With Johnny gone, Andy finds a replacement for the morning shift in Doug Winner. Meanwhile, Johnny returns after getting quickly fired in L.A. for saying something obscene on the radio. Johnny and Andy discover that Doug is taking Payola in the form of cocaine from a record promoter. The Doctor gets his morning shift back! Written by
Did You Know?
In the pilot episode, it was explained that Johnny fell from grace as a DJ, after he used the word "booger" on-air. (Andy gave his blessing for Johnny to use the word, when he changed WKRP's format.) In this episode, Johnny returns to WKRP after being fired for using another word ("jive-ass") on-air. (Hesseman said "jive-ass" during the taping, but it was edited out for broadcast.) See more
I think we're going to have to fire Doug Winner. Remember when I told you he was giving some songs too much play? I talked to him about it. He said fine, but he didn't stop.
Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson
You don't supposed that kid's on the take, do you?
I'm afraid so... I made a couple of calls, and it checks out.