The ratings are out...and WKRP is now the Number 6 station in an 18-station market. Despite the fact that WKRP has had the highest ratings in its history, Carlson's mother announces that she plans to change the station's format to all-news, citing that the momentum of FM will soon render music on AM obsolete, per the advice of a programming consultant. However, her true intentions are later revealed...WKRP is supposed to be the latter portion of the profit-and-loss statement for Carlson Industries, and it needs to be put back there. Written by
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The final first-run show of WKRP to air on CBS was #7 in the weekly Neilson ratings for all series, specials and sports events. Prior to the airing, the series had already been canceled. See more
[reading to Andy the summary of a report prepared by a programming consultant she has hired to suggest format options
WKRP's Top 40 audience is at its peak. The sound quality of the AM signal cannot compete with FM stations. If WKRP is to remain profitable in the long run, we suggest switching to a non-music format... all news.
Well, I'm sorry... I don't know anything about programming an all-news station.
That's why I hired Mr. Von Sanker.
Written by Albert Collins
Performed by Albert Collins
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