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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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
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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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 Jennifer Marlowe (89 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Dr. Johnny Fever (90 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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A hip, young program director pumps new life into a failing AM radio station, WKRP of Cincinatti, by changing format from Big Band to Hard Rock/Punk and bringing in two hot disc jockeys, over the protest of the owner... and some of the employees. Written by LA-Lawyer

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18 September 1978 (USA)  »

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The characters of Arthur Carlson and Dr. Johnny Fever were based on real people in the radio industry. See more »

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[Johnny is lying to keep from being beaten up by a big thug named Dave]
Dr. Johnny Fever: I'm Andy Travis, glad to meet you, (pointing to the real Andy Travis) that's my brother Randy and that's old Venus of course.
Venus Flytrap: Of course.
Dr. Johnny Fever: [referring to Dave] We don't know who the mountainoid is.
Dave: Name's Dave.
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The lyrics for the closing credits consist of gibberish words. See more »

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A Great Show
25 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the great sitcoms in television history. The two things that made it great were the great writing and the ensemble cast. One episode that stands out in my mind is not the infamous "Turkey" episode, but the episode where Mr. Carlson runs for city council. When he starts out he is trying to be as honest as possible and looks like a sure loser. However, when he brings out the fact that his opponent is an alcoholic, he feels guilty about bringing the issue up and decides that its better to lose the election. The funniest scene in that episode is when Les gets on the phone and calls the press and tells them that Carlson likes to lounge around in a dress. Carlson then gets upset at Les and tells him to tell the press that he doesn't lounge around in a dress, but that he wears a halter top. Now that was a funny episode and it helped to make this show a classic.


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