the movie, "Blown Away" (Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones) on Impulse pay-per-view, followed by a Sunday, 2/12/95 full-page TV Week ad for part two of Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory, on the Disney Channel. There's also a Saturday, 2/18/95 ad for Nickeoldeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack (Larisa Oleynik, Michael Blakely, Dorian Lopinto, Meredith Bishop), a Sunday, 2/19/95 ad for WCW SuperBrawl, on Impulse, and a Sunday, 2/19/95 full-page TV Week ad, for Aretha Franklin: Going Home, on the Disney Channel. There are five additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, including four for movies. There's a Saturday, 2/11/95 ad for "Robin Hood's Greatest Adventures" (Richard Greene, Archie Duncan), a Monday, 2/13/95 ad for "Moscow on the Hudson" (Robin Williams), a Tuesday, 2/14/95 ad for "The Natural" (Robert Redford), and a Friday, 2/17/95 ad for "Innocent Blood," on Eerie Street Theatre. There's also a Saturday, 2/18/95 ad for The World of National Geographic, "Season of the Cheetah." More February 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Aug242014

August 24, 2014: Toledo's Newest Network...The WB

 

There are thirteen more ads today, all from February 1995 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of the Blade starting with two Peach Section stories, a Thursday, 2/2/95 story, "TV5 Adding WB Programs" and a Friday, 2/3/95 story, "WNWO Getting Closer to Becoming NBC Affiliate" which also includes other items. There's also a Thursday, 2/9/95 front page story, "Christian TV Pulls Plug on 'Offensive' Limbaugh." All three of these have some parts edited out by me. There are eight additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Wednesday, 2/1/95 ad for Winter Travel Report on The Weather Channel. Next is a Thursday, 2/2/95 ad for "Lionheart" on USA, followed by a Friday, 2/3/95 ad for reruns of Late Night with David Letterman on E! and another 2/3/95 ad for The Movie Channel's Movie Madness Weekend on Impulse, where you could watch movies all weekend for $3.95. There are two Sunday, 2/5/95 sports section ads, the first ad for Extreme Games 101 on ESPN2, the second ad for Sports Illustrated: America the Beautiful (Kathy Ireland) on USA. And there's a Wednesday, 2/8/95 ad for Charles Grodin on CNBC and a Thursday, 2/9/95 ad for Howard Stern on E! There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Thursday, 2/2/95 full-page ad, announcing the arrival of The WB on ToledoVision 5. The first four shows were The Wayans Brothers, The Parent Hood, Unhappily Ever After, and Muscle. Next is a Monday, 2/6/95 ad for the movie "The Burbs" (Tom Hanks), followed by two ads for talk shows, a Tuesday, 2/7/95 ad for "Fed Up With My Wild Sister" on The Richard Bey Show. and a Wednesday, 2/8/95 ad for "Secret Interracial Affairs" on The Montel Williams Show. Today's last ad is an addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 2/1/95 ad for TNN's The Marty Party (Marty Stuart). More February 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Aug212014

August 21, 2014: Cable Carries More!

 

You'll find ten more ads today, all from January 1995, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade including a Tuesday, 1/24/95 Peach Section story, "Buckeye Cable Adding Channels, Altering Fees." There's also a Monday, 1/30/95 News Section 2 story by Al McKay, "Garage Fire Pulls Plug on Cable TV to East Side." Buckeye managed to restore sevice just in time for Super Bowl XXIX. There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Sunday, 1/29/95 ad for The Editors, "The Return of Rev. Rose." There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Sunday, 1/22/95 full-page ad (Cable Carries More! 3 New Channels! ESPN2, E! and The History Channel). Next is a Monday, 1/23/95 ad for A&E's Biography, "P.T. Barnum: American Dreamer" followed by a Friday, 1/27/95 ad for VH-1's The Naked Cafe. There's also a Friday, 1/27/95 ad, with a "clip-and-save" channel guide, and a Saturday, 1/28/95 ad for "Die Hard" (Bruce Willis) on USA Network. There's just one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 1/28/95 ad for University Hospital, a short-lived first-run syndicated series from Aaron Spelling. There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Wednesday, 1/25/95 ad for Governor George Voinovich's State of the State address, on WGTE-FM91. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Tuesday, 1/24/95 ad for the Northwest Ohio Outdoor Expo, at the SeaGate Centre, where you could meet The Biker Mice From Mars, seen on TV5. February 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...