Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 18, 1978
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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WKRP in Cincinnati

Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson tries to run a failing Cincinnati radio station owned by his "tough as nails" mother. His own incompetence is overshadowed by the strange employees that work at the station.

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04x22 Up and Down the Dial Aired: Apr. 21, 1982

Mama Carlson announces that she is switching to an all-news format just as the station made its way up to #6 in the ratings.

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The show had 4 seasons and 90 episodes air between 1978 and 1982.

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  • In close-ups, the names Johnny Fever used on air are all on the side of his coffee cup: Johnny Duke, Johnny Style, Johnny Cool, Johnny Sunshine, and Johnny Fever. In the pilot, the…
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    In close-ups, the names Johnny Fever used on air are all on the side of his coffee cup: Johnny Duke, Johnny Style, Johnny Cool, Johnny Sunshine, and Johnny Fever. In the pilot, the understaffed station had Johnny doing the morning and afternoon shows. Johnny had to look at his coffee mug to see which name he was supposed to use on-air.
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  • After John Lennon's assassination in December 1980, a photo of him was displayed in the background prominently, as a memorial tribute.
  • The show was videotaped instead of filmed because the rights to rock songs were cheaper for a taped show than for a filmed show.
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