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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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
- Even though Carol Bruce and Gordon Jump played mother and son respectively, Bruce was only 13 years older than Jump in real life.
- Tim Reid, Richard Sanders and Gordon Jump all appeared in the second episode of the TV series Lou Grant.
- 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.