1995 - 1999, Comedy
A station's news director copes with a staff of eccentrics.

Episode Guide

  • NewsRadio - New Hampshire (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    New Hampshire

    Dave ponders his future at WNYX without Jimmy, until he's faced with a bigger problem when the rest of the crew decides to leave.

  • NewsRadio - Retirement (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:


    Lisa (Maura Tierney) organizes a farewell party for Jimmy (Stephen Root) after he announces his retirement. With Dave Foley, Andy Dick and Vicki Lewis.

  • NewsRadio - Freaky Friday (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Freaky Friday

    Jimmy and Matthew (Stephen Root, Andy Dick) swap places for a day; Lisa (Maura Tierney) finds out about Beth's (Vicki Lewis) mail-order scam.

  • NewsRadio - Padded Suit (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Padded Suit

    Dave (Dave Foley) tries to impose mandatory job descriptions; Joe (Joe Rogan) teaches Matthew and Max (Andy Dick, Jon Lovitz) martial arts.

  • NewsRadio - Ploy (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:


    Max (Jon Lovitz) pretends to be leaving WNYX to try and get a date with Beth (Vicki Lewis); Joe (Joe Rogan) dislikes Lisa's (Maura Tierney) new last name.

  • NewsRadio - Wedding (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:


    As Lisa (Maura Tierney) prepares for her wedding, an undercover cop stalks Johnny (guest star Patrick Warburton) for stealing Lisa's ring. With Dave Foley, Vicki Lewis and Stephen Root.

  • NewsRadio - Wino (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:


    Matthew (Andy Dick) finds out that Jimmy's (Stephen Root) nemesis, Johnny Johnson (guest star Patrick Warburton), is actually a vagrant battling alcoholism. With Maura Tierney and Dave Foley.

  • NewsRadio - Assistant (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:


    Lisa's (Maura Tierney) new assistant (guest star Tiffani Thiessen) is attracted to Dave (Dave Foley); Jimmy (Stephen Root) turns the men's room into a cigar lounge. With Joe Rogan, Andy Dick and Jon Lovitz.

  • NewsRadio - Hair (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:


    Joe (Joe Rogan) hypnotizes Jimmy (Stephen Root) to help him relive and resolve his feelings from the '60s. With Jon Lovitz and Dave Foley.

  • NewsRadio - Towers (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:


    Jimmy wants to build in New York; Matthew's 30th birthday spurs radical changes that irritate everyone.

  • NewsRadio - Apartment (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:


    The entire station gets involved when Dave and Lisa (Dave Foley, Maura Tierney) vie for the same apartment. With Stephen Root.

  • NewsRadio - Stinkbutt (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:


    Jimmy hires a security adviser who Max thinks is a con man; Joe and Beth are chosen to create a mural.

  • NewsRadio - Spooky Rapping Crypt (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Spooky Rapping Crypt

    Jimmy and Beth (Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis) battle over a profit-sharing plan that they both thought of simultaneously.

  • NewsRadio - Boston (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:


    Dave tries to tape a message to high-school graduates but can't find the right words; Beth is bandaged.

  • NewsRadio - Clash of the Titans (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Clash of the Titans

    A surprise witness (guest star Adam West) at the trial may tip the scales of justice in Jimmy's (Stephen Root) favor; Lisa (Maura Tierney) dumps Johnny (guest star Patrick Warburton).

  • NewsRadio - The Lam (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The Lam

    Dave learns that Jimmy has escaped from jail and is hiding in Wisconsin; Lisa is enamored by a new love.

  • NewsRadio - Jail (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:


    Jimmy (Stephen Root) is taken away by the FBI under suspicion of being a fugitive, but Joe (Joe Rogan) vows to free him.

  • NewsRadio - Flowers for Matthew (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Flowers for Matthew

    Joe's (Joe Rogan) smart drink amazes Dave (Dave Foley) with its results on Matthew (Andy Dick); Max (Jon Lovitz) is nervous about Beth (Vicki Lewis).

  • NewsRadio - Noise (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:


    The staff becomes concerned when Dave (Dave Foley) starts spending too much time with a relaxation machine.

  • NewsRadio - Lucky Burger (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Lucky Burger

    Matthew (Andy Dick) hires Joe (Joe Rogan) to dig up dirt on Max Louis (Jon Lovitz) in order to get him fired; restaurant investigation.

  • NewsRadio - Meet the Max Louis (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Meet the Max Louis

    Dave hires Bill's old friend Max Louis, but soon learns that the "veteran" is insecure and inexperienced.

