November 13, 2012: Take Along Your Umpenhour!


You'll find eleven additional ads today, all from December 1979, plus six more Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three are by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 12/6/79 story “Two Toledo Radio Stations To Get Web Satellite Link” which also includes several other stories, and a Friday, 12/7/79 story, “'60 Minutes' May Auger Network Wave Of Future” and a Friday, 12/14/79 item about WSPD-AM's Christmas music programming. There's also a Saturday, 12/15/79 Electronic Press Box story by Seymour Rothman, “Pay TV Rearing Its Costly Head Again.” The other two are also by Norman Dresser, a Thursday, 12/20/79 story, “CableSystem To Broadcast 'Nickelodeon' For Children” and three Friday, 12/28/79 stories, “CableSystem To Offer New Movie Channel On Pay TV,” “WOHO To Mark 1970s With 24-Hour Program” and “About People And Events In World of Television.” There are two additions to the Channel 11 News gallery, both for Metorologist Charles Merlin Umpenhour, a Monday, 12/17/79 ad and a Friday, 12/21/79 ad. There's one addition, for 24 Eyewitness News, in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 12/3/79 ad for a “Holly and the Family” report on foster families (Holly Wood). There are six additions to the PBS gallery, all for channel 30. The first one is a Saturday, 12/1/79 ad for Cross Country and Bluegrass Spectacular (Dottie West). Next is a Monday, 12/3/79 ad for Dr. Leo Buscalglia's The Art of Being Fully Human and the movie, “It's a Wonderful Life.” There's also a Tuesday, 12/4/79 ad for Nova, “The Bridge That Spanned the World,” Year of the Wildebeest and The Gentle Killers, and a Thursday, 12/6/79 ad for The Art of Being Fully Human again and the movie, “Love Me or Leave Me.” There's a Friday, 12/7/79 ad for Wall Street Week, A Man Named Lombardi and The Fred Waring Show, “All About Love” and there's a Saturday, 12/8/79 ad for Movie Marathon Day, which featured five John Wayne Roundup films, “Star Packer,” “Lucky Texan,” “Jesse James,” “Man From Cheyenne” and “Bells of Rosarita.” Also shown were “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Meet John Doe.” There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Monday, 12/17/79 ad for Nickelodeon, which was eight days away from its Toledo debut. There's also one addition to the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 12/14/79 ad for Texaco's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts on WGTE-FM 91.3. January 1980 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way and later in December, I'll be adding many more Christmas ads, mostly from the '70s.