WKRP in Cincinnati
- 4 Seasons
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.