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  • Turkey Drop: A Thanksgiving Tradition Since 1978 (WKRP Classic)

    11/26/2015 10:34:12 AM PST · by mojito · 16 replies
    American Digest ^ | 10/30/1978 | Les Nessman
    "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R... P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks...
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • Video rewind: WKRP’s ‘Turkey Drop’

    11/27/2013 5:21:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies ^ | november 27, 2013
    The greatest Thanksgiving episode of any TV sitcom — ever. “With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”
  • TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15

    09/16/2011 1:40:44 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 193 replies · 3+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 16, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    'Bailey Quarters' @ WKRP in Cincinnati! Always did go for the bookish one  over the D-cup bimbos it seems... Jan Smithers _____________________________________________ 'Bailey Quarters' (Jan Smithers)  fr. WKRP in Cincinnati (CBS 1978-82): I remember really digging the 'glasses' look, heh- More pics/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Child, Woman Killed by Alleged Drunk, Unlicensed Drivers (Illegal Mexicans in Cincinnati)

    04/04/2011 3:49:59 PM PDT · by TSgt · 21 replies
    WKRC ^ | 04/04/2011 | WKRC
    Two local families are dealing with loved ones lost over the weekend due to allegedly drunk drivers. The first crash early Saturday morning in South Fairmount killed a three year old boy and leaves his mother in the hospital. The second crash late Sunday night in Hamilton killed a woman. Local 12's Rich Jaffe says there are some other unusual and sure to be controversial similarities between the cases as well. This morning, Rodolfo Temaj Felix walked into a Hamilton County courtroom for arraignment. He's charged with the hit and run accident Saturday morning that killed three year old Shakir...
  • Venus Flytrap: A New Black Panther????

    07/14/2010 9:37:39 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 59 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 13 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    I received an email from a reader of noting that Tim Reid, the actor who has played Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati may be a New Black Panther. I don't know the answer. One thing is for sure . . .
  • Health Care: Tea Party Protest Candlelight Vigil

    03/21/2010 9:32:27 PM PDT · by timestax · 87 replies · 1,256+ views
    March 22,2010 | timestax
    Cincinnati Tea Party meets downtown Cincinnati, to hold candlelight vigil and send a massage to U.S.Rep.Steve Driehaus-DWest Price Hill,to vote no on the Obama Insurance Bill. My final headcount was nearly 400, counting teenagers and children too.
  • Botched WFLZ Stunt Starts Blaze, Injures Firefighter (DJ Torches Van in Turkey Fry)

    12/18/2009 9:27:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | Friday, December 18, 2009 | Daniela Velazquez and Howard Altman
    A radio station's turkey-frying stunt turned into a recipe for disaster this morning when an attempt to cook the frozen bird in a van resulted in the vehicle catching fire. During a stunt for "The MJ Morning Show" on WFLZ, 93.3 FM, a grease fryer was placed inside the van, which had furniture in it that caught fire, Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Capt. Bill Wade said. WFLZ employees were supposed to lower the turkey into the van using a crane but never got a chance before flames engulfed the vehicle. Firefighter Ken Licata injured his back during the incident at...
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/25/2009 5:38:38 PM PST · by LiberConservative · 18 replies · 644+ views
    Hulu ^ | WKRP in Cincinnati
    Enjoy FReepers who have access to Hulu.
  • Postal workers attacked by wild turkeys

    04/07/2008 6:10:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies · 135+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/08 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. - Rather than rain or snow, or even dogs, postal workers in a West Side neighborhood near Owen Conservation Park are being pestered by wild turkeys this spring. Mara Wilhite, manager of the Hilldale Station Post Office, said she expected to deal with all manner of issues when she went to work for the U.S. Post Office. But that was not one of them. "Just when you thought you'd heard it all," she said. About five to 10 of the birds have been pecking at the postal workers as they make their rounds, and some of the birds...
  • The TV Show "WKRP In Cincinnati" (Season 1) is FINALLY Being Released on DVD

    01/30/2007 3:04:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies · 654+ views
    WKRP In Cincinnati is being rteleased on April 24, 2007.Amazon is currently taking ordersAs God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
  • Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this...

