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America’s Favorite Radio Station: WKRP in Cincinnati by Michael B. Kassel

By Michael B. Kassel

Although it turned probably the most profitable courses in syndicated tv background, WKRP in Cincinnati confronted an uphill fight attempting to receive prime-time good fortune. Kassel chronicles the selections and difficulties that affected WKRP's primetime good fortune, and explores the explanations why it went directly to turn into a classic.

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Shortly after that. her mother died. Feeling adrift and alone -never able to communicate with her lawyer father-Smithers was on the verge of buckling. 1rying to pull herself out, Smithers, according to TV Guide, accepted some TV commercials offered as a result of the Newsweek cover. Though she admitted being nervous in those early situations, she forced herself to continue. Smithers also began studying art at the California Institute of the Arts (Esterly, "I Felt... " 12). At 19, Smithers decided to become a professional actress.

I did some announcing. I did writing, producing and directing .. " "Everything" included a stint as "WIB the Clown" on WIBW in Topeka. hosted cartoons and created my own little educational vignettes," said Jump. "We'd take little things that would be graphic demonstrations of some physical phenomenon-putting an egg at the top of a milk bottle at bedtime and heating it up, so, when the bottle would cool down, the egg went 'plop' into the bottle. Talking about the changing air pressure-stuff of that nature.

Everything" included a stint as "WIB the Clown" on WIBW in Topeka. hosted cartoons and created my own little educational vignettes," said Jump. "We'd take little things that would be graphic demonstrations of some physical phenomenon-putting an egg at the top of a milk bottle at bedtime and heating it up, so, when the bottle would cool down, the egg went 'plop' into the bottle. Talking about the changing air pressure-stuff of that nature. " Playing "WIB" was not Jump's only on-air function at WIBW.

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