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.
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Series Fun Facts
- In 1980 Hanna-Barbera planned to collaborate with Hugh Wilson to make an animated series of WKRP, with all eight characters as dogs. The series never got off the ground.
- William Woodson is uncredited as the announcer for the tag scenes and the intros and outros for Les' newscasts.
- Contrary to urban myth, Steve Carlisle sings the show's opening theme, not Richard Sanders.