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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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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 »

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The Mother: Don't worry, you still have me for two months because that's what my contract says.
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Written by Tom Petty
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Courtesy of SHELTER Recording Co., Inc.
Distributed by ABC Records, Inc.
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Memorable Concert Footage
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I have the movie on VHS, and share it with some of the younger generations. I had the opportunity to see FM in the theatre, during my Sr. year in High School. Awesome concert footage of Jimmy Buffet and Linda Ronstadt in their prime. In addition to the movie being enjoyable to those discovering FM Radio in its infancy, the Soundtrack was one of the best compilations I've heard. It was released as a two album set, well worth the experience. Martin Mull and Eileen Brennan, turn in wonderful performances, as well as Clevon Little as the Night DJ "The Prince of Darkness". If you want to take a step back in time to the beginnings of FM Radio, this is the ticket.


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