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January 16, 2018 10:08 pm  #1

WKRP In Cincinnati's Creator Signs Off For Good

If you ever watched WKRP, you may remember the name Hugh Wilson featured in the credits on every episode. He created the now legendary radio sitcom, including the character of Dr. Johnny Fever.

The prolific writer and director died over the weekend.

Wilson worked in radio and based the show on his experiences and the people he'd met over the years. In this terrific overview, he relates how and who inspired Fever, Herb Tarlek, Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson and more, as well as the story behind the infamous "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly" episode.

Wilson was also behind a host of movies, including the original Police Academy. He was 74.
Hugh Wilson, Creator of 'WKRP in Cincinnati' and Director of 'Police Academy,' Dies at 74


January 17, 2018 10:26 pm  #2

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January 22, 2018 9:23 am  #3

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When I ran a small AM radio station in South Carolina, I had the WKRP theme song resung and playd it after night at sign off right before The National Anthem">http://​

Last edited by RadioPaulPA (January 22, 2018 9:23 am)