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Season 4

69 :04x01 - An Explosive Affair (1)

Oct/07/1981
A bomb threat from Black Monday forces the staff to evacuate the station. Johnny and Venus go on the air from the old transmitting tower, cut off from the world after Dr. Fever smashes the phone in frustration over placing a bet on a horse race. Meanwhile a former employee returns to Cincinnati and propositions Carlson.
Guest Stars: Rosemary Forsyth as Joyce Armor | Lou Richards as Officer Madigan
Director: Linda Day

70 :04x02 - An Explosive Affair (2)

Oct/14/1981
Andy is frustrated when he is unable to call Venus and Johnny to warn them that the bomb may be in the transmitting tower. Mr. Carlson goes to Joyce Armor's hotel room.
Guest Stars: Rosemary Forsyth as Joyce Armor
Director: Linda Day

71 :04x03 - The Union

Oct/21/1981
Mr. Carlson is disheartened after the staff talks of joining a union.
Guest Stars: Robert Starr as Delivery Man | Los Amigos Mariachis as Themselves | Carol Bruce as Lillian "Mama" Carlson
Director: Linda Day
Writer: Blake Hunter

72 :04x04 - Rumors

Oct/28/1981
Johnny's stay at Bailey's apartment leads to some locker room rumors around the station. Johnny is also worried why Andy is try out a new DJ in his time slot.
Guest Stars: Sam Anderson as Rex Erhardt
Director: Linda Day

73 :04x05 - Straight From the Heart

Nov/04/1981
Les discovers that Herb's upcoming vacation is really a trip to the hospital for tests on his heart.
Guest Stars: Bonnie Urseth as Nurse | John Brent as Buzzy
Director: Dan Guntzelman

74 :04x06 - Who's On First?

Nov/11/1981
Herb's stay in the hospital causes a rash of changes. Mr. Carlson pretends to be Herb so that they do not lose an advertising client. Les becomes Mr. Carlson and Johnny says he's Andy to escape a gambling debt owed to a mobster.
Guest Stars: Dennis Lipscomb as Pat Perillo | Mickey Morton as Dave | E.A. Sirianni as Howard Liske | Bonnie Urseth as Nurse
Director: Dan Guntzelman

75 :04x07 - Three Days of the Condo

Nov/18/1981
After receiving a $24,000 legal settlement, Venus convinces Johnny to spend it on a condominium at Gone With the Wind Estates.
Guest Stars: Constance Pfeifer as Ms. Archer | Weldon Boyce Bleiler as Mr. Waynwright | Maryann Furman as Nadyne | Denise Mckenna as Roberta "The Doctor"
Director: Linda Day
Writer: Lissa Levin

76 :04x08 - Jennifer and the Will

Dec/25/1981
Jennifer is named executrix of Colonel Buchanan's will after he unexpectedly passes away, and must try to keep away his money hungry relatives.
Guest Stars: Pat O'Brien (2) as Colonel Buchanan | John Terry Bell as Howerton | Roger Til as Andre | Brian Wood (1) as Chester | Janet Clark (1) as Cloris | Ernie Lively as Cedric | Charles Alvin Bell as Skip | Shony Alex Braun as Violinist

77 :04x09 - The Consultant

Dec/30/1981
Mama Carlson hires Norris Breeze, a radio consultant and an old friend of Andy's, to look over WKRP and find our what changes should be made.
Guest Stars: David Clennon as Norris Breeze | Ian Wolfe as Hirsch | Carol Bruce as Lillian "Mama" Carlson
Director: Dolores Ferraro
Writer: Blake Hunter

78 :04x10 - Love, Exciting and New

Jan/06/1982
Andy becomes Mama Carlson's escort in hopes of convincing her to buy a new transmitter for the station, but then gets the idea she wants more than a casual relationship .
Guest Stars: Colleen Camp as Herself | Carol Bruce as Lillian "Mama" Carlson | Ian Wolfe as Hirsch
Director: Frank Bonner
Writer: Lissa Levin

79 :04x11 - You Can't Go Out of Town Again

Jan/13/1982
Mr. Carlson learns of the real reason he and Carmen started dating during a trip to his college reunion. Meanwhile, Bailey wants a computer for the billing department and Venus is having trouble finding free time with his new girlfriend.
Guest Stars: Allyn Ann McLerie as Carmen Carlson | Claude Earl Jones as Hank | Joy Claussen as Fluff | Renée Jones as Jackie Winston | Alice Nunn as Mrs. Hutchenson
Director: Howard Hesseman

