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Born on this day!! Actor Elaine May is 91. Singer Iggy Pop is 76. Actor Patti LuPone is 74. Actor Tony Danza is 72. Actor James Morrison (“24”) is 69. Actor Andie MacDowell is 65. Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 64. Guitarist Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 64. Actor-director John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) is 60. Rapper Michael Franti of Spearhead is 57. Actor Leslie Silva (“In the Dark,” ″Providence”) is 55. Actor Toby Stephens (“Die Another Day”) is 54. Singer Glen Hansard is 53. Comedian Rob Riggle is 53. Comedian Nicole Sullivan (“King of Queens”) is 53. Guitarist David Brenner of Theory Of A Deadman is 45. Actor James McAvoy (“The Last King of Scotland,” ″The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 44. Actor Terrence J (“Think Like a Man”) is 41. Actor Christoph Sanders (“Last Man Standing”) is 35. Actor Frank Dillane (“Fear the Walking Dead”) is 32. Singer Sydney Sierota of Echosmith is 26.



1918 – Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious World War I German flying ace known as the “Red Baron,” was killed in action today.
1836 – Texan army under Sam Houston defeated Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto.
1910 – Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), author of the novel Huckleberry Finn, died at the age of 74.
1960 – Brazil inaugurated its new capital, Brasilia.
1975 – South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned.
1980 – Rosie Ruiz was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. She was later disqualified for cheating.
1995 – Timothy McVeigh was arrested in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.
1997 – The ashes of Timothy Leary, Gene Roddenberry, and 22 others blasted into space for the first space funerals.

Today Is: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, International Hemp Day, Kindergarten Day, National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day, National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day, National Pet CBD Day, National Surprise Drug Test Day, National Rendering Day, National Yellow Bat Day, World Creativity and Innovation Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – SWAT  /  9:00 – Fire County  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Lopez v Lopez / 8:30 – Grand Crew / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – NBA Playoffs
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Penn and Teller / 9:00 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

James Corden: Niall Horan, Orlando Bloom (R 2/16/23)
The Talk: Fran Drescher, Danni Washington
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Annaleigh Ashford
Kelly Clarkson: Jake Gyllenhaal, Daveed Diggs, Ian Munsick
Tamron Hall: Lorraine Bracco, John Leguizamo
Jennifer Hudson: Chris Hardwick, Ben Harper

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: Is this history’s most INCREDIBLY CATASTROPHIC SUCCESS STORY? SpaceX rocket launches.. then has a “rapid unscheduled disassembly!!!”


QUESTION: Is Alec Baldwin finally IN THE CLEAR?? Yes.. at least THIS time!! Manslaughter charges have dropped in the shooting on the “Rust” set!!!!!!!!!!! 


QUESTION: What kind of person takes enough Benadryl to KILL THEMSELVES? Kids who take this TIK TOK challenge are DYING!! Be aware.. and take warning!!! 


QUESTION: Why are these high school influencers bringing live GOATS to the prom as their “dates?” Because they say they’re the GREATEST OF ALL TIME!!!
Askew and the goat posed for pictures before his April 1 prom.

QUESTION: Is THIS the answer to NOISY BABIES on planes?? It’s called the “Baby Mute,” and it’s getting.. “mixed reviews” from outraged parents!!!!!!!!!



Sarah Ferguson Says She’s NOT Offended By Not Being Invited To The Coronation

*********Since she divorced Andrew, she’s not part of the family anymore!! She’s says “You’re either in or you’re out!” (Someone should tell Harry and Meghan)
*******Her ex-husband says he’ll be toasting with a 12-year-old!! Not a 12-year-old scotch.. just a 12-year-old!!!
*******Remember, they used to call her the “Duchess of Pork!!” Maybe the coronation buffet isn’t big enough!!
*******She’ll be at the palace, polishing the family jewels!!!!
******She got cut out when Harry decided to come!! They’re only allowing one ginger at a time!!

