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






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Series cast summary:
 Mr. Foley (55 episodes, 1996-1998)
 Tom Eldridge (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Margaret Hall ...
 Gertude 'Gertie' Reece / ... (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Melinda Mullins ...
 Hilary Booth (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
 Mackie Bloom (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Amanda Naughton ...
 Betty Roberts (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
 Scott Sherwood (34 episodes, 1996-1998)
 Jeffrey Singer (31 episodes, 1996-1998)


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 <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

31 January 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The name Mr. Foley is a nod to the "Foley artists" who created sound effects on radio (and sometimes film and television). See more »


Betty Roberts: Creatively, what aspect of radio drama most interests you?
Scott Sherwood: It doesn't. Never had much time for radio. Stops me from thinking out loud. Bought a second-hand schooner that had one, but I never listened until I ran up on a reef in Samoa and had to wait almost a week for help. Ever try to eat a barnacle?
Betty Roberts: No.
Scott Sherwood: Don't.
Betty Roberts: I promise not to.
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When the Saints Go Marching In/Deutschland Uber Alles
Traditional / music by Joseph Haydn (uncredited) and lyrics by August Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben (uncredited)
Arranged by Rupert Holmes
Performed by Mary Stout, Carolee Carmello, Teresa Esposito, Rupert
Holmes, Christopher Murney, and George Hall
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A wonderful trip through "what might have been" in Pittsburgh radio before WWII
31 October 1998 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

One of the most unique comedies on TV, Remember WENN is a sentimental journey through pre-WWII Pittsburgh radio. With writing and original music from Rupert Holmes and a cast of stage veterans, the show has class, style and a heart. One-liners zing past faster than flaming arrows, but the show is always character-specific and actually gives the audience a plot. Because the show does not follow the guidelines of typical network sitcoms, it may take awhile for the viewer to adjust. The entire cast has almost too much talent for the cold medium of television (most notable: Christopher Murney and Melinda Mullins). Episodes not to miss: On the Air (premier), World of Tomorrow, Close Quarters, Who's Scott Sherwood, From the Pen of Gertrude Reece (a Casablanca send-up), If I Die Before I Sleep, and All's Quiet on the Pittsburgh Front. (finale).

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