A typical episode of Qwerpline contains segments on local news, the arts (with Edith Slump), local traffic (with Richter Hammockslam), plus a live on-location interview via Derek the Intern. Other recurring segments include the weather, sports, and the occasional caller who somehow manages to get through. Each episode begins and ends with a sponsor message.
According to LRRcast - AskLRR February 2016, Qwerpline is the fusion of Graham's QWOPline and Alex's Derpline, both of which were fake radio shows invented during Desert Bus. Alex put on a radio show in Desert Bus 5 entitled Derpline, the birthplace of the "A-Train" persona, where he did mock interviews with other members of the crew. For years after DB5 fans and callers continued to request Derpline, which led Graham during one of his shifts to put on QWOPline, a morning show equivalent of Derpline. One year later, both DJs joined forces and created the first ever episode of Qwerpline.
The biggest influences to Qwerpline predate the internet and are most notably: Firesign Theater, Proctor and Bergman, Cheech and Chong, Round the Horne and The Goon Show. Due to its success Qwerpline has been favorably compared to Welcome to Nightvale but the LRR crew considers Welcome to Nightvale more as a similarly structured variety show than an inspiration as they had little prior exposure to it. The similarities between both shows are coincidental and comparisons arise as a consequence of both shows being the only ones of their kind rather than the shows being more directly related.
- Graham ("Big G-Money") - Co-host of Qwerpline.
- Alex ("A-Train") - Co-host of Qwerpline and current Aldersm'n of Therpston County.
- Derek the Intern - 19-year-old intern who is frequently sent out for on-location work.
- Edith Slump - QWRP's monotonous arts correspondent, local author, and self-described freelance gadabout.
- Richter Hammockslam - QWRP's helicopter traffic "reporter."
- Sadie Casperson - QWRP's meteorologist. Mostly forecasts divine vengeance.
- Chet Buntsman - QWRP's first attempt at a sports reporter. Former coach of the Nsburg High Talcum Puffs girl's field hockey team.
- Clementine "Clem" Alberts - QWRP's second sports reporter. Would like to be called "Clementine," please.
- Michael O'Leary - QWRP's third sports reporter, now business reporter. After the Property Lottery, now lives in the station closet.
- Gus - QWRP station engineer & security(?) Mostly expresses his opinions via the sound board.
Recurring & Minor Characters
List of Qwerpline episodes
|Episode No.||Title||Release Date||Link|
|01||Pot Hole Mystery||30 August 2015||Youtube|
|All of the nsburg potholes have gone missing. Plus, a preview of the films opening at the nsburg megaplex and an interview with local perfumer Ball Hinkley.|
|02||Damnable Dams||13 September 2015||Youtube|
|Derek reports on the grand opening of a restaurant, plus coverage of girls' field hockey, and concerned citizen Lorna Schlitzwhistle calls in.|
|03||Break the Banks||29 September 2015||Youtube|
|Full coverage of the newly-created Shaughnessy River II blocking traffic in and out of nsburg, leading to gas rationing.|
|04||Harvest Festival||12 October 2015||Youtube|
|Qwerpline reports live from the nsburg Harvest Festival via the QWRP Mobile Broadcast Van. Derek talks to some of the vendors.|
|05||The Several Rs||28 October 2015||Youtube|
|Things are calming down to relative normalcy after the harvest festival. Derek is on location at the recycling plants, and another citizen with complaints finds the phone number.|
|06||Founding Father||11 November 2015||Youtube|
|Derek has an exclusive interview with the founder of Therpston Country, Richter has traffic, and it's sideball season!|
|07||Debatable||1 December 2015||Youtube|
|The emergency by-election for new county Aldersm'n is well underway, no matter how disruptive it may be.|
|08||Fourth Quarter||14 December 2015||Youtube|
|Sadie's in with the weather, Richter somehow takes to the skies, and Derek goes back to school.|
|09||Rum Runners||18 January 2016||Youtube|
|Traffic and more from Richter, touring a historic site with Derek, and all the latest news from Nsburg.|
|10||Key To The City||2 February 2016||Youtube|
|It's news, traffic, and arts today on QWRP, plus Aldersm'n Alex has to take off for some civic business.|
|11||Contract & Release||18 February 2016||Youtube|
|The Secret Pipesmen are trying to take Alex to task, and Graham needs backup in the studio. Richter is fine though... broadly speaking.|
|12||Seemingly At Random||2 March 2016||Youtube|
|Don't worry about the explosions—Richter and Derek sure aren't. Plus, a sideball update!|
|13||March Marchness||2 April 2016||Youtube|
|It's annual coverage of Nsburg's biggest event of the not-quite-spring, the March Marchness Parade-Off!|
|14||High & Dry||27 April 2016||Youtube|
|Derek is out at Bumper Crop Farms, a special guest visits the studio, and Richter is... doing fine.|
|15||Recycling Amnesty||19 May 2016||Youtube|
|Kendra Tiltington explains the Nsburg Recycling Center's new initiative, Richter is broadly near Highway 3, and Derek is in the town square for an unveiling..|
|16||Full of Wieners||23 June 2016||Youtube|
|Edith's Book Club returns, Derek heads down to a favourite local wienerhouse, and Richter is also there.|
|17||Property Lottery||13 July 2016||Youtube|
|Darren von Spront is in the studio for an interview, Derek is on location at the Nsburg Property Lottery, and Richter calls in.|
|18||All Aboard||29 September 2016||Youtube|
|QWRP is back! Property lottery is... "resolved", Edith jumps in to help, and Richter clears the skies.|
|19||Flush the Grid||26 October 2016||Youtube|
|It's an Nsburg Tradition! And Richter, Sadie, and Derek are here too.|
|20||Dog Balls||25 January 2017||Youtube|
|The Pipesmen have a new--if similar--plan, Richter is despondant, and Derek is on location at the Dog's Ball.|
|21||The Winter Classic||11 February 2017||Youtube|
|Featuring news, traffic, arts, and a live report from the Sideball Winter Classic!|
|22||From the Waist Down||28 February 2017||Youtube|
|Derek is on location with some statuesque legs, Monty Cone talks sideball, and Richter makes some new friends.|
|23||Strike Week||4 April 2017||Youtube|
|An interview with the Nsburg OmniUnion, the latest exhibits at the history museum, and Derek checks out a new restaurant.|
|24||Poet Laureate||25 April 2017||Youtube|
|Derek interviews tabletop game creator Klaus D'Abrucio, Richter has strong opinions, and Edith interviews Nsburg's Poet Laureate.|
|25||Mystery Mansion||12 May 2017||Youtube|
|Edith fills in on sports, Richter is inexplicably okay, and Derek interviews a local heiress.|
|Episode No.||Title||Release Date||Link|
|DB7||Desert Bus 7 - QWERPline||21 November 2013||Youtube|
|First Iteration of the morning radio show under the QWERPLine name. Alex and Graham call random viewers as part of the "good morning" show segment.|
|DB8||Desert Bus 8 - QWERPline||29 November 2014||Youtube|
|After establishing the basic format, Graham and Alex continue to call random viewers as part of their "good morning" segment. First live show to include other cast members.|
|DB9||Desert Bus 9 - QWERPline||19 November 2015||Youtube|
|First "non-canon" episode recorded after the show started its canonical series. While this episode is listed as "non-canon", its sponsor and some new segments were included in later episodes.|
|PAX West||PAX West 2016 - QWERPline||20 September 2016||Youtube|
|First QWERPline episode recorded during a LRR Panel. Unlike previous canon and non-canon episodes, The "Live@PAX West 2016" episode has a 42 minute runtime.|