Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Wonderin' what is goin' to become of WKRP?

As reported on Pop Candy, WKRP in Cincinnati is getting a DVD release for its first season in April 2007.

I never thought this day would come, I honestly didn't.

Granted, these are slightly... um, well, they've had some of the music altered. That is either a licensing concession or they are just going to be packaging the version of the show that was most recently shown on stations like the Comedy Network, Nick at Nite and the station that would become Spike, TNN. Either way, the show is coming to a DVD player near you soon and there is renewed hope for other orphaned shows looking to DVD release. Huzzah!

4 comments:

Floyd said...

That brings back a few memories, have to get a copy, found you surfing, nice blog.

MC said...

Thanks for the compliment Floyd.

Jeremy said...

It is definitely because of licensing issues - there was so much music used that they never cleared the rights for that the costs were going to be astronomical (see http://culturepopped.blogspot.com/2005/12/hitting-ground-like-sacks-of-wet.html)

It is ridiculous that rights holders are stopping this music being heard when they already have so much difficulty selling it in the first place. Anyway, I hope the changes don't make a huge difference.

MC said...

Well, from what I read, part of the reason that the show was shot on video was it afforded them a much better rate for the music at the time. It was the 1990's, when the agreement was no longer binding.