9 Awesome Upstate NY TV Commercials We Loved from the 90s
The date was March 18, 1990. On TV at the time was the 'WXXA Sunday Matinee', where we were treated to a showing of the movie 'Maid to Order'. Thanks to CraigS1996's Commercial Vault on YouTube, his state-of-the-art video cassette recorder (VCR) was rolling at the time. He has blotted out the movie for us and we get to take a look back at some of the Capital Region businesses on TV.
Most of these businesses are no longer operating, but a couple have withstood the test of time. If you grew up in the Capital Region, these will almost certainly take you back.
Ken Goewey, what a guy!
Ken Goewey Dodge pretty much owned the Capital Region airwaves in the 80's and 90's. Just a sidebar, those minivans are PIMP!
They made it! Still in business today and headquartered in Rensselaer.
Located on Route 9 in Latham, it's still a dealership but is now Northway Toyota.
New England Furniture
Around for 70 plus years, but in 1990 they liquidated everything as they were going out of business. New England Furniture was located in Pittsfield, MA.
WXXA Coupon Book
We were told to keep an eye on our mail and be on the lookout for the WXXA Coupon Book that featured savings at some of the above local businesses.
Upstate Ford Dealers
Several locations still up and running today.
Talkback with John Graney
Local sports guru John Graney talked Celtics Basketball on his WXXA sports show.
Ladies of the 90's, here's your local fashion destination.
NATIONWIDE WAREHOUSE! NATIONWIDE WAREHOUSE! NATIONWIDE WAREHOUSE!
Furniture store where the guy relentlessly screamed at us. He must not have yelled loud enough, they are longer in business.
You can enjoy and re-live 1990 with local and national commercials in the video below.