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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  • The show was videotaped instead of filmed because it was cheaper to get the rights to rock songs for a taped show than for a filmed show.
  • The character of Les Nessman always appeared with a Band-Aid or other bandage somewhere on his face, neck or hands.
  • The final first-run episode of WKRP to air on CBS was #7 in the weekly Neilson ratings for all series, specials and sports events. Prior to the airing, the series had already been canceled.
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