Doctor Johnny Fever - Disc
jockey Johnny Caravella's (Howard Hesseman)
on-air persona while he worked the morning shift
for the "Top 40" rock and roll radio station
WKRP IN CINCINNATI/CBS/1978-82.
Johnny Fever on
Johnny is a burned-out 60s rocker who
avoided responsibility, mismanaged money and
always had a glazed over look in his eyes.
Before coming to WKRP he was fired from a Los
Angles radio station for saying the word
"Booger" on the air. His first day on the radio
in Cincinnati went something like this:
"You've got the Doctor, I'm burning up in
here. We're all in critical condition, babies.
But you can tell me where it hurts, because I
got the healing prescription here from the big
WKRP musical medicine cabinet. Now I'm talking
about a 50,000 watt intensive care unit, babies.
So just sit right down, relax, open you ears
real wide and say give it to me straight Doctor,
I can take it!"
A few seconds into a rock and roll song, he
interrupted the record to say the "Oh yeah,
Johnny Fever character returned for a few
episodes as the overnight DJ on the syndicated
revival of the series THE NEW WKRP IN
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