    11/24/2005 4:36:02 AM PST · by Dog · 32 replies · 1,640+ views
    TV10% ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Turkeys Away Johnny: Gripping music, huh? Mr Carlson: Yeah, that's good all right. What's the name of that orchestra? Johnny: Pink Floyd. Mr Carlson: Oooh, is that Pink Floyd? Do I hear dogs barking on that thing? Johnny: I do. Mr Carlson: What's really going on, Travis? Andy: Nothing! Mr Carlson: Well, I don't like it. It's too quiet. Andy: D'you think the Indians are gonna attack? Andy: You are the boss. You're the boss! And you do, uh, boss stuff. Mr Carlson: Such as? Andy: Well, you, uh, uh - well, then again you, uh - well, let me...
  • Violence Erupts in Southern Thailand After Airdrop of Paper Peace Birds

    12/06/2004 5:15:19 AM PST · by ijcr · 18 replies · 646+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2004 | Rungrawee C. Pinyorat
    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - A massive airdrop of paper birds intended to promote peace failed to halt violence in Thailand's restive south, with a spate of new attacks Monday that targeted soldiers and local officials. The bombings, shootings and arson attacks came hours after Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Sunday's airdrop of nearly 100 million Japanese-style origami cranes over the predominantly Muslim region had achieved an "enormous, positive psychological effect" toward peace. On Monday morning a bomb was detonated at a rest stop for patrolling soldiers. Four troops were wounded, one seriously, in Narathiwat province's Ra-ngae district. Another bomb exploded...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Transit of Venus (Live thread!): First Viewing since 1882

    06/07/2004 10:39:48 PM PDT · by cgk · 48 replies · 317+ views
    Nasa TV | 6-7-04 | God.
    On June 8, 2004 we will have the opportunity to experience a very rare celestial phenomenon. So rare, in fact, that no living person has ever observed it before, since the last transit of Venus happened over 120 years ago, in 1882. We will get another chance again, however, in 2012.
  • Look Out For Rare Space Spectacle

    06/06/2004 9:43:44 AM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 251+ views
    IOL ^ | 6-6-2004
    Look out for rare space spectacle June 06 2004 at 04:12PM Hamburg - Tuesday's transit of Venus in front of the sun will be only the sixth such event observed by humans, and astronomers say nobody alive today has seen the phenomenon, which is barely noticeable because it only imperceptibly reduces visible sunlight. Past transits in 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874 and 1882 were monitored from Earth. Slight differences in the start and finish time were used to roughly calculate the distance of the sun from the Earth. The transit will be visible from all parts of Earth where the sun...
  • Man's death puts onus on Cincinnati police

    12/02/2003 12:26:19 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 156+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | By Steve Miller
    <p>Six Cincinnati police officers who were involved in a deadly fracas with a black suspect on Sunday were "treated like suspects," a police union spokesman said yesterday.</p> <p>Roger Webster, Fraternal Order of Police president, said officers might again "de-police," or refrain from actively pursuing criminals, as they did after a public outcry over a spate of deaths of black suspects two years ago. A local crime wave resulted.</p>
  • Gordon Jump of 'WKRP in Cincinnati' fame dies at 71

    09/22/2003 7:43:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies · 304+ views
    Associated Press | 9/22/03 | LYNN ELBER
    Gordon Jump of 'WKRP in Cincinnati' fame dies at 71 LYNN ELBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Gordon Jump, who played a befuddled radio station manager on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" and made his mark in commercials as the lonely Maytag repairman, died Monday. He was 71. Jump, a Dayton native, suffered from a condition called pulmonary fibrosis, said his cousin, Katherine Jump Wagner. The illness involves scarring of the air sacs of the lungs, leading to heart or respiratory failure. Wagner of Arcanum, Ohio, said she learned of her cousin's death from her father, also named Gordon Jump....
  • Gordon Jump Dies -- of WKRP, Maytag Ads

    09/22/2003 7:40:21 PM PDT · by lainie · 120 replies · 1,484+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | September 22, 2003 | Lynn Elber
    LOS ANGELES -- Gordon Jump, who played a befuddled radio station manager on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" and made his mark in commercials as the lonely Maytag repairman, died Monday. He was 71. Jump suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, said his cousin, Katherine Jump Wagner. The illness causes scarring of the air sacs of the lungs, leading to heart or respiratory failure. Wagner, of Arcanum, Ohio, said she learned of her cousin's death from her father, also named Gordon Jump. Her cousin was under hospice care at his home southeast of Los Angeles, she said. Jump played Arthur Carlson in...
  • Obit: Nedra Volz, 94; TV Actress Played Many 'Old Lady' Roles (TV Housekeeper Curse!)

    02/01/2003 3:46:11 AM PST · by Timesink · 8 replies · 406+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 29, 2003 | Myrna Oliver
    OBITUARIES Nedra Volz, 94; TV Actress Played Many 'Old Lady' RolesBy Myrna Oliver, Times Staff WriterNedra Volz, a character actress remembered for her early 1980s roles as housekeeper Adelaide Brubaker on the popular television comedy "Diff'rent Strokes" and postmistress Miz Emma Tisdale on "The Dukes of Hazzard," has died. She was 94.Volz, who played her customary "old lady" role in her final film, "The Great White Hype," which was released in 1996, died Jan. 20 in Mesa, Ariz., of complications of Alzheimer's disease.[...]