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.
WKRP in Cincinnati Season 1 (1978-1979)
|1x01 Pilot (1) |
Andy Travis is hired to be the new program manager at the 16th ranked AM radio station in Cincinnati. His first task is changing from a "beautiful music" format to top 40 rock.
|Sep. 18, 1978|
|1x02 Pilot (2) |
A group of upset listeners hold a protest in the WKRP lobby over the recent format change from easy listening to rock music.
|Sep. 25, 1978|
|1x03 Les on a Ledge |
A comment from a baseball player accusing Les of being gay has the gang at WKRP trying to talk him down from a window ledge.
|Oct. 02, 1978|
|1x04 Hoodlum Rock |
Andy's first attempt at having WKRP promote a concert goes awry when the members of the band 'Scum Of The Earth' appear to be just that.
|Oct. 09, 1978|
|1x05 Hold-Up |
Herb arranges a live broadcast from Del's Stereo and Sound, but it is interrupted by a distraught former DJ holding up the store.
|Oct. 16, 1978|
|1x06 Bailey's Show |
Andy gives Baileys idea of a hosting a public-service interview show called "Cincinnati Beat," but discovers it is difficult to find potential guests who are not insane.
|Oct. 23, 1978|
|1x07 Turkeys Away |
Mr. Carlson proves that he is running things at WKRP by coming up with a promotion of his own, dropping live turkeys from an airplane for the people of Cincinnati for Thanksgiving. ...
|Oct. 30, 1978|
|1x08 Love Returns |
Andy's former girlfriend Linda Taylor, a country singer is in town and offers him a job with her crew. Meanwhile, Johnny and Venus participate in a "Win a date with a DJ" contest with ...
|Nov. 06, 1978|
|1x09 Mama's Review |
The quarterly review of WKRP is given to Mama Carlson in the form of vignettes showing all that has happened since the switch over from easy listening music to rock-n-roll.
|Jan. 15, 1979|
|1x10 A Date with Jennifer |
Jennifer accepts a date with Les after he wins the coveted Silver Sow award.
|Jan. 22, 1979|
|1x11 The Contest Nobody Could Win |
After Johnny misreads the prize amount for the radio contest as $5000 instead of $50, the gang creates a way so that nobody could ever win. Or so they thought.
|Jan. 29, 1979|
|1x12 Tornado |
A group of Japanese executives tour WKRP with a Spanish interpreter while the city experiences a tornado.
|Feb. 05, 1979|
|1x13 Goodbye, Johnny (1) |
The gang at WKRP throw a good bye party for Johnny to sway his decision not to take a lucrative job offer in Los Angeles.
|Feb. 19, 1979|
|1x14 Johnny Comes Back (2) |
Johnny's replacement Doug Winner is accused of taking payola by a returning Dr. Fever.
|Feb. 26, 1979|
|1x15 Never Leave Me, Lucille |
Herb moves in with Johnny after separating from his wife Lucille. But the prospect of a bachelor Herb frightens Jennifer into helping with their rekindling
|Mar. 05, 1979|
|1x16 I Want to Keep My Baby |
One of Johnny's fans, a single mother, leaves him a very special present. After becoming attached to the baby, Johnny must now find a way to keep it from child services until the mother's ...
|Mar. 12, 1979|
|1x17 A Commercial Break |
WKRP finally finds a lucrative sponsor, unfortunately it is for cemetery plots. Taste comes into play after the gang creates a jingle for the ads, which the sponsor loves.
|Mar. 26, 1979|
|1x18 Who is Gordon Sims? |
Refusing to participate for a publicity picture has Venus in hot water with Mr. Carlson and the U.S. government.
|Apr. 02, 1979|
|1x19 I Do, I Do... For Now |
Jennifer tells an old boyfriend visiting from West Virginia that she and Johnny are married in order to back out of a promise to marry him.
|Apr. 23, 1979|
|1x20 Young Master Carlson |
Mr. Carlson's young son is brought to the radio station after running away from military school and soon upsets everyone there.
|Apr. 30, 1979|
|1x21 Fish Story |
A reporter shows up in time at WKRP to find Herb dressed in the new mascot suit, an extremely slow painter fixing up the lobby and Johnny and Venus participating in a drinking test ...
|May. 28, 1979|
|1x22 Preacher |
Everyone fears firing Rev. Little Ed Pembrook, the WKRP Sunday morning evangelist and former pro wrestler, for selling tasteless religious artifacts on the air.
|Jun. 04, 1979|
Season 1 Characters[none added]
Season 1 Videos
22 Preacher (24:20)
16 I Want To Keep My Baby (23:59)
11 The Contest Nobody Could Win (23:42)
2 Pilot, Part 2 (25:11)
Season 1 Trivia[none added]
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