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 some scenes, bulletin boards or wall spaces are plastered with bumper stickers for radio stations across the USA. They were sent by real-life radio DJs who were avid fans of the show.
  • The pilot was filmed at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The rest of the episodes were taped at CBS Studio City, on the same stage as The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Only shots for the opening…
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    The pilot was filmed at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The rest of the episodes were taped at CBS Studio City, on the same stage as The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Only shots for the opening and closing credits and cutaways for a few episodes were recorded in Cincinnati.
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  • The character of Herb Tarlek was known for wearing very tacky suits. In one episode, when Herb wears a particularly outrageous suit, Venus Flytrap remarks, "Somewhere out there there's a…
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    The character of Herb Tarlek was known for wearing very tacky suits. In one episode, when Herb wears a particularly outrageous suit, Venus Flytrap remarks, "Somewhere out there there's a Volkswagen with no seats." One of Herb's suits was actually made from the seat covers of an old Volkswagen.
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