Friday, September 18, 2009

WKRP Goes On The Air

On this date back in 1978 the first episode of "WKRP In Cincinnati" aired on CBS. My interest in radio is tied directly to watching it as a kid after it went into syndication in the 1980s. I loved everything about WKRP from the oddball characters to the rock posters plastered everywhere and the radio stickers in Andy's office.

This sticker was apparently a promotional item for The New WKRP In Cincinnati which ran in syndication from 1991-1993. Many of the characters reprised their roles but the show just wasn't as good as the original.

WKRP's frequency was never revealed on the original series but The New WKRP In Cincinnati placed the station at 1530 AM (which is the home of real life Cincy station WCKY.)

This sticker is from KRPN, an 80s-era Oldies station in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their top-of-the-hour legal ID actually read "W KRPN Salt Lake City" which purposefully sounded like "WKRP in Salt Lake City." Brilliant!

1 comment:

  1. I may have watched WKRP in Cincinnati in the late '70s and/or early '80s when it was had by CBS (WJTV is Jackson, Mississippi's CBS affiliate).

    I certainly remember watching WKRP in Cincinnati when it was in syndication in the mid-'80s. (WDBD had syndicated reruns of WKRP in Cincinnati at that time. Also at that time, WDBD was an independent TV station; now it's Jackson, Mississippi's Fox affiliate.)