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Season 2

17 Sep. 1979
For Love or Money: Part 1
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.
 
24 Sep. 1979
For Love or Money: Part 2
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.
 
15 Oct. 1979
Baseball
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.
 
22 Oct. 1979
Bad Risk
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.
 
29 Oct. 1979
Jennifer Falls in Love
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?
 
5 Nov. 1979
Carlson for President
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.
 
12 Nov. 1979
Mike Fright
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.
 
26 Nov. 1979
The Patter of Little Feet
Arthur's wife Carmen believes that she may be pregnant, causing Carlson (Gordon Jump) to consider whether or not he is ready for another child at his age.
 
3 Dec. 1979
Baby, If You've Ever Wondered
When the station's ratings fail to improve to Andy's expectations, he wonders if he is accomplishing anything with the screwy staff.
 
10 Dec. 1979
Bailey's Big Break
Les is forced to hire another newsman to relieve him of some of his broadcasts. A protesting Les doesn't want anyone, especially when Andy thinks it should be Bailey.
 
17 Dec. 1979
Jennifer's Home for Christmas
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.
 
24 Dec. 1979
Sparky
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.
 
31 Dec. 1979
God Talks to Johnny
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.
 
7 Jan. 1980
A Family Affair
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.
 
14 Jan. 1980
Herb's Dad
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.
 
21 Jan. 1980
Put Up or Shut Up
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 ...
 
28 Jan. 1980
The Americanization of Ivan
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.
 
4 Feb. 1980
Les' Groupie
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.
 
11 Feb. 1980
In Concert
The staff find themselves consumed with guilt for promoting a Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum when its general admission policy causes a terrible tragedy.
 
18 Feb. 1980
The Doctor's Daughter
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.
 
3 Mar. 1980
Filthy Pictures: Part 1
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.
 
3 Mar. 1980
Filthy Pictures: Part 2
After the nude photos of Jennifer and the blackmail plot is revealed, the radio staff tries to recover the photos and negatives from the unscrupulous photographer.
 
10 Mar. 1980
Venus Rising
Venus accepts 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. He wants back at WRKP.
 
31 Mar. 1980
Most Improved Station
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.
 

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