  • NewsRadio - Bill Moves On (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Bill Moves On

    Bill McNeal dies from a heart attack, leaving the staff to mourn their loss and celebrate his life. Guest star: Khandi Alexander.

  • NewsRadio - Sinking Ship (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Sinking Ship

    A news station aboard the Titanic is posed as a hypothetical allegory with staffers playing roles aboard ship.

  • NewsRadio - Jackass Junior High (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Jackass Junior High

    Dave has a bad day with the staff, coping with crises involving Lisa's femininity and Bill's depression.

  • NewsRadio - 4:20 (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:


    Matthew (Andy Dick) fights Joe (Joe Rogan) in a charity boxing match and impresses his co-workers; Walt (guest star Brad Rowe) asks Lisa (Maura Tierney) out.

  • NewsRadio - Monster Rancher (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Monster Rancher

    Dave and Bill (Dave Foley, Phil Hartman) react to new talent in the office when Jimmy (Stephen Root) brings in an intern -- his nephew (guest star Brad Rowe).

  • NewsRadio - Copy Machine (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Copy Machine

    Joe thinks he is responsible for the death of an obscure staff member.

  • NewsRadio - Balloon (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:


    Jimmy (Stephen Root) plans a hot-air balloon trip, and Lisa (Maura Tierney) covers the story; Bill's (Phil Hartman) new habit disgusts Dave (Dave Foley).

  • NewsRadio - Beep, Beep (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Beep, Beep

    Jimmy (Stephen Root) demands that Dave and Lisa (Dave Foley, Maura Tierney) reunite for the good of the company; Matthew (Andy Dick) gets a toy car.

  • NewsRadio - Big Brother (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Big Brother

    Matthew (Andy Dick) joins the Big Brother program and is paired with a man (guest star Michael Buchman Silver) a few years older; Bill (Phil Hartman) sleuths.

  • NewsRadio - Security Door (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Security Door

    The staff questions Dave's sanity after he has a security door installed in the lobby; Bill's new commercial.

  • NewsRadio - Who's the Boss? Part II (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Who's the Boss? Part II

    After Bill's (Phil Hartman) turn as manager ends, Jimmy (Stephen Root) decides to let the employees vote for Dave or Lisa (Dave Foley, Maura Tierney) as boss.

  • NewsRadio - Who's the Boss? Part I (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Who's the Boss? Part I

    Hoping to teach Bill (Phil Hartman) a management lesson, Dave and Lisa (Dave Foley, Maura Tierney) promote him, but he rises to the occasion.

  • NewsRadio - Chock (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:


    Dave gets a surprise visit from his college chums but quickly faces a difficult decision; Lisa gets tough on Matthew.

  • NewsRadio - Look Who's Talking (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Look Who's Talking

    Dave and Lisa find out that Bill plans to adopt an infant; Jimmy gets Beth to play a role for a bachelor auction.

  • NewsRadio - The Secret of Management (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Secret of Management

    Lisa (Maura Tierney) learns Jimmy's (Stephen Root) key to management; Bill (Phil Hartman) gets a butler (guest star Ian Abercrombie); Matthew (Andy Dick) is found out on the streets.

  • NewsRadio - Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show

    Jimmy bets Ted Turner that WNYX will win the holiday talent contest, which pits Dave against his former nemesis.

  • NewsRadio - Catherine Moves On (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Catherine Moves On

    Catherine's departure from WNYX stirs up memories for Jimmy and the staff, and inspires Joe's last romantic effort.

  • NewsRadio - Pure Evil (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Pure Evil

    Dave, frustrated over his professional setback, decides that he is through being nice; Bill's new on-air notoriety.

  • NewsRadio - French Diplomacy (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    French Diplomacy

    Lisa tells everyone that Dave has broken up with her; Matthew's other vocation is no longer a secret.

  • NewsRadio - Super Karate Monkey Death Car (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Super Karate Monkey Death Car

    The staff panics when analyst Andrea informs them of an imminent lie detector test; Jimmy's book hits Japan.

  • NewsRadio - The Public Domain (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Public Domain

    Andrea assigns Steve some management work, creating a leadership crisis for Dave; Matthew sneaks into the office.

  • NewsRadio - Plan Bee (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Plan Bee

    The arrival of a productivity consultant sends the station's staff into a panic; Bill switches to television.

  • NewsRadio - Jumper (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    When a suicidal man prepares to jump out a window from their office level, WNYX staff members show their true colors.

