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!

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Ken Goewey Dodge pretty much owned the Capital Region airwaves in the 80's and 90's. Just a sidebar, those minivans are PIMP!


 

Polsinello Fuels

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They made it! Still in business today and headquartered in Rensselaer.


 

Northway Buick

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Located on Route 9 in Latham, it's still a dealership but is now Northway Toyota.


 

New England Furniture

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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

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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

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Several locations still up and running today.


 

Talkback with John Graney

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Local sports guru John Graney talked Celtics Basketball on his WXXA sports show.


 

Stylish Women

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Ladies of the 90's, here's your local fashion destination.


 

NATIONWIDE WAREHOUSE! NATIONWIDE WAREHOUSE! NATIONWIDE WAREHOUSE!

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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.

Albany TV Commercials from January 1992

So what were we watching on TV in 1992? Thanks to Junkie's Tape Bin on YouTube, he was rolling his VCR on January 27th. Here are some highlights

7 Beloved Music Venues We Miss in the Capital Region

The Capital Region has always had a very rich music scene. Whether its punk, hardcore, hip hop, folk or straight up rock, there were a number of venues in the area that hosted some pretty big names over the years. Here are a few you may have frequented growing up in the area.