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
- The show was videotaped instead of filmed because it was cheaper to get the rights to rock songs for a taped show than for a filmed show.
- The character of Les Nessman always appeared with a Band-Aid or other bandage somewhere on his face, neck or hands.
- 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.