Baby, if you’ve ever wondered,
Wondered whatever became of me,
I’m living on the air in Cincinnati,
Got kind of tired packing and unpacking,
Town to town and up and down the dial
Maybe you and me were never meant to be,
But baby think of me once in awhile.
I’m at WKRP in Cincinnati…
Today I mentioned Les Nessman in conversation. You know, the guy who used tape to outline his office. Imagine how shocked I was when Les didn’t ring a bell. Les Nessman!
I wanted to be just like that Bailey Quarters. Originally in charge of billing and station traffic she gained more responsibility (and news sense) and moved to on-air reporting. A radio success story.
You know, my degree is in journalism â€” radio journalism specifically. (Shocking but true. For those who have never heard my voice â€” let’s just say it’s not exactly sonorous.)
I think the bug hit in 1978 when I tuned in to WKRP (1530 on the AM dial). (The bug hit but I didn’t catch anything…for those just tuning in, I now work in the deadly serious world of PR.)
I also enjoyed the Mary Tyler Moore Show. She wasn’t exactly a journalist but boy did she have a great apartment!
Do you ever listen to the radio now and think about what could have been?
The WKRP “Turkey Drop” episode is one of the truly great moments in the history of sit-coms.
“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!”
— Arthur Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati
Agreed, Trapper! One the greatest.
And no Tracy, really I don’t. Public Relations is my calling.