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.
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Series Fun Facts
- After John Lennon's assassination in December 1980, a photo of Lennon was displayed in the background prominently, as a memorial tribute.
- The character of Bailey Quarters was based on Hugh Wilson's wife. Wilson wrote the character to be shy and soft-spoken, but very articulate when she did speak, because his wife was the same way.
- Real-life Cincinnati radio station WKRC 550 AM was active during the sitcom's run, and remains active as of October 2014.