The Gist: Hugh Wilson on WKRP in Cincinnati, and Jamelle Bouie on voters.

Once Stripped of Its Music, WKRP in Cincinnati Gets Its Groove Back 

Once Stripped of Its Music, WKRP in Cincinnati Gets Its Groove Back 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 10 2014 7:38 PM

Why WKRP Was Called WKRP

Secrets from the creator of Cincinnati’s most famous fictional radio station.

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When being an FM DJ was as cool as having your own podcast.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy of Shout Factory.

Listen to Episode 133 of Slate’s The Gist:

Today on The Gist, Slate’s Jamelle Bouie explains why our democracy may be hardwired to fail. Plus, WKRP in Cincinnati creator Hugh Wilson explains why it took so long to release the classic TV show with original music. For the Spiel, Mike solves the world’s problems.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.