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WKRP In Cincinnati

A TV show that aired on CBS from 1978-1982.

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A Quick Tip by TheJohn

  • Sep 25, 2010
Classic TV show that oozed awesome with great characters and story lines. Johnny is great, Bailey is cute and Les just plain ruled as a clueless newscaster.
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review by . May 01, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
Strange as it sounds, this is a show I remember from my earliest childhood days when I was 4 years old.  Coming on right after Pink Panther was this show about a radio station and either I was too little to change the channel or I was too entertained by the goings on-regardless of my understanding of the material.      A late 70's sitcom/"workcom" follows an 8 person team as they run the goings on at a radio station at the bottom of the ratings …
Quick Tip by . May 01, 2010
One of the best network TV shows from that era. Would love to see this show again!
Quick Tip by . May 01, 2010
Goings on at a radio station that changes format and gains listeners. Great cast and episodes, but time and copyrights reared their head.
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WKRP in Cincinnati is an American situation comedy that featured the misadventures of the staff of a struggling radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show was created by Hugh Wilson and was based upon his experiences working in advertising as a client of a classic album-oriented rock radio station. The ensemble cast consisted of Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders and Frank Bonner.

As was typical of most MTM productions, the humor came more from running gags based on the known predilections and quirks of each character, rather than from outlandish plots or racy situations since the show has a realistic setting. The characters also developed somewhat over the course of the series.

The series won a Humanitas Prize and received 10 Emmy Award nominations, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series. Andy Ackerman won an Emmy Award for Videotape Editing in season 3.

WKRP premiered September 18, 1978 on the CBS television network and aired for four seasons and 90 episodes through September 20, 1982. During the third and fourth seasons, CBS repeatedly moved the show around its schedule, contributing to its eventual cancellation.

When WKRP went into syndication, it became an unexpected blockbuster. For the next decade, it was one of the most popular sitcoms in syndication, outperforming many much bigger prime time hits, including all the other MTM sitcoms.
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