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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  • Johnny was fired from a previous job because he said the word booger on the air. In fact, when Andy changed the station's format in the middle of Johnny's show he showed his joy by uttering…
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    Johnny was fired from a previous job because he said the word booger on the air. In fact, when Andy changed the station's format in the middle of Johnny's show he showed his joy by uttering the previously banned word.
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  • Several of the tunes used in the series were changed to more generic rock music when the show went into syndication. This was so the producers would not have to pay fees to use the original songs.
  • The radio station that was active during the sitcom's (and is still active today) is Cincinnati's WKRC 550 AM, Coincidentally, its call letters are phonetically closer to the show's own…
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    The radio station that was active during the sitcom's (and is still active today) is Cincinnati's WKRC 550 AM, Coincidentally, its call letters are phonetically closer to the show's own fictional title.
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