July 21, 2009

I changed the website header pic to reflect the additional channels I am now posting ads for. I also decided to add ads from the late '80s and '90s as well. I added 18 more today from September-October 1985, including the first TV Guide ad for a WUPW-TV 36 show called Inday, (which was actually a block of four shows) along with the first channel 36 logo and a TV Guide ad indicating they are now listing shows for the newest Toledo channel. More channel 36 ads are coming up (they mostly advertised during sweeps months). There are no channel 13 ads today, but on the channel 11 page are ads for Tic Tac Dough, Headline Chasers, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and the afternoon line-up of The Love Boat, Benson, Three's Company and the 6:00 Toledo 11 News. There's also an ad for a Patches & Pockets special: Kids Have Rights, Too (Bev Schwind and Sue Donner). On the channel 24 page are ads for Catch Phrase with Art James, The New Newlywed Game, The Love Connection, Solid Gold, Sally Jessy Raphael and a special, Rose-Petal Place: Real Friends. There's also an ad for PM Magazine with Bob Seagren and Pam Thompson. I don't think there were any local segments on this version of PMM. There are some networks ads, too. On the ABC page are ads for The Fall Guy (with Heather Locklear in a bikini) and for the premiere of MacGyver. On the NBC page is one for the sixth season premiere of the "award winning" Hill Street Blues and  on the PBS page is one for Smithsonian World. You might have noticed two "coming soon" banners across two of the channels in the new header pic. Those channels are ToledoVision 5, a Buckeye CableSystem "independent" station and W48AP, a low-power channel which started in the late '80s. I'll be posting ads for those in the future. Coming next: November 1985 sweeps ads.