WKRP in Cincinnati

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot (1)

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 18, 1978 on CBS
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Andy Travis, a young program director from Santa Fe, takes over at 16th-ranked (out of 18) WKRP, a "beautiful music" radio station in Cincinnati. Andy soon wins the confidence of station manager Mr. Carlson, who is terrified of his mother, the station's owner. But Andy discovers that news director Les Nessman and sales manager Herb Tarlek were both after the program director's job and resent his appointment. He also meets receptionist Jennifer Marlowe, who spends most of her time watering her plants and fending off Herb's sexual advances, and morning disc jockey Johnny Caravella, who was a top DJ in Los Angeles until he was fired for saying the word "booger" on the air. Andy's first act as program director is to change the format of WKRP to top 40 rock and roll. In response, Johnny adopts the new, energetic on-air persona of "Dr. Johnny Fever." Andy has other plans, including an expanded role for shy but intelligent continuity director Bailey Quarters, and the hiring of nighttime DJ "Venus Flytrap." But his job is in jeopardy when Mr. Carlson's mother gets her first hearing of the new format.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Gary Sandy

Gary Sandy

Andy Travis

Gordon Jump

Gordon Jump

Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson

Loni Anderson

Loni Anderson

Jennifer Marlowe

Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders

Les Nessman

Tim Reid

Tim Reid

Gordon "Venus Flytrap" Sims

Frank Bonner

Frank Bonner

Herb Tarlek

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