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When a radio station's management announces that there's going to be an upswing in commercials on the air, with a strong emphasis on ads for the U.S. Army, the anti-establishment deejays form a united front against the "suits." With station manager Jeff Dugan's (Michael Brandon) unofficial approval, the other employees hijack the station, playing the kind of music they like before the authorities can arrive. Martin Mull appears in his feature-film debut as a zoned-out record spinner. In addition, the film includes live appearances by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

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"Dugan, who's heavily into the music biz, is against commercials on commercial radio (but since QSKY pumps out an endless stream of Ronstadt, the Eagles and Queen, wouldn't a few mindless jingles go unnoticed?)"
‑ , Time Out
"Embarrassing youth cult film, founded on the shaky premise that the staff of a "progressive" LA rock station have to fight their management for the right to play Olivia Newton-John."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Completely of its time."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A preposterously self-serving variation on 1960's themes."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Mull, as a spaced-out DJ, steals the show, emanating energy with which neither the other actors nor the music can compete."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It gets the standard rock-movie formula backwards by trying to base a revolution around some of the safest, least revolutionary music in the history of rock."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"FM, for all its ingratiating players, is an unredeemable mess that can't even make it to simplistic."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
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