80 :04x12 - Pills

Jan/20/1982
The weight loss pills being advertised on WKRP seems to be for 'legalized speed' but the new client has an iron clad contract.
Guest Stars: Max Wright (1) as Frank Bartman | Robert Ridgely as Dave Wickerman
Director: Asaad Kelada

81 :04x13 - Changes

Jan/27/1982
Venus adopts a new image after discovering that he will be interviewed by a militant black magazine. Jennifer agrees to change Herb's looks, starting with his clothes.
Guest Stars: Tom Dreesen as Rick Jesperson | Art Metrano as Ted Jeffrey | James Hardie (1) as Waiter
Director: Will Mackenzie

82 :04x14 - Jennifer and Johnny's Charity

Feb/03/1982
Johnny asks for Jennifer's help to raise the $40,000 dollars needed to rebuild the Vine Street Mission after a fire destroys the kitchen.
Guest Stars: Perry Cook as Charlie | Richard Derr as Judge Randall | Carmen Filpi as Percy | Helen Heigh as Mrs. Mittenhoff | Gloria LeRoy as Sheila | John Vivyan as Mr. Mittenhoff | Lynn Wood as Mrs. Randall
Director: Will Mackenzie
Writer: Blake Hunter

83 :04x15 - I'll Take Romance

Feb/17/1982
Herb helps Les find a date through the I'll Take Romance Dating Service unaware it's a front for prostitutes.
Guest Stars: Livia Genise as Lorrayne Marvin
Director: Asaad Kelada
Writer: Lissa Levin

84 :04x16 - Circumstantial Evidence

Feb/24/1982
Venus is framed by his new girlfriend who happens to be a thief casing the building during his nightly DJ slot.
Guest Stars: Michael Pataki as Detective Alcorn | Max Wright (1) as Frank Bartman | Daphne Maxwell Reid as Jessica Langtree | Jack Kruschen as Judge | John Witherspoon as Detective Davies | Robert Hooks as Prosecutor | Tony Lucas (1) as Unknown
Director: Frank Bonner

85 :04x17 - Fire

Mar/17/1982
A fire in the Flimm building has Jennifer and Herb trapped in an elevator.
Director: Will Mackenzie

86 :04x18 - Dear Liar

Mar/24/1982
After Les reads Baileys fictional news story she wrote about the Northside Children's Clinic on the air, Andy must decide whether or not she must be fired so not to lose the stations license.
Guest Stars: Barbara Cason as Edna Parkins | Iona Morris as Clerk | Bill Ewing as Doctor | Susan Mciver as Secretary
Director: Frank Bonner

87 :04x19 - The Creation of Venus

Mar/31/1982
A slip of the lip reveals the lie Andy told about Venus' past job experience when he first convinced Mama Carlson to hire him.
Guest Stars: Nora Boland as Mrs. Murphy | Carol Bruce as Lillian "Mama" Carlson
Director: Gordon Jump
Writer: Blake Hunter

88 :04x20 - The Impossible Dream

Apr/07/1982
Les is off to New York City to bring th em a video clip in hopes of getting a job on network news. Unknown by the others who have created a surprise birthday party for him.
Guest Stars: Carol Carrington (1) as Tiffany | Eleanor Mccoy as Adele | Richard Sanders as Mother Nessman
Director: Nick Stamos

89 :04x21 - To Err is Human

Apr/14/1982
Herbs incompetence has finally caught up to him after making a huge mistake by giving the printers a picture of himself instead of Venus for an advertisement of a hair treatment for African Americans.
Guest Stars: Tom Sullivan (1) as Hester Sherman | Sue Ann Gilfillan as Ms. Beeler | James Gallery as Salesman
Director: Linda Day
Writer: Lissa Levin

90 :04x22 - Up and Down the Dial

Apr/21/1982
Mama Carlson announces that she is switching to an all-news format just as the station made its way up to #6 in the ratings.
Guest Stars: Nicholas Hormann as Charles Von Sanker | Ian Wolfe as Hirsch | Carol Bruce as Lillian "Mama" Carlson
Director: George Gaynes
Warning: WKRP in Cincinnati guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 18, 1978
Ended: September 20, 1982
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