July 23, 2013: How to Squeeze More Out of the Tube

 

I added thirteen more ads today, all from October 1986, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, the first four from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first three are all by Tom Ensign, including a Tuesday, 10/2/86 story, “Ch. 24 Bumps ABC Shows, Substitutes Programming” and also includes another item about WTOL-TV being a part of the “Michigan News Exchange.” Next is a Thursday, 10/9/86 story, “On Its First Anniversary, Ch. 36 Celebrates Success” and also includes other “Around Toledo Television” items. There's also a Thursday, 10/23/86 item about K-100's Jack Mitchell and Mary Beth Zolik going to New York City, and a Friday, 10/24/86 story, “WNWO Fires Anchor Masur.” There are also two Sunday, 10/26/86 “then and now” photos, of Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow, of The New Leave it to Beaver. There's one addition to the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Monday, 10/27/86 ad for 13 News “Decision 86” election coverage (Stan Odesky, Bill Harris, Jerry Anderson, Jeannine Lauber). There are two additions to the Channel 36 gallery, a Thursday, 10/9/86 ad for the premiere of The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers on Fox, and a Tuesday, 10/21/86 ad for their “Stroke of Luck Giveaway” on Diff'rent Strokes, sponsored by Foland's. You can also find the TV Guide ad and close-up description for the Joan Rivers premiere here. There are also two additions to the PBS gallery for channel 30, a Sunday, 10/5/86 ad for Kiosk, and a Wednesday, 10/9/86 ad for live coverage of The Kaptur-Shufedt Debate (Marcy Kaptur, Mike Shurfeldt). There are four additions to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery including two for Showtime, a Wednesday, 10/1/86 ad and a Thursday, 10/2/86 ad. There's also a Tuesday, 10/7/86 ad for Decision Toledo: Manager or Mayor? on channel 10B, and a Wednesday, 10/15/86 ad (How to squeeze more out of the tube). There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, two for WSPD-AM 1370, a Friday, 10/3/86 ad for Jude LaCava and Lee Kirk, and a Monday, 10/6/86 ad for their “Home Sweepstakes '86” promotion. The other one is a Friday, 10/24/86 ad for WKKO-FM 99.9 & WTOD-AM 1560's Mitch and Mary Beth, in New York for the Statue of Liberty's 100th birthday celebration, sponsored by Bob Schmidt Chevrolet. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thusday, 10/9/86 ad for an appearance by Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. November 1986 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...