A moribound radio station changes its format to rock music, which has its former target audience up in arms, but television viewers are left in stitches.
WKRP in Cincinnati was hailed by real-life DJ's as the first show to accurately depict life at a radio station. It was not the first show set in a radio station, though---that distinction went to Good Morning, World a decade earlier, and that was on the same network that was home to WKRP---CBS.
Gary Sandy starred as station manager Andy Travis, brought in to give WKRP a much-needed facelift, if you will. Sandy fronted an outstanding ensemble that was right up there with some of the better sitcoms of the day. Gordon Jump was Andy's boss, Art Carlson. Howard Hesseman and Tim Reid played trouble-prone DJ's Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap, respectively, and became icons in their own right. And, then, there was Loni Anderson, lighting up the screen as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe.
WKRP lasted 4 seasons, then was brought back for a syndicated revival in 1991 that lasted two more years. However, by then, Hesseman & Reid had moved on to other series (i.e. Hesseman on Head of the Class), and would return as special guests. Former Odd Couple announcer Bill Woodson handled those same chores for both incarnations of WKRP, the revival being one of his last known jobs.
Hulu brings us the 1st season episode, "I Do, I Do....For Now", in which Jennifer pretends to be Johnny's wife to fend off an old boyfriend, played by actor-singer Hoyt Axton, who performs his hit, "Della & the Dealer".
I'm waiting for Me-TV to pick this one up. Aren't you?