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: Trailer
Join WKRP's staff - program director Andy Travis, deejays Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap, neurotic newsman…
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…
Series Fun Facts
- Herb Tarlek had a University of Arkansas Razorbacks coffee mug on his desk. Frank Bonner, who played Herb, was born and raised in Arkansas.
- 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…
[show]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.
- It is reported that part of the inspiration for WKRP was the Harry Chapin song "WOLD" about a wandering FM Jock looking to finally settle down.