Sep. 18, 1978
30 min.
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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  • After John Lennon's assassination in December 1980, a photo of him was displayed in the background prominently, as a memorial tribute.
  • 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.
  • William Woodson is uncredited as the announcer for the tag scenes and the intros and outros for Les' newscasts.
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