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: 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…
WKRP in Cincinnati: Season 1, Episode #5 - Hold-Up
When an armed robbery disrupts a live broadcast from a stereo store, D.J. Dr. Johnny Fever is left to contend…
Series Fun Facts
- The series featured numerous references to Cincinnati's real-life pro sports teams. The satin WKRP staff jackets, usually worn by Andy and Venus, were modified Cincinnati Reds warm-up…
[show]The series featured numerous references to Cincinnati's real-life pro sports teams. The satin WKRP staff jackets, usually worn by Andy and Venus, were modified Cincinnati Reds warm-up jackets. A placard with the logo for the Cincinnati Stingers, of the defunct World Hockey Association, often appeared in the background.
- Real-life Cincinnati radio station WKRC 550 AM was active during the sitcom's run, and remains active as of October 2014.
- Contrary to urban myth, Steve Carlisle sings the show's opening theme, not Richard Sanders.