Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

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Rupert Holmes
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tom Beckett ...  Mr. Foley 55 episodes, 1996-1998
George Hall ...  Tom Eldridge 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Margaret Hall Margaret Hall ...  Gertude 'Gertie' Reece / ... 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Melinda Mullins Melinda Mullins ...  Hilary Booth 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Christopher Murney ...  Mackie Bloom 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Amanda Naughton Amanda Naughton ...  Betty Roberts 45 episodes, 1996-1998
Kevin O'Rourke ...  Scott Sherwood 34 episodes, 1996-1998
Hugh O'Gorman ...  Jeffrey Singer 31 episodes, 1996-1998
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Storyline

It is 1930s Pittsburgh, and college student Betty Roberts has won an internship at WENN, a station that specializes in radio shows. She finds that the employees of the shows are just as wacky as the characters they play on the radio. They include: Mackie Bloom, WENN's man of a thousand voices; Hilary Booth, queen of the stage who carries an over-inflated ego; Mr. Foley, WENNs sound effects man who never talks; Tom Eldridge, who is as clueless as a gnat; and Jeffery Singer, who is in a marriage of convenience with Hillary. Each week, we watch how the station members struggle to keep the station going. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Before WKRP. Before NewsRadio. Before Frasier. There Was WENN

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The name Mr. Foley is a nod to the "Foley artists" who created sound effects on radio (and sometimes film and television). See more »

Quotes

Mackie Bloom: Problem?
Betty Roberts: No, nothing.
Mackie Bloom: What do you mean, "nothing"? Is it really nothing because it's nothing, or is it nothing because it's something you don't want to tell me, or is it nothing because it's something that you will tell me if I promise to say nothing?
Betty Roberts: The last one, I think.
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A Girl Like Me
By Rupert Holmes
Performed by Carolee Carmello
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Just a wonderful show!
9 November 2003 | by lovewennSee all my reviews

I miss this show terribly! It is still my favorite show of all time. No matter how many other shows I start watching they never beat it. I started watching it in high school at about the age 15 and joined the list online and made wonderful friends through my interest. Most of them I still talk to today.

I liked how it was not just a drama or a comedy but it was a dramedy. Being a historian and WWII buff especially this show intrigued me from the beginning. Plus we got to see some great stars of the past before they passed away. The great acting done by all the cast brought it to life and made it more real then a television show.

This show was never about dirty comedy or about who's all sleeping with who like many of the comedies on today. It is clean good fun that anyone of any age can enjoy. We never did learn that answer to the one supposedly dirty joke about the queen of hearts and the elephant or something like that.


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