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 full name of the building where WKRP is located is the Osgood R. Flimm Building. In Season 1, Episode 3 "Les on a Ledge" - The Flimm Building is mentioned because authorities need to know…
[show]The full name of the building where WKRP is located is the Osgood R. Flimm Building. In Season 1, Episode 3 "Les on a Ledge" - The Flimm Building is mentioned because authorities need to know where to come and save Les.
- In some scenes, bulletin boards or wall spaces are seen plastered with bumper stickers for radio stations across the USA. They were sent by actual radio station DJs who were avid fans of the show.
- The final first-run episode of WKRP to air on CBS was #7 in the weekly Neilson ratings for all series, specials and sports events. Prior to the airing, the series had already been canceled.