January 7, 2011: A Purple Knif?

All 23 of today's additions are from the online archives of The Toledo Blade. The earliest ad is from March 28, 1954 and the most recent one is from May 12, 1969. The first three ads are the first to be uploaded into the Radio Station Ads gallery. They were all from Saturday, 3/16/63. One was for The Bible Speaks to You which aired on WTOL 1230 in Toledo and CKLW 800 in Windsor. The second one was for Ask Your City Manager on WOHO 1470 and the biggest ad was for Detroit Tigers Exhibition Games on WTOL 1230 (Demand Radio 1-23). There are eight ads in the the Channel 11 gallery, one from Wednesday, 12/24/58 for the the Pursuit episode "Silent Night," The Millionaire episode "The Story of the Thorne Sisters," the Circle Theater episode "A Picture of Christmas," Midnight Mass and the Playhouse 90 episode "The Nutcracker" which aired on 12/25/58. This ad was previously uploaded to the Holiday ads gallery. The next one is for the Checkmate 9/17/60 series premiere episode "Death Runs Wild" (Sebastian Cabot, Anthony George, Doug McClure). There's also one for the 9/21/60 Aquanauts episode "Collision" (Keith Larsen Jeremy Slate), and a Saturday, 10/3/64 ad for the movie "Paleface" on The Hollywood Spectacular (Bob Hope, Jane Russell). There are two ads for Let's Go to the Races which aired on Wednesday nights. The first is a 7/6/66 ad with the sponsor's logo (Foodtown) and the second one is a 10/12/66 ad which has Let's Go to the Races on an hour earlier to make way for the Friends and Nabors CBS special with Jim Nabors, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Andy Griffith and Shirley Jones. The top of the ad is for a debate with 9th Disctrict Congressional candidates Thomas Ludlow Ashley and Jane M. Kuebbeler. There's another ad for Wednesday night shows from 9/21/66. It's for the Lost in Space episode "Wild Adventure," the Beverly Hillbillies episode "The Soup Contest," Let's Go to the Races and the I Spy episode "Lori." Lost in Space and The Beverly Hillbillies were on CBS and I Spy was on NBC. There's one more WTOL-TV ad in the Channel 11 News gallery. It's for Watch with Ward which aired at 7 PM with longtime Toledo newsman Gordon Ward. There are six ads in the Channel 13 gallery (which has a new header pic with four WSPD-TV logos). The first is a 3/28/53 ad for the You Are There episode "The Hamilton-Burr Duel at Weehawken Heights" which was a CBS show, shown on a delay on WSPD-TV. There's also a 6/4/54 ad for The Inner Sanctum and a 11/28/61 ad for Lasalle's Department Store which was for an appearance by Fred Flintstone (ABC show The Flintstones was seen on channel 13) and Captain Cotton & Salty (local kid's show also seen on channel 13). Also there was a Tuesday, 9/17/63 ad for the Combat! episode "The Bridge at Chalons," the McHale's Navy episode "The Day the War Stood Still," The Greatest Show on Earth episode "Lion on Fire" and The Fugitive episode "Fear in a Desert City." There's an Saturday, 12/18/65 ad for a Houston Oilers at Boston Patriots AFL game and Big Time Wrestling (The Sheik), There's also a Monday, 11/7/63 ad for Ghoulardi (A Purple Knif?) and a Thursday 9/14/67 ad for syndicated shows The Twilight Zone and McHale's Navy (Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway). There are two more in the Channel 13 News gallery, a 11/7/61 ad for their 11 PM News (Warren Guthrie, Jim Rudes, Frank Venner, David Drury) and a 2/13/66 ad for Deadline (Frank Venner). There's one more channel 13 ad in the News / Special Reports Ads gallery for the documentary A View from the Alley which was narrated by Jim Rudes with Wayne Snow. There's a 9/21/66 ad in the Channel 24 gallery for the syndicated Dennis the Menace (Jay North) and there's a 3/16/65 ad in the Other Vintage ads gallery for Brondes Ford, 'Toledo's biggest Ford dealer' (Phil and Don Brondes). More ads from the '50s and '60s including the first NET ad on this site, are on the way...