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
Did You Know?
Les can be seen wearing a bandage on some part of his body in practically every show. We eventually find out it is because he has a very large (and never-seen) dog that he keeps at home. In real-life, the bandage idea originated when Richard Sanders
suffered an injury prior to the taping of the pilot and was forced to wear a bandage on the air; he subsequently decided to make it Les' trademark. See more
In the pilot, WKRP was depicted (both on the map in Jennifer's office and by Dr. Johnny Fever on the air) as a 50,000 watt station. In subsequent episodes, the station was "demoted" to 5000 watts which was probably more appropriate for a "struggling" operation as very few maximum power AM stations have ever had difficulties with format and audience attraction. See more
Mr. Travis, are you responsible for the strange sounds I heard emanating from my radio this morning?
Well, explain yourself!
Well, I *like* the sounds you heard this morning.
Young man, this radio station is a business. It is not for your personal listening pleasure.