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#2. WKRP in Cincinnati
Hugh Wilson worked for Atlanta Top-40 radio station WQXI before creating WKRP in Cincinnati in 1978, and he based many of the show’s memorable characters on real-life former co-workers. The most notable example: Dr. Johnny Fever=Skinny Bobby Harper. But one WKRP’er wasn’t based on a radio employee: billing manager-turned-DJ Bailey Quarters was inspired by Wilson’s wife. Aw.