A hip, young program director pumps new life into a failing AM radio station, WKRP of Cincinatti, by changing format from Big Band to Hard Rock/Punk and bringing in two hot disc jockeys, over the protest of the owner... and some of the employees.Written by
Dr. Johnny Fever is based on Atlanta DJ "Skinny" Bobby Harper, who was the morning drive DJ on WQXI ("Quixie in Dixie"), AM 790. Harper was famous for such morning stunts as the "morning moo cow report," i.e., "there are seven moo cows on the streets of Atlanta this morning." Hugh Wilson, the show's creator, once worked at WQXI with Harper. See more »
Les Nessman is a bachelor, but he often is seen wearing a wedding ring. See more »
The lyrics for the closing credits consist of gibberish words. See more »
MTM Productions' license to use some of the songs for this show expired in the mid-1990s. Syndicated and home video versions since then, including that on the Nick-at-Nite cable network, have replaced some of those songs with stock music. See more »
At the age of 40 with a leaky heart valve and car payments and rent to pay, there is a twelve-year-old boy that wants to hear Johnny Fever drag a needle across vinyl and drag a floundering Ohio radio station into the rock era. I have driven across Cincinnati at least a hundred times, but I still long to catch a glimpse of the Flimm building, and let the news tell me that "...while the Senator admitted to being intoxicated, he could note explain his nudity." (Best Ted Kennedy Joke Ever!) WKRP was based on creator Hugh Wilson's experiences at Atlanta radio station WQXI. The Turkeys really happened at Lenox Square in Atlanta, and Fever was rumored to have been modeled on longtime Atlanta radio personality (the late) "Skinny" Bobby Harper.
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!
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