History Series / WKRPInCincinnati

18th May '16 2:52:49 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''NewsRadio''

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** ''NewsRadio''''Series/NewsRadio''
19th Apr '16 8:58:30 AM themisterfree
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* NoodleIncident: Johnny was apparently arrested at one time by "145 Mexican cops" (he claimed it was a "minor misunderstanding"), and another time said he once saw Harvard through a window of a police car.
8th Jan '16 11:49:37 AM Oldiesmann
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** Les' fascination with hog farming and various pig jokes aren't just for laughs. In the 19th century, Cincinnati was such a major player in the hog industry that it was nicknamed "Porkopolis". To this day, flying pigs are seen as a local icon of sorts.
25th Dec '15 6:10:17 PM FF32
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** The air staff is too small. Even a dawn-to-dusk station (one that has a broadcast day limited to daylight hours), which WKRP clearly isn't, since Venus is the night DJ, would have more than two DJs.

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** The air staff is too small. Even a dawn-to-dusk station (one that has a broadcast day limited to daylight hours), which WKRP clearly isn't, since Venus is the night DJ, would have more than two DJs.[=DJs=].
22nd Dec '15 8:07:05 AM TrustBen
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* OutsideInsideSlur: A troubled teen Venus is trying to mentor tells him that he always thought Johnny was black, but that Venus himself sounds white.
22nd Dec '15 7:50:46 AM TrustBen
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* MyBelovedSmother: Mama Carlson

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* MyBelovedSmother: Mama CarlsonCarlson keeps Arthur under her thumb even though he's a married father in his fifties.
26th Nov '15 9:17:23 AM wittylibrarian
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* DealWithTheDevil: During the third season, the radio staff are secretly organizing to vote whether to form a union. [[spoiler:Andy works behind the scenes to prevent the vote from succeeding, only because he makes a secret deal with Mrs. Carlson to accede to improvements - better pay and upgraded equipment - to help their slow ascent to being a top-market radio station.]]
26th Nov '15 9:13:52 AM wittylibrarian
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* HiddenDepths: Nearly every character, including the obnoxious Herb, has more to them than first impressions would make them. Even Mrs. Carlson, who can otherwise ship your entire existence to another hemisphere if you refuse to play her favorite song, has a compassionate side to her.
15th Nov '15 12:14:49 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Venus:''' Jennifer, what would you say if RonaldReagan called and asked you to be secretary of the Treasury?

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-->'''Venus:''' Jennifer, what would you say if RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan called and asked you to be secretary of the Treasury?
6th Nov '15 4:46:40 PM nombretomado
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The year is 1978. Hotshot program director Andy Travis (played by Gary Sandy) arrives for his first day of work at WKRP, a small Cincinnati radio station whose "soothing sounds for senior citizens" format (''aka'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_music Beautiful Music]], a Muzak-esque concept actually popular at the time) has "catapulted" it to a permanent position at the very bottom of the {{ratings}}. After encountering the requisite cast of oddballs working at the station, Andy immediately -- as in mid-song -- throws out the old format and replaces it with Top 40 music, then hires an oddball or two of his own to add to the mix.

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The year is 1978. Hotshot program director Andy Travis (played by Gary Sandy) arrives for his first day of work at WKRP, a small Cincinnati radio station whose "soothing sounds for senior citizens" format (''aka'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_music Beautiful Music]], a Muzak-esque concept actually popular at the time) has "catapulted" it to a permanent position at the very bottom of the {{ratings}}.UsefulNotes/{{ratings}}. After encountering the requisite cast of oddballs working at the station, Andy immediately -- as in mid-song -- throws out the old format and replaces it with Top 40 music, then hires an oddball or two of his own to add to the mix.
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