May 23, 2011: The Avengers

I added 21 more March and April 1966 ads today, along with two more additions to the Random Pages gallery. The first is a Tuesday, 4/26/66 'On the Beam' column by Ray Oviatt titled "Area's New Ch. 24 On Air Tomorrow" which also includes items on the WSPD-TV premiere of The Merv Griffin Show and the dedication of new WBGU-TV studios, There's another one from Wednesday, 4/27/66 announcing the postponment of the Ch. 24 opening. It would actually be May 3rd. before Channel 24 made it on the air. There's only one ad in the Channel 11 gallery, a Monday, 3/28/66 ad for "All the Fine Young Cannibals" on Monday Night at the Movies. There are seven in the Channel 13 gallery including a Monday, 3/28/66 ad for the ABC series premiere of The Avengers, "The Cybernauts" (Diana Rigg, Patrick Macnee) and "The Lost Balloon" on Movietime 13. There's also a Thursday, 4/7/66 ad for a David L. Wolper produced ABC special, Revolution in the 3 Rs, a Saturday 4/9/66 ad for the 1-day-delayed ABC premiere of Court-Martial, "Silence is the Enemy" (Peter Graves) and a 4/14/66 ad for Friday Night Movie "Carnival Story" (Anne Baxter). Next is a Friday, 4/22/66 ad for ABC special The Poppy is Also a Flower and Friday Night Movie "So Big" (Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden), a Wednesday, 4/27/66 ad for ABC special Red China: Year of the Gun? and a Wednesday, 4/27/66 ad for the upcoming WSPD-TV premiere of The Merv Griffin Show. There's one more in the Channel 13 News gallery, a Tuesday, 3/29/66 ad for Deadline (Sharon Martin). There are three in the Channel 24 gallery, all leading up to the premiere of WDHO-TV 24, a Friday, 4/22/66 ad, a Saturday, 4/23/66 ad and a Tuesday, 4/26/66 ad (Make a Date with 24...). There's also one in the the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Saturday, 4/23/66 ad for Jacque Heaton on WCWA-AM 1230. There are eight more in the Other Vintage ads gallery, including a Friday, 4/8/66 ad for the Wee Tee amusement park on Monroe Street in Toledo, a Monday, 4/11/66 ad for Lasalle's Budget Store (Honest Injun), a Tuesday, 4/19/66 ad for Your Ohio Electric Companies (You have a magic genie?) and a Thursday 4/26/66 ad for Buckeye Beer, sponsor of the Mud Hens Baseball on WCWA. There's another 4/26/66 ad for Smith's Cafeteria in Downtown Toledo, a Wednesday, 4/27/66 ad for UHF converters at Marko (Get Ch. 24) and two Thursday, 4/28/66 ads, one for White Tower Restaurants and one for Bat Day at Little Caesar's Pizza, featuring a personal appearance by WTOL-TV's Mr. T. More vintage ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...