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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...

Thursday
Jul172014

July 17, 2014: Tune In Your TV or VCR to WTOL-TV Toledo 11

 

There are eight more ads today, all from July 1994 plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Friday, 7/29/94 Blade Peach Section story by Holden Lewis, “WGTE Aims to Get Toddlers Ready for School.” There's one addition to the Channel 11 gallery, a Thursday, 7/28/94 ad for Heritage House Furniture commercials airing on the next morning's broadcast of back-to-back episodes of The Golden Girls. There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Tuesday, 7/12/94 ad for British Open Preview, another “It's TV5 For Golf!” ad. There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Thursday, 7/12/94 ad for The CableSystem's “interactive” show where viewers competed to solve crossword puzzles. I don't recall this at all. If anyone else has any information on this “interactive channel” or this “home crosswords” show, please leave a comment about it. Next is a Friday, 7/22/94 ad for Comedy Central's “New Fall Season in July.” There are two more ads for those three new channels, WGN, Sci-Fi, and Flix, now going by the name, “Select Channels,” both of them Tuesday, 7/26/94 ads, a Sports Section ad, and a Peach Section ad, for a Cubs vs. Pirates game on WGN, Quantum Leap on Sci-Fi, and “The Swimmer” on Flix.. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Tuesday, 7/12/94 full-page ad designed to attract advertisers to The Blade, and a Sunday, 7/31/94 ad for Brondes Ford (No silly sales). August 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Jul152014

July 15, 2014: American Telecasting

 

You'll find seven more ads today, all from July, 1994 plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 7/7/94 Blade Peach Section story, “Detroit's WDIV Stays with NBC.” There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 7/4/94 full-page ad, another one for the new channels, WGN, Sci-Fi and Flix, and a Saturday, 7/9/94 ad for movies on Impulse, including “Return of the Living Dead 3,” “Monolith,” and “Body Chemistry 3,” for “only $1.79 per movie!” There's one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Saturday, 7/9/94 ad for the movie, “When It Was a Game” which featured footage of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio. There's also one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Tuesday, 7/5/94 ad for the wireless cable service American Telecasting. The last three ads today are all additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Saturday, 7/2/94 ad for the Kroger fireworks at Promenade Park, another 7/2/94 ad, for the 2nd annual TV5/Burger King Mud Hens' Baseball Clinic, and a Friday, 7/8/94 ad for the University of Toledo Alumni Association's Art on the Mall, sponsored by The Blade, Huntington Banks, Envirosafe, and The CableSystem.

More July 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...