WKRP in Cincinnati

WKRP in Cincinnati

  • TV-PG
  • 1978
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.9  (8,112)

WKRP in Cincinnati is a show about a staff at a radio station and their day to day life at work on and off the air. The cast includes actor Gary Sandy who played as program director Andy Travis. Andy was hired to come in and turn a failing radio station around. Andy was the straight man in the comedic exchanges.Actor Gordon Jump played Arthur Carlson as the general manager who's mother owned the station thereby landing him the job even though had no experience at it. He was often referred to as "Big Guy". DJ Dr. Johnny Fever a burned out, cynical veteran from L.A. was played by Howard Hesseman,he went by a great number of on air names such as;Johnny Cool, Midnight Style, Rip tide and Heavy Early just to name a few. Actor Richard Sanders played bow tied wearing reporter Les Nessman who always wore a bandage to cover the attack wounds from his dog who could be heard but never seen. Actress Loni Anderson played the gorgeous blonde bombshell receptionist who was the highest paid employee on the staff despite her unwillingness type letters or make coffee a fact that the men seemed ok with since they enjoyed just looking at her, she seemed to be able to handle almost any situation that came her way. The stations plaid pant and white shoe wearing advertising executive Herb Tarlek was played by Frank Bonner, Tarlek was unable to land any big sponsors and usually had some small crazy named ads he was constantly pursuing receptionist Jennifer who was not at all interested. DJ Venus Fly Trap the smooth talking mood lighting Vietnam Vet evening DJ was played by Tim Reid. On air reporter Bailey Quarters is played by Jan Smithers. Quarters longed to be a Broadcast Executive, she is the girlfriend of DJ Johnny Fever. Mrs Carlson the rich and successful domineering mother of Arthur Carlson played by Sylvia Sidney in the pilot episode and by Carol Bruce was not quiet about the fact that WKRP was just a tax write off. This cast of actors and actresses play off each other well, they keep viewers laughing and waiting for the next episode.

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Seasons
Up and Down the Dial
22. Up and Down the Dial
April 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.
To Err is Human
21. To Err is Human
April 14, 1982
Herbs incompetence has finally caught up to him after making a huge mistake by giving the printers a picture of himself instead of Venus for an advertisement of a hair treatment for African Americans.
The Impossible Dream
20. The Impossible Dream
April 7, 1982
Les is off to New York City to bring th em a video clip in hopes of getting a job on network news. Unknown by the others who have created a surprise birthday party for him.
The Creation of Venus
19. The Creation of Venus
March 31, 1982
A slip of the lip reveals the lie Andy told about Venus' past job experience when he first convinced Mama Carlson to hire him.
Dear Liar
18. Dear Liar
March 24, 1982
After Les reads Baileys fictional news story she wrote about the Northside Children's Clinic on the air, Andy must decide whether or not she must be fired so not to lose the stations license.
Fire
17. Fire
March 17, 1982
A fire in the Flimm building has Jennifer and Herb trapped in an elevator.
Circumstantial Evidence
16. Circumstantial Evidence
February 24, 1982
Venus is framed by his new girlfriend who happens to be a thief casing the building during his nightly DJ slot.
I'll Take Romance
15. I'll Take Romance
February 17, 1982
Herb helps Les find a date through the I'll Take Romance Dating Service unaware it's a front for prostitutes.
Jennifer and Johnny's Charity
14. Jennifer and Johnny's Charity
February 3, 1982
Johnny asks for Jennifer's help to raise the $40,000 dollars needed to rebuild the Vine Street Mission after a fire destroys the kitchen.
Changes
13. Changes
January 27, 1982
Venus adopts a new image after discovering that he will be interviewed by a militant black magazine. Jennifer agrees to change Herb's looks, starting with his clothes.
Pills
12. Pills
January 20, 1982
The weight loss pills being advertised on WKRP seems to be for 'legalized speed' but the new client has an iron clad contract.
You Can't Go Out of Town Again
11. You Can't Go Out of Town Again
January 13, 1982
Mr. Carlson learns of the real reason he and Carmen started dating during a trip to his college reunion. Meanwhile, Bailey wants a computer for the billing department and Venus is having trouble finding free time with his new girlfriend.
Love, Exciting and New
10. Love, Exciting and New
January 6, 1982
Andy becomes Mama Carlson's escort in hopes of convincing her to buy a new transmitter for the station, but then gets the idea she wants more than a casual relationship .
The Consultant
9. The Consultant
December 30, 1981
Mama Carlson hires Norris Breeze, a radio consultant and an old friend of Andy's, to look over WKRP and find our what changes should be made.
Jennifer and the Will
8. Jennifer and the Will
December 25, 1981
Jennifer is named executrix of Colonel Buchanan's will after he unexpectedly passes away, and must try to keep away his money hungry relatives.
Three Days of the Condo
7. Three Days of the Condo
November 18, 1981
After receiving a $24,000 legal settlement, Venus convinces Johnny to spend it on a condominium at Gone With the Wind Estates.
Who's On First?
6. Who's On First?
November 11, 1981
Herb's stay in the hospital causes a rash of changes. Mr. Carlson pretends to be Herb so that they do not lose an advertising client. Les becomes Mr. Carlson and Johnny says he's Andy to escape a gambling debt owed to a mobster.
Straight From the Heart
5. Straight From the Heart
November 4, 1981
Les discovers that Herb's upcoming vacation is really a trip to the hospital for tests on his heart.
Rumors
4. Rumors
October 28, 1981
Johnny's stay at Bailey's apartment leads to some locker room rumors around the station. Johnny is also worried why Andy is try out a new DJ in his time slot.
The Union
3. The Union
October 21, 1981
Mr. Carlson is disheartened after the staff talks of joining a union.
An Explosive Affair (2)
2. An Explosive Affair (2)
October 14, 1981
Andy is frustrated when he is unable to call Venus and Johnny to warn them that the bomb may be in the transmitting tower. Mr. Carlson goes to Joyce Armor's hotel room.
An Explosive Affair (1)
1. An Explosive Affair (1)
October 7, 1981
A bomb threat from Black Monday forces the staff to evacuate the station. Johnny and Venus go on the air from the old transmitting tower, cut off from the world after Dr. Fever smashes the phone in frustration over placing a bet on a horse race. Meanwhile a former employee returns to Cincinnati and propositions Carlson.
Wkrp In Cincinnati (Trailer 1)
Wkrp In Cincinnati (Trailer 1)

