I was very excited when I learned that WKRP in Cincinnati was going to be released on DVD on 4/24/07. However, my excitement changed to worry about how many original songs would be substituted. I just got an email from tvshowsondvd.com and the news isn't good.

Most of the songs have been replaced, including all the music from the episode "The Contest Nobody Could Win". Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" has been replaced, thus ruining the episode with the Russian immigrant. Even the "Patton" trumpet with Arthur Carlson's son has been axed.

I usually lurk at these boards, just posting when I can add something to the conversation. I'm sure there are many huge WKRP fans here and I just wanted to give the fine folks at Redszone a heads up. Again, I'm crushed by this news and maybe I'll look around the internet for a bootleg copy of original episodes.

I can't figure out how to get the link to work, but you can get the story from tvshowsondvd.com's front page and you don't have to be a member to access the news stories.