here for a page of various KRP logos in the form of
and static .gif and .jpg files.
these from the covers of the only two commercially released KRP videos.
whatever reason, I guess I just needed a hobby, I decided to create
this little tribute page. On it, you'll find wavs that I've
culled from the episodes I've managed to get on tape as well as some
little known bits of trivia and curiosities that I've noticed about the
June 1/04 *Wow! It's been over 10 years!
Welcome to the
new home for the largest collection of WKRP in Cincinnati wavs on the
I finally got around to converting all of the mp3 format! In this day
of youtube, I decided to leave these still up and, I hope, will add
some more, as time permits.
More importantly, if all
goes according to the news, the entire series will be available on 13
DVDs, on October 28,
2014. According to the production house, NOT all of the original music
will be back, but most will.
I'm sorry but I
haven't had any time to edit any further episodes and there's no sign
of me getting to any in the near future. I'm really hoping to change
things to free up more time but.....such is life, right?
"Radio Show" to end all television Radio
I grew up in the
'60's. Born at the end of the 50's, I only caught a little bit of
the original rock n roll, as the era was just ending. Listening
to all that cool stuff from the Woodstock-era acts gave me lots of
ammunition for my later years when I truly learned to
appreciate the music I was
Now, from my
teens, I thought the coolest job in the world had to be that of a d.j.
the radio and along came the late '70's and the movie "FM". That
it! I was hooked on the idea. I happened to get a part-time
at a local a.m. station while still in high school and thought I was
cat's ass! The one thing I remember most that anyone told me
was, with f.m. radio, talk to the listeners, not at
them. I've always tried to remember that.
Along came the
1978 and the quintessential show that a certain "trade" could identify
WKRP really took
apart any ideas of what radio was all about. Lots of stations
will tell you that they're "above" the antics or are more professional
"mighty KRP" but they ALL have employees that you could match with one
or more of the characters on the show.
I won't go into
details of any episodes other than to identify which one the wav came
from. I've posted these out of respect for the show and they are
yours to use and relive a few fond memories. *They are here strictly
for entertainment purposes and the copyrights belong to the shows'
*Thanks for stopping by and please, share it with your
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contains my 20 year background in the music biz and
a pile of pics of people I've worked with.
Please stop by and have a look!
little piece of trivia. So far, I've only found two episodes like
this but, did you know that there were times when they didn't use Tom
Well's closing theme? One is "I Do, I Do for Now" (with Hoyt
Axton). He takes the show out by singing a song in a studio. The
other is "The Softball Game". It has a blue grass tune that takes it
out. These two songs are posted below.
attentive are you? In the episode where Les is mistaken as
many of you noticed that the single Les and single Jennifer are both
wearing wedding bands? (Les' can be seen while he's standing on
the ledge, contemplating suicide) It's NOT a bandaid. The bandaid
is on his
right pinkie finger. This is a wedding band, on his wedding
After many requests and much
searching.....I didn't think I had the episode on tape, here's Venus'
famous "Atom Lesson"! It's in mp3 format because it's so big. One
of the things on my list is to change all the wavs over to mp3. But
after many requests, here's the "Turkey Drop" in it's entirety. And
again, because of it's size, I've posted it in mp3 form.
lastly, by request, from the Sobriety Test episode. Venus' drunken
request to the Big Guy.
I wanna hat.mp3
Carlson (The big guy)
20 live turkeys I think you can
guess what episode this is from.
do you think that's wise The big guy.
meaningless (A.C.) A.C.
tries to get Little A.C. out of his hair.
raspberry (A.C.) This
one comes from the tribute dinner for Johnny, on the eve of his
departure for L.A.
ruff n ready (A.C. again) From
the Thanksgiving episode.
tough at the top (Mr. Carlson) Again,
I'm not sure which episode this is from.
turkeys fly (Mr. Carlson) 'nuff
nobody's perfect The big guy.
send in the clowns The big guy, to Les
big star From the episode when Andy's old
flame, Linda Taylor, plays a concert in Cinci.
death This is his reaction to the
news of the Ferryman account.
great After meeting Johnny for the first time.
oh my goodness From the preliminary
hearing into his burglary charges.
