WKRP in Cincinnati: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot: Part 1 (18 Sep. 1978)

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Arthur Carlson, general manager of the moribund beautiful-music station WKRP in Cincinnati, hires young hotshot program director Andy Travis to turn the station around. When Andy changes ... See full summary »

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Arthur Carlson, general manager of the moribund beautiful-music station WKRP in Cincinnati, hires young hotshot program director Andy Travis to turn the station around. When Andy changes the format of the station to rock n' roll, he faces the wrath of the station's owner, who happens to be Mr. Carlson's mother. Written by Anonymous

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You will notice one thing missing from this episode and the others that were taped around the same time: the bullpen. Indeed, the bullpen had not been created before the show went on hiatus around 1979. It had made little sense for staff to have meetings in Andy's office. After the show came back from hiatus, the bullpen had been fully constructed, most meetings were held there, and Andy's office was rarely seen after that. See more »

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When Johnny plays the first Rock and Roll record, he spins the turn table emphatically to start it up. He then gets into character as Johnny Fever and announces the format change. When we cut back to the long shot, we can clearly see that the needle on the record that is playing was knocked when Johnny spun the turn table. It is now resting up against the spindle. Yet the music is still playing fine. See more »

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Mama Carlson: Mr. Travis, are you responsible for the strange sounds I heard emanating from my radio this morning?
Andy Travis: I am.
Mama Carlson: Well, explain yourself!
Andy Travis: Well, I *like* the sounds you heard this morning.
Mama Carlson: Young man, this radio station is a business. It is not for your personal listening pleasure.
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Referenced in WKRP in Cincinnati: The Creation of Venus (1982) See more »

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Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
Written by Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards and Kenneth Lehman
Performed by Chic
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