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10 Facts About 'WKRP In Cincinnatti' That Are Even More Outrageous Than Herb's Suits

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Back when radio was still a major force in American media and TV comedies were all the rage, one show combined the best of both worlds into a hilarious and tightly knit package: WKRP In Cincinnati. The story of a struggling radio station trying to make a name for themselves brought tons of music and laughs into our lives, and we loved the show for it. But did you know these 10 facts about this hilarious show?

The show was recorded on tape to save money.


Not in the way you would think either! The show's producers found out that the rights to rock music were cheaper for shows recorded on tape than on film, so they decided to do it given the significant amount of rock music featured in the show.

Les's trademark bandage was a happy accident.


Richard Sanders had been injured before filming the first episode and had to wear a bandage, but he decided to make it his character's trademark. Les ends up wearing all sorts of bandages throughout the show, and it's eventually explained as being because he has "a very big dog."

The ending song is actual gibberish.

It was a scratch track, recorded with a bunch of singers from Atlanta as a demo for what they wanted the end theme to sound like. The producers liked the demo so much they decided to just use it.

Real radio DJs sent the show promo material.


Radio DJs from all over the US were massive fans of the show, and would send in their own promotional material to be featured in the episodes. Almost all of the promo material you see throughout the show is real!

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