December 16, 2011: Merry CableSystem

 

I added 22 more holiday ads today, from 1975-1979 issue of the Blade. There's one in the Channel 11 gallery, a Saturday, 12/24/77 ad for The 24 Days of Christmas, sponsored by People's Savings. There are three in the Channel 13 gallery, a Tuesday, 12/21/76 ad for Oral Roberts' Christmas Dream, a Thursday, 12/23/76 ad for Rex Humbard's Christmas Special and a Thursday, 12/22/77 ad for The Ohio Lottery TV Show. There's one in the PBS gallery, a Saturday, 12/24/77 ad for Christmas Around the World, carried on channel 30 in Toledo and channel 56 in Detroit. There are three more in the Buckeye CableSystem gallery. There's a Monday, 12/20/76 ad for CableSystem gift subscriptions and two ads for Nickelodeon, a Friday, 12/21/79 ad and a Saturday, 12/22/79 ad. They would start carrying the network on Christmas Day. There's one in the TV 5 gallery, a Wednesday, 12/24/75 ad for "It's a Wonderful Life," ECUNews Chrismas Special, "Bells of St. Mary's" and "Young at Heart." There are five in the Radio Station Ads gallery including a Tuesday, 12/23/75 ad for Christmas music on WXEZ-FM 105.5, sponsored by Sylvania Savings Bank. There's also a Saturday, 12/27/75 ad for WIOT-FM 104.7's Chistmas Rock Party with Blue Oyster Cult, Mott and Bob Seger at the Toledo Sports Arena. There are two Thursday, 12/23/76 ads, the first one for more Christmas music sponsored by Sylvania Savings Bank, this time on WSPD-AM 1370 and the second one for Christmas music on WXEZ-FM with a list of 23 sponsors. There's one more, a Sunday, 12/16/79 ad for The Music of Christmas on WSPD, again sponsored by Sylvania Savings. The program included performances by area high school choirs from Ottawa Hills, Rogers, Swanton, Whitmer and Maumee High Schools. The remaining eight ads are all in the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Monday, 12/20/76 ad for the Toledo Goaldiggers, a Friday, 12/23/77 ad for last minute gift buys at Highland Appliance, and three Sunday, 12/25/77 ads, the first one for Kroger, the second one for First Federal Savings and the third one for Haddad's Bungalow. There's also a Friday, 12/30/77 ad for Frisch's Big Boy Restaurants, a Monday, 12/24/79 full-page "Merry Christmas" ad with the names of all the Blade employees, and a Tuesday, 12/25/79 ad for

Westhaven Discount Drug Stores. More 1949 and '50s holiday ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...