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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Betty Roberts: We have a 10am show, and it is now 10:03. Would you please take your places at the microphones?
Hilary Booth: Maple, would you tell Betty that I just don't care any more?
Maple: Jeff, would you kindly remind Hilary that Betty and I are no longer speaking to each other?
Jeff Singer: I'm sorry, Maple, but Hilary and I are not talking to each other.
Maple: Mackie, are you still speaking to Hilary?
Mackie Bloom: Yeah, I'm talking Hilary; I'm not talking to you.
Hilary Booth: Well, if you're talking to me, Mackie, would you please tell Betty that I don't care?
Mackie Bloom: Betty ...
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Christmas is Waiting For You
By Rupert Holmes
Sung by Betty Buckley
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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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