  • NewsRadio - The Injury (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    The Injury

    Jimmy (Stephen Root) hires a lawyer (guest star Norm MacDonald) when Matthew (Andy Dick) is injured while playing a game in the office.

  • NewsRadio - Space (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:


    A futuristic WNYX operates in outer space; guest Bobbie Brown.

  • NewsRadio - Mistake (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:


    Proud to be the strangest person on staff, Matthew (Andy Dick) is challenged by the appearance of an odd temp (guest star French Stewart).

  • NewsRadio - The Real Deal (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    The Real Deal

    Bill and Lisa (Phil Hartman, Maura Tierney) book Jerry Seinfeld (guest starring as himself) as a guest on their new program, saving them from disaster.

  • NewsRadio - Sleeping (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:


    The staff learns Jimmy James (Stephen Root) has had a heart attack; Lisa (Maura Tierney) drops a bombshell on Dave (Dave Foley).

  • NewsRadio - Our Fiftieth Episode (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Our Fiftieth Episode

    Committed to a psychiatric unit, Bill befriends a fellow inmate, then resists Dave and Catherine's efforts to spring him.

  • NewsRadio - Office Feud (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Office Feud

    Joe leads a crusade against the office on the next floor until Dave discovers why the break room is breaking down.

  • NewsRadio - Twins (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:


    The staff is shocked when they meet Matthew's twin brother, Andrew; Dave is skeptical when asked to make budget cuts.

  • NewsRadio - Airport (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:


    Bill's (Phil Hartman) snobbish behavior at a St. Louis airport offends Dave (Dave Foley); Lisa (Maura Tierney) tries to run the office.

  • NewsRadio - Kids (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:


    Jimmy (Stephen Root) has ulterior motives for bringing a group of children in to see how the station is run. Stephanie Erb guest stars.

  • NewsRadio - Rose Bowl (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Rose Bowl

    Jimmy uses Joe as his legal representative when he tries to sue a disreputable movie memorabilia collector.

  • NewsRadio - Complaint Box (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Complaint Box

    Things get out of hand when Dave (Dave Foley) installs a complaint box at the station. With Stephen Root.

  • NewsRadio - Led Zeppelin Boxed Set (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Led Zeppelin Boxed Set

    Dave convinces Matthew to confront Bill about his feelings; Catherine gives Jimmy some gambling tips.

  • NewsRadio - Rap (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    Bill's editorials against rap music lyrics prompt Jimmy to invite rapper Chuck D. to respond on the air.

  • NewsRadio - The Trainer (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Trainer

    Bill brings impressionable Matthew with him when he checks out a prestigious gym he's thinking of joining.

  • NewsRadio - Christmas (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:


    Dave has trouble making his plane when he winds up covering for everybody at the station on Christmas Eve.

  • NewsRadio - Stocks (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:


    Jimmy introduces Beth to the world of stock options; Matthew returns from the Orient with awe-inspiring gifts.

  • NewsRadio - Movie Star (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Movie Star

    Matthew's neurotic behavior draws James Caan's attention when the actor visits the station to research an upcoming film role.

  • NewsRadio - Daydream (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    All have wild daydreams after the office air-conditioning breaks down.

  • NewsRadio - Awards Show (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Awards Show

    Dave tries to convince the staffers they have a shot at winning at a broadcast awards ceremony hosted by Bob Costas.

  • NewsRadio - Halloween (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:


    Due to their lack of holiday spirit, Jimmy decides not to invite any of the WNYX employees to his annual Halloween bash.

  • NewsRadio - Arcade (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:


    Beth (Vicki Lewis) orders a video arcade game for the office, much to the delight of Mr. James and Dave (Stephen Root, Dave Foley).

  • NewsRadio - Massage Chair (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Massage Chair

    Mutiny is in the air when budget cuts threaten the staff's office snacks. With Phil Hartman and Dave Foley.

  • NewsRadio - Review (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:


    When the station gets a lukewarm review in a national trade publication, the WNYX staff takes it personally.

  • NewsRadio - President (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    Mr. James runs for president of the United States, a la Ross Perot; a mustachioed Matthew annoys co-workers.

  • NewsRadio - Led Zeppelin II (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Led Zeppelin II

    Joe (Joe Rogan) gets fired up about the new security cameras at the station and sets the place ablaze. With Dave Foley and Maura Tierney.

  • NewsRadio - Coda (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:


    Organizing a summer outing for his co-workers almost becomes too much for Matthew (Andy Dick). With Dave Foley and Phil Hartman.

