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.
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 show.
Welcome to the new
home for the largest collection of WKRP in Cincinnati wavs on the 'net.
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?
3 New sound bytes are posted below!
"Radio Show" to end all television Radio shows!
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 very early
teens, I thought the coolest job in the world had to be that of a d.j. on
the radio and along came the late '70's and the movie "FM". That did
it! I was hooked on the idea. I happened to get a part-time job
at a local a.m. station while still in high school and thought I was the
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 with.
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 than the
"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' owners.
*Thanks for stopping by and please, share it with your friends.
If you have a site and want to post a link to these wavs, please copy
the green text that's below and paste it into the html coding on your site.
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visit the rest of my site, please click the flashing notes below.
It contains my 20 year background in the music biz and
has a pile of pics of people I've worked with.
Please stop by and have a look!
*Here's a 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.
are you? In the episode where Les is mistaken as gay, how
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 finger.
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 until then....
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.wav
Carlson (The big guy)
20liveturkeys.wav I think you can guess
what episode this is from.
do you think that's wise The big guy.
meaningless.wav (A.C.) A.C. tries
to get Little A.C. out of his hair.
raspberry.wav (A.C.) This one comes
from the tribute dinner for Johnny, on the eve of his departure for L.A.
ruffnready.wav (A.C. again)
From the Thanksgiving episode.
toughattop.wav (Mr. Carlson)
Again, I'm not sure which episode this is from.
turkeysfly.wav (Mr. Carlson) 'nuff
nobody's perfect The big
send in the clowns The
big guy, to Les and Herb.
bigstar.wav From the episode when Andy's old
flame, Linda Taylor, plays a concert in Cinci.
death.wav This is his reaction
to the news of the Ferryman account.
great.wav After meeting Johnny for the first time.
ohmygoodness.wav From the preliminary
hearing into his burglary charges.
seeradio.wav The episode flashing back
to the first days of the "new" format. Andy tells Gordon Simms of
his new identity and "look".
Test episode. When John passes the test, faster yet.
threat.wav From the episode
"Who is Gordon Simms?" Herb needs Venus' picture for an ad campaign.
Problem is, Venus is wanted by the authorities.
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.wav From the same episode, another
Les' characteristic pronunciations.
From the episode where Jennifer
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.wav You HAVE to know what this
pertains to!! I "think" it's one of the first few
darnfunny.wav At his sarcastic
emergency.wav When they find that they
have a tornado emergency file, Les resorts to the
other emergency file.
farmingstories.wav Venus meets Les and
for the first time.
goodgolly.wav ....sorry, forgot the
I think it's the one where there was a fire on the
5th floor, below the station.
lessons.wav From the "Softball Game"
This is what's floating thru Les' mind after Andy
plants him in the outfield.
macho.wav (Les) From the episode where Les is
mistaken as "gay" by a player at the stadium.
oooo.wav Need I say more?
From the episode
where Mother Carlson wants to change KRP to
pleaselord.wav What goes through his mind,
near the end of the game.
ratings.wav The episode when,
on his birthday,
he wants to go to N.Y. and try for a network job.
woowoo.wav Unknown episode,
mief bressages 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
blowup.wav This is Herb's reaction after being
told that the big guy was resigning from the Ferryman account.
decency.wav This is from the episode where Herb sold ad
space to a guy selling legal speed to kids.
disagree.wav From the episode
where Venus is busted for burglarizing the jeweler in the Flimm
hesadj.wav Herb's explaination of how Johnny
"got a girl in trouble".
rejection.wav 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.
reaction to Les' outfit for the banquet, the standard bow-tie.
singledepressed.wav From the
episode that had Les getting a "date" set up by Herb, through the new
"dating agency" that was actually a prostitution front.
100people.wav (Johnny) John explains how
radio "works" to Little Arthur Carlson Jr.
disco is..... John's call in contest to
complete the sentence.
coffee.wav (John) 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.
fallen.wav (John) John tells Andy what's
happiestday.wav (John) 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.
havingmybaby.wav (Johnny) This is from the very first
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)
This line has gone around the stand up circuit more than a few times,
From the Sobriety Test episode.
oldpeople.wav (Johnny) 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
peculiarities.wav (John) from the "Who is..." episode,
John explains to Les why Venus is so touchy about having his picture taken.
warped.wav (Johnny) 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 house, drunk.
wasted.wav (Johnny) During the wake in the d.j. booth
after Andy told all that the station was going to all news.
youget.wav (Johnny) 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. (861k)
turkey bombing John,
reporting what's happening during the T'giving Day give-away.
Herb/Jennifer & Johnny/Jennifer
offtheair.wav (Bailey) From the episode
when the transmitter station was blown up.
continuity Bailey on
oh well oh hell Bailey.
shutup herb Bailey.
othermen.wav (Herb n Jennifer)
Not sure which episode, but it's DEFINITLY self explanatory.
strip.wav (Johnny to Jennifer) He and Bailey
appear at Jennifer's for Les' birthday, non-birthday party.
grabgusto.wav (Herb) When Les is trying
to find a date for the Silver Sow Banquet, Herb offers a lesson.
littlegusto.wav (Jennifer) Her reply to
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 "gift"
herbsbreakup.wav (Jennifer) Jenn. breaks the news
to Venus and Johnny.
mymoney.wav She tells A.C. just why she's
so steamed at Steel. A.C. responds.
openingline.wav Near the end of the breakup
episode, Lucille leaves with Herb and is joined by John, Andy, Venus and
hate mail Jennifer, reporting what mail came
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.
arthurcarlsonjr.wav Andy intro's little
Arthur to Venus.
censorship Andy take on censorship from the
ep. where the churches attack KRP's playlist.
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.
10cents.wav (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 WPIG mascot.
6martinis.wav (State Trooper)
From the Sobriety Test episode.
children insane.wav (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 kids
devilhide.wav Remember the
Rev. Little Ed?
devilrun.wav Another from
identification.wav (Winner of the Song Contest) When the
winner shows up to claim the cash and they'd "just" given it to somebody
naughty.wav (Bloody, of Scum of the Earth)
From the episode when the station promoted the concert with the "such nicely
scum.wav (Bloody) Another from the Scum of the Earth
other earthlings Unknown
and closing themes, ads,
"Name the Song" contest and sound effects
full scan The full radio scan, from the show's intro.
senator.wav (Unknown announcer)
From the opening credits as the driver scans the radio. Full length
version is below.
wkrp.wav The opening theme, from the start of
the driver's scan of the radio, to the theme in full.
closing theme.wav Tom Well,
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 "America's Favorite
Radio Station. A link to the book/author's site is in the black box, above.
ferryman.wav 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.wav (Jingle #2) How many of you remember
how Herb still managed to come out smiling? This one's still big at 400k,
but worth the download.
redwigglers.wav When John
returns and has to cover the midnight to 6 a.m. shift. I can still see
Johnny lip synching to the add.
6songs.wav From the $50/$5,000
"Name the Songs" contest.
6songanswer.wav The guy's
news.wav Les' new intro.
axtontune.wav This is the closer to one
of only two episodes, that I know of, that didn't use the "standard" Tom
Wells closing theme. The other is below. *This is a fairly big wav. Appr.
bluegrasstheme.wav 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
how Johnny Fever intro'd the station's format change?
doorbell.wav Remember Jennifer's doorbell?
you're here, would you mind signing my guestbook?
Thanks! Larry D.
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