Sep. 18, 1978
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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WKRP in Cincinnati

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 1x10 A Date with Jennifer
Jennifer accepts a date with Les after he wins the coveted Silver Sow award.
Jan. 22, 1979
1x11 1 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 1 1x12 Tornado
A group of Japanese executives tour WKRP with a Spanish interpreter while the city experiences a tornado.
Feb. 05, 1979
1x13 1 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 1 1x14 Johnny Comes Back (2)
Johnny's replacement Doug Winner is accused of taking payola by a returning Dr. Fever.
Feb. 26, 1979
1x15 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 Guides

Season 1 Characters

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Season 1 Videos

8 Love Returns
8 Love Returns (24:46)

1 Pilot, Part 1
1 Pilot, Part 1 (24:54)

14 John Comes Back, Part 2
14 John Comes Back, Part 2 (24:50)

10 A Date With Jennifer
10 A Date With Jennifer (21:04)

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Season 1 Trivia

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