Remember WENN (1996–1998)

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Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

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 Mr. Foley (55 episodes, 1996-1998)
George Hall ...
 Tom Eldridge (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Margaret Hall ...
 Gertude 'Gertie' Reece / ... (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Melinda Mullins ...
 Hilary Booth (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Mackie Bloom (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Amanda Naughton ...
 Betty Roberts (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Scott Sherwood (34 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Jeffrey Singer (31 episodes, 1996-1998)
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It is 1930s Pittsburgh, and college student Betty Roberts has won an internship at WENN, a station that specializes in radio shows. She finds that the employees of the shows are just as wacky as the characters they play on the radio. They include: Mackie Bloom, WENN's man of a thousand voices; Hilary Booth, queen of the stage who carries an over-inflated ego; Mr. Foley, WENNs sound effects man who never talks; Tom Eldridge, who is as clueless as a gnat; and Jeffery Singer, who is in a marriage of convenience with Hillary. Each week, we watch how the station members struggle to keep the station going. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Enid Fairleigh: I, um, don't suppose you've had a chance to look at my script yet, have you?
Betty: Oh, um, just the first page. I thought...
Enid Fairleigh: Oh, please, be as critical as you would like. My internship here would otherwise be meaningless.
Betty: Well, Enid, I couldn't help noticing that both the hero and the villain in your script have the same first name. Don't you think that that's a little confusing? Especially on the radio, where you can't see what anyone looks like. For instance, on page one of your script your heroine...
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Strong and Silent
Written by Rupert Holmes
Performed by Carolee Carmello
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wonderful nostalgia
11 December 2002 | by (Federal Way, WA) – See all my reviews

For people who like to slow life down and visit the relaxing innocence of times long gone, "Remember WENN" was a wonderful means to accomplishing this. I always looked eagerly ahead to the weekly visits with my radio friends in Pittsburgh. But, like those days of yore, the visits have ceased and all I have are memories. The best memory I have is one which I relive on tape every year at this time - the episode known as "Christmas in the Airwaves". The cast is at their charming best here and the music is fantastic. Peter Noone does a wonderful rendition of "Winter Wonderland" and Betty Buckley is superb with the two original Christmas songs written by Rupert Holmes. This was a great Christmas present from AMC to the fans of this show but watching it every year makes me miss "Remember WENN" all the more.


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