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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The two artists that Johnny plays before the rock music change, Felix Mandell and the Hallelujah Tabernacle Choir, are both fictitious. The Hallelujah Tabernacle Choir is, of course, a parody of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. See more »

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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 »

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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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