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Wkrp In Cincinnati
Wkrp In Cincinnati

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Description

WKRP in Cincinnati is a show about a staff at a radio station and their day to day life at work on and off the air.

The cast includes actor Gary Sandy who played as program director Andy Travis. Andy was hired to come in and turn a failing radio station around. Andy was the straight man in the comedic exchanges.Actor Gordon Jump played Arthur Carlson as the general manager who's mother owned the station thereby landing him the job even though had no experience at it. He was often referred to as "Big Guy". DJ Dr. Johnny Fever a burned out, cynical veteran from L.A. was played by Howard Hesseman,he went by a great number of on air names such as;Johnny Cool, Midnight Style, Rip tide and Heavy Early just to name a few.

Actor Richard Sanders played bow tied wearing reporter Les Nessman who always wore a bandage to cover the attack wounds from his dog who could be heard but never seen. Actress Loni Anderson played the gorgeous blonde bombshell receptionist who was the highest paid employee on the staff despite her unwillingness type letters or make coffee a fact that the men seemed ok with since they enjoyed just looking at her, she seemed to be able to handle almost any situation that came her way.

The stations plaid pant and white shoe wearing advertising executive Herb Tarlek was played by Frank Bonner, Tarlek was unable to land any big sponsors and usually had some small crazy named ads he was constantly pursuing receptionist Jennifer who was not at all interested. DJ Venus Fly Trap the smooth talking mood lighting Vietnam Vet evening DJ was played by Tim Reid.

On air reporter Bailey Quarters is played by Jan Smithers. Quarters longed to be a Broadcast Executive, she is the girlfriend of DJ Johnny Fever. Mrs Carlson the rich and successful domineering mother of Arthur Carlson played by Sylvia Sidney in the pilot episode and by Carol Bruce was not quiet about the fact that WKRP was just a tax write off.

This cast of actors and actresses play off each other well, they keep viewers laughing and waiting for the next episode.WKRP in Cincinnati is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (90 episodes). The series first aired on September 18, 1978.

WKRP in Cincinnati is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch WKRP in Cincinnati on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 18, 1978
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (8,112)