see radio The episode flashing back to
the first days of the "new" format. Andy tells Gordon Simms of
his new identity and "look".
shoot this man Sobriety Test
episode. When John passes the test, faster yet.
threat From the episode
"Who is Gordon Simms?" Herb needs Venus' picture for an ad
campaign. Problem is, Venus is wanted by the authorities.
episode raises some questions. In "Who is Gordon Simms?", G.S. is
wanted for deserting the army and has been "in hiding and living under
assumed names" for 8
years but......if you remember, in one of the first two episodes, Andy
hires school teacher Gordon Simms, who was working under his real name
in New Orleans.
more music, les nessman Venus.
apalachia From the same episode,
Les' characteristic pronunciations.
all newsmen From the episode where
falls in love with her maintenace guy "Steel". Les is
on the warpath for a raise. He goes to Jennifer's
apt. to get her to help him in his quest and is
offered a martini.
chichi You HAVE to know what this
pertains to!! I "think" it's one of the first few
darn funny At his sarcastic best.
emergency When they find that they
have a tornado emergency file, Les resorts to the
other emergency file.
farming stories Venus meets Les and
for the first time.
goodgolly ....sorry, forgot the episode
I think it's the one where there was a fire on the
5th floor, below the station.
lessons From the "Softball Game"
This is what's floating thru Les' mind after Andy
plants him in the outfield.
macho (Les) From the episode where Les is
mistaken as "gay" by a player at the stadium.
oooo Need I say more? From the episode
where Mother Carlson wants to change KRP to
please lord What goes through his mind,
near the end of the game.
ratings The episode when, on his
he wants to go to N.Y. and try for a network job.
woowoo Unknown episode,
Les, after getting a really complicated story correct.
may the good news be yours
Les, the "up" version.
good day Les, the "down"
happyyyy thanksssss givinggggggg
Les, from the T'giving episode. (334k)
lizard Les, during a newscast.
a quick sign-off Les' fast
stay tuned Les, signing
off from a newscast.
wet cement Les, from the
blow up This is Herb's reaction after being told
that the big guy was resigning from the Ferryman account.
decency This is from the episode where Herb sold ad
space to a guy selling legal speed to kids.
disagree From the episode where Venus
is busted for burglarizing the jeweler in the Flimm
he's a dj Herb's explaination of how Johnny "got
a girl in trouble".
rejection This is from the "dirty pictures" episode. Herb's
turned down, after posing as a Gay, in hopes of duping the photographer
out of Jennifer's pics and negatives.
remarkably dull His reaction to
Les' outfit for the banquet, the standard bow-tie.
single depressed From the episode that
had Les getting a "date" set up by Herb, through the new "dating
agency" that was actually a prostitution front.
100 people John explains how radio "works" to
Little Arthur Carlson Jr.
disco is..... John's call in contest
to complete the sentence.
coffee John's protestations while A.C. is trying
to talk with Andy and Arthur Jr.
the episode where the woman leaves the baby on the station's doorstep
for Johnny. (John) offers "his" baby some breakfast.
happiest day When T.J.
Watson (Hoyt Axton)
appears at KRP to "claim" Jennifer as his bride, this is Johnny's
response to the news that he and Jennifer are married.
having my baby This is from the very first episode.
john's return When the new morning
guy gets canned and John returns to the morning drive slot, this is how
he intro'd himself. Remember? (this is a pretty big one, but
worth the loading time. 250k)
mobile home This line has gone
around the stand up circuit more than a few times,
not a pretty job From the
Sobriety Test episode.
old people When the "former listeners"
stormed the station to protest the change of format. (I can STILL see
the old guy with the beard and the short old lady who wallops the
warped When Mother Carlson tries to "not"
explain the change from a
rock and roll format to an "all news" format, Johnny shows up at her
wasted During the wake in the d.j. booth after Andy told all that
the station was going to all news.
you get When he explains why it'd be "good"
to have Herb stay with Andy.
doctor is on duty John,
during his show.
change of format John's
speech during the first episode when KRP changed formats.
turkey bombing John,
reporting what's happening during the T'giving Day give-away.
