WKRP in Cincinnati

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WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 18, 1978
Finale April 21, 1982
Creator Hugh Wilson
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company MTM Enterprises
Distributor Victory Television (1982–1986)
MTM Television Distribution (1986–1998)
20th Television (1998–2020)
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (2020– )
Seasons 4
Episodes 90
Origin USA

WKRP in Cincinnati is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

The station's new program director Andy Travis tries to turn around struggling radio station WKRP by switching its format from 1950s and '60s 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. Rounding out the cast are super receptionist Jennifer Marlowe, enthusiastic junior employee Bailey Quarters, and spaced-out veteran disc jockey Dr. Johnny Fever. To help bolster ratings, Travis hires a new disc jockey from New Orleans, Venus Flytrap. Lurking in the background and making an occasional appearance is ruthless business tycoon Mrs. Carlson, the station's owner and the mother of Arthur Carlson.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast 1 2 3 4
Gary Sandy Andy Travis * * * *
Gordon Jump Arthur Carlson * * * *
Loni Anderson Jennifer Marlowe * * * *
Richard Sanders Les Nessman * * * *
Tim Reid Gordon "Venus Flytrap" Sims * * * *
Frank Bonner Herbert "Herb" Tarlek * * * *
Jan Smithers Bailey Quarters * * * *
Howard Hesseman Johnny "Dr. Johnny Fever" Caravella * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 18, 1978 June 4, 1979 22
Season Two September 17, 1979 March 31, 1980 24
Season Three November 1, 1980 April 12, 1981 22
Season Four October 7, 1981 April 21, 1982 22

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DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season April 24, 2007 3

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The Complete Second Season March 17, 2015 3


The Complete Third Season July 14, 2015 3


Complete Series
The Complete Series October 28, 2014 13

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