When Johnny's old live-in girlfriend Buffy from California shows up in Cincinnati, he thinks she's trying to rekindle their romance. Johnny borrows Jennifer's apartment to impress her, only to discover that she is suing him for palimony.
Johnny, still freaking' out from Buffy's proposed lawsuit, elicits help from the WKRP gang. They all arrive at Jennifer's apartment, including Bailey who Johnny stood-up for their date, to offer help. Buffy returns announcing that she's not suing him, but will poison herself...or Johnny.
Les, while never being able to participate in sports as a child, has dreams of greatness on the baseball diamond. He accepts a challenge from rival station WPIG for WKRP to play them in a softball game. Rivalries and hatred between the two stations rear their ugly heads.
Herb gets a side job selling insurance for a fly-by-night company. This means he will harass every WKRP employee into buying insurance. His first victim is Les who buys more insurance than 6 men would need. However, on the same day he signs the policy, Les is involved in a motor-scooter accident. Herb's dream of making money selling insurance goes out the window.
Jennifer is in love with a blonde haired model of a guy named Steel Hawthorne. The only problem? He is poor. And he also seems interested in her because she has money. Is he treating her the way she treats other men?
Carlson runs for city council. His only hope for victory is a bit of gossip he finds out about the incumbent's drinking problem and poor attendance at council meetings. Against the wishes of Bailey, Carlson lets the information slip during a televised debate.
When a garbage strike hits Cincinnati, Johnny jokingly tells the listeners to drop their garbage off on the steps of city hall. Hundreds of listeners do what he says and the city is threatening to sue. Johnny is told to apologize on-air, but he develops "mike fright" after seeing the power of his words.
Christmas is coming up and everyone at the station is anxious to leave and start their holiday plans...everyone, except for Jennifer. Jennifer seems as if she has no holiday plans and is dismayed that the rest of the staff don't want to celebrate Christmas as a family. The gang joins together to give Jennifer a warm Christmas.
Andy tells Les that Arthur hired someone else to do the sports reporting on the radio - the former manager of the Red's baseball team, Sparky Anderson, who is a hero to Arthur. When Sparky is a disaster on the radio, Arthur has to fire him.
Johnny wakes in the middle of the night and thinks he hears someone. He determines it is God speaking to him. His performance on the radio in the morning is changed because he is touched by God, and he wants to spread the word to everyone.
Andy's sister Carol is visiting and Andy sets her up on a blind date with Johnny. But when Carol visits the radio station, she meets Venus and they set up their own date. Andy does not approve, but then he has to prove his is not a racist.
Herb's father visits the station to see his son. Herb Sr is a born salesman just like Herb Jr, and has run away from the retirement home where he was living. Herb Sr wants his son to give him money so he can go to California.
Herb's wife is out of town for 10 days. And he decides this is the time to go wild and get Jennifer to finally go out with him. When Jennifer finds out she has to deal with Herb for 10 days she tells Bailey she can't do make it. Bailey's advice to Jennifer is just give and take Herb up on it and he'll chicken out. The next time Herb asks her, she accepts and her troubles begin, because Herb doesn't seem to be backing down. As the time approaches Herb does seem to be backing down, he is thinking about his family and missing them. It's around this time that Les tells ...
A member of a group of visiting Russians informs the radio staff that they wish to defect. Despite Les's staunch position on Communism, the group works to help the Russian to defect while in Cincinati, only to be thwarted by bureaucracy at the last moment. A ray of light at this point shines through, giving the Russian a way through the "red" tape.
Newsman Les Nessman is surprised to learn he has a female "groupie" who loves his news show very much, but also loves him to the point of unreasonably interfering with and taking over his life at home and work.
After being separated for 7 years, Johnny's daughter, Laurie, comes to visit her father, bringing with her a new boyfriend. Johnny immediately steps into the role of the disapproving father and learns that there's a lot he doesn't know about his daughter.
Andy and Jennifer agree do a photo shoot for a charity. While dressing after the session is done, the photographer for the photo shoot, takes nude photos of Jennifer without her knowledge and tries to blackmail her.
Venus is offered a job as Program Director at another radio station. At WREQ, he finds the programs are auto run programming and he does not have to do anything. They only want him as an affirmative action hire.
At an award ceremony for radio stations, Johnny is selected the most popular personality, but the station loses in the most improved station category. At work, everyone starts bickering over everything and they have to work out their issues.