October 20, 2011: Telstar

I'm back with 17 more ads today from June and July, 1962 plus three more Random Pages gallery additions. The first one is a Wednesday, 7/11/62 Ray Oviatt "On the Beam" column titled "Telstar Challenges TV Programmers" followed by a Friday, 7/13/62 item titled "WTOL Adopts New Radio Format" with another item on a Johnny Ginger special on WXYZ-TV. There's also a Wednesday, 7/25/62 story on coverage of a Telstar phone conversation between Toledo, Ohio Mayor John Potter and Toledo, Spain Mayor Luis Montemayor. There are two ads in the Channel 11 gallery, a Saturday, 6/16/62 ad for "Wake of the Red Witch" on Hollywood Spectacular (John Wayne) and a Thursday, 6/21/62 ad for Breck Golden Showcase "Noah and the Flood." This CBS program was delayed for a week on channel 11 because they showed Dr. Kildare and Hazel (both on NBC) when it was originally scheduled. There are two more channel 11 ads in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery. There's a Thursday, 6/28/62 ad for Combatting the Challenge of Our Time: Communism and Series One "The Gracious Life" a report on Toledo's Old Wesr End which aired at 10:30 that night and there's a Thursday, 7/26/62 ad for Series One "Fields of Gold." There are three in the Channel 13 gallery. There are two Saturday, 6/16/62 ads, a Peach Section ad for Tiger Baseball with Detroit hosting Boston and "Saturday's Children" on Weekend Spectacular (John Garfield) and a sports section ad for Toledo Tornadoes Highlights which also includes a program description from the Sunday, 6/17/62 paper. There's also a 6/17/62 ad for Hollywood Special "Not as a Stranger" (Robert Mitchum) on ABC, Sunday News Final (Earl Wells) and "Now Voyager" on Weekend Spectacular (Bette Davis). There are two in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 6/29/62 ad for On the Spot, sponsored by Richheimer-Guardian, Inc. on WTOL-AM 1230 and a Monday, 7/16/62 ad for WTOD-AM 1560 (Bob Martz, John Garry, Bob Parkinson, Bill Hughes, Bob Snyder, Vivian Craine, Ann Zaleski, Chase Clements). There are eight more in the Other Vintage ads gallery. There are two McDonald's ads, a Wednesday, 6/20/62 ad for 18c cheeseburgers and a Wednesday, 7/25/62 ad for 47c "All-American" kid's meals. There are two more 6/20/62 ads, one for Mel's Drive-In 25c hamburgers and one for Bronde's Ford (Bronde's Smashes Prices!). There's also a Wednesday, 7/4/62 ad for a Vincent Edwards (Ben Casey) LP at Tiedtke's, a Friday, 7/6/62 ad for TV and radio tubes and antenna kits at Arlan's, a Tuesday, 7/10/62 full-page ad for Marathon gasoline, and a Wednesday, 7/11/62 Ohio Bell ad for the Telstar satellite. More vintage ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...