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Tuesday
Sep232014

September 23, 2014: One Night Only!

There are eleven more ads today, all from August 1995, plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. There's a Tuesday, 8/1/95 front page headline, "Disney to Buy ABC in Deal With a Value of $19 Billion," followed by a Thursday, 8/3/95 Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Show's Cancellation Angers Listeners," about WSPD-AM ending Ask Your Neighbor. There's also a Sunday, 8/6/95 TV Week cover for Cartoon Network's Space Ghost Coast to Coast. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Tuesday, 8/1/95 ad for Xuxa on the Family Channel, followed by a Wednesday, 8/2/95 ad for the movie, "Cop and a Half" (Burt Reynolds, Norman D. Golden II) on Flix. Next is a Friday, 8/4/95 ad for A Pup Named Scooby Doo on Cartoon Network, followed by a Saturday, 8/5/95 ad for the 8/19/95 Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeeley fight on Impulse pay-per-view, and another 8/5/95 ad, for the movie, "A Streetcar Named Desire," on AMC. You'll also find a Thursday, 8/10/95 ad for Placido Domingo at the Roman Amphitheatre on A&E, and a Friday, 8/11/95 ad for Girls' Night Out on Lifetime (Margaret Cho, Judy Tenuta, Victoria Jackson and others). There are two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 8/5/95 ad for The World of National Geographic, "Baka: People of the Forest," and a Sunday, 8/6/95 TV Week ad, for the movie, "Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes." Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 8/10/95 ad for Toledo Water (What a Bargain!), and another 8/10/95 ad for RiverFest at Promenade Park on Labor Day weekend. More August 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

 

Sunday
Sep212014

September 21, 2014: SUMMER SALE-A-BRATION

 

You'll find twelve more ads today, all from July 1995, plus seven more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade, starting with two Peach Section stories by Chris Borrelli, a Monday, 7/10/95 story, "Ch. 24 Grabs 'Baywatch' and its Spinoff," and a Wednesday, 7/12/95 story, "News Director Quits Ch. 13," about Alan Audet. Next is a Friday, 7/14/95 News Section 2 story by Debra Baker, "Toledoan Stalked Radio DJ, Police Say." about 89X DJ Kelly Brown's alleged stalker. There's also a Sunday, 7/16/95 TV Week cover for Sci-Fi Channel's week of "Godzilla" films ("He's Back") and two Tuesday, 7/25/95 stories, a Business Section story by Gary T. Pakulski, "Public TV Documentary Retells Electric Auto-Lite Strike Story" and a Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Detroit TV Stations Look to Suburban Papers to Fill Void Created by Strike." And there's a Sunday, 7/30/95 TV Week cover for Michael Moore's TV Nation. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with two Thursday, 7/13/95 Sports Section ads, the first ad for The U.S. Women's Open on ESPN, the second ad for The 13th Annual Ohio/Michigan 10K Race on the Community Channel (Dan Cummins, Dave Payette). Next is a Sunday, 7/16/95 full-page TV Week ad for The Movie Channel-Showtime Summer Sale-a-bration, followed by a Wednesday, 7/19/95 ad for "Dead Poet's Society" on USA. There's also a Saturday, 7/22/95 half-page ad for SelectChannels (Flix, Sci-Fi, and WGN), with that day's schedule of programs. And there's a Wednesday, 7/26/95 ad for HBO's The Larry Sanders Show (Garry Shandling), followed by a Friday, 7/28/95 ad for Lifetime's Intimate Portrait, "Jackie Onassis." There are four additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with a Tuesday, 7/11/95 ad for "Get Smart Again" on The Big Show (Barbara Feldon, Don Adams). Next is a Friday, 7/14/95 ad for two baseball games, The Detroit Tiger Alumni vs Toledo, followed by a Mud Hens game against Scranton. There are two more for movies, a Thursday, 7/20/95 ad for "Funny Girl" on The Big Show (Omar Sharif, Barbra Streisand) and a Friday, 7/28/95 ad for "Hardware" on Eerie Street Theater. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 7/13/95 ad for The Village Players production of the summer musical, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." August 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Sep182014

September 18, 2014: 1st Birthday Bash!

