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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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Mr. Foley's dialogue consists almost entirely of interjections in the form of sound effects. See more »

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Betty Roberts: Victor Comstock and I once took a walk down to where the Monongahela and the Allegheny rivers meet. It was a clear night - it seemed as if the entire universe was reflected in the water. The milky way was a plume of white smoke on a black velvet river filled with shining sapphires. We - Victor and I - looked down into the water and you - he said - something to me that I will never forget. Can you tell me what you said?
Victor Comstock: I think I said something to the effect that the confluence of the rivers was...
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And Then Some
By Rupert Holmes
Performed by Mary Stout
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An unsung classic!
4 April 2005 | by DevotchkaSee all my reviews

Remember WENN was an unusual show and a very good one. I became a fan of it while still in the midst of high school. By the time I graduated from university, it was not only long gone but had left a considerably more pathetic AMC in its wake. (Not to say that AMC never shows anything worthwhile anymore--it's just become a situation of "few and far between"!) If only they'd release Remember WENN on DVD or VHS--I'd be an instant buyer.

I'd recommend Remember WENN to any fan of old time radio and/or witty television, but I'm not sure where it's even available for viewing anymore.

If AMC ever decides to show reruns, I suggest you take advantage of the opportunity and watch them!


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