I used to watch that show all the time, definitely miss it but it was ran nationaly and localy for a long time. I guess it doesnt have the same pull as M.A.S.H. or Fresh Prince does. Might have something to do with the long term viability of the cast, Allen Alda still does some acting from time to time and Will Smith well he's a top fiver right now.Yep; with all the garbage in syndication; WHY OH WHY is WKRP not on nationally? It was a great comedy.
One of my favorite shows. My guess the reason it hasn't been in syndication except for a brief run in the late '90's on Nick, after being one of the most popular sit-coms in syndication during it's first decade, is the same reason it has had a tough road to DVD. The music was only licensed for about 10 years, and the show had some great music that was an important part of a number of the shows. The run on Nick and the DVD of the first season were of shows where sound-a-like songs substituted for the big name songs. This also required some dialog that was mixed in with the music had to be redone by sound-a-like actors, and some dialog and scenes were simply cut. Also, the show was video-taped, not filmed, because it was easier/cheaper to license the songs for a taped show, rather than a filmed show. So the quality after this time could be a problem.Yep; with all the garbage in syndication; WHY OH WHY is WKRP not on nationally? It was a great comedy.
I've often wondered if it would survive the transition from TV to movie. But in a sense, the movie "FM" was the theatrical version of it (can't remember which came out 1st..."FM" or "WKRP")