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WKRP in Cincinnati 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1978–1982)
The misadventures of the staff of a struggling Top 40 rock radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Hugh Wilson
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4   3   2   1  
1982   1981   1980   1979   1978  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gary Sandy ...  Andy Travis 90 episodes, 1978-1982
Gordon Jump ...  Arthur Carlson / ... 90 episodes, 1978-1982
Loni Anderson ...  Jennifer Marlowe / ... 89 episodes, 1978-1982
Howard Hesseman ...  Dr. Johnny Fever / ... 90 episodes, 1978-1982
Richard Sanders ...  Les Nessman / ... 89 episodes, 1978-1982
Frank Bonner ...  Herb Tarlek 89 episodes, 1978-1982
Tim Reid ...  Venus Flytrap / ... 87 episodes, 1978-1982
Jan Smithers ...  Bailey Quarters 86 episodes, 1978-1982
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Storyline

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 LA-Lawyer

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

WKRP in Cincinnati See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The final first-run episode to air on CBS was #7 in the weekly Nielsen ratings for all series, specials, and sports events. Prior to the airing, the series had already been canceled. See more »

Goofs

Les Nessman is a bachelor, but he often is seen wearing a wedding ring. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Herb Tarlek: Okay fine.
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Crazy Credits

The lyrics for the closing credits consist of gibberish words. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Featured in CBS at 75 (2003) See more »

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The Who Concert
1 March 2007 | by donheenSee all my reviews

I remember during its second season a real life event happened in Cincinatti where 11 people were killed at Riverfront Stadium during a Who concert. Wkrp I thought handled this extremely well on one of their shows. I thought they handled this very well like the class act they were. One of their more memorable serious shows. The boss had come in the nest day and hadn't heard what had happened. The Music group The Who was performing a concert on December 3, 1979 and when the doors were opened for general admission there was a crowd serge and 11 people were trampled to death. It led to several changes of how concerts were promoted and also pretty much the end of general admission first come first serve seating


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