WKRP in Cincinnati is a situation comedy television series
that features the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The show was created by Hugh Wilson
and was based upon his experiences working in advertising sales at Top 40 radio station WQXI (AM) in Atlanta.
Many of the characters and even some of the stories
(including season 1 episode 7, "Turkeys Away") are based on people and events at WQXI.
Like many other MTM productions,
the humor came more from running gags based on the known predilections and quirks of each character,
rather than from outlandish plots or racy situations since the show has a realistic setting.
The characters also developed over the course of the series, generating a sense of family.
During the third and fourth seasons,
CBS moved WKRP around repeatedly,
so much so that cast and crew members claimed that even they didn't know when the show aired.
When the show became a hit in syndication,
some cast members joked that the reason for its success was that viewers finally knew where to find it on the schedule.
Don't you get the impression that studio executives
sometimes decide to kill a show?