This episode doesn't need a lot of introduction. It's a half-hour that could sort of serve as a finale in case the show gets canceled (which it did) while still leaving the door open for another season. The script makes it clear that the approach of a fifth season would have been to have WKRP as a semi-successful station, and I think the idea (which they'd been building up to in increments for a while) would have had a lot of potential: they'd already done all the stories about running a failing radio station, but I wish they had been able to do some episodes about a successful radio station staffed by failures.
That is, WKRP's staff was assembled with the intention of making a money-losing radio station, but what happens when these same people are in charge of an operation that -- accidentally -- makes a profit, gets legitimate clients, and so on? They dealt with that a bit in the episode produced right before this one, "To Err Is Human," but they never had a fifth season to really get all the potential out of the idea. And one of the many mistakes The New WKRP made was turning back the clock and making WKRP a failing station again, dooming themselves to re-hash a premise that the original series had already exhausted (and abandoned) by the end of its run.
The episode was directed by veteran actor George Gaynes, the husband of MTM favorite Allyn McLerie. He had made one guest appearance on the show, and later was cast by Hugh Wilson in the first Police Academy movie.
Cold Opening and Act 1
Act 2 and Tag