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Thursday
Apr242014

April 24, 2014: You Make It Happen

 

You'll find ten more ads today, all from March 1993, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions, both from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Tuesday, 3/1/93 story by Tom Ensign, "Good-by 'Garfield,' Hello News," about Channel 11 starting it's Saturday morning newscast. There's also an item on Channel 13's new weekend midday newscasts. There's also a Monday, 3/8/93 story by Gary T. Pakulski, "Lima TV Station Asked to Prove it Likes Kids," about Channel 44. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Tuesday, 3/16/93 ad for three back-to-back episodes of Nova on Channel 30, "The Private Lives of Dolphins," "Iceman" and "The Miracle of Life." There are eight additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, beginning with a Monday, 3/1/93 ad for Jane Pratt's show on Lifetime. Next is a Tuesday, 3/2/93 ad for Instant Justice on Court TV, followed by a Thursday, 3/4/93 ad for Those Who Dare on the Discovery Channel. There's also a Friday, 3/5/93 ad, for Money Talk on CNBC, a Wednesday, 3/10/93 ad, for The World Today on CNN, and a Thursday, 3/11/93 ad, for Fats and Friends, on the Family Channel. That special originally aired on Cinemax. And there's a Saturday, 3/13/93 ad for "His Girl Friday" on AMC, and a Tuesday, 3/16/93 ad for The A List, on Comedy Central. Today's last ad is an addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Thursday, 3/11/93 ad for SportsChannel's coverage of MAC Basketball Semi-Finals, shown in Toledo on TV5. More March 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Apr222014

April 22, 2014: Connected to Toledo

 

There are ten more ads today, all from February 1993, plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 2/19/93 Blade Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "WIOT Sues Former Dawnbusters," a follow-up to a 1/26/93 story. Also included were items about CKLW-AM and WSPD-AM. There's one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Wednesday, 2/24/93 ad for "Licence to Kill," on Fox. There are three additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Monday, 2/22/93 ad for Chuck Norris Double Feature Week on TBS. Next is a Saturday, 2/27/93 ad, for the Disney Channel special, Paula Abdul: Under My Spell, followed by a Sunday, 2/28/93 full-page ad (The CableSystem: Connected to Toledo). There are five additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Thursday, 2/18/93 ad for "The Producers" on The Big Show (Gene Wilder). There are two more for The Arsenio Hall Show, too, a Friday, 2/19/93 ad (Christian Slater) and a Thursday, 2/25/93 ad (Things that make you go Wow!...Prince and the New Power Generation). Next is a Saturday, 2/27/93 ad for The Other Side of Victory, "Is Sports the Way Out? Part 1: Basketball." The last one is another one for The Big Show, a Sunday, 2/28/93 ad for "Where the Heart Is." There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Thursday, 2/18/93 ad for WIOT's 15th annual FM-104 Cabin Fever Sale at the Toledo Masonic Great Hall. March 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Apr202014

April 20, 2014: Tonight at 9

 

You'll find eighteen more ads today, all from February 1993, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 2/1/93 Blade Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "Kelly, Staples Find New Radio Home" and also contains a couple of other items, about Casey McMichaels at WWWM-AM and ToledoVision 5 picking up The Arsenio Hall Show and Hard Copy. There are four additions to the Channel 36 gallery starting with a Sunday, 2/7/93 ad for the Married...With Children episode, "Heels on Wheels" (Christina Applegate). Next is a Tuesday, 2/9/93 ad for two short-lived Fox shows, Class Of '96, "Midterm Madness" and Key West, "Less Moonlight." There's a Wednesday, 2/10/93 ad for two long-running Fox shows, Beverly Hills 90210, "Dead End" and Melrose Place, "My New Partner." And there's a Friday, 2/12/93 ad for a Detroit Pistons vs. New Jersey Nets game (Isiah Thomas). You'll also find a similar TV Guide ad here (different sponsor). There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, beginning with a Wednesday, 2/3/93 ad for Paul McCartney Up Close, on MTV. Next is a Thursday, 2/4/93 ad for Trial Story, on Court TV (Amy Fisher), followed by a Friday, 2/5/93 ad for "Gorillas in the Mist," on the Disney Channel. There's also a Friday, 2/5/93 ad (New! Impulse 800 coming to a TV set very near you), a Saturday, 2/6/93 ad for "The Babe Ruth Story" on TNT, a Monday, 2/8/93 ad for The 117th Westminster Kennel Dog Show, on USA, and a Monday, 2/15/93 ad for Larry King Live, on CNN. There are six additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery starting with three for movies, a Tuesday, 2/2/93 ad for "Perfect" on The Big Show (Jamie Lee Curtis, John Travolta), a Thursday, 2/4/93 ad for "Delta Force II" also on The Big Show, and a Friday, 2/5/93 ad for "The First Power" on Eerie Street Theatre (Lou Diamond Phillips). Next is a Thursday, 2/11/93 ad for Hard Copy (Barry Nolan, Terry Murphy) and The Arsenio Hall Show, followed by a Saturday, 2/13/93 ad, also for The Arsenio Hall Show. And there's one more for The Big Show, a Sunday, 2/14/93 ad for "We're No Angels." Today's last ad is a Sunday, 2/7/93 ad for Larry King's radio show, on WCWA-AM 1230. More February 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Wednesday
Apr162014

