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 Dave Nelson (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Jimmy James (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Matthew Brock (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Lisa Miller (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Beth (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Joe Garrelli (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Bill McNeal (75 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Catherine Duke (60 episodes, 1995-1998)
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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 Dave Nelson (Dave Foley) tries his best to manage a staff that includes egotistical anchors Bill 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

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21 March 1995 (USA)  »

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The cast of NewsRadio was banned from the SAG Awards after one appearance because of their bad behavior. They took their shoes off, stole wine off of the other tables and Andy Dick allegedly asked for Helen Hunt's autograph on his penis. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Jimmy James: I think we should just die with our boots on.
Dave: Sir, what are you talking about?
Jimmy James: Oh, I don't know. I was just trying to get you guys to notice my new boots.
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Crazy Credits

In the poker game episode, Boba Fett is courtesy of 'J. T. Hutt'. See more »

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Referenced in Head Case: Dick in Review (2007) See more »

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Newsradio Theme
Written by Mike Post
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If you don't laugh with this show, you'll never laugh.
23 April 1999 | by (Indiana, America) – See all my reviews

I have been watching this show about 7 months now and by far It is my absolute favorite show on TV. I originally hated "NewsRadio" and would be disappointed when it came on, but after I gave it a chance by watching the old episodes with the late Phil Hartman, I never miss it. I have seen my own mother in tears over this show laughing out loud. I myself don't believe a show has ever made me laugh this hard. So if any of the cast and crew is reading this, keep it up, we love it!


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