Egypt Suing Netflix For Portraying Cleopatra As Black; Blocking The Network In Egypt

*********It’s a big deal over there.. Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh.. and she was of Greek ancestry. She was descend from Ptolemy I, a Greek Macedonian general who served under Alexander the Great!
******They’re not used to the race changes that we love so much, like “Hamilton” and “Bridgerton!!”
*****Jada Pinkett Smith is executive producer.. and she wanted it to be about a black woman!!! And many claim that Egypt was a black nation. (true)
******Black, white, whatever… is she hot???

Quentin Tarantino Is Having a “Secret Screening” In Cannes

**********Don’t get excited… it’s not his new film!!
******He’s lecturing on the films of the 70s that inspired him.. so he’ll probably be screening something like “Bullit,” “Dirty Harry” or “Deliverance!!”
******Or maybe he’ll be staying in his hotel room for a “secret screening” of streaming porn!!

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Lee Curtis Spent Lockdown Together (He’s her GODSON!!)

********He stayed in her guest house with his girlfriend, making sourdough bread and working out!! (true)
****We spent the pandemic choking on mask fibers and trying to get over the side effects of the “vaccine!!”
*******Jamie walked the red carpet at the premiere of Jake’s new movie “The Covenant!!”
*****As his godmother, she was authorized to nurse him. He still stops by once in awhile!!
******She likes to call him “Jake Jello-Head” just to see what he’ll do!!

Nick Cannon Claims To Have “Super Sperm”

********Doesn’t every guy think that his is the best???
*********Of course, he has 12 kids, so maybe he has a point!!
****He says he practices birth control, but they still get pregnant!!  YOU CAN’T STOP A CANNON WITH A CONDOM!!
*******The doctor put his stuff under a microscope, and they were all swimming around with red capes!!
*****Super Sperm could be a great new Marvel hero!!!



Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Chinese military researchers say Elon Musk’s Starlink internet satellites could threaten national security.  That seems like too complicated a plot.  If Elon Musk wanted to destroy China, he would buy it and appoint himself CEO.”-Stephen Colbert.

“An 89-year-old Japanese man has been recognized as the oldest male surfer ever.  He truly embodies the surfer lifestyle, because every part of his body hangs loose.”-Colin Jost.

“Bed Bath & Beyond is once again warning it may have to file for bankruptcy.  You can tell they’re desperate.  Today their CEO ran into Gwyneth Paltrow and sued her for $300 million.”-Jimmy Fallon.



What’s the funniest movie you’ve ever seen??
Elon Musk says he’s going to Mars!! Which celebrities would you like to send up with him??
Which songs always make you cry?? Or… can you name song that makes MEN cry??



Move Over Cocaine Bear… Meet “Cola” Bear From B.C.! He Steals 69 CANS From Woman’s Car!

See the video HERE.
*******He loved the orange crush, but hated the Diet Pepsi (who doesn’t?)!!!!
******Forget cocaine… you don’t a bear jacked up on caffeine!!!
*******He should come down just in time to hibernate later this year!!

Big Fat Cat Weighs 40.3 Pounds, and It’s Up For Adoption

See the photos HERE.
******This cat reminds us of a character from the Sopranos!! Remember “Big Pussy??”
******Our girlfriend says, “That cat looks like I FEEL for one week every month!!”
TOPIC: Do you have a fat pet???
May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'Adopt Patches Today! We love that belly'

Mermaid Breaks Swimming Record While Wearing a Monofin!! 30 Miles! Her Nickname: “Mermaid Merle!”

See the video HERE.
*********She also collected 20 pounds of trash!! Show-off!!!
*******And she didn’t even use an innertube!! 

Man Wakes Up To Bulldog Chewing His Toe Off, But Saves His Leg!!!!