April 17, 2014: Success By 6

There are ten more ads today, all from January 1993, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade, both by TV critic Tom Ensign. The Tuesday, 1/26/93 story, "Dawnbusters' Jump From WIOT to WXKR" was edited from the original. The other one is a Thursday, 1/28/93 story, "Ch. 13 Brings in a Specialist to Spotlight Area Goings-On," about Nancy Birnbaum. There are some other items too, about Ollie Dowell and local shows Funk Video and Thursday. There's one addition to the PBS gallery, a Monday, 1/25/93 ad for Success by 6 TV Town Meeting on channel 30 (Bob McGrath). There are seven additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Friday, 1/22/93 ad for Moneyline on CNN (Lou Dobbs). There's also a Saturday, 1/23/93 ad for X-Planes on the Discovery Channel and another 1/23/93 ad, for WWF Royal Rumble on Impulse. Next is a Monday, 1/25/93 ad for new-to-Lifetime episodes of L.A. Law, followed by a Thursday, 1/28/93 ad for PrimeNews on CNN (Susan Rook). There's also another 1/28/93 ad, for The Movie Channel, Showtime, and HBO (So many thrilling, hard-hitting, slam-dunk reasons to hook up...) and a Saturday, 1/30/93 ad for a farewell marathon of Mr. Ed episodes on Nick-at-Nite. There's also one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Sunday, 1/24/93 full-page TV Week ad for Tom Snyder's new show on CNBC. Instead of using the ad on the archive site, I scanned this one from an actual "paper" TV Tab that I had. Area cable systems carrying the show on CNBC included Buckeye Cablevision (The CableSystem), Continental Cablevision, Dimension Cable Services, TCI of Ohio, Triax Communications, Warner Cable Communications, and Wood Cable. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 1/23/93 ad for jobs at Meijer's newest area stores, in Maumee and Oregon. February 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Apr152014

April 15, 2014: The 5th Caller

 

You'll find eleven more ads today, all from January 1993 plus one more Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 1/4/93 Peach Section story by Tom Ensign, "Rush Limbaugh Moves, Arsenio Hall Exits," about local TV schedule changes. There are nine additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, starting with a Friday, 1/1/93 ad for Bonanza: The Lost Episodes, on The Family Channel (Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon). Next is a Saturday, 1/2/93 ad, for National Hockey Night on ESPN (Chicago Black Hawks vs Washington Capitals) followed by another 1/2/93 ad for High School Basketball on The Community Channel (River East Tournament at Waite). There's also Sunday, 1/3/93 full-page ad (Four good reasons to subscribe to The CableSystem) and a Monday, 1/4/93 ad for Big Monday College Basketball on ESPN. Next is a Thursday, 1/7/93 ad for Business Insiders on ESPN, followed by a Monday, 1/11/93 ad, for Winter Weather Update, on The Weather Channel, a Tuesday, 1/12/93 ad for coverage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission, on the NASA Channel, and a Thursday, 1/21/93 ad for a special on the Family Channel, B.B. King & Friends: A Blues Session. There are also two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery. The first one is a Saturday, 1/16/93 ad for 1993 Mid-American Conference Basketball games, via SportsChannel (Ohio at Miami, Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green, Kent State at Bowling Green, Miami at Toledo, and Miami at Ball State). The second one is a Thursday, 1/21/93 ad for TV5's 5th Caller game on their Kid's Karnival block of shows, in which you could win tickets to the Ice Capades. More January 1993 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...