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.
Last Episode04x22 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.
WKRP in Cincinnati: Season 1, Episode #9 - Mama's Review
Mr. Carlson is thrown for a loop when his tyrannical mother - WKRP's owner - arrives to review the station's…
WKRP in Cincinnati: Season 1, Episode #5 - Hold-Up
When an armed robbery disrupts a live broadcast from a stereo store, D.J. Dr. Johnny Fever is left to contend…
Series Fun Facts
- 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.
- Venus Flytrap's real name was Gordon Simms. He was a schoolteacher before he became a DJ.
- Real-life Cincinnati radio station WKRC 550 AM was active during the sitcom's run, and remains active as of October 2014.