WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

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The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music

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 Andy Travis (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Dr. Johnny Fever (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Jennifer Elizabeth Marlowe (89 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Les Nessman / ... (89 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Herb Tarlek (89 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Venus Flytrap (87 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Bailey Quarters (86 episodes, 1978-1982)
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Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson tries to run a failing Cincinnati radio station owned by his "tough as nails" mother. His own incompetence is overshadowed by the strange employees that work at the station. From wild Disc Jockeys: Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap to the geeky news director, Les Nessman and obnoxious advertising sales manager, Herb Tarlek. With the help of saner employees such as Bailey Quarters; the rather shy journalism major; Jennifer Marlowe, the beautiful receptionist who is the very opposite of a stereotypical "Dumb Blonde" and Andy Travis; the studly program director, Carlson tries gimmick after crazy gimmick to bring money into the station and make it a success. Written by Kate Tripper

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The freestanding broadcast tower seen in the opening credits (that appears as the singer says "WKRP")is actually the NBC affiliate WLWT Channel 5's tower in Cincinnati. The tower was reported to have been dismantled some years back. See more »

Quotes

[at a record store hosting a WKRP remote broadcast]
Herb Tarlek: Del, goshdarnit I've got to go, but if you need anything, anything at all, I'll be in my car somewhere.
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Crazy Credits

The lyrics for the closing credits consist of gibberish words. See more »

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Spoofed in WVAG in New York City (2001) See more »

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#2 with a bullet!
11 September 2003 | by (Twin Cities) – See all my reviews

WKRP is one of the best sitcoms of all time. It ranks up there with Taxi, early M*A*S*H, MTM, Seinfeld, and the often forgotten, and, IMHO, best sitcom of all time, Barney Miller (mushy, mushy, mushy!). The characters and the stories were well-rounded and believable. And the music on Johnny's morning show was the best. Too bad it can't be found up or down the dial these days. And yes, I'm a Bailey man, too!


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