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…
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When an armed robbery disrupts a live broadcast from a stereo store, D.J. Dr. Johnny Fever is left to contend…
Series Fun Facts
- Venus Flytrap's real name was Gordon Sims. He was a schoolteacher before he became a DJ.
- While the series prided itself in both writing and acting with hit songs, keeping the rights to play the songs would've cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. In the 1990s reissues for…
[show]While the series prided itself in both writing and acting with hit songs, keeping the rights to play the songs would've cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. In the 1990s reissues for syndication, nearly all of the music played by the DJs was replaced with generic studio music. Original generic music was replaced to avoid any possibility of later lawsuits. Because the actors often spoke over the music, voice impersonators were hired to emulate the actors in those scenes. In some cases, lines had to be revised so jokes about the song that just played were removed, and changed to often-meaningless new titles. In 2014, an agreement was reached for the rights to restore most of the real-life songs from the original broadcasts for forthcoming DVD releases.
- In real life, Gordon Jump had worked as a disc jockey for a radio station in Dayton, Ohio.