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: Trailer
Join WKRP's staff - program director Andy Travis, deejays Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap, neurotic newsman…
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…
Series Fun Facts
- Sylvia Sidney played "Mama" Carlson in the pilot episode. However, Carol Bruce took over the role for the rest of the series run because executive producer/creator Hugh Wilson said that…
[show]Sylvia Sidney played "Mama" Carlson in the pilot episode. However, Carol Bruce took over the role for the rest of the series run because executive producer/creator Hugh Wilson said that Sidney was not pleasant to work with, did not get along with the cast or producers and thought the show itself was ridiculous.
- David Cassidy turned down the role of Johnny "Dr. Johnny Fever" Caravella.
- In 1980 Hanna-Barbera planned to collaborate with Hugh Wilson to make an animated series of WKRP with all eight characters as dogs. Thankfully, the series never got off the ground.