WKRP in Cincinnati
was a TV show about a radio station. Unlike the glorified versions of radio stations commonly portrayed on movies and TV shows, this one was realistic, which eccentric DJs, a clueless general manager and an unkempt engineer named Bucky. The show ran from 1978-1982 and was revived in 1991 in a version devoid of the authenticity and spirit of the original, which predictably failed after just two seasons. The remake did, however, feature both Tawny Kitaen
and Michael Des Barres
Thank you for indulging our nostalgic rant - Songfacts was created by DJs and we have an affinity for this show and the special characters we came across at radio stations just like it. Anyway, the theme song was written by the composer Tom Wells, with lyrics by the show's creator Hugh Wilson. Orchestrations were added by Jim Ellis, and it was sung by Steve Carlisle. The song tells of the transient life of a radio professional, moving from market to market in search of a better gig, unable to settle down. It's a very melancholy tune that could relate to a few different characters on the show, as the singer is telling his girl that he once again is moving on, maybe they were never meant to be, and he'll be in Cincinnati for the time being. All he can hope is that she'll think of him once in a while. Want to know what happens to this guy? Check out Harry Chapin's "W.O.L.D.