Almost every episode of WKRP in Cincinnati I ever watched had something
that resonated with me and my radio experience – the rivalries, the
sales department that always wanted to “change the format” just to sell
some time, no respect from management for the air staff and vice versa,
saying things with the mike open, hitting on the girls in the office and
vice versa, having the runs during your air shift (I think TV skipped
that) etc. WKRP was about all the fun of being in radio and on the
radio. Mr. Carlson’s mother WAS Jessica Longston!
And my self-doubts – am I ever gonna “make it” or even make a buck that
I can put away for a rainy day? Will I ever work at a station my
friends have listened to or even heard of? Does my wife hate me or just
WOLD covers all that kind of stuff for me.
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