 

There are ten more ads today, all from July 1995 plus four more Random Pages gallery additions from The Blade. There's a Thursday, 7/6/95 photo by Diane Hires of Katie Holmes, who at the time was a junior at Notre Dame Academy. It was part of a story in the "High Tops" section by Julie A. Njaim called "Is This a Model Career?" Three years later Katie Holmes would have left modeling behind and would be starring in The WB's Dawson Creek. Next is a Friday, 7/7/95 story by Christopher Borrelli in the Living-Weekend Section, "WXKR-FM Fires Two-Thirds of Its Morning Team" (Jeff Lamb, Mark Benson). There's also a Sunday, 7/9/95 TV Week cover with a photo of Toledo Zoo elephant keeper, Don RedFox, on the Channel 11 show, Zoo Today. The 7/9/95 cover story by Christopher Borrelli is next. Both of these TV Week items and the first CableSystem gallery ad below were scanned from an actual paper editions. There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Sunday, 7/2/95 full-page ad for SelectChannels (Join Us For Our 1st Birthday Bash!). Included are that day's programs on Flix, Sci-Fi and WGN. Next is a Thursday, 7/6/95 ad for USA's coverage of The Motorola Western Open, followed by another 7/6/95 ad, for Allegra's Window on Nickelodeon. There's also a Friday, 7/7/95 ad for Atlanta Braves Baseball on TBS, followed by another 7/7/95 ad, for Nick-at Nite's "Block Party Summer" with The Munsters, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and Welcome Back, Kotter. You'll also find a Saturday, 7/8/95 ad for 2 Stupid Dogs on Cartoon Network and another 7/8/95 ad for "Guyver 2: Dark Hero" on Sci-Fi Channel. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 7/8/95 ad for The World of National Geographic, "Realm of the Alligator." There's also one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Thursday, 7/6/95 ad for The Disney Channel on Triax Cablevision. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 7/6/95 ad for "Sizzling Savings!" at Southland Shopping Center's Summer Sidewalk Sale. More July 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Sep162014

September 16, 2014: Uninterrupted Weather Information

 

There are seven more ads today, all from June 1995 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Monday, 6/19/95 story, "Ch. 13 Experiencing a Bittersweet Taste of May-Sweeps Success." It also includes an update on the Capital Cities/ABC acquisition of WTVG. There's also a Thursday, 6/22/95 story, "Tech Trek Grant is WGTE's Largest." followed by a Friday, 6/30/95 story, "WTOL Losing Reporter Canipe to Baltimore." There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Wednesday, 6/21/95 ad for Talk Soup on E!, a Saturday, 6/24/95 ad for the Weather Channel's Weather Scope, a Sunday, 6/25/95 full-page TV Week ad for WWF King of the Ring, "Guts & Glory," and a Tuesday, 6/27/95 ad for TNN Country News (Debra Mallet). Today's last three ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery starting with a Tuesday, 6/20/95 ad for Lipton Tea Bags. The ad had a coupon for a discounted Toledo Mud Hens ticket. Next is a Thursday, 6/22/95 ad for the Crosby Festival of the Arts, followed by a Thursday, 6/29/95 ad for the Kroger Freedom Celebration Parade and Fireworks in downtown Toledo on the 4th of July. July 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Sep142014

September 14, 2014: A Decade of Working Wonders

 

You'll find thirteen more ads today, all from June 1995 plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 6/5/95 Blade Peach Section story by Chris Borrelli, "Ch. 36 Says No to 'Babylon 5'" and also includes another item about Channel 24. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday, 6/3/95 ad for The Children's Miracle Network Telethon, which previously had been carried on channel 36. There are nine additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Saturday, 6/3/95 ad for E! Goes to Cannes and another 6/3/95 ad for the movie "Maverick" on HBO. Next is a Sunday, 6/4/95 ad for "Tecumseh: The Last Warrior" on TNT, followed by a Tuesday, 6/6/95 ad for Larry King Live, celebrating 10 years on CNN. There's another 6/6/95 ad for Toledo City Council on the Community Channel, along with EWTN and Univsion programming. There are two more ads for the Disney Channel, a Thursday, 6/8/95 ad for Anne Frank Remembered, and a Sunday, 6/6/95 full-page TV Week ad for an Elton John special on a free preview of the Disney Channel. You'll also find a Tuesday, 6/13/95 ad for Terra X - Magical Worlds on the Discovery Channel, and a Sunday, 6/18/95 full-page TV Week ad (Treat Dad to Select Channels for Father's Day) with that day's programming on Flix, Sci-Fi and WGN. There are two additions to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Monday, 6/5/95 ad for American Telecasting (Cable TV's Winning Hand) and a Friday, 6/16/95 ad for The Statler Brothers Show on TNN. There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 6/6/95 ad for Nuclear Reaction: Ohio's Radioactive Waste Dilemma, on WGTE-FM 91.3. More June 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...