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

Creator:

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 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Margaret Hall Margaret Hall ...  Gertude 'Gertie' Reece / ... 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Melinda Mullins Melinda Mullins ...  Hilary Booth 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Christopher Murney ...  Mackie Bloom 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Amanda Naughton Amanda Naughton ...  Betty Roberts 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Kevin O'Rourke ...  Scott Sherwood 34 episodes, 1996-1998
Hugh O'Gorman ...  Jeffrey Singer 31 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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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The name Mr. Foley is a nod to the "Foley artists" who created sound effects on radio (and sometimes film and television). 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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Strong and Silent
Written by Rupert Holmes
Performed by Carolee Carmello
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A wonderful trip through "what might have been" in Pittsburgh radio before WWII
31 October 1998 | by ROCKY-19See all my reviews

One of the most unique comedies on TV, Remember WENN is a sentimental journey through pre-WWII Pittsburgh radio. With writing and original music from Rupert Holmes and a cast of stage veterans, the show has class, style and a heart. One-liners zing past faster than flaming arrows, but the show is always character-specific and actually gives the audience a plot. Because the show does not follow the guidelines of typical network sitcoms, it may take awhile for the viewer to adjust. The entire cast has almost too much talent for the cold medium of television (most notable: Christopher Murney and Melinda Mullins). Episodes not to miss: On the Air (premier), World of Tomorrow, Close Quarters, Who's Scott Sherwood, From the Pen of Gertrude Reece (a Casablanca send-up), If I Die Before I Sleep, and All's Quiet on the Pittsburgh Front. (finale).


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