What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

WKRP In Cincinnati – 80s TV Sitcom

WKRP in Cincinnati is a 80s sitcom television series that features the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Cast

Gordon Jump as Artur Carlson
Howard Hesseman as Johnny Fever
Loni Anderson as Jennifer Marlowe
Gary Sandy as Andy Travis
Tim Reid as Venus Flytrap
Richard Sanders as Les Nessman
Frank Bonner as Herb Tarlek
Jan Smithers as Bailey Quarters

Series Run

September 18, 1978 – April 21, 1982

Broadcast History

CBS

Plot

The station’s new program director, Andy Travis, tries to turn around struggling radio station WKRP by switching its format from dated easy-listening music to rock and roll, despite the well-meaning efforts of the mostly incompetent staff: bumbling station manager Arthur Carlson, greasy sales manager Herb Tarlek and clueless news director Les Nessman. To help bolster ratings, Travis hires a new disc jockey, New Orleans native Gordon Sims (who takes on the on-air persona of Venus Flytrap) and allows spaced-out former major-market DJ Dr. Johnny Fever, already doing mornings in the easy-listening format as John Caravella, to be himself. Rounding out the cast are receptionist Jennifer Marlowe and junior employee Bailey Quarters. Ruthless business tycoon Lillian Carlson is the station’s owner and the mother of Arthur Carlson.

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WKRP_in_Cincinnati

Theme Song

WKRP in Cincinnati Theme Song Lyrics

Baby if you’ve ever wondered,
Wondered what ever became of me.
I’m living on the air in Cinncinati,
Cinncinati WKRP.

Got time and tired of packing
And unpacking.
Town to town
Up and down the dial.
Maybe you and me were never meant to be,
But baby think of me once in a while.
I’m in WKRP in Cinncinati-.