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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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Betty Roberts: Generally, Gertie, we try to avoid writing dialogue for our cast that is impossible to pronounce?
Gertude 'Gertie' Reece: Oh, really?
Betty Roberts: Yes. That type of torturous tongue-twisting tends to be tantamount to terrifying and intimidating to our troop. I mean, please continue.
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You Make It Christmas
By Rupert Holmes
Sung by Betty Buckley
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A Nostalgic Look Back at a Bygone Time
30 January 2004 | by talaxinaSee all my reviews

The golden age of radio, captured on the small screen, and masterfully done.

Conceived and written by 70s pop-balladeer Rupert Holmes, Remember WENN is a stylish and funny tribute to a lost era. One I was not privileged to actually experience, but that I have become very fond of, via old films on cable television.

The 1930s- and, in WENN's case, specifically the radio industry of the day. With wonderfully crafted, and beautifully acted characters set against the backdrop of a small radio station in Pittsburgh, Remember WENN is poised to bring back memories for those who were there, and serve as a doorway to the past for those who were not.

Remember WENN is a blend of comedy and drama that can't be beat for a savory taste of the long-gone days of radio.

Canceled, by AMC after five seasons, and with several unresolved cliffhangers left hanging, WENN is one show ripe for a reunion movie; maybe even a theatrical venture.

And a video, or DVD release would not be a bad idea. Then all of this wonderful show's adoring fans could fondly Remember WENN...


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