Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

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Rupert Holmes
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Series cast summary:
Tom Beckett ...  Mr. Foley 56 episodes, 1996-1998
George Hall ...  Tom Eldridge 56 episodes, 1996-1998
Margaret Hall Margaret Hall ...  Gertude 'Gertie' Reece / ... 56 episodes, 1996-1998
Melinda Mullins ...  Hilary Booth 56 episodes, 1996-1998
Christopher Murney ...  Mackie Bloom 56 episodes, 1996-1998
Amanda Naughton Amanda Naughton ...  Betty Roberts 56 episodes, 1996-1998
Hugh O'Gorman ...  Jeffrey Singer 55 episodes, 1996-1998
Mary Stout Mary Stout ...  Eugenia Bremer 47 episodes, 1996-1998
Kevin O'Rourke ...  Scott Sherwood 46 episodes, 1996-1998
Carolee Carmello ...  Maple LaMarsh 41 episodes, 1996-1998
C.J. Byrnes ...  C.J. The Engineer / ... 29 episodes, 1996-1997
John Bedford Lloyd ...  Victor Comstock / ... 25 episodes, 1996-1998
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Storyline

It is 1930s Pittsburgh, and college student Betty Roberts has won an internship at WENN, a station that specializes in radio shows. She finds that the employees of the shows are just as wacky as the characters they play on the radio. They include: Mackie Bloom, WENN's man of a thousand voices; Hilary Booth, queen of the stage who carries an over-inflated ego; Mr. Foley, WENNs sound effects man who never talks; Tom Eldridge, who is as clueless as a gnat; and Jeffery Singer, who is in a marriage of convenience with Hillary. Each week, we watch how the station members struggle to keep the station going. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Before WKRP. Before NewsRadio. Before Frasier. There Was WENN

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Tom Beckett (Mr. Foley) was the only cast member to appear in all 55 episodes. See more »

Quotes

Betty Roberts: Generally, Gertie, we try to avoid writing dialogue for our cast that is impossible to pronounce?
Gertude 'Gertie' Reece: Oh, really?
Betty Roberts: Yes. That type of torturous tongue-twisting tends to be tantamount to terrifying and intimidating to our troop. I mean, please continue.
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A Girl Like Me
Written by Rupert Holmes
Performed by Carolee Carmello
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A true gem
2 February 2003 | by dreamer_boySee all my reviews

I imagine that I am of a minority within my age group (early 20s) to say that I find this show to be one of the best ever broadcast. I was truly sorry to see it taken off the air, and the television scene is all the more desolate for WENN's absence. The characters created on the show were timeless and loveable; the writing, while not always stellar, was more often than not witty and enjoyable, without having to resort to the lowest common denominator that the vast majority of today's television does. The episode in which Molly Ringwold guest-starred as blind, love-struck "Angela from Avalon" will always remain one of my favorite television moments.

I have been a huge fan of Rupert Holmes' work since "Hi Honey I'm Home!" and am happy to see that a person who shares my interests in 20th-century entertainment and culture is working to share those interests with audiences. I only wish that there were more of an audience for his great work, because it deserves to be celebrated.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вспоминая радио WENN See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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