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As God is my witness, here is the real story of WKRP in Cincinnati’s Thanksgiving episode

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Read here for behind-the-scenes reflections of one of the funniest holiday sitcom episodes ever, WKRP in Cincinnati’s Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. And true to radio history, it was an idea ripped off from countless other stations.

The Johnny Fever character was based on Skinny Bobby Harper, who was once the morning man at Louisville’s WAKY Radio before he migrated to Atlanta.

Enjoy Les Nessman’s live news report of turkeys plunging to the ground “like sacks of wet cement.”

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