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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...

Tuesday
Aug192014

August 19, 2014: Janeway or No Way

 

You'll find ten more ads today, all from January 1995, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from the pages of the Thursday, 1/9/95 Blade. There's a Sports Section story by Dave Hackenberg, "UT, WSPD to End 30-Year Affilation" and a Peach Section story, "Ch. 36 Adding Newest 'Trek'." There's one addition to the Channel 24 gallery, a Saturday, 1/14/95 ad for The Editors, "The Medical College at 30." There's also one addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Saturday, 1/21/95 ad for the Channel 36 premiere of the UPN series, Star Trek: Voyager, "Caretaker," shown on a six-day delay. Starting the next evening they would show the series on a two-hour delay at 10:00 PM Mondays. There are eight additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Sunday, 1/1/95 full-page TV Week ad (Have you tried SelectChannels? Here are 112 reasons to call today), similar to the 12/11/94 ad that I added on Sunday. Next is a Tuesday, 1/3/95 full-page ad (Let The CableSystem take you away...) followed by a Wednesday, 1/4/95 ad for the Lifetime Original Movie, "Spenser: A Savage Place" (Robert Urich). There's also a Friday, 1/6/95 ad for Billy Joel from the River of Dreams, on the Disney Channel, a Monday, 1/9/95 ad for "The Carpetbaggers" on TNT, and a Wednesday, 1/11/95 ad for "Cocktail" on USA. There's a Monday, 1/16/95 ad for "The Thorn Birds" on TBS, followed by a Thursday, 1/19/95 ad for "First Blood" (Sylvester Stallone) on USA's Rambo Festival. More January 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Sunday
Aug172014

August 17, 2014: 112 Reasons

 

You'll find ten more ads today, all from December 1994, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from pages of The Blade. There's a Saturday, 12/17/94 Sports Section story, “Tigers Unplug Radio Team,” followed by a Thursday, 12/22/93 Peach Section story, “CBS Loses Viewers in Affiliate Switch.” There are five additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Sunday, 12/11/94 ad for “Gone with the Wind” on TBS, followed by a Sunday, 12/11/94 full-page TV Week ad for SelectChannels (Here are 112 reasons to call today). There's also a Monday, 12/12/94 ad for A&E's Biography, “Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso” and a Sunday, 12/18/94 full-page TV Week ad for In This Corner, "Boxing's Historic Battles" on HBO. And there's a Monday, 12/26/94 full-page ad (You say your new TV isn't what you expected?...Help is at hand with The CableSystem). There are three additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Saturday, 12/24/94 ad for “On Golden Pond” (Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda). Next is a Friday, 12/30/94 ad for Hispanic Americans: The New Frontier, “Hispanics in the Media” (Jimmy Smits), followed by a Saturday, 12/31/94 ad for “When Harry Met Sally” (Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal). The two remaining ads are additions to Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 12/17/94 ad for “money-saving coupons” in Sunday's TV Week, and a Monday, 12/26/94 ad for “Sesame Street Live” at the Toledo Sports Arena, sponsored by ToledoVision 5. January 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Thursday
Aug142014

August 14, 2014: The Very First Show

 

There are eight more ads today from November and December 1994, plus two more Random Pages gallery additions from Peach Sections of The Blade. There's a Thursday, 12/1/94 story, “CableSystem to Broadcast Games,” about audio only coverage of high school basketball games. There's also a Friday, 12/9/94 story, “Triax Cablevision Adding ESPN2” (and dropping WJBK-TV 2 from Detroit). There's just one addition to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, a Tuesday, 11/29/94 ad for Rescue 911 (William Shatner). There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery starting with a Wednesday, 11/30/94 ad for I Love Lucy: The Very First Show, on the Disney Channel. Next is a Thursday, 12/1/94 ad for ESPN Thursday Night NFL (Chicago vs Minnesota) followed by a Friday, 12/2/94 ad for “Dracula” on Sci-Fi Channel, and a Monday, 12/5/94 ad for Lock & Key, hosted by Cynthia McFadden, on Court-TV. There's one addition to the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Thursday, 12/8/94 ad for Music City Tonight with Garth Brooks, on TNN. Today's last two ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 11/30/94 ad for Gargoyles Performance Eyewear at The Shed, and a Thursday, 12/8/94 ad with “Wilma Flintstone” for Townsend Carpeting in Lambertville, MI. (“If your carpeting looks like it's been around since the stone age, remember new Wear-Dated II Carpet.” More December 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...

Tuesday
Aug122014

August 11, 2014: Clip and Save

 

You'll find nine more ads today, all from November 1994, starting with an addition to the Channel 36 gallery, a Tuesday, 11/29/94 ad for the Fox World Premiere Movie, “Madonna: Innocence Lost” and Roseanne. There are two additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Thursday, 11/24/94 ad for “Has Anybody Seen My Gal” on AMC (Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie) and a Friday, 11/25/94 ad for “Return of the Jedi” on Sci-Fi Channel (Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher). There are six additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery, starting with a Thursday, 11/24/94 ad for Kids Day Off, a three hour day after Thanksgiving marathon of animated shows. They showed The Moo Family Holiday How-Down, Magic Trolls & the Troll Warriors, Hollywood Hounds, Legend of Hawaiian Slammers, Power Team, and The Moo Family Stall of Fame. Next is a Saturday, 11/26/94 ad for Haven (Joy Philbin), followed by a Sunday, 11/27/94 ad for twenty three 1994-95 college basketball games on TV5. There's also another 11/27/94 ad for Ohio State Basketball (Marquette at OSU), a Monday, 11/28/94 ad for “Under Suspicion” on The Big Show, and another 11/28/94 ad, for The Price is Right. More November 1994 ads and December 1994 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...