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WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 - 1982)

WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 - 1982)





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Hugh Wilson's ensemble-driven, three-time Emmy nominee tuned in to the antics at a radio station, where an innovative program director and his predictably wacky colleagues went about changing the format from easy listening to rock and roll. The witty series had many fans, but their finding it was no easy matter as CBS seemed perpetually to be changing its time slot. Nine years after its network run, it was revamped as 'The New WKRP in Cincinnati' and ran in syndication from 1991 to 1993.

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1981, CBS, 22 episodes

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1980, CBS, 22 episodes

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1979, CBS, 24 episodes

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1978, CBS, 22 episodes


Gary Sandy
as Andy Travis
Gordon Jump
as Arthur Carlson
Tim Reid
as Gordon `Venus Flytrap' Sims
Howard Hesseman
as Johnny `Dr. Johnny Fever' Caravella
Loni Anderson
as Jennifer Marlowe
Richard Sanders
as Les Nessman
Jan Smithers
as Bailey Quarters
Frank Bonner
as Herb Tarlek
Carol Bruce
as Lillian `Mama' Carlson
Sylvia Sidney
as Lillian `Mama' Carlson (pilot only)
Edie McClurg
as Lucille Tarlek
Michael Fairman
as Shoe Store Owner
René Enríquez
as Jose Rodriguez
Lee Bergere
as WPIG Mascot
Brad Crandall
as Voice of Mr. Macho Announcer
Vincent Schiavelli
as 1st Don Pesola
Sam Anderson
as Mason Nobel
Daphne Maxwell Reid
as Elaine Parker
George Wyner
as Photographer
David Chow
as 1st Japanese Executive
John Chappell
as Rev. Drinkwater
Dennis Lipscomb
as Pat Perillo
John Terry Bell
as Kennington
Robert Ridgely
as Dave Wickerman
Jerry Hardin
as Officer Plyler
Hugh Gillin
as Howard R. Sternworthy
Jim Begg
as Bartender
Richard Derr
as Mr. Randall
Delos V. Smith Jr.
as Buzzy Milker
Casey Brown
as Roxanne (aka Mrs. Olson)
Lynn Wood
as Mrs. Randall
Ken Hill
as Photographer #1
Robert Hooks
as Prosecutor
Bill Saito
as 2nd Japanese Executive
Parley Baer
as Mr. Armor
David Clennon
as Norris Breeze
Tom Dreesen
as Rick Jesperson
Barbara Cason
as Edna Parkins
Nicholas Hormann
as Charles Von Sanker
Arthur Malet
as Father O'Reilly
Brian Wood
as Chester
Sue Ann Gilfillan
as Mrs. Beeler
Jeremiah Morris
as Rabbi Fishbein
Fred Fisher
as Student #2
Ian Wolfe
as Hirsch
Jim Henderson
as Sir Nigel Weatherbee
Gary Devaney
as Photographer #2
Joyce Brothers
as Vicky Von Vickey
Hugh Wilson
as Policeman #1
Kathryn Ish
as Mrs. Woodruff
Merie Earle
as Mrs. Butterworth
Craig T. Nelson
as Charlie Bathgate
Fred Stuthman
as Ferryman
Suzanne Kent
as Sister of Melody
Kenneth Tigar
as Dr. Hunnisett
Michael Max Sherman
as Ray Margison
Nedra Volz
as Mrs. Burstyn
Terry Wills
as Ken Dahlquist
Alex Rodine
as Interpreter
Tom Chehak
as Policeman #2
Keny Long
as Arnold
Richard Paul
as Dr. Bob Halyers
Joseph Reale
as Young Man
Nicholas Worth
as Lieutenant
Mary Steelsmith
as Sister of Melody
Milt Oberman
as Salesman
Ralph Manza
as Harold Green
Delos V. Smith
as Buzzy Milker
Judith-Marie Bergan
as Dottie Dahlquist
Peter Marshall
as Phil Tarry
John Wheeler
as First Don Pesola
Mary Betten
as Mrs. Brown
Steven Wright
as Security Guard
Cynthia Szigeti
as Sister of Melody
Tracey Walter
as Second Don Pesola
Barrie Youngfellow
as Linda Taylor
Howard Witt
as Tillman
Woodrow Parfrey
as Dr. Altman
Alice Nunn
as Mrs. Needleman
Ross Bickell
as Callahan
Berry Kroeger
as Eisenhower
Dick McGarvin
as Schifrin
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Sep 18, 1978
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producer: Hugh Wilson
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