*****The dog had taken it down to the bone and fractured the bone (true)!
*****His leg was numb, and when he went to the hospital, they found two blocked arteries!! If they hadn’t fixed them, he would have lost that leg!!
****He asked the doc to cut the toe off, so he could give the rest of it to his dog!! (true)








How To Stop Spam Text Messages For Good


  1. Carefully Read Messages And Ignore Unknown Contacts

Be diligent when receiving texts from unknown contacts, or in Johnson’s words, “Don’t fall for the scam.” When receiving a message from someone who is not on your contact list, look for tell-tale spam clues such as incorrect spelling or grammar. Chances are that within the message, there are misspelled links or brand names, as well as unexpected free offerings such as gift cards, free vacations or loans, or inquiries supposedly from government agencies.  Pro tip: Government agencies will never initiate contact by text. If it sounds too good to be true, chances are it is.  Same goes for messages from people pretending to be someone else. “When you get a message demanding something (i.e. ‘This is your boss, and I need your help’ messages), think before reacting. If it is saying it is your boss, is it? Probably not. Especially if it isn’t from their number. Is it from your bank? Then call your bank directly; don’t interact with the SMS message,” Johnson added.  You can protect yourself by simply not opening messages from unknown numbers and blocking unknown contacts.

  1. Put Yourself On Do Not Text Lists

Grant Gibson, executive vice president of the cybersecurity company CIBR Ready, recommends getting on do not call and do not text lists to prevent unsolicited calls and texts from telemarketers.  For instance, you can register your home or cell phone number online for free at the National Do Not Call Registry run by the Federal Trade Commission, or you can call to register at 1-888-382-1222. If calling, make sure to do so from the phone number you wish to register. These methods will also prevent telemarketers from texting you.

  1. Consider Using An Alternative Number

Alternative numbers are a simple step you can take to secure yourself, Gibson said.  “Another option is to use a Google Voice number, or any other alternate burner number. You can route that number to your email or a secondary email you’ve created, which could greatly reduce the number of texts you receive on your primary number. An example of this would be using this alternate number when creating online accounts, making purchases or entering online contests,” Gibson suggested, adding, “Think of how much information you share with your friends and family via text. Imagine if that person on the other end was a bad guy instead?”  Registering on the Do Not Call list and using an alternative number can go a long way, because once your number is found or has been tagged, you may be inundated with messages. Practice being diligent to protect your primary line.

  1. Never Share Personal Information Over Text

If you receive spam text messages, be sure not to respond to any of them, and if you do, don’t share any personal information like your social security number, bank account details, address or any other identifying information.  To go one step further, Gibson suggested utilizing an identity protection service or credit monitoring service that can alert you of changes on your accounts. Monitoring services typically charge a fee, but you may likely be able to check your own credit for free through your bank or credit card company, plus receive a full credit report for free once a year via  Johnson also recommends moving normal communications to Signal, a free privacy-focused messaging and voice talk app you can use on both Apple and Android smartphones and via desktop.  Communications on Signal are end-to-end encrypted. This means the content of the messages you send and calls you have are private, unlike SMS messages, which are standard text messages of up to 160 characters that are sent using a cellular signal instead of an internet connection.  “Stop using SMS for regular communication,” Johnson said. “That way, any unsolicited text messaging will stand out as odd to you, so it is more likely you will think about the message before reacting to it.”  In addition to SMS messages being limited in length, they are not typically encrypted and are sent over open networks.

  1. Involve Your Service Provider And Change This One Important Setting On Your Phone Itself

Both Johnson and Gibson recommend pushing telephone providers and carriers to provide more protections when it comes to receiving spam text messages. These entities are becoming better at identifying and removing spam phone numbers. You should forward any suspicious messages to 7726, which spells “SPAM.” Most providers — including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon — will launch an investigation and take steps to prevent you from receiving further spam messages.  Service providers typically have additional steps you can look into as well. For example, if you are with AT&T and can’t see the phone number of a spam text, you can forward the entire message to this AT&T email address. Verizon has an internal service you can reach out to if you did click a link or provide personal information in response to a suspicious text message, and T-Mobile offers scam protection with Scam ID and Scam Block.  In addition to these steps by carriers, there is also an option to filter unknown messages on your phone itself so they’ll be moved to a different folder where you can review them.  If you are an Apple user, go to your iPhone’s Settings, then choose Messages and scroll down, tap Filters, then tap to turn on “Filter Unknown Senders.” If you are an Android user, go to your messaging app, click the three dots icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and tap Settings. In Settings, scroll to Spam Protection and select “Enable Spam Protection.”  Filtered spam messages are still a nuisance, but at least you have them saved in one place so that you can mass delete them and not risk accidentally responding or clicking on a suspicious link.


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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