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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Beckett ...  Mr. Foley 55 episodes, 1996-1998
George Hall ...  Tom Eldridge 55 episodes, 1996-1998
Margaret Hall Margaret Hall ...  Gertude 'Gertie' Reece / ... 55 episodes, 1996-1998
Melinda Mullins Melinda Mullins ...  Hilary Booth 55 episodes, 1996-1998
Christopher Murney ...  Mackie Bloom 55 episodes, 1996-1998
Amanda Naughton Amanda Naughton ...  Betty Roberts 55 episodes, 1996-1998
Hugh O'Gorman ...  Jeffrey Singer 54 episodes, 1996-1998
Mary Stout Mary Stout ...  Eugenia Bremer 46 episodes, 1996-1998
Kevin O'Rourke ...  Scott Sherwood 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Carolee Carmello ...  Maple LaMarsh 34 episodes, 1996-1998
C.J. Byrnes ...  C.J. The Engineer / ... 31 episodes, 1996-1997
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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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Mr. Foley's dialogue consists almost entirely of interjections in the form of sound effects. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: Hilary, this... agent of yours, she's bullying everyone who deals with her. Rex Noble tells my theater friends he feels beaten down and bludgeoned, and Betty says your agent hasn't met a demand she didn't like. This Doris Snithing is insensitive, insatiable, and relentless! Hilary, I guess what I'm saying is... you think she'll be my agent, too?
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Soundtracks

You Make It Christmas
By Rupert Holmes
Sung by Betty Buckley
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Overlooked Gem
7 March 2006 | by billk51See all my reviews

WENN was a series of paramount humor, nostalgia and sentiment. Melinda Mullins as Hilary Booth by herself turned in a performance worthy of an Emmy. The Christmas show with Betty Buckley was a classic and Rupert Holmes contributed excellent original music. This series reminded us that great entertainment could be generated without requiring an 'R' rating.

The creative forces behind this series could do us all a great favor if they could see to its release on DVD. It far outshines many other series so released. Our generation deserves a chance to share in the short-lived but memorable era of pre-television radio.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вспоминая радио WENN See more »

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1.33 : 1
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