Herb/Jennifer & Johnny/Jennifer
off the air (Bailey) From the episode
when the transmitter station was blown up.
continuity Bailey on
oh well oh hell Bailey.
shut up herb Bailey.
other men (Herb n Jennifer) Not
sure which episode, but it's DEFINITLY self explanatory.
strip (Johnny to Jennifer) He and Bailey appear
at Jennifer's for Les' birthday, non-birthday party.
grab gusto (Herb) When Les is trying to
find a date for the Silver Sow Banquet, Herb offers a lesson.
little gusto (Jennifer) Her reply to Herb.
domestic champagne From the
episode when Johnny leaves for the new job in L.A., this is
Jennifer's reply to the record company rep. as to why she sent the
Herb's break-up Jenn. breaks the news
to Venus and Johnny.
my money She tells A.C. just why
she's so steamed at Steel. A.C. responds.
opening line Near the end of the breakup
episode, Lucille leaves with Herb and is joined by John, Andy, Venus
hate mail Jennifer, reporting what
more money Jennifer from
what I "think" is the first episode.
put on the damn hat Jennifer.
I think this is from Les' birthday party.
sorry Charlie Jennifer's
response to another of Herb's come-on's.
where's Les Jennifer, at
the end of the episode where the gang moved her to the old house.
Arthur Carlson Jr Andy intro's little
Arthur to Venus.
censorship Andy's take on censorship
from the ep. where the churches attack KRP's playlist.
Washington Post From the episode where
Bailey wrote the story of the "composite" Bobby, a collection of
children in a hospital. Les subsequently "stole" her story
and aired it. Bailey was ready to be fired, ala the reporter at
the Washington Post.
get up Les Andy to Les. I believe
this takes place in Andy's office, just before a meeting.
mirror Andy's answer as to why he's
always looking in a mirror.
something you said Andy and John.
10 cents (WPIG mascot) From the Sobriety
Test episode. While Venus and John are getting snookered, Herb (in the
new KRP Karp mascot outfit) is trying to get into a pay-toilet (yes,
there used to be pay-toilets) without a dime and gets caught by the
6 martinis (State Trooper) From the
Sobriety Test episode.
children insane (Dr. Hymen.....?) From the same episode.
Bailey's attempt at a public service show, "Cincinnati Beat".
This is the guest's answer to Johnny's question of what's wrong with
devil hide Remember the Rev. Little
devil run Another from
identification (Winner of the Song Contest) When the winner shows
up to claim the cash and they'd "just" given it to somebody else.
naughty (Bloody, of Scum of the Earth)
From the episode when the station promoted the concert with the "such
nicely dressed boys".
scum (Bloody) Another from the Scum of the Earth episode.
Unknown guest character.
and closing themes, ads,
"Name the Song" contest and sound effects
full scan The full radio scan, from the show's intro.
announcer) From the opening credits as the driver scans the
radio. Full length version is below.
wkrp The opening theme, from the start of the
driver's scan of the radio, to the theme in full.
closing theme Tom Wells, who wrote
all of the original music for the show, was purposely asked
to make the lyrics unintelligible to go along with the general
"feeling" of the show. This is according to a book about
Radio Station. A link to the book/author's site is in the black box,
kindly signed my guestbook but, like so many other things, the service
was canceled before I could save it.
ferryman The Jingle. This file's HUGE.
(700k) I don't really want to shrink it much more or it'll lose
more quality than it has already.
morrison (Jingle #2) How many of you remember
how Herb still managed to come out smiling? This one's still big at
but worth the download.
red wigglers When John returns and
has to cover the midnight to 6 a.m. shift. I can still see
Johnny lip synching to the add.
6 songs From the $50/$5,000
"Name the Songs" contest.
6 song answer The guy's winning
news Les' new intro.
axton tune This is the closer to one
of only two episodes, that I know of, that didn't use the "standard"
Wells closing theme. The other is below. *This is a fairly big wav.
bluegrass theme This is the song that
starts right after Les catches the last fly ball to win the game for
KRP. After the break, the song closes out the show.
good sized wav. Appr. 400k
scratch Remember how Johnny Fever intro'd the
station's format change?
doorbell Remember Jennifer's doorbell?
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