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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  • The freestanding broadcast tower seen in the opening credits (that appears as the singer says "WKRP") is actually the NBC affiliate WLWT Channel 5's tower in Cincinnati. The tower was…
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    The freestanding broadcast tower seen in the opening credits (that appears as the singer says "WKRP") is actually the NBC affiliate WLWT Channel 5's tower in Cincinnati. The tower was reported to have been dismantled some years back.
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  • Les wears a bandage on some part of his body in almost every episode. Eventually, he reveals that he has a very large dog at home. In real life, Richard Sanders suffered an injury prior to…
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    Les wears a bandage on some part of his body in almost every episode. Eventually, he reveals that he has a very large dog at home. In real life, Richard Sanders suffered an injury prior to taping the pilot episode, had to wear a bandage on the air, then decided to make it Les' trademark.
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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.
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