  • NewsRadio - Presence (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:


    Jimmy wagers anchorman Bill in a poker game and loses him to a rival station.

  • NewsRadio - Led Zeppelin (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Led Zeppelin

    Bill shares his own relationship woes with Dave when he learns that Dave and Lisa have officially split up.

  • NewsRadio - Physical Graffiti (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Physical Graffiti

    Dave (Dave Foley) gets jealous when Lisa's (Maura Tierney) ex-boyfriend (guest star Wallace Langhan) visits New York; Bill (Phil Hartman) and Catherine (Khandi Alexander) have a big fight.

  • NewsRadio - Houses of the Holy (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Houses of the Holy

    Bill (Phil Hartman) feels intimidated by Joe's (Joe Rogan) talents as a radio broadcaster; Beth (Vicki Lewis) falls for Jimmy's (Stephen Root) nephew (guest star David Cross).

  • NewsRadio - Zoso (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:


    Beth (Vicki Lewis) presents one of her clothing designs to a fashion executive of questionable reputation (guest star George Hamilton).

  • NewsRadio - The Song Remains the Same (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Song Remains the Same

    Jimmy pulls pranks on the staff; a newspaper reporter interviews Bill.

  • NewsRadio - In Through the Out Door (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    In Through the Out Door

    Dave (Dave Foley) gets stage fright when he learns he must introduce Bill (Phil Hartman) at a New York broadcasters' function.

  • NewsRadio - Bitch Session (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Bitch Session

    A strict new code of conduct prompts the staff to reveal feelings about Dave.

  • NewsRadio - Station Sale (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Station Sale

    The employees feel threatened when Jimmy (Stephen Root) announces his plan to sell the radio station.

  • NewsRadio - Xmas Story (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Xmas Story

    The staffers give Jimmy (Stephen Root) an expensive Christmas gift; Bill (Phil Hartman) is terrified by an "evil" Santa.

  • NewsRadio - The Cane (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Cane

    Dave (Dave Foley) begins to think Bill (Phil Hartman) is being pretentious when he arrives at the office carrying a cane.

  • NewsRadio - Negotiation (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:


    Lisa (Maura Tierney) takes a temporary job with MTV and interviews members of the heavy-metal band Anthrax.

  • NewsRadio - Bill's Autobiography (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Bill's Autobiography

    When Bill decides to write his autobiography, he slips into a depression.

  • NewsRadio - Friends (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:


    Dave (Dave Foley) suggests hiring a temp (guest star Bebe Neuwirth) when it appears Beth (Vicki Lewis) is overworked.

  • NewsRadio - Shrink (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Jimmy (Stephen Root) hires a therapist (guest star John Ritter) when office tension hits an all-time high and morale reaches a new low.

  • NewsRadio - The Breakup (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Breakup

    Dave and Lisa are unprepared for their co-workers' responses when they go public with their relationship.

  • NewsRadio - The Rat Funeral (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Rat Funeral

    After the demise of the office pet rat, the staffers hold a funeral for him.

  • NewsRadio - Goofy Ball (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Goofy Ball

    Joe matchmakes for Dave; Bill thinks a fan (Dennis Miller) is stalking him.

  • NewsRadio - No, This Is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    No, This Is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life

    Lisa and Dave question their romance when Beth decides to reignite her relationship with her boyfriend.

  • NewsRadio - Sweeps Week (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Sweeps Week

    Dave (Dave Foley) is surprised when his ex-girlfriend (guest star Janeane Garofalo) visits him under the assumption they are still a couple.

  • NewsRadio - Luncheon at the Waldorf (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Luncheon at the Waldorf

    Dave (Dave Foley) discovers unusual business expenses when Jimmy (Stephen Root) asks him to account for soaring costs.

  • NewsRadio - Big Day (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Big Day

    It's Bonus Day and the staff show just how conniving and unfriendly they all are as they compete to get the money.

  • NewsRadio - The Crisis (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Crisis

    Despite Dave's attempts to delegate duties, petty staff jealousies hinder the reporting of a news story.

  • NewsRadio - Smoking (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    Tempers and butts flare when Bill (Phil Hartman) refuses to adhere to the new no-smoking regulations. With Dave Foley.

  • NewsRadio - Inappropriate (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Dave and Lisa (Dave Foley, Maura Tierney) try to keep their after-dinner kiss a secret from the staff.

  • NewsRadio - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    The wet-behind-the-ears director (Dave Foley) of an all-news radio station must fire his predecessor.