NewsRadio (1995–1999)

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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station. Beleaguered news director ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Dave Nelson (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Jimmy James (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Matthew Brock (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Lisa Miller (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Beth (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Joe Garrelli (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Bill McNeal (75 episodes, 1995-1998)
 Catherine Duke (60 episodes, 1995-1998)


The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station. Beleaguered news director Dave Nelson (Dave Foley) tries his best to manage a staff that includes egotistical anchors Dave McNeal (Phil Hartman) and Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander), ambitious supervising producer Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), who also happens to be his on/off girlfriend, hapless reporter Matthew Brock (Andy Dick), sardonic secretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), and tech-happy electrician Joe (Joe Rogan), while also answering to the station's intimidating and eccentric owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root). Written by Jennifer

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Fifty-thousand watts of pure Comedy


Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

21 March 1995 (USA)  »

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The Station  »

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(97 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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In the first minute of the PILOT, the WNYX building is revealed to be at 58th St. and Madison Ave., and is called the "Criterion Building." See more »


Bill McNeal frequently misattributes quotes to John Keats. In Season One, Episode 10, "Rat Funeral," Hartman attributes the line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may..." to Keats; the line is actually from "To the Virgins, to Make Most of time" written by Robert Herrick. In Season Two, Episode 11, "Station Sale," Hartman attributes the line "Yours is not to reason why, yours is but to do and die;" to John Keats, 1776; Hartman's version is actually slightly adapted from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade" published in 1870. See more »


Lisa: I'm not doing a shoot.
Jimmy James: You're not doing the shoot? What, are you crazy? That's free advertising for the station! Honey, free advertising - that's something you just can't buy.
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In the poker game episode, Boba Fett is courtesy of 'J. T. Hutt'. See more »

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One of the greatest TV shows the 90's has ever seen...
22 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

NewsRadio has to be one of the most wittiest television sitcoms the 90's has to offer. Every character is wonderfully written and hilariously portrayed by a cast of excellent actors. Dave Foley, from Kids in the Hall, is great at playing the dead pan and sarcastic new boss "Dave." And of course Phil Hartman and Andy Dick steal the show as a great combination of stand up and slapstick. This show is one of the funniest ever!

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