Bailey and Herb attended the auction at Mr Carlson's church. Bailey loved one painting, and Herb purchased it. Herb tries to re-sell it to Bailey but she cannot afford it. Then Herb learns it might be valuable and thinks of becoming rich.
Mr Carlson has to give a speech at a Broadcasters Dinner, so he rehearses his speech at work. It is boring, so everyone starts to daydream. Each of them think about the job they would rather have than working at the station.
The station cleaning asks Venus a favor. Her son wants to drop out of high school. She wants Venus to talk to her son, a gang member, about staying in high school and then college. Venus bets the boy he can make learning more interesting.
Johnny will host a rock and roll dance show to earn extra money. He thinks he is going to be able to do the show his way but he finds he has to wear their outfits and play their songs. He creates a new personality, Rip Tide, to do the show.
After creating a Rip Tide personality to do a dance show on TV, the new personality starts taking over Johnny Fever's life. Herb tries to take advantage of it by marketing Rip Tide, while the others help him drop the act.
Herb finally comes up with a good idea; add a call in advice show to the stations line up. Against their better judgment they let Herb find the host. He promises he can get the job done in a week. Six months later he finally finds what they think is the perfect host. Just before she is supposed to go on the air they find out she's a bitter multiple divorcée who takes what she says is an aspirin while talking with Andy. As her time to go on the air comes closer she starts to act impaired and passes out while she's being introduced. Luckily Jennifer is there and steps ...
Mr Carlson is notified the radio station building is being torn down. Bailey campaigns to have the building declared a landmark. Mr Carlson's mother promises a better station will be built, so he campaigns against the landmark status.
Bailey is upset when it seems everyone else has an expense account for lunches except her. Meanwhile, Herb has been having a lot of lunches with clients and having a lot of drinks to help close a deal. His drinking gets out of hand.
Arthur and Carmen's 25th wedding anniversary is approaching and they plan to have the wedding ceremony they never had because their marriage was an elopement. Unfortunately, Mama Carlson has her own plans for their ceremony.
While Johnny does a night stint on the radio, the station is robbed. No one is hurt, but a lot of the expensive items are taken. Mr Carlton installs a security system and everyone starts being paranoid.
A preacher with the Clean Up Radio Broadcasting group wants WKRP to stop playing specific songs due to the lyrics. Mr Carlton thinks the station should cooperate, while the rest say the songs are classics it is censorship.
Johnny's apartment is being fumigated and he needs a place to stay. Everyone turns him down except for Bailey. Rumors start at the office that they are having an affair. Johnny is also afraid the new DJ will take over his radio time slot.
Les is being given an award for a news broadcast. Herb is going on vacation, but Jennifer is worried when Herb takes insurance papers with him. He checks into a hospital for heart tests and asks Les to stay with him. They go to a porn movie.