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FM (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  20 April 1978 (USA)
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Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio... See full summary »

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Jeff Dugan
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Mother
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Doc Holiday
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Prince
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Eric Swan
Cassie Yates ...
Laura Coe
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Carl Billings
Jay Fenichel ...
Bobby Douglas
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Lt. Reach
Joe Smith ...
Albert Driscoll
Tom Tarpey ...
Regis Lamar
Janet Brandt ...
Alice
Mary Torrey ...
Cathy
Roberta Wallach ...
Shari Smith
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Michael J. Carlyle
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Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio personalities include: Jeff Dugan, rebellious head of the radio station; Mother, who is burned out from being a DJ; Eric Swan, a self centered romantic who wants more than just being a DJ; The Prince of Darkness, the hip night DJ; and Laura Coe, the easy-going type. The movie focuses on the battle between Jeff and his corporate bosses, who want more advertising and less music. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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The movie coming at you at the speed of sound. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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20 April 1978 (USA)  »

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FM - dit program  »

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Trivia

Often believed to be the inspiration for the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), but in fact the pilot for that show was filmed before this film's release. See more »

Goofs

Mother's station identification places QSKY at 7-11 on the radio dial. 711 kilohertz would be a valid AM radio frequency not in the 88 to 108 megahertz frequency for a FM station. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Dugan: Do you like music?
Regis Lamar: I can take it or leave it.
Jeff Dugan: I'm throwing a concert tonight... you ought to come. It's with Jimmy Buffett.
Regis Lamar: I love buffets, what are they serving?
Jeff Dugan: Regis, you and I are gonna get along just fine.
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Soundtracks

Do It Again
Written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen
Performed by Steely Dan
Courtesy of ABC Records
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Comment on the movie, "FM"
29 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in radio in the area the movie took place in the late 1970's, most of my friends felt the movie was molded after 94.7 KMET, "The Mighty Met" which at the time was king, with KLOS always nipping at their heels. Sadly, corporate money won out, the MET went "NEW AGE" and KLOS survived. Remember Paraquat, Ace "Space" Young, "The Gonzer" and Jim Ladd to mention a few Met Cats! None of us even thought about "WKRP in Cincinnatti" as a off shoot to "FM" although it was a great show. Myself and many others worked at a station much like "WKRP" at one time or another! "FM" was excellent and reflected a wild time in radio, when there was some pretty weird music out there and some great ones too!


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